Archive for the ‘outings’ Category

FU Santa!

Friday, December 12th, 2008
Lulu and the big jolly guy

Lulu and the big jolly guy

Last weekend we went to see Santa! I really wasn’t quite sure how she would react to him knowing that a lot of kids are afraid of him. Not Lulu! She was infatuated with him!

Out of the 6-8 photos that were taken half of them was of her looking right up at him. She could barely tear her gaze from him unless Mom was jumping up and down like a lunatic.

And she does look like she’s flipping him off!

Let it snow!

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

Lulu’s first snow!

I can't put my arms down!

I can't put my arms down!

snowflakes on her eyelashes

All of us in the snow

“This is Halloween…”

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Halloween has finally come and gone. There’s is little doubt that it is our favorite time of year and that everyone else knows it! Because of that, Lulu received many cute outfits and hats to celebrate the season. Here are just a few of her spooky-cute looks!

This is her lil ghosty hat.
This is her lil ghosty hat.
Mr. Bat Hat
Mr. Bat Hat
She really is so cute it's scary!
She really is so cute its scary
No bones about it, this is adorable!
No bones about it, this is adorable!
her Mummy luvs her! A favorite at daycare.
her Mummy luvs her! A favorite at daycare.
happy lil devil
happy lil devil
Little Devils hanging together.
Little Devils hanging together.

With Halloween being on Friday this year we didn’t know what the night would hold in store for our little town. The police brought in lots of reinforcements and we all thought it was just going to explode with people. In the end, it was not a very rowdy crowd at all.

Normally Forrest and I would gleefully be in the middle of all the madness, but with Lulu in tow we almost expected to stay in the house in hiding. Because of that we didn’t really plan out costumes this year, but at the last minute we decided to pull something together.

Dr. Zombie
Dr. Zombie
Mommy vampire with her tasty baby treat.
Mommy vampire with her tasty baby treat.

We had a lot of people stop to take pictures of us (and with us) for the time that we were outside. A lot of people were actually surprised to realize that Lulu was a real baby, but it was the only way I could think to logically incorporate her into my costume without requiring the stroller.

Most people thought it was really cool. The contrast of my sinister appearance and her innocent sweetness really worked. Some were not so supportive, convinced she’d be scarred for life. For the most part we were commended for being a “cool” family.

She was incredibly good for the whole night, considering she was stuck in the sling for the majority of it. If she wasn’t asleep, she just looked around at all there was to see. Everyone commented on how beautiful she was (and truth be told it she probably looked even more so due to my frightening visage).

Next year we’ll probably have to have costumes that are a bit more benevolent. Since she’ll be more aware of what’s going on around her, I doubt if I went into her room looking as I did this year that she would greet me with a giant smile.  I guess it’s a good thing I have a full year to think about it. I don’t know how to do a costume that’s not creepy!

Oktoberfest, yah?

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Yesterday was a pretty busy day for such a little girl. Lulu spent a few hours in the early afternoon down in Braintree with her Grammy & Grampy Frazier while Mom and Dad went to a theology lesson about baptism. She had lots of fun there (and even took a nap on her grandmother).

We headed back up to Salem to avoid getting home too late. On the way back to the house we got an invite by Miss Gwendolyn to stop in at the Witch City Oktoberfest tent for a beer. The weather was nice, the boys were in lederhosen and the girls in dirndl and Lulu was in a great mood. She was all smiles while the ompah band, Bavarian Hofbrau played. We didn’t stay for very long but the time we were there was really fun.

Lulu digging on the music

Lulu having a good time

Lulu is always amused by Gwen's fashion

Lulu is always amused by Gwen's fashion

We like the ompha, yah?

We like the ompha, yah?

Twinkle, twinkle little bat

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Twinkle, twinkle little bat How I wonder what you’re at! Up above the world you fly, Like a tea-tray in the sky

Lewis Carroll

Way before Lulu was even born, her Auntie Mel bought this cute bat hat. Up until now, her head’s been way too small to wear it. It is the silliest little hat, but she looks adorable in it and garnered much attention from the large crowds of tourists around town!

