The Gold Family Kids

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Marin and Riley Doctor Check-ups

March 27, 2008
I forgot to write the girls vitals from their doctor checkups on Thursday.

Marin - 5 year old appointment

45 1/4 inches - 95 percentile
41 lbs - 50-75 percentile

Riley - 15 month appointment
Height 31 inches - 50-75 percentile
21 lbs 13 oz - 10-25 percentile

Laurie Berkner Concert at Strathmore

March 30, 2008

Today Marin, Mommy and Daddy went to see Laurie Berkner in concert. As we were leaving the house, Marin commented, "this is what it was like before Riley was born."
It was a ton of fun. Below are lots of pics of the concert. We had great seats, 8th row, dead center. As you will see below, those were still not good enough for Marin.
Sorry they are a little dark, the concert hall was not lit well. This was our first time at Strathmore Hall since they opened it a few years ago, it was amazing inside.
There is a long video of highlights at the end of this entry.

Marin and Mommy waiting for the show to start
The Laurie Berkner Band
Laurie taking a "nap" durning the show
Marin improves her seat - see her there on the right in the striped dress?

Marin's semi-private show continues

Laurie with a pig on her head

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Marin and Riley Outside Playing

March 29, 2008
The weather was great outside. Marin took her new bike out for a ride. Riley tried her new swing that is hanging from a tree in the front of the house. Later, Marin was drawing with chalk on the driveway, so Riely tried, but she ate the chalk too much.

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Marin Celebrates her B-day at School

March 28, 2008

Marin was the Shabbat girl at school today and mommy and daddy came to class to celebrate Shabbat. Mommy read "Little Pea" to the class. Then the blessing for the candles, wine and challah were said. This was followed by a b-day celebration with singing and donuts.

Happy Birthday in English

Happy Birthday in Hebrew

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Marin's 5th Birthday

March 26, 2008
Marin's 5th Birthday
The day started with mommy and daddy waking Marin up in her bed with birthday cake.
Riley wanted to eat some too.
Marin got a new bike from mommy and daddy
Grandma and Papa sent a cool Hannah Montana guitar and mic and wii game
Of course, Riley had to try that too.
The day ended with dinner and cake with Bubbe, Beppa, Uncle Lander, Julie, Heather, Mommy, Daddy and Riley

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Museum of Natural History with friends and Flat Star

March 23, 2008

Today we went to the national Museum of Natural History to see a new exhibit with live butterflies. We brought Flat Star along with us to enjoy the beautiful day in DC.

First Marin and Flat Star stopped by the EPA to see if they knew what was going on with global warming and the increasing price of gas. To bad they were closed, it was Easter.

Next, they made their way to the Museum, it was not very crowded, again, because it was Easter.
The first stop was to visit Dumb Dumb, as every kid at the museum was calling him, thanks to Ben Stiller and Night at the Museum, but ironically it is a statue from Easter Island.
Emily, Marin and Flat Star pose with a Wholly Mammoth.
Flat Star got too close to the Crocodile.
Marin, Emily and Flat Star examine a skelton
Flat Star was trying to be funny and pretended to be a turtle
Here, the three of them are with the 45 carat, Hope Diamond

Inside the butterfly exhibit, a butterfly landed on Hunter's head.
After a little while, the girls started to want to leave.
The room was 80 degrees and kept at 80 percent humidity, just how the butterflies like it.
They said that butterflies were masters of disguise.
Here Flat Star tries to hide from Marin.
Flat Star with a butterfly over her head.
Justin, Marin and Emily having some popcorn after leaving the museum
marin and Flat Star with the Washington Monument behind them.
Flat Star with the US Capitol in the distance.
Flat Star doing a drive by of the White House, you can't really stop in the car for a picture.

Purim Parade at the Ganon Gil Nursery

March 21, 2008

The annual Purim parade made its way through the halls of the JCC today. This was followed by a sing along where you will see that to no ones surprise, Marin is standing in the front as not to miss a thing.

Purim at Temple Beth Ami

March 20, 2008

We went to Temple this evening to hear the Magillah reading and to celebrate in our festive costumes. Marin went as a Princess and Riley went as Minnie Mouse.
Many humantaschen were eaten by all.

Jacob and Marin