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A day at the museum

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

This morning we headed over to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for story time. We used to go quite a bit last summer and for some reason it slipped my mind that it existed until recently. I remember the experience being a little harrowing last summer trying to wrangle both girls, but today we had a great time.

Suzy Magoozy read a story (complete with puppets) to a room packed with kids, and then the kids did a little dance to some music. Rosie was extremely engaged, she followed all of the dance moves perfectly (dance school is definitely in this kid’s future). Lulu had fun and interacted, although she was still shy and a little clingy.


They typically have a little arts and craft activity afterward the story (today was coloring hearts for Valentine’s Day). We had a quick snack and then we went back into the kid’s exhibit so the girls could run around and play with all the stuff.

(Oh and Rose actually let me put her hair up in a ponytail today. How cute is she?)

Indian summer

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when we had that one fluke of a hot day in April. I took the girls down to the park. We spread a blanket out on the grass, had a little lunch and soaked up the warm air and sunshine.

Halloween 2009: Bee Girl

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

We made through yet another Halloween in Salem!
This year we laid low since it fell on a Saturday and I’m far too preggo (37 weeks now) to push my way through crowds. The weather was incredible (70 degrees), which was a relief (for me) since I had gotten Lulu a fairly light “bee fairy” costume to wear. I didn’t want to get her a costume that was too cumbersome since she’s newly walking. It worked out great!

In the morning we dressed her up and brought her to our usual breakfast spot. To my surprise, she kept her antennae headband on for quite a long time before tearing it off of her head. Afterwards she ran around outside picking up “tree trash” while her father took many pictures.

We were joined later in the morning by Chrissy & Tim, who were up to enjoy the craziness that is Halloween in Salem. While they were out doing their thing, we took our little bumblebee out for a stroll around the block before it got too nuts. Per usual, she took everything in stride, never got overwhelmed by the amount of people around her and was admired by many.

As it got dark outside, the crush of humanity (expected crowd numbers were 100k and I think it ended up somewhere around 80k) descended upon us and we stuck close to home. Since we were turning the clocks back that night as well, we kept Lulu up an hour past bedtime (which is why she looks so sleepy in the last photo).

While I wished that we all could have been out and about like last year, at least I know there’s always next year!

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Sunflower

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

“She’s a sunflower, she’s my one flower, She’s the flower of my heart.”

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Swings!

Sunday, May 24th, 2009

It was a hot day when we put Lulu in the swing. The sun was blazing and she wasn’t really into it. But her Dad still managed to get some cute photos before we all bee lined it to a bench in the shade.

She's so pouty. I want to eat her cheeks!

She's so pouty. I want to eat her cheeks!

These glasses lasted all of 5 seconds before she ripped them off.

These glasses lasted all of 5 seconds before she ripped them off.

Suddenly it’s Spring

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

The first 70 degree day of the season drove us outdoors to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. We spent a good couple of hours on Salem Common, taking a long walk, swinging on the swings and sitting on a blanket in the sun. Well, Lulu sat on the blanket while I prevented her from putting fistfuls of grass in her mouth…

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Swing! from Lulabean on Vimeo.

Hippity hoppity

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

It’s not every day that you’re sitting outside of your house and the Easter Bunny comes strolling up the walk way. To say that Lulu was intrigued would be an understatement.

Lulu & the Bunny

Lulu & the Bunny

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Since Lulu is about 25% Irish, we went out for a little fun on St. Patty’s Day. Dad left work a little early and we headed over to our neighborhood pub, O’Neills for dinner. Of course, it was pretty packed in there and the irish music was nice and loud. She seemed a little overwhelmed at first but when we got a table and sat for a few minutes she was right at home. Surprisingly, she doesn’t own anything green but I found a green hair clip and managed to find some hair long enough to clip it to!

All the drunkie-bums thought she was so adorable that I was ready to smack their hands every time they tried to touch her, but she took it all in stride. She was so great during dinner, taking in all the sights and people-watching.

First St. Patrick's Day!

First St. Patrick's Day!

Dad must've had too much irish whiskey when he took this! :)

Dad must've had too much irish whiskey when he took this! 🙂

Yay, boiled dinner!

Yay, boiled dinner!

Honestly, being able to capture pictures of Lulu that aren’t completely blurry is somewhat of an enigma. She moves so fast and frequently that half the pics we take she’s a big blur. Well, here. This should illustrate why it’s hard to get a good picture of her!

what’s new pussycat?

Saturday, March 14th, 2009

Well, things have been pretty busy around here lately. Mom no longer has a full-time job so our lives have been going through a bit of an adjustment period. Lulu had her last day of daycare a week ago and they were very sad to see her go. They said she is one of the happiest and fun babies there and even threatened to steal her away from us!

We’re all looking at this big change as a positive one and hope that it’s a blessing in disguise.

Lulu is going through another growth spurt. She is eating baby food three times a day on top of her bottle that she gets every 3-4 hours. She is starting to feel “solid” and meaty and has the cutest chubby wrists. She still shows no interest in crawling, but sits up for very long periods of time and rolls herself across the floor over and over again.

A new behavior this week is that she holds her arms out when she wants to be picked up and shows a preference when she wants Mom or Dad to hold her. She also is learning to make different sounds (ba ba ba, da da da) and yelling or squealing at different volumes, which we love when we’re out in a restaurant or coffee shop!

Here’s a big photo update since it’s been a while since our last post. Some are from our visit with Lulu’s great grandmother, hanging out with her Dad and outside for walks when the weather is nice.

Two Lucille's are better than one: Lulu with her Great Grandmother Frazier

Two Lucille's are better than one: Lulu with her Great Grandmother Frazier

with Grammi Frazier

playing with Grammi & Grampy Frazier

hanging with Dad

hanging with Dad

there's the smile

there's the smile

flying!

flying!

feeding herself...kind of

feeding herself...kind of

talking a walk down Pickering Wharf

talking a walk down Pickering Wharf

Mumma and Lulu

Mumma and Lulu

cheeky

cheeky

she looks like she has something to say.

she looks like she has something to say.

sitting with Grampy K.

sitting with Grampy K.

another cup of coffee

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Yesterday we started our day in usual Saturday morning fashion. The three of us headed on over to the Front St. Coffee shop for breakfast. We usually sleep in a little later (Lulu will sleep in anywhere from 8:30-9:30 in the morning), get dressed quickly, grab a bottle for her and walk on over. Since we’re there every Saturday there are some other regulars who always come over to say hello to Miss Lulu, check out her latest outfit or see which cute shoes she has on that day and she loves to hang out and watch all the people.

The coffee shop has a nice mellow atmosphere. It’s always nice and warm in there, the colors on the wall and the lighting is  soothing and usually the music is good.

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Lulu gets her breakfast first.

sitting with Dad

sitting with Dad

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Cute moment

She’s usually content for about an hour or so before she gets too squirmy or too tired. We usually head home for a nap, but she decided she needed to blow off some steam so we played on the floor for a while.

I was happy to see that she can pretty much sit up on her own. She’s learned to master the balance required when she starts to list to one side. And when she’s on the floor playing she loves to roll and she rolls from her back to her stomach to her back again. We can see that she’s starting to figure out how to kick her knee up for leverage and that when she pushes she actually moves. Crawling is definitely in our near future.

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She loves grabbing for the camera.

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when the thumb goes in the mouth she's starting to poop out.

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losing steam fast.

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she actually rolls away from me to get away from the camera. Plus I think her backside is cute.

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Like a fed up actress she grabs the camera. It's time for bed.