We’ve all had colds in recent weeks and being out in the crisp, fall air didn’t help contain Lulu’s constantly runny nose. Forrest made me take this video. It’s too funny not to share!

Every day is Halloween…

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

…especially when you’re a Salem baby! Yesterday we went out into the chaos and crowds of downtown Salem to take it all in. Here’s Lulu modeling one of her many Halloween outfits! This one says “I love my mummy.”

Waiting for a girl like you

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

We went out for a pleasant afternoon stroll the other day. It was on the chilly side, so I bundled Lulu up nice and cozy. It was a little bit windy outside, which she had never experienced.

She kept trying to catch her breath when the wind was blowing and I caught her licking her lips a lot. She had a very concerned look on her face for the first few minutes we were out. Then she kicked back, enjoyed the ride and eventually fell asleep.

she looks like she's gonna beat me up

she looks like she wants to beat me up

not so sure about the cold weather...

not so sure about the cold weather...

okay, we're all good!

okay, we're all good!

I’m in love with the B.T.C.

Monday, September 15th, 2008

On Saturday we brought Lulu to her first tattoo convention: the 7th annual Boston Tattoo Convention to be exact. She finally got to wear her neon green, leopard print onesie (courtesy of Auntie Sara) for the occasion. We met up with some of our friends upon arrival, along with many tattooed freaks (and I say that with affection) from around the world. She was perhaps the youngest person there and attracted much adoration and interest from everyone.

And thus brings us to the picture portion of our post:

outside the BCA

outside the BCA

inside the BCA

inside the BCA

Jesse, Ed and us!

Jesse, Ed and us!

Jess & the Fraziers

Jess & the Fraziers

Aya & Natan (the man responsible for the BTC)

Aya & Natan (the man responsible for the BTC)

Gwen & Aya

Gwen & Aya

Big Daddy & his Lil Girl

Big Daddy & his Lil Girl

nice picture of Sharon with Lula-belle

nice picture of Sharon with Lula-belle

one zonked out baby at the end of the day

one zonked out baby at the end of the day

Our one goal for the day: to get a picture of the baby with The Lizardman no matter what. Surprisingly, it took very little effort.

Lulu and The Lizardman!

Mission accomplished.

There’s a light that never goes out

Monday, September 8th, 2008

Summer is just about over and there’s a slight chill in the air these days. People continue to be super generous in giving Lulu things: toys, books and lots of clothes (the girl’s got more clothes in her closet than I do now!). Even our friend’s moms (who’ve never met us) gives the baby presents!

This sweater was made by our friend, Gwen's mom (thank you!). There are even matching leg warmers!

This sweater was made by our friend, Gwen's mom (thank you!). There are even matching leg warmers!

Labor day weekend we had a full house. Our friends Fred & Kristyn came to visit (with even more presents!) and meet the little one. The weather was great on that Sunday, so we spent a good portion of afternoon sitting outside having appetizers and cocktails, watching life in Salem go by.

Dad & Lulu

Dad & Lulu

Fred

Fred

Kristyn

Kristyn

Monday, after Fred & Kris headed back home to NYC, Lulu’s aunties came for a visit. They’re always so excited to see her that sometimes it can get overwhelming for such a little girl. She was passed around more than a football that day and they took pictures of her like they were paparazzi! They just love her so much.

Little Lulu surrounded by a captive audience

Little Lulu surrounded by a captive audience

Every day she changes, getting stronger and stronger. She is always trying to sit up on her own and pushing her little legs up to stand. She does a great job holding her head up for long periods of time, even though she ends up looking like a bobble head on occasion.

I can’t believe how much she’s changed in seven short weeks and I’m looking forward to see what’s in store for the next seven!

down in the park

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

Photo shoot at Salem Common today! It was a bit chilly this afternoon, so there aren’t a whole lot where you can see her little dress!