Friday, July 22, 2011

Oh the places you will go!

Happy Birthday Adalina! 
Congratulations on turning one years old. 
In just one year you have laughed, cried, talked , danced, gorwn and most of all, smiled. 
Your personality exceeds your size, you are truly out daughter. 
We love you. - Mommy and Papi 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

La La Land

The Gortaire- Kroths,
Venice Beach 2011

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Grand Mere (Great Grandmother)

Emily- we love you!

Just Chillin

Seeing is believing

A different perspective

Changing how you see the whole world

$5 for that shirt

97 years age difference

Three generations of women

Venice Parade

Magical weekend of love, laughter with family and friends. Four generations of mothers & daughters gathered. Welcome home Casi! Lina met Ryan and Max for the first time. Just chillin with our wonderful family. Life is grand. Just getting a different perspective. Here's to Venice, we will be back.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Learning how to chow down

The clock strikes 6 months and we run to cupboards to prepare our Cookies first meal. While I am stirring in milk with her smashed banana I envision the moment of her slurping up her food and smiling in delight because this a milestone and I know she is going to love it. While Fausto is getting the camera ready, I change her into a cute onsie that has little carrots and peas printed all over it. Place her in the chair and here we go! Scoop the food onto the spoon and in her mouth it goes. She stares oddly at us and then gives a big frown. "YUCK" is what she was thinking. Um, okay. Our Cookie is not in love with food but everyday she will eat a little bit of rice cereal and some fruits or veggies on the side. She does enjoy sucking on citrus rinds. Of course she is not shy and will spit out anything she doesn't like. Little Ms. Spit Fire. So here we are in the world of first foods.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Rabbit Feet 2011

Happy New Year!

Merry Footmas

The Year of the Cookie! 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

It's Tree Time

Hark the Angels sing, the time has come for Christmas. Here's to my favorite part of the holidays, the tree! This Christan holiday is nothing without the ever so symbolic Pagan influnced Christmas tree. Adalina first eyed the tree and inspected the new addition to the house. Then she touched the branches and smiled. I think we have a keeper. With Christmas music pumping on the stereo, we decorated the tree. This tree was certified as Eco-friendly by an independent auditor and sold to us on a social entrepreneurship development lot. With no snow and no massive advertisting campagins, the trees in people's windows are the only reminder the holidays are here. Cheers to decking the halls and hearing the Angels sing!

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Gobble gobble gobble

Turkey time in San Francisco this year meant a live crab boil. We spent the day taking a walk in the neighborhood and enjoying time with friends.

This year we are thankful for having so much! Our family has grown in so many ways. Fausto and I got married, Elijah relocated to San Francisco and the Cookie was born. With our family we spent time giving thanks to all of the love and joy that we enjoy and appericate in our lives.  Our life is so wonderful because we have all of you in it. So this year we give thanks to you. Funny, it really is the little moments that make life worth living. Much love and happiness to everyone.  Happy thanksgiving. Hug yourself from us. Heres to the crab!!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Balancing Act

Adalina loves heights and firmly believes that she should be at eye level with everyone. Not only does she smile and laugh high in the air but she also keeps both arms out to balance herself. Yep, she is a self taught soon-to-be tight rope artist. She also spends a lot of her time practicing the art of conversation. Don't be fooled by her drooling bubbles, she has got something on her mind and it needs to get out. I think it's Grandma Fager's genes in her.
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