Sunday, July 30, 2006


Cuddles with friends

Jane, Alessia and Steve (and 1 year old Phoebe) came over for a bbq and lucky lil Zoe got some cuddles in their expert parenting arms...
Zoe and Jane's daughter, Maja, have the same birthday! Only Maja is 4 years ahead...

Alessia, can you remember when your little Phoebe was this small??

Papa Steve cuddles Zoe like a pro!

Saturday, July 29, 2006


Zoe discovers her hands!

And finds out they're good for sucking too!!

Monday, July 24, 2006


Amazing tricks

It's amazing what you can do with a two and a half month old and superglue!


Making some noise

Zoe is now making all sorts of sounds. Hear some samples below:

Sunday, July 23, 2006

The big developments this week are that Zoe is now being carried in a Bjorn and she seems to like it...

and she's also holding onto things better, like her yellow rattle (a bit big for her still...) .

Her hair looks red in these photos but it's only cradle cap, which will hopefully go away soon.

Zia Toni came by to give the new rocking chair a spin...

This weekend we went out to a lake near Rome with our friends. It was a lovely day and Zoe seemed to enjoy being away from the heat and humidity of the city!

The gang, from left to right: Rohan, Toni, Jordan, Amy (little Z), Stefania, Ilja

Sunday, July 16, 2006


A weekend at the beach

Our good friends David and Neva invited us down to their summer beach rental in lovely San Felice Circeo for the weekend. We started off with lunch at their place -- Giacomo and Gabriele are digging into the antipasti of prosciutto and cantaloupe being dished out by papa David.
Dan with David & Neva's charming boys, Giacomo and Gabriele...the four Italians still beaming from the World Cup win (well except Miss Zoe who's busy catching a nap in her favorite spot -- Papa's arms)
Zoe's first real Italian beach experience, safely in the shade of course.

Mom making googly faces with little Z after a swim in the Med -- ahh summer!

Friday, July 14, 2006


Golden Gala Competition

We all went to the Golden Gala competition at the Olympic stadium which attracts all the best track and field athletes. Every summer the top athletes compete in ten European cities with the potential to win a million dollars if they win their event in every competition. We watched Jeremy Wariner run the fourth fastest 400 m ever (his medal ceremony is pictured below) and Asafa Powell run the 100 m in 9.85 seconds.

We got to the stadium late and were frustrated to find that there was no elevator to get to our cheap bleacher seats with the stroller (ah Italy!), so we asked one of the officials for help and she showed us to a shorter flight of stairs leading to some open seats -- little did we realize it was the winner's circle! There we were with all of Rome's VIPs, and Dan got chummy with Marion Jones and her coach while taking Zoe for a stroll... Unfortunately the photo is blurry from the protective glass in front of our seats, but the woman in blue sitting down is Marion Jones, and the man next to her is her coach.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Two months old!

Our little Zoe is now two months old!!

We finally received our shipment from the US, which was full of gifts and clothes for Zoe including the baby gym pictured below. She loves it!!

Saturday, July 08, 2006



We had our friends - Gerry and Laura and their two kids, Pablo and six-month old Alicia - over for a bbq. Alicia was looking to high five Zoe but Zoe was wondering when the burgers were going to be ready.

Zoe has now started putting things in her mouth ... beginning with her bottom lip...

... and, unfortunately, has also become fussier, especially in the evenings. Luckily, walking her around the house seems to calm her down until she's ready for bed.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


Bye bye Abuela Loreto, Zoe's first 4th of July and other pics

A big hug goodbye to Abuela Loreto -- see you in California maybe this winter!
Zoe has gotten really good at focusing on things and following them with her eyes -- and she loves to practice on her swing

Zoe also celebrated her first 4th of July by watching more of America's national pasttime - World Cup soccer!

Sunday, July 02, 2006


For the grandparents ...

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