Zooey update: four years

You might think, Zooey, that as the fourth or last to do something, it would be less exciting. We've seen the others take steps, we've seen the others ride bikes, we've seen the others draw a face for the first time. But that's not what makes you, or any of you, special or interesting; the... Continue Reading →

Bebe update: nine years

I am new at this having-a-daughter thing, even if I'm nine years in. In fact, each passing day I am new at it. Are we ever not new at it? You may have an older brother, but you're definitely the oldest sister; your sisters look up to you - especially Nettles, who worships you at... Continue Reading →

Nettles update: six years.

“Ima, I want to call Grandma.”  That’s how it’s been for days since we left New York, rushed, unplanned, in the style of not letting dough rise.  We basically fled the city, across the ocean, back to the Middle East, straight into quarantine. Straight into days of looking into your eyes, which have been glazed... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Five years

Koala, We've been alluding to and celebrating your turning five for so long that, today, you were kinda over it. So we had a chill family day and I had a few minutes alone with you to really... see you. Hilarious, hilarious you. As much as the year before four was rough, something clicked soon... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Four years

Koala, I love you so freaking much. Sometimes I look at your face while you're babbling about throwing lions at people or how all your friends' dads are policemen (somehow?). I look at your face, the same exact face I watched when you were laying on me, four years ago, staring off into space, with your... Continue Reading →

Bebe update: Two years

Bebe, A couple nights ago you couldn't sleep. You came to bed with me, and we spooned for a bit. After years and years of considering I may just be more of a fork, I realized a truth: You, me, right now, in this moment, are the perfect spoon. Two years ago, as the sun... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Three years.

Koala, if you'll wait patiently over there a minute (ha) while I tell the future parents/new parents a little secret: One thing I've learned this past year is that the 'terrible twos' is a misnomer. The alleged phase starts way earlier than two, and by the time that two is turning into a three, it's... Continue Reading →

Bebe update: Twelve months.

Good night, beautiful little Bebe. I'm looking at you after you've fallen asleep at my chest. You're exhausted after an active day in the warm April sun over Jerusalem. Your eyes are shut and your forehead is glistening with sweat from our body heat together. You're an amazing creature. It's been a year since you... Continue Reading →

Koala update: Two years.

Happy birthday, Koala! I appreciate that you woke up today at the same hour you were born two years ago - 6:10 am. Could be worse; we've been there together, haven't we? And here I thought the first year saw the most change from start to finish... But the second year definitely held its own;... Continue Reading →

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