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Just another Saturday

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Swim lessons in the morning. The girls got their “report cards.” Rosie gets to advance a level finally, which means she swims in the pool without a parent.


Lulu is doing well in her class, considering she’s actually in a more advanced class with older kids. Her instructor thinks she can stay in that level because she’s keeping up and doing well. She needs to listen better and work on a few more skills.


Later in the day we took a walk because the weather was so nice.





Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

I’m not sure why girls like stickers so much but I have a feeling I’ll be peeling them off of every surface for the next 10 years…


18 and 8

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Lulu : 18 months

At a year and a half, Lulu is showing signs of the typical toddler. One minute she is beaming with a smile from ear to ear, the next she is screaming/whining over the smallest things. While her vocabulary is ever growing and her comprehension of what we’re saying to her is amazing, she gets frustrated very easily when she can’t communicate what she wants to us.

apples to apples

She’s still a picky eater but we’ve noticed that she does at least have a willingness to at least try what we’re eating. She won’t eat pizza, but likes spicy pepperoni. She won’t eat a banana but likes banana bread. Picky eater or not, she is definitely growing and getting very heavy.

Still a great sleeper, loving Sesame Street (Elmo especially) & Blues Clues, taunts Spooky daily yelling “ME-OW!” as she chases him, loves watching videos on YouTube on the big computer with Mom, despite the cold weather enjoys being outdoors, loves Peek-a-Boo & Patty Cake and still enjoys her little sister. Occasionally a total menace, particularly when it comes to getting ready for bed (she’d rather run around nekkid then to put on a diaper and pajamas!).

Rose: 8 weeks old

Rosie is changing all the time these days! She is the chubby baby that Lulu never was, with meaty little legs and full, pinch-able cheeks! She’s a hefty little package to hold and will definitely wear your arm out if you hold her for a while. Her eyelashes are nice & long and she has a pale, pinkish complexion with dark hair.


Lots of big smiles for mom & dad, coos and gurgles and even some occasional squeals. At night she’s still fluctuating between 3-6 hours of sleep at a time.

devilish gleam in her eye

We have been making the best of being stuck in the house for the winter, but we did manage to get some fresh air last week when it warmed up a little. Rose is slightly more demanding then Lulu ever was, but those big eyes and sweet smiles make up for it!

“I see your face everytime I dream”

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Forrest recently got a new lens for his camera because I was complaining that my little Nikon P4 takes really crummy pictures in our Bat Cave. There’s just not enough light for my little camera and Lulu moves so quickly it’s difficult to get a photo that isn’t a complete blur.

It’s not very often that I use Forrest’s massive D70 (it’s massive compared to my pocket-sized camera) but I’ve been trying to get used to it. Most pictures I take are out of focus; or a tiny button on Lulu’s shirt will be in focus instead of her face!

Here are some of the better photos I recently took outdoors while we went for a walk one afternoon. I know it was in the afternoon because she has an orange clown mouth from her lunch.



Monday, February 16th, 2009

Even though it’s still pretty cold outside, we try to go out for a little walk around town whenever the weather co-operates. Last weekend we had a fairly mild day so we bundled up the little girl and went out for a walk. It was slightly windy out, but she was plenty warm. She loves to be outside (who doesn’t after being cooped up all winter long?) and I couldn’t resist taking her picture. Especially in that cute, pink hat!


It's so windy out that it brought a tear to her eye.


"I'll run around in circles 'til I run out of breath"


"I'll eat you all up"


"Or I'll just hug you to death"

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.


Lulu gets her breakfast first.

sitting with Dad

sitting with Dad


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.


She loves grabbing for the camera.


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


losing steam fast.


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


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

hey-ho! let’s go!

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

Come tomorrow, Miss Lulu will be six months old! The months have definitely gone by in the blink of an eye and yet it feels like she’s always been here with us.

Since both of her teeth have popped out she’s been in a much better mood (for the most part) and much less drooly. Her fingers are still constantly in her mouth and given access to her own devices she’ll try to chomp on my face if she gets close enough.



She’s also beginning to get a lot more active. Experimenting with lots of different noises at different volumes and using us as her personal jungle gym. She’s infatuated with her father’s facial hair, entwining her little fingers around clumps of hair and yanking as hard as she can. She even managed to fish-hook his nose the other day (oh, how I wish I had the camera out…).

I finally managed to get some pictures of the elusive chicklets and she now fits into her Ramones onesie which inspired me a chorus of  “Lulu is a Punk-Rocker” while getting her dressed. We’ve exposed her early to the joys of the Ramones, she has the lullaby versions of their songs that she listens to while she naps. The songs are cute but painfully slow compared to what they normally sound like!

Our little photo session went well, although she kept trying to reach up and grab the camera out of my hand.





Let’s groove tonight

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

We’ve been a bit busy lately, but things here are going great. Lulu cut both of her bottom front teeth finally. If I can get a big, fat smile out of her when I have the camera out I’ll try to grab some pictures, but photographing those chicklets are akin to photographing the Loch Ness monster.

We play a lot of music when we’re home and discovered that she tends to appreciate the booty-shakin’ music above everything else. (Umm, you have to truly appreciate how BAD this video is!)

Since we got her a walker, she loooooves to be in it! I think it provides a bit of independence for her and gives a new perspective of the world as well. She has also started eating solid food, well mushy rice cereal and fruit for now. At first she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it, but now that she’s into it a few weeks she’s getting used to the idea!



Some of these pictures were taken with my iPhone and have been uploaded to my Facebook page, but I haven’t posted them here yet.






X-mess 2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Christmas came and went in a mere blink of an eye. Lulu’s first Christmas was indeed a great one. She was surrounded by lots of  family members who were very excited to hang out with her. She was  happy the whole time and put on a good show of smiles and giggles for the whole family. She even showed off that sliver of tooth that popped through a few days beforehand!


Christmas morning she had lots of fun hanging out with her aunties while everyone opened presents. Lulu looked lovely with a bow on her head and a candy filled, plastic candy cane to play with!

All in all it was an enjoyable Christmas. While she may be too young to understand or even remember the holiday this year, we will remember this one with much fondness and look forward to the Christmas’ to come!