Sunday, December 10, 2006

Alexandra Eve turns TWO!!!

Our little monkey celebrated her 2nd birthday with wonderful friends, a cake she decorated herself, yummy food made by Uncle Sudhir, and chimpanzee tatoos for everyone! Reese helped celebrate by dressing up to match the theme - and she was a great sport about it when she turned out to be one of the more fun toys to play with at the event.

Happy 2nd Birthday to you ALEXANDRA! More pictures are here!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Baking with Grandma

There truly is a lot to give thanks for this holiday season. We were honored to have Angie, Darrin, Bryan, Grandma and Pipaw in San Francisco for the long Thanksgiving weekend. And while they were here, we decided to celebrate Christmas too.

While they were here, we did lots of fun things including numerous trips to the park, some shopping, lots of meals, and even a ride on the bus to the San Francisco Auto Show. But one of the real highlights was baking cookies with Grandma...

It was quite the site, and boy are the cookies delicious. If you liked the pictures, you'll really like the video!

Thanks so much to everyone for making the long trip to come and see us. We really enjoyed having you here, and can't wait to see you again very soon!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

A picture is worth 1000 words

"Is it bright in here, or is it just me?"

Welcome Sonia Grace Dholakia to this world!

Happy Birthday Marla

Reese is just all smiles...

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Getting a 'Jump' on Halloween

Saturday in San Francisco was a nice, crisp autumn day. It started out a bit cloudy and overcast, but eventually turned into afternoon sun. The air was a crisp 59 degrees, and it actually seemed a lot like fall. By some random coincidence, we all ended up wearing black and orange (mommy dressed us all, including daddy). So, we decided to seek out a pumpkin patch where we could acquire a few oversized orange things with the intent of carving funny faces in them. We also figured Alex might enjoy the whole experience.

Needless to say, Alexandra loves the fall festival concept. Not for the pumpkins and scarecrows and bails of hay. Nope, instead, for the inflatable children's activities that seem to accompany such things.

She spent quite a bit of time bouncing in that thing. We were very surprised at how well she did avoiding and fending off the older kids. There was only one minor collision, and a kiss from mommy cleared that all up.

In the end, we walked away with a stash of pumpkins, a worn out little kiddo, and a lot of fun. We took quite a few pictures that you can see on the photos page.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

An early Halloween?

For many fathers, this sight would be a bit scary. However, the laughing from the whole family (including grandparents) only seemed to encourage her. As long as she doesn't start wearing clear heels! Check out some more good shots of Alex and Reese from the week that Grandma and PiPaw were here in SF.
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Monday, September 11, 2006

BREAKING NEWS: Alexandra signs her letter of intent

In a surprise move today, Alexandra Glotzbach, the 2 foot 10 inch, 31 lb. San Francisco native declared her early intent on a college. Although she hasn't decided on a major, or even really given any thought to what sports she might compete in, she has expressed unquestionable intent to attend Cornell University. Said the 21 month old, "this one... daddy's", leaving 2nd rate Stanford in the dust.

When asked about her decision, the parents feelings were mixed. "I'm very happy with the decision, and think that its a wise choice," said her father. "I thought my child would be smart enough to pick sunny Palo Alto over snowy Ithaca. And what about sports? Does Cornell even have varsity athletics?" said her mother. Although both schools are a fine choice, the parents will continue to investigate state school options, thereby making their large state tax payments worth something.

Thursday, August 31, 2006


Alexandra just keeps getting bigger, saying more funny things, and playing up a storm! I'm stunned by this picture where she looks about 10 years old. Look at that form! Yup, dad taught her everything she knows ;-)

We are slightly worried that even though she is only 21 months (next week) old, that Alex is prematurely aging to about the 2 year old range. I'm sure it has nothing to do with Grandmas spoiling her the past few weeks, or this new sister thing she has going on. We'll monitor the situation and see how things progress.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Not blogging enough?

When I started working at Google a few years ago, I was confronted with this "blog" thing. I knew what a blog was, but struggled with why I would need one or how it was useful to me. Frankly, I just don't think I have that much to say. However, I was having dinner with LJ and Sameer last night, and they commented that we aren't posting enough. For the record, I'm a few years ahead of all of you :-) even though most of my posts are just links to photos albums.

