Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Thank you to all readers and commenters for your b'shaah tovahs! Nothing like announcing a pregnancy to get people to comment! I highly recommend this tactic to all bloggers out there.

Some updates:

Yogurt, Yogurt, Everywhere and Not a Drop of Bread
Yaakov has been enjoying his "lechem-free" lunches. Now, of course, he's pushing for chocolate yogurt.....

In Which We Get a Visit From Tarjan!
Yaakov came home yesterday singing a lovely new song: "Mi hamelech hakofim? Tarjan! Tarjan! Mi hamelech hakofim? Tarjan! Tarjan!" He's never heard of "Tarzan," naturally, but he now knows allll about "Tarjan!" Well, actually, all he knows is that he's "melech hakofim" (king of the monkeys) and that he only wears tachtonim! How awesome is that! In fact, today, when we bought our own Melech HaKofim some new undies, he insisted on stripping the moment we got home, donning his new skivvies, and dancing around the house singing "Mi hamelech hakofim? Tarjan! Tarjan!" Sing along!

Who Wants Some Strawberry Shortcake? I Know I Do!
So Ariella has been in desperate need of some little elves. Her shoes (all of four months old) have massive holes in the bottoms. We laid out the shoes every night, for the little guys, but to no avail; come morning, the holes remained.

Probably the elves had spent hours trying to figure out which floor we're on (because, as you know, in Israel, we don't name our apartments something sensible, like "5A," thereby letting visitors know that it is on the FIFTH floor. Rather, they are simply assigned numbers - "18" - and visitors have to first figure out how many apartments are on each floor, and then divide the apartment number by that the number of apartments, and then possibly subtract one if there's a remainder. This is why Israel has yet to send someone to the moon. We only get as far as the lobby.) So anyway, elves, never the brightest dudes, probably they got all flummoxed and frustrated and just gave up.

In any case, she needed new shoes. So today, off we trooped to the shoe store. We were looking at all manner of pink and purple sneakers, when Ariella's eyes lighted upon two gobs of Pink Frosting. No, sorry, they were actually shoes, but in the pinkiest pink you can ever imagine. And there was little Strawberry Shortcake, in all her strawberry loveliness, on the velcro.
Now, normally I am very anti-character anything. Clothing, shoes, backpacks, pajamas, etc. I don't even like toy characters to have characters. But then I saw that the Strawberry shoes were NIS 60 cheaper than the other shoes.

And suddenly I was a HUGE fan of Strawberry Shortcake. I mean, come on, she's adorable! With that big old puffy hat and everything! I love that chick! Characters rock!

So Ariella was thrilled she got pinkedy pink pink Strawberry Shortcake shoes. Yaakov was happy he got Tarjan tachtonim. And I saved NIS 60 to put toward my Ice Cream Fund. A good deal all around.


LeahGG said...

LOL! Gotta love Tarjan.
And where were you shopping for shoes? Please please tell me not the mall.

So when are we meeting?
I think I might camp out at Cup o' Joe tomorrow. I have tons of work to do and seem to be less distractable when I'm out of the house

SaraK said...

NIS 60 will get you a lot of ice cream. Sounds like a good deal to me :)

OneTiredEma said...

38 NIS will get you a belgian waffle and like 6 scoops at Gelarte. Are you their facebook friend yet?

Gila Rose said...

LeahGG - shoes were purchased at Lavi (in country center.) You know the clothing store that conveniently shuts between 1-4. But, they size your kid and have decent shoes (for the most part). So we go there. Also your kids get free balloons!

kathleen said...

Congrats on Yaakov enjoying his lunches! I'm still searching for that elusive lunch...
Gotta love Tarjan! Especially when he's swinging around your own living room in his tachtonim :)
I'm all for Strawberry Shortcake when she saves me some money. I seriously needed an ice cream fund each pregnancy of mine! I still remember being so happy about my favorite brand being on sale that I literally bought a whole basket full of ice cream and nothing else.

Dadz said...




Dadz said...



Please tell me that the shoes don't have the nauseating faker-than-fake strawberry smell like those Strawberry Shortcake tchotchkes used to have when you were little. That smell still make know.


here's proof that Dadz is right

Risa said...

Momz and Gila, when I was little, I had a Strawberry Shortcake doll that smelled like strawberries when you pressed her tummy. I also had smaller dolls of the "gansa mishpacha," Blueberry Muffin and Lemon Meringue Pie.

Gila Rose said...

Strawberry Shortcake has mishpocha? I gotta meet them!

Unfortunately I did not get out today to buy the waffle with ice cream thingy. But I sure could New York Super Fudge Chunk some ice cream right now.

Risa said...

Obviously you were not as big of a strawberry shortcake fan as I was. Perhaps it had something to do with dessert deprivation as a kid.

Commenter Abbi said...

I had Strawberry Shortcake and Apple Dumpling dolls, I think. I like the more zaftig version of the dolls we had as kids, not the skinny, post South Beach Diet version they have now.