We scrubbed up and entered the operating room ready for the c-section. Not to leave any stone (or, in this case, baby) unturned, the doctors first performed a version. It was seen as a Hail Mary attempt to flip the baby out of a breech position — the odds were not in our favor. But after man-handling the unborn Boy Zou for 10 minutes, he inverted! The OR erupted in cheers like mission control at the end of a NASA movie. We were as shocked as the professionals in the room and became instant celebrities in the ward. Our little guy was now known [unofficially] as the Boy Who Flipped.Read More
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As Christine and I are moments away from #babyboyzou’s arrival, we celebrate the kiddos that have already given us a tiny taste of parenthood. Last October, we took a “sister trip” to a place called “Tybee Island,” which is an actual name for an actual island off the coast of Savanah. We spent five days with our four nephews and one niece and two pregnant ladies under one roof. And only eight of us got sick afterwards.Read More
LAI Video spent a week on-site in New York City for our SEVENTH annual conference with the National Retail Federation. As Tori, Favata, Jun, Dylan and De’von captured gorgeous slow-motion photography of a really big show (with some really big names), Rob and I survived the monotonous and psychological grind of overnight video-making.Read More
With the newly-established Valentine’s delivery closing in, Jenna and Josh threw a big shower for #babyboyzou. Like, really big. We continued to disrupt stuffy shower etiquette with a co-ed bash that saw family flying into Wheaton from up and down the east coast.
Netflix’s totally fake (and totally brilliant) New Years countdown inspires a Christopher Nolan structured video that takes us through a year of highs and lows. Actually, mostly highs. Actually, mostly babies.Read More
Christine and I continued to follow the Roman Norton Calendar, with this year’s holiday rotation landing us in Tampa for a week. With five kiddos and two pregnant ladies, we spent the days prepping all the food, eating all the food and sleeping (from all the food).Read More
Last week, LAI Video walked away with like, two handfuls of Peer Awards for our work in public relations, documentary-making and motion graphic animation. This was our fifth grab at a few golds, and it’s still extraordinarily satisfying to see this team recognized by a group like the Television, Internet and Video Association.Read More
This fall, I enjoyed not one but two camping trips, each with very different companions. But as time passed (and my memory blurred), the excursions fully merged into one. One video.Read More
This month, Christine and I celebrated the wedding of Adam and Rebecca. It was a Canadian affair, with folks from Orlando, DC and New York traveling to Toronto for three days of love. And poutine.Read More
Resurrecting old traditions, the Loizou’s returned to Busch Gardens Williamsburg for some good ole’ fashioned European fun. With an ominous weather forecast, the park was just as ominously empty, making way for our pick of the attractions. Pet Shenanigans? You bet.
One month ago, Christine and I rolled down the windows and rolled into the Outer Banks. As “ducking” has played an essential role in our inside-joke repertoire with the Farmers, we were beyond thrilled to go to a place that’s basically a big duck joke — Duck, North Carolina.Read More
After seven long months, the wait was over for Charles Townsley Wingfield's big day. And it had all the majesty one would expect for a baby named Charles Townlsley Wingfield. Baptized at National Presbyterian Church, proud parents Robert and Patricia stood by baby Charlie for the momentous occasion. The celebration was punctuated by homemade BBQ and homemade conversation with friends, family and fans of CTW.Read More
The Gang went on the rare international excursion to celebrate groom-to-be Adam and just generally knowing each other for far too long. Flying to Munich and autobahn-ing to Steve and Kristine’s German haus, the gang set out for a beer bath adventure in Prague.
As guests muddled their way through the mint julep bar, it became clear that Derby de Mayo: Year Cuatro was more of a networking mixer for babies. Anybaby who was anybaby stopped by — including Jonas, Grace, Charlie, Baylen, Bea, Dylan, Benjamin and four-time Derber Baby™ Morgan.Read More
This week, my dad ran his sixth marathon — the Boston Marathon. The Loizou clan united for a rare family trip to support Dean’s running milestone. We even made t-shirts!
As in, this was a baby shower that entertained many ages. Like, generations of people. From newborns to great-grammies, Christine and I hosted Jenna and Josh’s shower for the unborn Baby B. And the party saw a cast of dozens of friends and family, while doubling as a networking event for other babies.Read More
With spring (and guests!) looming, Christine and I complete another home improvement binge. This time, we gave some light-loving to our back yard, a space unfairly ignored since we found ourselves a home.
Working on NRF's BIG Show for the last six years, it's increasingly become a family affair. And this year was breathtaking. Like, it literally took our breath away. Because it was exhausting. Christine managed the massive conference's main stage production, while me and a rag-tag team of nerds produced some serious videos. Very seriously.Read More
Standing in stark contrast to the surprisingly bare and almost military-state of the inauguration, Christine and I participated in the Women’s March on Washington — a movement filled with passion, people and the color pink.Read More
Literally moments before Jennilyn and Ryan get married and Katie and Kevin spontaneously become parents, we squeezed in Josh’s birthday thing. We played Watch Ya’ Mouth, a game for dentist-fans where you decipher your partner's conversation with a plastic apparatus in their mouth. We also played Murder Trivia Party, a game that puts your friends into two groups: murdering thieves and dead people.Read More