Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A Mother and Her Goose...

You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a goose costume. Actually, it's impossible. Lucia's first Halloween costume started as a chicken, but thanks to the thread pulling skills of Ellen, she was transformed into a golden goose (Ellen removed the red chicken comb on the hood - - ta da!). Lucia attended a Halloween party at Ellen's house where Ellen hosted a gathering of current day care attendees and alumni(us?ae?). It was great fun, but also very very warm under all those feathers, so the goose costume didn't last long. We also walked down the the Pond to see the lantern parade. Goose wasn't sure about being in the stroller after dark, and squawked with protest.

In sad news this week, we lost a dear member of our family... Meredith's Uncle Paul (a.k.a Boobie) passed away after a long and valiant fight with leukemia. He was a wonderfully kind man with smiling eyes and was one of the first in line to hold Lucia. One of my favorite Boobie quotes, after taking a look at Lucia's ample thighs during a visit: "Well, we know she'll never be a can can girl!" Those one liners will truly be missed.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall Classic Indeed...

Now that it is finally starting to feel like fall (is anyone else besides us and Al Gore worried about this global warming thing???), we decided to introduce Lucia to all sorts of autumnal delights. Thus far she has discovered apples (which she clearly loves), pumpkins (she wasn't so sure about those) and the joy and agony of watching the Red Sox in October. Of course, Luce doesn't see what all the fuss is about since all she knows are undefeated Pats and the Sox in the series... but she's young, she'll learn.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sisters, Sisters - Never Were There Such Devoted Sisters...

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue and Fran made a big splash too! That was the inscription on my 4th grade birthday cake... no joke. So yes, for my birthday this year I did not receive a poetic piece of confection, but got something just as sweet in the form of a visit from my sisters. Maria and Johanna (née Jodie) came to Boston to take me out to dinner and fawn over Lucia. It was a great weekend and Lucia is clearly smitten with both of them, as you can see (yes, in background of the video you can hear Aunt Jo Jo requesting eggrolls from Syl). In other cute video news, check out our daughter's reaction to the stern disciplinary stylings of Mama Mer. We're in trouble aren't we??

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

We're Back BABY!

So sorry for the prolonged Lucia-out (like a brown out, but cuter). Our computer is back at home and we have a lot of ground to cover. Starting with the mysterious Ellen videos and why they aren't posting correctly. I don't have the answer yet, but I can give you some cute Lucia pics like this one taken during a recent trip to the Children's Museum. Note the massive drool puddle on her shirt -- she's up to about 9 teeth now and we think we see molars poking through! Also, since you've gone so long without a video - here's what happens when Mama Fran gets creative in choosing toys for Luce to play with (who says it's not a toy?!?!).