Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Picking Olives!

On Sunday, we went to David Bowen's house outside of Rome to pick olives. Zoe really took it seriously for about 20 minutes and then proceeded to run around on the grass and play with the cats.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008


Latest pics of Zoe

Zoe hanging out with her best friend Eva.
Max and Zoe spending some time together.
Zoe happy to have pig tails on.
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Thursday, May 08, 2008


Massive Update

Sorry to not have updated Zoe's blog for over a year. Can't begin to cover all that time but we'll try a month-by-month approach to bring it all up to speed...

Most recent pics from May 2008 - Zoe's finally getting a bit more used to Max being around, although she does get jealous from time to time (understandibly). She's speaking both English and Italian now and seems to always be singing and running!

Loreto showered Zoe with gifts during her visit, including this pink Easter bonnet that Zoe absolutely loves. Stylish puffer vest was a gift from Norma and Juan. (Zoe is thrilled to be spoiled by all her grandparents!)
She's naturally become quite maternal with her dollies since Max's arrival -- it is a riot to watch her copy Amy exactly in the way she holds Max and sings to him or changes his diaper. So far she hasn't tried to "nurse" her dollies yet...

Thursday, April 26, 2007


San Francisco

We were so lucky to have Mike & Julie open their lovely Noe Valley home to us, once again. How many great vacations have we had so far at Casa Clipper?? We had fabulous weather while in the City so we all headed to the SF Zoo one day, where Abigail led the way to all the animal hiding spots...

It was fantastic that Tyler and Sonia were able to join us, too, with little Jackson and Anna.

We finally catch up with an actual peacock -- Abigail's award-winning Halloween costume!

Zoe was in love with Abigail...and vice versa...

Another insanely beautiful SF day... Daddies and their little princesses at the beach at Crissy Field. Does the view get any better than this??

We always have fun (and get a bit nostalgic) going around to all the real SF haunts, like this famous butcher in Noe Valley. Clearly Zoe loves the City as much as we do!

Of course it wouldn't be a trip to SF without a crab feast. Zoe's first introduction to an actual live crab...

We also finally got to meet baby Sofia -- the beautiful little bambina of our good friends
David and Lisa. SF has some great parks for kids, like this one in Diamond Heights overlooking the City's skyline. Another slide expert (Abigail) showing us how it's done on the twisty-style...
Thanks to Steph Kitz for the Harvard sweatshirt -- it really came in handy with the bay breezes...

All in all, another wonderful trip to our favorite City...

Sunday, April 22, 2007


Brad, Flo and Adriana

Check out this amazing park in Santa Clara, a block away from the house our friends Brad and Flo just bought. Lucky bums get to take their little girl Adriana there every day!

Adriana showing us her sliding expertise...

Daddies and little girls on a double slide run... How long before they ask for ponies?

Now it's Adriana's turn to show the mommies how it's done!

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Party in San Jose

After Dan spent a week in Las Vegas "working", we all stayed in San Jose at Juan and Norma's house and they were kind enough to host a party for all our friends. It was quite a feast of Mexican food and chicken teriyaki skewers.

It was nice to see so many old friends, including some of Amy's old work friends, Ed and Jen.

This is a great picture of two Gabis, two Sofias and one David! A special thanks to the older Sofia and younger Gabi for helping with the delicious chicken skewers.

It was incredible to see so many college and Bay Area friends all at once...and all with kids. Just a few shown here -- Melissa, Julie, Carol and Phil all supervising their little carbon copies.

The weather didn't cooperate for a bbq, so it was pretty wild and crazy for a while inside the house... muchas gracias to Juan and Norma for being such gracious hosts through it all...

Our little party girl...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007



One of the great things about being home is all the fun stuff available for kids. We went to a free "trial" session at Gymboree so Zoe could play with some other kids her own size -- what a blast, look at all the cool stuff they have!

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Flying in Style

Our flight to the US was long but uneventful. Amy and Zoe were able to fly in Business Class while Dan suffered in the cheap seats. So far we are enjoying our visit to the US visiting with family and friends.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Playtime... a.k.a. Kill the Bunny


Giggle Girl

Saturday, March 31, 2007


Playgroup with Sasha

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Stubborn Little Bull

Monday, March 12, 2007


10 months old

10 months have flown by and we can't believe Zoe is almost reaching her first birthday! Eating is still not her favorite pasttime (except mom's milk), but certain things always get a wide open mouth and a smile: yogurt, ricotta cheese, avocado, pears with oat cereal, pumpkin and prunes (preferably worn as a goatee)

We are still busy with playgroups, music classes, yoga, etc. Zoe and Sasha are about the same age and have known each other all their lives! Sasha's mom, Alison, plays referee over the toy "sharing"...

A good shot of the Birth Center play room, with all the kiddies lolling around...

Not her first time OTR, but certainly the first time beer caught her attention...

Special Delivery: Baby in a Box!

Thursday, February 22, 2007


First signs of spring...

The winter cold is finally starting to thaw and the sun is shining more and more each week. So we had our first outdoor bbq of the year and Zoe got to try on the sun hat she got from Eric and Melissa...

Daddy's little girl...

Sharing a laugh with mommy...



Lots of family and friends from Chile have come to visit this year. (Thankfully they are helping Zoe improve her Spanish!)
We were so happy to have Dan's cousin Francisco and his wife Vivian here with their beautiful daughter, Trinidad, to celebrate New Year's. Trini has the bluest eyes we've ever seen!

Mario and his two sons were here in January -- unfortunately right as Zoe started showing first signs of "stranger anxiety."

But eventually she warmed up to them and gave them lots of cuddles, while Mario made us some fantastic dinners...

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