iggy and lola

15 Dec

Martin’s grandmother passed away this year on July 7th. She was 99 years old and one of the shortest and feistiest women I have ever met.

We miss her terribly but take comfort in the fact that she died on her own terms, in her house and in her own time. She really wouldn’t have it any other way.

Although she loved Margot and often offered her money, she has a special thing with boys and really took to Iggy. Here’s a video of her and Iggy about 3 months before she died. It’s under 2 minutes, but says everything about their relationship.



4 Jun

Iggy considers withdrawing his membership in the Cendreda family…


dancing to the go-go’s

21 Apr

songs to sing and learn

6 Apr

Iggy’s current favorite songs are:

“dancing clean” for Dancing Queen by Abba

“bay ca sin” for Vacation by the Go-go’s

“mountain” for Nature Anthem by Grandaddy.

“moon” for Killing Moon by Echo and the Bunnymen.

Margot is going through a Beach Boys phase now, so it’s “Don’t Worry Baby”, “Surfer Girl”, and “Surfing USA” on constant repeat. I guess it’s better than her Sound of Music phase, which towards the end, made me want to gouge my eyes out.


Natural History Museum

4 Apr

From New Year’s Eve, 2011. Funny kid faces, dinosaur bones, and a stuffed tiger.



nom nom nom nom

1 Apr

nom nom nom nom


27 Mar

Writing her name in the sand for the first time. With her off-hand even! Xmas day, 2011. Encinitas, CA.


I don’t know why, but this kills me every time I watch it. Guess I’m a sentimental sap.