Saturday, October 18, 2008

New Movie!

Here's a new Lo video... Enjoy!

video

Monday, April 21, 2008

Movie #2...

So much going on, lots of new photos & video....we thought, 'why not make another Lo movie?'

without further what-have-you....


video

Sunday, February 24, 2008

New friends, family &adventures


Nothing too exciting to report... Lola is doing great. She constantly amazes us with her ability to smoothly adjust to pretty much any new situation with ease. We went to a surprise birthday party a couple weeks ago, and a few people (probably parents) kindly suggested that we take Lola out of the room for the moment when everyone yells surprise; babies hate that kind of stuff and get scared, they told us. We guessed that she would be cool with it, and she was. Barely budged when 50 people yelled surprise and the DJ switched on the music. At this point, I think a bus could crash through our front window and she would calmly sit and watch it happen.

Lo has still had a little runny nose and gets the occasional cold, but is overall very healthy. She's putting on more weight and growing taller too. At last check, she was almost 27", and weighed 16 lbs, 10 oz.

Starting to say 'mama' and learning other new sounds. Oh, and we now have a full set of 4 teeth in front. It looks cute, but the 'fun' little nibbles on fingertips arent so fun anymore.

Still no crawling. She's working on it, and will get there soon. We are happy for her, but also fear what life will be like once we have to chase her. Its nice to know she's immobile right now.

Here are some photos:

Lo and her new B/F Mason



Cousin Jack and Lo


Cousin Zoe and Lola
Did this REALLY work?? All three cousins sitting still and looking at camera.


Fun in the sun!








Playin with toys makes Lo happy

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Settling into actual "life" w/ Lo

Not sure if anyone is still reading the blog, but if so, here's another update...


Lola is still doing great. She is settling into a schedule now that the holiday chaos is over. She's regressed a little with her sleeping habits - we're back to one or two wake-ups per night, but nothing we can't handle.


Tal went back to work on Monday (1/7), which was hard for her, but its just another step back into reality. On Tuesday, 1/8, Mark and Tal both had meetings at the same time, which meant that Lola took her first trip to Day Care at the Wolfpack, an awesome home care operation run by a great woman named Ana.


We thought adjusting to daycare would be hard for Lola, but it turned out to just be hard for us. Lola immediately took to the gang -- new buddy Lucy, new boyfriend Cole (aka 'the bulldozer' for his clumsy, overpowering hugs) and a great little caretaker friend Nina -- she is 3 years old and takes on a mom role at the place; when Mark came to pick Lola up at the end of the day, nina helped gather Lola's blanket and toys, put Lola's hood on (it was cold) and gently pulled the cover over Lo's carseat. its an amazing gang of little people that will be a ton of fun for Lola.


Everything else is going well - she's had little colds, but evidently that's just what kids do. she's progressing every day. her little giggle has been expanded into an actual 'laugh' once or twice. she seems to be recognizing her role in conversations/interaction - she smiles if she makes people laugh, and listens intently when others talk.

Santa treated her well. as expected, she loved all her gifts but mostly enjoyed wrapping paper and ribbon and boxes. next xmas should be even more fun when she 'gets it'.

all for now.. here are the latest photos:




Glamour shot from the car-seat

Playing w/ uncle Andy & aunt Krystal

Uncle Andy took Lo to ger her first ink, a sweet full-leg tribal tattoo.

** Since we've got some very concerned feedback, we'd like to formally state that this is not a real tattoo.
Mommy says no tats until she's AT LEAST 5.

Lo and Mark on Christmas



Tal, Lo and Grammy

Lola's first trip to the Headlands.




Both grandmas, a grandpa and a santa hat.




Lola and Lucy at the Wolfpack day care. Ana (the caretaker) sent us this
photo to calm us since she knew Tal and Mark were a mess after
leaving Lo for the first time. Lola had a blast.