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We are Familia FIG. We are a bi- lingual, blended family. Belalu was diagnosed at 9 months with hypochondroplasia.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Active Baby

Summer provides lots of opportunities for keeping busy. There is:

all the yard work
summer concerts (though the food and beverages are sometimes more interesting than the entertainment)finding new ways to use familiar objectsand exploring your town on wheels or by foot

Monday, July 26, 2010

Seafood Linguine

I made seafood linguine recently. I consulted a couple of recipe books and then did a little of my own thing. It was really easy and FAST and amazingly delicious.

After putting the water for the pasta to boil, I started sautéing some onion and some garlic in olive oil. When the onions were translucent, I added in some parsley, salt, pepper, white wine, chicken broth, and saffron. I let that cook for a minute or so and then added in a couple of chopped tomatoes. After cooking them for a few minutes, I added in scallops, shrimp, and clams.I cooked it all until the clams opened and the shrimp were pink. I then added in some more parsley.Tossing the whole thing with the linguine and adding some Parmesan cheese, we were ready to indulge.Elías really liked it :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Elías celebrated his first birthday on June 4th. Instead of a cake we had whoopie pies.He got a piece of one, and ate it so fast that this is all I got to document it.I made him a shirt with a one on it, and I also made a fabric banner that I hope will decorate many more birthdays for years to come. My idea for the shirt is that I will do one each year until he is twelve, and then make them into a quilt. It's hard to believe that a whole year (and then some!) has gone by already. He has brought such joy and happiness into our lives, he really is a blessing. I am looking forward to the coming year as he masters walking, running, and climbing, and continues to learn how to communicate with us. It will be a year of discovery, I am sure.

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Friday, July 02, 2010

Father's Day

Father's Day was a lovely day. We went out to brunch, took the bikes down to Steamboat Days, and then Juan played soccer as usual in the afternoon.
I had hoped to get Elías on the carousel, but I never have any cash on me, and Juan thought he did but when he went to open his wallet, he realized that E had emptied his wallet out earlier that morning (a new favorite activity). So, no ride for us. We had to bike back home so Juan could get to soccer. His present, by the way, came early this year in the form of a new bike, which he has taken all the way to WI on several trips already.Elías still enjoyed all the sights, sounds, and smells of the fair, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Crayons Rock!

Mama Hoot can whip you up some amazing items for your little one. She has recently opened a shop on Etsy, and happily does custom orders for everything from tee shirts, dresses, and diaper bags to shopping cart covers. She is also selling crayon rolls and crayon buckets, and is doing a give-away right now for either a roll or a bucket, per the winner's choice. I encourage you to head over there and check out the goodies available.

Here is the giveaway official info:
This Giveaway is open to residents of the United States and APO/FPO addresses. The giveaway will end on Wednesday, July 7th at 11:59pm PST. Each entry is assigned a # and the winning # will be drawn by random.org and announced on this blog as well as emailed.