A Letter To My Mom

Dear Mom, Your month long visit has come and gone. I’m sitting here looking through photos from your stay and they remind me of all the little adventures we went on. It’s funny because most children would cringe with the thought of their mother staying at their house for a long period of time, but we welcome it…in fact, we look forward to it. When you come back, you just fit in again. Six months can go by between visits and yet, you just know how to fill in the gaps. At times I feel guilty because you help out so much (just the other morning I was yelling at you to stop doing the dishes), but I have to remember that you wouldn’t do anything you didn’t...
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Lola and her water bottle

My mother thought it would be fun to give Lola water out of a bottle the night Rob and I went on our date (which The Hangover II is so raunchy yet hilarious!) and now Lola has a new found love.  The colder the better – must feel good on her teething gums. Aren’t her little Nathan Lane eyebrows so cute?! We always play “clean your mouth” after which again…  … she loves. I vowed to never be one of those mothers that damn near takes off the kids face when she cleans it! As a treat, we let her stand (PT says no).  Who knew a baby could like standing so much?...
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Day 25 – May 22nd, 2011

My mom came over today to help out while Rob was out golfing (yeah babe!).  Lola would steal tiny glances of her to see who was talking.  It was quite sweet to see.  Lola is still seizure free as of today.  I want to put a thousand exclamation points each time I write that statement, but I have promised myself to remain cautiously optimistic.  I have to trust that this is her path she must go down and all I can do is be here to support her.  I don’t know exactly what the future will bring for Lola which is a scary reality to accept, but what I do know is that I’m so proud of this little girl.  She has been a trooper through all of...
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Another visa run

Rob and I left Lola with my mother yesterday so we could do our visa run, yet again.  It was a relatively easy day, but quite expensive.  Such is the cost of living in a country you are not a resident of.  We left at 6:00 am and we got home before 6:00 pm.  It was nice just to relax and see a bit of Costa Rica.  Even though we have lived here for over two years our job prevents us from venturing out to see the sights.  So Luis, our friend/driver went on the adventure with us while my mom hung with Lolita for the day.  Of course Lola loved hanging with grammy all day.  In fact, she didn’t start to fuss until I got home.  What the...
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