End of Summer Lola Spam

My mom always says, “Post more pictures of Lola” so there really is no point to this post…I’m just trying to stay on my mother’s good side. 🙂 Lola has become quite expressive these days whether it is her making a goofy face or babbling some crazy babble. Either way, we are seeing little glimpses of her personality coming out and it has been a real pleasure to witness. I love the second photo as it is Lola tilting her head and trying to get a Lola word out. The last picture is of Lola attempting to attack my arms which I will add really hurts. We are trying to teach her “touch nice” as her grabbing has become rather destructive. I will say it is awfully cute...
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A Visit, a Tear and a lot of Lessons

On Saturday, we had the pleasure of having Rob’s mom come to visit for a couple of nights. While I know many people gasp at the thought of their mother-in-law coming to visit, I on the other hand welcome Kathy with wide open arms. I could go on and on about what an amazingly special woman she is, but I’m trying to coerce her into writing a post about her time with Lola. I have a feeling if she chooses to share her thoughts, you will quickly see how angelic she is. The weekend was spent just catching up, eating good food, Kathy showering us with awesome Christmas goodies and she was able to give Lola lots of grandma love. Unfortunately I had to work most of the...
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Lola’s Birthday – Part One

This little girl has had a busy birthday week full of activities, lots of fun new toys, too many sweets and a whole bunch of birthday loving. After her First Steps evaluation on Wednesday, she opened the first batch of her presents and then we spent the afternoon out and about. When trying to think of fun stuff Lola would enjoy on her birthday, two things came to mind: something sweet and the pool. We stopped off at my work to say hello and indulge in some chocolate cake. Unfortunately I didn’t have my camera, but let me just say Lola is a HUGE fan of chocolate cake. The ten or so bites sent her into full blown hyper-mode for over five hours! I took her to the...
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Fun time with friends

Pink tutu bathing suit from Aunt Jada Kind of pissed that I put her underwater And we’re happy again She loves to splash around Rata and her painted nails My parents with friends Steve and Julie Granny with guns – Take 2 Gidget and her frohawk Chives sports the original dog mohawk Yesterday we went over to our friends house, Steve and Julie.  While it was an day was filled with overcast, it was still nice to get out of the house for a bit.  I know how important it is for Lola to stay on top of her therapy, but she also needs to just be a kid too.  The water baby went in the pool and even went underwater this time around.  She didn’t quite know...
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Pool Party

This past Sunday we had a little birthday/pool party for our friend Maria.  It was a day of eating, drinking, swimming and relaxing which is exactly what we all needed.  Rob and I may not have a lot of friends here in Costa Rica, but the ones we have will be in our lives forever.  We are surrounded by some amazing people. Everyone just catching up Lola and her abuelita Carlos manning the mini-grill with a ridiculous amount of meat We call this one “Granny with Guns” – we’re thinking about trademarking it! Steve hanging with Thurston I need some sun, damnit Maria & Carlos Our one family picture from the day Too bad her head is cut off! She loved the water! Tired out from all that...
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