There is a phase in a child’s life that is pure perfection. I hope to capture and share just a little piece of it. Kids can be wonderful at all ages, but there is nothing quite like what I’ve experienced with each child in their second year of life. Newborn’s are magical in their … Continue reading One Sweet World: The Second Year
Our first vacation to Maui as a family of four was certainly an adventure! I’ve wrote a post with various snippets and pics. Continue reading Adventures In Potty Training
When I was 6 or maybe 7 years old my grandfather, my Poppy Roy, took me to Toys R Us to pick out a Chanukah gift. Quite an exciting moment for a young boy to walk through the massive aisles of the Green Acres store with his grandparents checkbook there to connect him with a … Continue reading Another Snake Mountain?
2/7 – The alarm didn’t sound at the planned 530, a harbinger of things to come. We still arrived at the airport with time to spare for a quick breakfast at Lori’s, but it was close enough to get the wife’s blood flowing. Four hours from push back to passport control in Puerto Vallarta and Noah … Continue reading Have Baby, Will Travel – Puerto Vallarta Pt. 1
I’ve learned more in the last three months about babies than I did in the last 30 years. I’m certainly no expert, but that won’t stop me from sharing what I’ve gained by listening to those who are. So far I’m enjoying the ride and thought I’d share a few vignettes under the guise … Continue reading The First 90 Days: Lessons Learned
Dear Dad, Gazing down at my two day old son dreaming quietly in my arms, I couldn’t help but think of you. So I thought I’d write, as you always enjoy hearing about my travels and this has been quite the adventure. Our journey began on Saturday, July 6. Jamie was almost due, in the … Continue reading Oy, I’m a Dad!
James Albert Katoff was born on July 2, 1950 in Hollis, Queens to Janice and Roy. After moving to Valley Stream in ’53, ‘Little Jimmy,’ grew up watching the Lone Ranger and reading Hardy Boys novels. A shy boy, he got good grades, made his parents proud and had a knack for making people laugh. He was in … Continue reading Jim Katoff – Eulogy