Friday, September 29, 2006

Last night Aunt Karen and Uncle Mendy got engaged! To celebrate, Mommy, Daddy, Eliana, Aunt Tahli, Uncle Tomer, Yuvali and Yoavi went to Aunt Yehudit's house for a Chinese take-out party. Mazal Tov!

Friday, September 22, 2006

Shana Tova

My very first Rosh Hashana! Mommy & I went to shul the second day to hear the shofar (the first day was Shabbat so there was no shofar blowing). I just woke up one time to eat, and slept the rest of the time. The lady sitting next to Mommy commented that I am a noisy eater. (I smack my lips and slurp alot!)
We had the first dinner at the Secemskis (as usual) and the second dinner at the Bodenheimers (as usual). Uncle Bodi says I am the wigglyest baby he has ever seen - and he has seen alot of babies!

Here are some pictures of me in my Rosh Hashana dress:

Monday, September 11, 2006

My first trip to Tipat Halav

Today I went for my first well baby visit at Tipat Halav (a drop of milk). I weighed 2.92 kilo.

Friday, September 8, 2006

The Joy of Having a Girl

Today was the Simchat Bat in honoe of Eliana Miriam. It was held at Beit Knesset Nitzanim and catered by Holy Bagels. There were bagels, cream cheese, tuna, egg salad, veggie, muffins, croissants, peanut butter squares, omelettes, pancakes, and hot and cold drinks.

Honored guests included Grandma and Zayde, former Knesset speaker Ruby Rivlin, MK Zevulun Orlev, Bodi, Rachel, Dikla, Gilad and Yaarit Bodenheimer, Moishu and Hadas, Miki Kalner, Rachel and Yehuda Noylinger, Shira and Lee Wolfe, Doron and Sarah Speilman, Malca, Jerome and Tamar Katz plus Malca's sister, brother-in-law and mother, Yael and Benny Baratz, Sharon and Dovi Schamroth, Tamar and Josh Runyan, Josh Skarf, Zev Stub, Simcha Landa, Ted Rose, David Horovitz and his wife, Calev Ben-David, Sheera Frenkel, Hillary Kreiger, Miriam and Aharon Shaviv, Ruthie Bloom, Steve Leibowitz, Linda Lipshitz, Linda Amar, Yedida Lubin, Ariela and Moshe Cornfeld, Rachel and Ezra Wanetik, Reuven and Lynn Secemski, Shmuel and Talya Bloom, Sam and Melissa Ser...

Saturday, September 2, 2006

The Mango has a Name!

Today I finally received my name: Eliana Miriam. Eliana because Hashem answered Mommy and Daddy's prayers by giving them a healthy baby girl after they waited for so long. Miriam after Daddy's Savta who passed away on Taanit Esther this year.

The naming was at Beit Knesset Ramban. Guests included: Grandma Helene, Miriam and Jack Maslin, Rachel and Yosef Bodenheimer, Gilad and Yaarit Bodenheimer, Sigi and Sefi Berry, Ariela and Moshe Cornfeld, Zev Stub, Simcha Landa, Ted Rose, Ezra Wanetik, Tom Weiss, Lynn and Reuven Secemski, Sam and Melissa Ser...

This was the first Shabbat that the new Beit Knesset was open after its extensive reonvations. There was a giant kiddush in honor of the chanukat habayit (which coincided with the date that the Ramban opened the first shul in Yerushalayim) and in honor of me, Eliana Miriam Hoffman.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Home Sweet Home

I came home from the hospital today! Grandma was there to help, and Ariela met us at the house to help. She brought flowers and presents - and new shoes for Mommy, since hers got ruined when her water broke. Ezra helped carry things up the stairs too. Mommy went inside to greet Coby and give him lots of attention so he wouldn't be jealous. Then Daddy brought me inside to introduce me to my dog (whatever that is), Coby. Coby gave me a sniff and then walked away. He had absolutely no interest in me. That's ok, I didn't notice him either.

Getting dressed to go home
Leaving the hospital
Arriving home with Daddy, Mommy & Grandma
Ariela, Mommy & Me
In front of our apartment
Greeting the furry brown guy
Me & Doda Rella
Daddy & Me
Precious Little Princess