Monthly Archive: February 2010

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Don’t Eat Yellow Snow

  My Dad taught me how to ski when I was 4 of 5. I loved it. I loved to go fast. I loved it when my Dad fell down so that I could faster. I don’t know when this picture was taken, but I’m pretty sure my Dad still wears those sunglasses and still has that crazy Russian hat. Last weekend was time for the annual Fortunati family snow trip. There were 12 of us, all staying in a cabin near Strawberry, CA. Unfortunately, Dean’s family couldn’t make it this year, so his girls couldn’t join in the snow...

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Kevin and Celia Sittin’ in a Tree…

K-I-S-S-I-N-G. Okay, maybe not. My friend Jennie came out to visit from North Carolina with her 2 year-old daughter Celia. It had been one year since we saw each other last, so the kids had sure changed. Celia’s love language is touch. Kevin’s is…well, not touch. Celia wanted to hug Kevin and hold his hand. All Kevin could say is, “I don’t need to hold your hand!” How sad. Dave and I hope he becomes more charming with age. We did lots of different activities. We spent one day at the Children’s Discovery Museum. Kevin and Celia made pretend pizzas,...

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Long weekends and sick kids

Not a great combination when the kids are sick and nobody in the house is getting any sleep.  Despite that, we did manage to accomplish a few things over Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend. On Friday night, Heather and I celebrated 5 years since I asked her to marry me by going out to a really nice dinner at Sent Sovi in Saratoga. Thanks to Grandma and Grandpa for hanging out with the kids while we went out on the town. Saturday we managed to find some time to snap a few pictures of baby Ryan. He’s growing fast!    ...