Surrounded by Girls

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Sophia carrying the weight

Asleep with monkey and thumb

Julius Spitzberg

My grandfather, my father's father, passed away early this morning in El Paso, TX. He was 90 years old, and was able to spend time with his wife and three children last night.

He couldn't hear very well, owing to his service as an artillery commander in WWII and Korea, so we'll have to shout...


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Vital Stats

501st post. Jenna had a doctor's appointment last week, and belatedly, here are the results:
  • Weight: 16lbs. (95%)
  • Height: 26in (97%)
  • Head circumference: 16 3/4 in (90%)
This compares with Melanie's numbers around June of 2005, when she was 8 months old.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

500th post

Milestone post. Unfortunate news. I was 'downsized' yesterday. So if anyone is looking for a web developer (ColdFusion, ASP, etc) in San Diego, please let me know! ;-)

Late update: I forgot to mention that my fortune cookie last Friday read, "An unexpected event will soon make your life more exciting."

lucas & melanie

Mere moments later, Melanie attempting to sit on the bar with Lucas, spills backwards into the dirt! Lucas the gentleman that he is, repeated the trick.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Hamlin's sloth

I think it was in fifth grade that my dad (Grandpa Larry) came to school and we gave a presentation on fossils, and in particular the Giant Sloth. We had a bone and a cardboard "stand-up" of the sloth as our props. Quite the flood of memories as I saw this exhibit at the Natural History Museum this morning.

Oh, and Melanie says "hi".

Friday, January 12, 2007

Heading into the new year

New photo set collecting Amy, Marcee, Jon, Tracy, and Marc's visit over new year's.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Our latest obsession

"Hippo singing!"

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Round and Round


Riding the carousel at Balboa Park with the Unc and Judy


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Hot Rod Mama

New Year's Eve Day, La Jolla

from left to right: Marc, Tracy, Melanie, Jeremy, Amy, Jenna (in stroller), Jon, Laura, Marcee.