I do post regularly for work, where I generally do have something to say. And we'll try and post a little bit more frequently. Maybe we'll even get Alex to do some writing, when she's not tickling Reese. Some blogs of mention, from you friends that do post are:

We'll keep posting photos, but now I'm thinking maybe we should post them on the home page instead of the photos page, so we keep traffic all going to the same place? Let me know what you think, consolidate or no? (By the way, I also posted some more photos on the photos page.)

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Welcome home Reese!

On this joyous day, Reese came home from the hospital. First order of business was to be held by Honey (Grandma Fairbairn). And then the celebratory banana was eaten. Check out the whole show, including her first bath last night.

Friday, August 11, 2006

One Week!

Reese is now one week old, and doing very well. Although she still enjoys the plush life at Kaiser (constant care and attention, tanning beds, experienced nurses waiting on her hand and foot) we're anxiously awaiting her homecoming. Keep your fingers crossed!
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Monday, August 07, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Welcome Reese Angela Glotzbach!

And so the sibling rivalry begins. Not to be outdone by her sister Alexandra who was born 2 weeks early, Reese Angela decided to come a full 5 weeks ahead of plan! After an innocent enough phone call earlier in the day from Krista saying, "I'm having some contractions, but I'm sure its nothing..."

... Reese Angela Glotzbach was born on Friday August 4, 2006 at 8:11pm weighing a mere 5 pounds 5 ounces and a full 19 inches long. Although the doctors are keeping a close eye on her to make sure all is well, she is doing wonderfully as is Mom (aka Krista). Alexandra will get to meet her new baby sister tomorrow morning, and I'm sure she is very excited!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

A Rocky Mountain Wedding

Krista, Alex and I attended what could only be described as a "perfect" wedding in Colorado. Lane, the youngest Fairbairn was married on July 15, 2006 to Eric Groce.

You can see lots of pictures of the event and associated festivities from various photographers:
Many thanks to Gerry and Dona for planning and coordinating such a wonderful weekend. Thanks to Ron and Sue for being amazing grandparents, always looking after Alex. And a special thanks to Lane and Eric Groce for bringing together family and friends in a beautiful setting and hosting us at your lovely wedding.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Life's a Beach

Today was, quite possibly, one of the best days of my life! We finally found the sun here in San Francisco, and by some strange alignment of the stars, Alex decided it was the best day to be happy, smiley, and laughing all day. There is really nothing better than a laughing, smiling baby.

So we went to the beach! Granted, for those of you in warmer climates, you might be thinking... "the beach, when its only 68 degrees?" But trust me, even though her little teeth were chattering, Alexandra had a wonderful time. I can honestly say I don't think I've seen her this happy in her entire life.

As you start into your week, and work or life is hard, just remember that for a 17 month old an hour at the beach is full of happiness and wonder.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Its a girl! (?)

Or, at least we think... the dainty little thing had her legs crossed! :-)

The "peanut" (can you call a girl a peanut?) is still scheduled to arrive on September 10th. Thats 17 weeks and 5 days along, for those of you keeping track at home.

Look Mom, hands!

head, shoulders, knees and TOES!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Signing time...

Alexandra shows her signing skills!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

What a difference a year makes

It seems like only yesterday we were sitting with little 1-month old Alexandra watching the Steelers lose the AFC championship to the Patriots. This year, the Steelers kicked the pants off the Broncos and are headed to the Super Bowl... and of course we attribute this dramatic turnaround to our loudly cheering one-year-old Steelers fan! Go Steelers!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Yeah, giraffe, whatever...

... but have you seen this thing on my vest?! We had a great time at the zoo - Alex loved the puddles, the rain, the fountain, and the peanut butter sandwich she had for lunch. She did at least growl at the Lion! He stayed put and yawned in her general direction (the lazy cat) but she was not put off. She still roars like the best of 'em. For more zoo and general baby pics from this week, click here! Posted by Picasa