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Saturday, May 28th, 2011

Inspired by the movie Spellbound (a fantastic movie, btw), which documents seven whiz kids competing in the National Spelling Bee, we have decided to start training Avi early. And what better word to start practicing with than the name of his very own little brother? Now in the Photo Gallery, a video of Avi spelling Ezra’s name.

Avi Spelling Ezra

Avi Spelling Ezra

Ezra Turns 3 months old, poses for some pictures, and cracks open a book

Thursday, May 26th, 2011
Ezra Three Month Photoshoot

BOOM! I'm Three Months Old!

Although things have been busy at the Grossman Family West household, they haven’t been too busy for a monthly photoshoot! In this month’s edition, Ezra turns three months old and tries on some new poses more typically reserved for a more experienced model. As an added bonus, we also caught some video of him trying to read. Both are now posted in the Photo Gallery.

Cousin Dan and some friends visit for Passover 2011

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Well, Passover may have been a a month (or more?) ago, but we haven’t forgotten it—and not just because of the box of stale matzah that’s still sitting on the kitchen counter. Indeed, we have posted a brief 8 picture photo album just for you, now in the Photo Gallery!

Avi Vampire Fangs

Which of the plagues was "Growing Vampire Fangs?"

OMG! Who Wore It Best, GFW edition!!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

Readers of US Weekly will surely recognize the column “Who Wore It Best“, in which the magazine places images side-by-side of two celebrities wearing the same outfit and asks readers to vote “who wore it best?”

Well, avid readers of GrossmanFamilyWest, our papparazzi have caught some shocking photos of local celebrities wearing–OMG–the SAME outfit!! And so we’ll ask you: Who Wore It Best?? Also, can you name each celebrity?!?! Tell us both WHO EACH PICTURE IS and WHO WORE IT BEST in the comments!

Who Wore It Best?

Guess Who is Who and Vote for Who Wore It Best in the Comments!

New Technology! GFW gets Facebook integration

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Well, here’s a little experiment that we’re trying at GFW. We’ve integrated Facebook into the blogs. The benefits:

  1. We are using the Facebook comment system, so it should be easier for you to comment on posts.
  2. You can “Like” a post

Feedback welcome!

Much Love from Silicon Valley,

Family Long Weekend in Monterey, CA

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

In April, GFW, including Auntie Debbie and her friend, drove a couple of hours south to Monterey, CA. Some of you may remember Monterey (and Pacific Grove) as the location in which Joel and Holly got engaged (or click here for a reminder), but it it is also a wonderful seaside town that is quite family friendly. We visited the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium, the 5-star rated “Dennis the Menace Park”, walked along the beach, visited the “proposal spot” (featured in the video above from nearly five years ago!), and even had a very tasty fresh seafood dinner. To memorialize the weekend, Mommy, Daddy, Avi, and Ezra even hopped into a photo booth–and the resulting photo strip now adorns a number of pages on our GFW site (including the home page and blog page).

To see some photos from our trip, check out the new album now posted in the photo gallery!

Auntie Debbie and Avi on a slide

Weee!! Why is Auntie Debbie such a scaredy-cat?