Thursday, July 17, 2008

From Henceforth I Shall Be Known As...

...LOLA! Sing it, Barry.
A certain 20 month old has decided "Lola" suits my personality much better than the moniker bestowed upon me by her mother. I'm fine with it. I've never been one to argue with certain adorableness, particularly when coming from so charming a package. Besides, who can resist these blue eyes and their matching mouth?

Eliza, you can call me "Lola" 'til the end of time...just as long as I'm always your favorite aunt. And won't I be cute this Halloween with yellow feathers in my hair and a dress cut down to there?

Meanwhile, Eliza's new baby sister (happy 6 week birthday, Helen!) is utterly delicious...her head, especially. This is evidenced by the numerous kisses we deliver to her cheeks, averaging two per minute, give or a take a few puckers. The eldest of the Litton grandgirls is very fond of the perpetual smooching of her new cousin's forehead.


In other news, yet another "Princess Caroline" has been crowned. She was asked to give a few words to her subjects follwing her coronation ceremony, but Her Highness only had but a fleeting moment before retreating to the palace. Thus, she merely posed for photographs, waved to her people, and silently ate the microphone. Princesses are allowed to eat whatever they want. It's a virute of being royal.
It's their world. We're thankful these gals just let us live in it.

Let's all commence with the singing of "Copacabana," please. You know you want to. Barry Manilow is smokin' hot. I'm woman enough to admit it. After all, I am LOLA!

26 comments:

CaraBee said...

Those blue eyes are absolutely gorgeous! And the blue mouth, too cute! In 1983 my two favorite singers were Barry Manilow and Neil Diamond. I LOVED them! I can do a few rounds of Copacabana, believe you, me.

Teri said...

What little beauties! And I, too, am a baby-head-kisser. I've never been able to resist. Oh, I love babies!!!

Heather said...

Now I'm going to be singing that song all day...thanks a lot!

Adorable pics...aren't babies just delicious?

Drama Mama said...

Cuties!
LOLA- Barry didn't come to mind- it was that other college drinking party song-LO-LA, LOLA!
Don't remember who sang it- but I remember partying to it!

notsosahm said...

Drama Mama is refering to the Kinks and their Lo lo lo lo la. It's...ahem...maybe not something you'd want to dress as for Halloween, Lula but your Hubby might.

That's actually the song I thought about too when I saw LOLA.

CUTE, cute pictures btw. So sweet. I hope to get me some more nieces or nephews sometime within the next year.

Heather said...

Barry Manilow IS the man. At age seven, I wrote him a letter asking for his hand in marriage. My mom helped me mail it, but I never heard back.

I'm still healing.

I think I'll start calling you Lola as well. So mysterious. "...her name was Lola. She was a showgirl..."

Gina said...

Ok, I guess I'm a little younger than you. I went to the movie Confessions Of A Highschool Drama Queen first, and Barry 2nd.
Actually, I like the name Lola. It is very retro-chic. And I like Barry Manilow. I do. I had a lot of kid LPs growing up, and what do you think I chose to play? Weekend In New England, Anyone?

Caroline said...

Those pictures are precious. I want to eat that baby she's so cute, but instead I think I'll eat the microphone since I too am Princess Caroline.

Yes, Barry is the man, but I think he's been hitting the plastic surgery a little hard. What's wrong with aging gracefully?

Pinky Roth said...

Little baby Helen is so sweet and cute. I cannot wait to see her in person. She looks so peaceful in the picture! Have fun w/your family visiting!

MOM

Kat said...

I completely forgot about the Barry Manilow "Lola" until you said it at the end. I'm singing away with the Kinks "why she walked like a woman and talked like a man." Or "I asked her her name and in a dark brown voice she said lola...l-o-l-a lola..."

"girls will be boys and boys will be girls..."

Okay...I'm done now. Why do I remember all the lyrics to this song?! And this is sooo not what you blogged about!

Insane Mama said...

Lola, holly smack dappers! that baby! Those blue eyes! and Caroline! And Barry Manilow?!!

Melissa said...

Takes me back to Pretty In Pink. Remember the chick from Trax Record Store? Annie Potts was the actress. "At the CopaCabana....yellow feather." mmm..mmm...mmm...I love me some Barry. Crooner of all crooners! I think some of the heavy metal bands my hubby used to listen to would have sacrificed Barry! Different strokes :) That's what gives us chemistry, I suppose?

LaQuintamomof3 said...

Beautiful babe and big sis.
Hate to tell ya-- my dog is named Lola. Though, I love the name, seriously. And Barry rocks!

You will have to ask Mrs. R about Lola...

Swirl Girl said...

Just stay away from that Rico dude - I hear he's bad news.

Kim said...

Caroline's hair looks so long! Having four granddaughters in the family is the best! I can't wait to see little precious Helen!

TentCamper said...

Well...you should know that a child with a blue mouth idicates that they are godly and can change whatever they want. You had better listen to her.

scargosun said...

You go Lola! I can't wait to see your costume.

Debbie said...

That baby is sooo soo sweet...especially since I don't have to burp, feed, change, or wake up in the middle of the night with her. I don't miss that one bit. Anyway...love the name Lola! My daughter named one of her Webkinz Lola and she is one dolled up Chiahuahua..the webkin..not your daughter!

Debbie said...

Oh and BTW...I am now humming Copacabana. Thanks alot.

CaraBee said...

A friend of mine just sent me the link to this and I immediately thought of you since you are (I think?!) a fan of Joss Whedon. And it has two of my faves in it: Nathan Fillion (we watch Serenity about once a week around here) and Doogie.

Check it out!

www.drhorrible.com

TheRightWife said...

Lola works, too :) By the way - your boyfriend is in a new movie - here is a link to a trailer :)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=y8E9GEwg_3U

It is going to be an awesome flick!!

Lula! said...

Kerith--THANKS SO MUCH for the trailer. He was shirtless in a few scenes...
SIGH!

Karen said...

I immeadiatly thought of 'The Kinks' hit as well and wondered why you'd want to be calling yourself after that Lola.

Then I got to the end and fully understood. :-)

Now 'Copacabana' is bouncing around my skull, having evicted 'Sukiyaki'.

Love the photos of the kids..

Tiffany said...

You know that's my song. That song changed my life.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Oh GOOD - I didn't have a song stuck in my head yet today - thanks for taking care of that for me! :)

Rhea said...

There are some seriously adorable little girls in your family. Wow. Those big blue eyes are just amazing. The blue mouth is very unique. lol