Friday, April 6, 2007

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Andrew's post from April 2nd

Don't want this to get lost (it was in the comments):

Andrew reporting with a Grandmum blog update....New arrivals including myself, Eva, Amira, Kathy, Michael, Brian, Karen, and Caleb "Bah Bah" Glaser are all in the mix at the Crestview household enjoying such things as eating, cooking, eating, playing with Kaleb, asking Grandmum about EVERYTHING, and looking through old photos.

I asked Grandmum about the parties she and Papa used to throw and then sleep in while the kids went through the house hunting for candy and apparently once or twice, forced a younger sibling to smoke a leftover cigarette lying around. I kiddingly suggested that while they were "hungover" in bed, Michael was telling Annie to smoke cigarettes and Grandmum looked me dead serious out of the corner of her eye and corrected, "I never got hungover. I could handle my alcohol." (there was that one time with the martini's at the Cape and the moving sidewalk...she got into that briefly but I'll post that story later.)

In other news, last night going through the Hagadah, Grandmum came upon a song, L Chi something or other, a beautiful song ("and you shall be a blessing"), and after two seconds of looking at the music, got up and marched to the piano and began playing this enchanting little piece while my mom and I sang the words by her side and held open the book of music. Unbelievable. Sending HUGE love from Thrillmette on this Passover. More to come....

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Weekend visit

One of the great joys for Karen and me during the weekend before Seder was introducing 14 month old Caleb to Grandmum. The first picture was taken Sunday; I think we'll call it, "Grandmum and Caleb share a laugh." There are others which could be called, "Grandmum instructs Caleb," "Grandmum and Caleb share a moment," or "Caleb commandeers Grandmum's walker" (that walker was his ticket to freedom and he journeyed all around Grandmum's apartment and the Brentan's house with it). In any case, I think the two of them hit it off nicely.

As we got ready to go see Grandmum before leaving for the airport, I said to Caleb, "We're going to say bye-bye to Ro-Ro." Caleb replied, "Ro-Ro." As she has with all of us, I'd say Grandmum made quite an impression. We are very grateful for the time with Grandmum and the chance to enjoy the Seder with family.

With wishes of Shalom for all,
Brian, Karen, and Caleb