Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year's Eve

We hope everyone will have a safe and happy New Year's Eve!!!

Silicon Vibe, the band I'm in, will be playing tonight in Half Moon Bay at the Ritz Carlton! I will miss my family and friends terribly but I'll be having a good time too!

Meanwhile Gemma and Scott will playing Rock Band, by the same makers of Guitar Hero, all night. It is a game where you can play with up to 4 people on different instruments - guitar, bass, drums and vocals. FUN!!!!We look forward to a new year and new adventures with you all!

~Scott, Rosi, Gemma and Blitz

Monday, December 17, 2007

Bath Time

Gemma loves her bath time. :) She has loved it from the first bath in the hospital, especially having her hair washed.I know eventually we'll get to giving her a bath daily but right now we bathe her once a week. She's a very neat eater, doesn't spit up (she's spit up a tiny bit 7 times since she was born) and poops every 3 days or so. Rest assured, Gemma is a clean little baby. :)Winding down and looking adorable!She's ready for bed now - check out her curly hair! She just might have a little bit of Sandoval hair after all! :)Buenas noches!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

3.5 months!

Hello everyone! We hope the holiday season is going well for you! Gemma is changing so much! She's becoming quite vocal and making new sounds everyday. She continues her love affair with her hands. And recently her favorite games are a game we call "Earthquake or Terremoto" - yes, our little Budha baby loves to be man-handled - and a game we call "Super Baby or Super Nina" - she loves to fly! Her neck strength continues to improve and she holds her head up quite well these days.

Superrrrr Nina:Hanging out at Blossom Birth, just chillin':

Since we've been back from LA, we've been busy recuperating (mainly) but also managed to do quite a lot including, me performing with Silicon Vibe for the first time in 6 months, purchasing a new car (Scott traded in his Ford Mustang Bullet for a Ford Escape Hybrid - his idea), going to Mom & Baby Yoga, visiting CrystalD, and having visits or visiting our friends Sus & Troels, Magda, Marisa, Juli, Rocio, Mark & Nerissa, oh, and just Saturday, Gemma and I went caroling! :)

Reluctant Santa Baby:Gemma at work with Daddy:Blitz checking out the new car:Daddy time, I mean "Mass Effect" time! I think she may have dimples! :)Spending time with her friend Miriam, Sus and Troels' baby girl - they had the exact same due date! Their personalities are so different - it is wonderful to see them change and develop together!Silvia, Rocio's baby girl, is 7 months older than Gemma - I know they will be good friends one day. :)Bubble time!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Over Thanksgiving, my father met Gemma for the first time.  It was quite emotional and an extremely important event for the whole family but especially for me, my father and Gemmita.  


Thank you, my Lord, for this wish that you have granted me
I praise you and bless you for such a marvelous thing
For this little person
For this jewel

I ask you Lord that you bless her always 
Straighten her roads
Shorten her paths, Lord Jesus
You brought her here for something
And something you will make of her
Unleash all of your love, all of your blessings, all of your protection on her
and her adoring parents, Rosaura and Scott

I give you thanks, Lord, because you granted me my wish of meeting her
and to tell you, Lord Jesus Christ, how Great you are, how Great you are
How will I ever repay you
So many blessings
I thought I would never arrive at this point
But I have arrived... and now I can leave
Whenever you wish

Thank you, my Lord, for the beauty, for the love, for the affection...
For all these things...

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

3 months!

Gemma has been growing so fast!!! All of a sudden she is much more interactive - cooing, smiling and sometimes laughing (though it currently sounds like a cough or a really excited inhale). She's a very calm and observant little girl who gives her coos and smiles judiciously right now but when she does it is about the best thing ever. :)

Sorry for not writing sooner, so much is going on in life right now... illnesses, marriages, birthdays (Happy 90th Birthday, Grandma Krotz), performances, breakdowns, healing, forgiveness... I'll write more about it all in another entry but for now here are some videos to get everyone acquainted with Gemma's world. :)

Buenos dias
Our morning ritual, I sing to her to help wake her up. This particular morning she was sooo enchanted with her hands and fingers that she didn't give us her usual coos and smiles. These days her world revolves around her hands, especially her right thumb. This new discovery is wonderful since she soothes herself back to sleep if she wakes up in the middle of the night. As a result the past 4 nights she's been an angel sleeper; 2 nights sleeping 9 hours straight, then 9.5 hours and last night 10.5 hours! Each time I woke up before she did with my boobs just aching to offload stored up milk for her.

Daddy Time
Here she is a little more awake having some daddy time before he heads off to work:

Bee Time
Play time for Gemma. She Loooves her bee mobile! :)