Monday, March 31, 2008

Orange Monkey Face

As Jenny pointed out on Sunday at Sprague's Maple farm, while we were eating pancakes with fresh maple syrup, fresh maple syrup is more expensive than oil, and we probably ate over $30 worth of the stuff that morning. Yummy delicious amber goodness, but not cost effective as an alternate fuel source.

Also doing my best to raise Lauren as a goofball. I think she has inherited my silly side. Daddy is not very silly, but then again, he did show up at Jenny's halloween party one year wearing spandex leopard print pants and a mask (and some strategically places socks). So he's definitely got a silly side.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Added my twitter stuff over on the right, so maybe my blog won't be so lamely out of date.
Lemme see... quick updates...

GOLF GEEK - becoming a golf geek as I work on the PGA Partnership team... went to Miami for one day of the CA golf tournament last week... sweet ocean breezes...

LITTLE PICKER - when I went to get Little L out of her crib this morning, she had picked the little hemangioma (booty mark) over her eyebrow and there was dark red blood smeared across her entire eyelid and on her hand. It looked like she had started to make herself up as a clown. Mommy almost fainted, she wasn't fazed.

OMG - then, on the way to daycare, as we drove by an accident with a car off the road, she exclaimed, "oh my goodness! oh my goodness!". She is funny.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Photo Shoot

Originally uploaded by tostina.
Took Lauren to Portrait Simple tonight to pose with a bunny. She was actually pretty scared of the bunny, clinging to me like it was an alligator or something. But we did get some seriously adorable pictures. I put them up on my Gallery page too -

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

NOT me

So even though we have the same name, and she also likes Mika, and she also uses a Mac (I heart Mac), and she loves Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves and I like Robin Hood - Men in Tights, this is NOT me:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Delayed no more

Lauren gave us a scare last week with a 103 temperature. Looks like she had the one day flu I had the week before, but she was feeling mostly better by Friday. On Friday, she had her 2 year developmental follow up appt. They track preemies for research purposes. They had her do various tests, like stack blocks, point to a dolly's various parts, find hidden toys, etc.

She was still pretty subdued, so she barely said a word, but she warmed up to the tests.

After the session, the doctor came to tell me that in the 8 years he had been doing these tests, you could count on one hand the number of kids doing as well as Lauren. I about burst in to tears. It's just such a relief to know that given such a rough start that Lauren is doing so wonderful.

We are truly blessed.

Then tonight I come home and she and Daddy both have has pants on her head as hats - her idea. Will her genius be used for good, bad, or ridiculous. You decide.

(oh, and just to be clear, the doctors did not imply that Lauren was a genius, just very caught up developmentally. But hey, that's a parent's job to assume their kid is a genius =)

So the video shows what Lauren did NOT do for the researcher,

Monday, March 03, 2008

My Movie selection ran the full spectrum this weekend. Friday night we FINALLY watched Superbad, which was supergood. Wrong. Hilariously wrong.

Then last night, Shruti took us to see a Bollywood film - Jodhaa Akbar. It was in Hindi with English subtitles and was over 3 hours long, which flew by, because it was fantastic. It had a great story and was visually beautiful... and then there were the stars, Hrishik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai, who were both also visually beautiful. I'd have to vote Hrishik as having the 2nd most beautiful green eyes I've ever seen (Hubby has the first).

Oh yeah, added all his other movies to my Netflix Queue! Hrishik Roshan film festival, coming soon!