Lola returns with a THREE MONTH recap…

To say the last three months have flown by would be an understatement.  I cannot believe that my last blog post was April 28!  I have never ever gone so long between posts – ever – and I hope I don’t ever go that long again. We’ve been very busy Griffins over here.  We enjoyed […]

Lola rants about marriage.

Let me start off by telling you that I once told someone out loud that I could not imagine ever fighting with my husband. At the time he was my boyfriend.  Or maybe we were engaged.  It doesn’t really matter, does it?  The point is that we had really never had a fight, and I […]

Poppyseed is 3 Years Old.

Dear Poppyseed, You turned three this week.  THREE.  I cannot even begin to tell you how fast this life of yours is passing me by.  I have been keeping a list of things that I just love and want to remember about these days with you.  Let’s jump right in. From the time you were […]

Baby Middle is 8 Months Old

I know I just wrote a novel about Baby Middle’s illness last week, but I can’t ignore the calendar – it’s also time for a post about his 8 month milestones! I just read the blog post that I wrote when Poppyseed turned 8 months old.  I was just laughing and shaking my head, because […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

So the thing about parenting is that you end up eating your words.  A lot. About two years ago I wrote this post titled “Are You Crunchy or Soggy?”  I happened to reread this post this week, and I came to two conclusions.  First of all, I was/am annoying.  There I was with my ONE […]

Lola Flew the Coop! (and everyone survived)

On Friday afternoon I just about hit my emotional limit. I had been planning a weekend away for a few months now.  I have a couple of really great girlfriends who are about to welcome new babies, and I really wanted to see them before the babies migrated from the inside to the outside!  It […]

Life is Smooth Sailing and Middle is 7 Months Old

I think that we are all beginning to hit our stride. Baby Middle is now 7 months old!  I love, love, love this age! I am still trying to figure out his personality.  I thought he was so feisty when he was a tiny thing, but now that I see him growing out of his […]

Well, off the top of my head…

I hate that I have been averaging a blog a month at the most.  I miss it so badly because I absolutely love to write.  (Is anyone even out there?)  Writing is just something that makes me feel good.  I’m not a novelist or a creative person, but for some reason it just makes me […]

Baby Middle is 6 Months Old

On February 11, our baby boy turned 6 months old! Baby Middle is now weighing in at just over 20 pounds.  The week of his birthday, he did two new things.  First of all, he tasted real food for the very first time.  I gave him avocado mixed with breast milk, and it certainly appeared […]

The Journey to Sleep Despite Middle’s Reflux

Oh geez.  It’s been a month since I posted anything. Why, you ask? Sleep deprivation.  That is why. Thankfully that all seems to be turning around.  Last weekend Baby Middle turned 6 months old.  We gave him a few teaspoons of avocado as his very first food.  To my delight, he actually slept for 7 […]