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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Calling the Plays at Night

Caption up for grabs: "Go Giants!" or the literal translation: "Giants suck!"?

As you can see from my chuchung (pacifier), the team of choice in our household this weekend is the New York Giants. We had another choice too, but that team already lost. Boohoo.

As per the many time zones between us and the USA, the football games are aired at ungodly hours in Israel. That's where I come in to help, now with my assistant, Lucas. We make sure to give abba wake-up calls at alarming hours such as 3 a.m., 4 a.m. or even 5 a.m. when we are feeling generous. While it is most disruptive in terms of sleep, it helps abba to get up and shuffle his way to the living room to turn on the TV and find out the scores.

For instance, the Broncos game (or Patriots game depending on your perspective) began at around 3 a.m. our time. I made sure abba caught up with the game during half time and Lucas ensured that abba got to see the end of the game. What a relay team of little champions we are!

Tonight the Giants play. The game will begin at 11:30, a much more reasonable start time. However, its ending time will be abysmal. That is where the Jansezian brothers come to the rescue. Abba can rest assured (literally) that between the two of us he won't sleep through the ending of this one!  Mommy has yet to benefit from these hours.

And if that doesn't work, and the Giants are losing, our back-up team will probably harass abba out of his sleep. That would be his football arch nemesis and Jets fan, Uncle Richie. Uncle Richie has endured ongoing harassment from abba since the two New Jersey teams met up for a game a few weeks ago and the Jets lost. Although the harassment has abated somewhat when threatened with withholding of NY Yankees baseball tickets. Note to readers - any Giants paraphernalia you see in our photos was all inadvertently courtesy of Uncle Richie's own family: Aunt Beanie and Cristine.

Enjoy the games today everyone! We will probably be watching today as well (or at least reminding abba to do so).

The following is a photo shoot of Lucas that I've generously allowed to be posted on my blog. These photos were taken about two weeks ago, which is two-thirds of Lucas' life so far. He's already changed so much!


  1. You are the cutest. I'll miss kissing you (and Lucas).

  2. such a beautiful pics...