JACOB MARQ GOLDMAN
Last updated 4/24/2005
Bathbug (December 2004)
Most Valuable Son (October 2004)
Happy camper (June 2004)
Music Box (April 2004)
Jacob shows his true colors (February 2004)
The Greatest Pumpkin of Them All! (October 2003)
Cheery-O! (September 2003)
Barbara and Jacob in Palm Springs (June 2003)
Jacob and Lisa in Palm Springs (June 2003)
Jacob craving his first beer (early May 2003)
Jacob on his activity mat (early February 2003)
Jacob in the tub (late December 2002)
We spent two weeks in Palm Springs in December. Jacob playing with Nana. Grandpa liked to pillowfight Jacob (in that one, I think Howard is bodyslamming Jacob). Mano-y-mano. The ruckus continued at the pool—flying, floating, bonding.
Movie of Jacob dancing at Hanukah (make sure your speakers are on) [sorry the movie is sideways—we don’t know how to fix that—you’ll get the point!]
The Stancil/Hurt family brought over a fondue set. Jacob knows what to do with chocolate fondue.
Jacob took his second overnight camping trip, this time to the Wildcat Mountain State Park near Ontario, WI to see the fall colors. Yellow leaves. Lisa overlooking Kickapoo River valley. Sunset. Sunrise. Another overlook of Kickapoo River valley. On top of Mt. Pisgah.
Jacob spent 6 weeks in California and 1 week on a Caribbean cruise. Some highlights:
Jacob went on his first overnight camping trip to Little Basin. Playing in the dirt. Playing with twigs. Big smile! Reading by the campfire. Pre-smores. Fun with Aunt Sandy. Fun with Uncle Jay. More fun with Uncle Jay. Camping is tiring!
The weather finally got nice enough to take a walk at the Schlitz Audubon Preserve. Jacob likes to point. Here, he points at trees and turtles. His favorite part of the hike was watching mommy and daddy tramp through the muddy parts of the trail. He squealed with delight!
Jacob is beginning to walk!
Lisa and Jacob took another trip to Palm Springs. Grandpa Howard reads Jacob a book. Grandma Barbara plays with Jacob. “Aunt” Renee flew down to visit with Jacob. Jacob can swim outdoors in March! Casey likes to play with Jacob. Jacob loves red balloons: 1, 2, 3.
We took another trip to Palm Springs and Los Angeles over winter break. Grandparents Howard and Barbara fed Jacob. Jacob celebrated Chanukah with his new kepah. Grandma Barbara taught him a fun game of playing with the curtains.
Jacob got to see Great-Grandmas Pearl, Rosel and Renee. Grandparents Gail and Stuart made the long drive for an opportunity to read with him and hold him. Great Uncle Harvey is double-fisted with Jacob and second cousin (?) Ben, and the whole Knell clan gathered around.
We got a fair amount of snow in January. Jacob loves cold weather, so we thought we should take him out to play in the snow. However, we really don’t know how to play in the snow. So Jacob just sat there, happy but immobile. Eric tried flinging some snow at him. He liked that.
Jacob turned 1 this month! The three amigos held a joint party, and each mom baked a cake modeled after their kid. Everyone had a good time opening presents. Letters from Lisa and Eric to Jacob on his first birthday.
Lisa’s cousin Renee stayed with us a week. Jacob liked it when Renee sang the Rubber Ducky song. Lisa, Renee and Jacob took a trip to Chicago, where they stopped at the Lego store on Michigan Ave. On that trip, Lisa, Renee and Jacob visited a Chicago deli, where Jacob demolished a roll and got personal service from Dotti.
A too-cute video of Jacob on the swing. (Daddy is working really hard off-camera to get this reaction!).
His beer lust (from June) confirmed that Jacob is a native Milwaukeean. Now, Jacob is learning how to dress like a native. Another shot. Over Labor Day, Milwaukee hosted the 100th anniversary of Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with 200,000 motorcyclists descending on the town. Native son Jacob was not to be left out. Jacob got personal with a biker babe (Jacob, what are you looking at? and notice her baby-holding techniques) and joined a biker gang (check out his baby-holding technique). Jacob is Born to be Wild!
Grandma Gail gets some play time and Grandpa Stuart gives a big hug. Aunt Sandy gets a heart-melting smile and the whole Hirsh family gathers ‘round. Jacob loved dinnertime with Letty. A nice moment with “Aunt” Renee. Jacob shows some tummy for Erin. Jacob also met Krissy, the dog of Bea (the next-door-neighbor in Mountain View). He has a way with animals.
Lisa and Jacob visited Palm Springs in June 2003. Jacob dressed for the occasion. Jacob is thrilled to sit on Barbara’s lap. Howard can’t wait to wrestle Jacob, but for now he has to settle for a swim. Jacob gave some love to Great-Grandma Pearl. Gail and Stuart drove down from Sacramento just for a brief chance to hold Jacob. Mommy gets a special moment with Jacob in the backyard.
A sweet shot of Jacob.
Jacob turned 6 months old! He celebrates by flying.
Jacob eats a variety of solid foods now, including sweet potato, carrots, winter squash, banana and avocado. Sweet potatoes are his favorite!
April 26-May 15
Erin and Josh came from New York to visit for a weekend. To celebrate, we went to the Miller Brewing Company’s corporate tour. There, we confirmed that Jacob is a native Milwaukeean!
Jacob had a month of many firsts!
Lisa took Jacob on his first airplane trip (this photo is actually on the way home). He met Great Grandma Pearl and Great Grandma Renee for the first time. The whole Sanger family together (with Craig and Casey).
Jacob is a narcissist. He loves checking himself out in a mirror hanging over his changing table, and he gets a big smile when he sees the handsome devil looking back at him. Often he does extra kicks and arm flails in excitement.
He still needs a lot of cuddling to fall asleep. Here, Eric is working hard to facilitate some blissful slumber.
On February 1, Lisa had a “girls night out,” leaving Eric alone with Jacob for 3 hours. Eric was terrified! Eric and Jacob experienced a full range of emotions, from crying to asleep to blissed out. Eric survived the night but was very glad when Lisa came home!
Lisa’s brother Craig visited. He’s getting used to his new status as an uncle.
Grandma Barbara and Lisa took Jacob out for his first stroller ride on a typical late November day.
Jacob cheers when he’s asleep.
We took Jacob home from the hospital on Nov. 20. For the first time, we were all together at home. Jacob looks like an angel sleeping. Mommy spent lots of time holding him. Jacob saluted Mommy for all her hard work.
November 18, 2002,1:40 pm
7 pounds, 8 oz // 20.5 inches
Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mommy and baby. Daddy holds Jacob and says hello. Jacob spent the day sleeping and wriggling his feet. His most prominent features are lots of hair (on his head, back and legs), the Goldstein chin and Eric’s nose. Grandma Barbara arrived only a few hours after birth.
It is a Jewish tradition to honor recently departed loved ones by using their initial letter as the initial letter of a baby’s name.
We chose the letter J to honor Lisa’s grandfather Jack Friedman, who died in 1994, and the letter M to honor both Eric’s Grandpa Max Schlachter, who died in 1996, and longtime family friend Morris Polan (Morrie), who died in March 2002. We miss all three men and hope Jacob will emulate their best qualities.
We chose the letter Q for his middle name, among other reasons, to recognize Marquette’s special role in our lives and his.