Friday, August 24, 2012

Random Catch Up - Dr Betts(Oakland Children's), Olive Festival, Cousins.. & more!

This past week we headed to Oakland for Gino's last appointment at the Children's Hospital. It is bittersweet. It is hard to believe a year has gone by since we first headed there.  We are so thankful for the wonderful care we received and realize how fortunate we with Ginos final diagnosis. We wish Dr Betts could always be our doctor, he was amazing, but we are glad to be closing this chapter in our lives.  

 Since we were in the area, we headed to the Oakland Zoo...couldn't get those pics to download but the kids had a good time. Fun to see Gino point to the animals he sees and try to talk to them.  Then we headed over the bridge to drop Mike off to meet his buddies at the Giants game. We had some time to kill and even drove down the tourist Lombard Street.  Fun day with the fam. 
Coldani Family headed to the Paso Robles Olive Oil Festival this past weekend, always a fun event - filled with great customers we are happy to see return each year! Giada came this year and joined in on the fun - especially with Freckles the clown!
My mom entertained the kids during the festival then we were off to Santa Barbara for a family wedding. Great visit with the MacLaggans that were in town! Great meeting Todd! Welcome to the family!
Apparently I was the only one ready for the picture! Giada then said, if Gino doesn't want to smile for the picture, I will!" lol  It was so hot - we enjoyed cooling off in the pool. Giada is getting more and more brave. Having Uncle Chris and Peter to jump in and throw her in the pool was so much fun, she is still talking about it! 
On the way home we were sure to hit the beach in Avila to visit with friends! Thanks for joining girls! Schafers- hope you get those kids to the beach more often, they loved it! ;) And as always Firestones did not disappoint!!! 
Random pics!

 He's a climber!

 Those teeth and that hair -Both have a mind of their own!!

 Giada loved her new twirl dress! And she looks so different with her bangs pulled back!

Thank you Heather for watching the kiddos! I needed those couple hours! :)

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