Thursday, January 28, 2010

Taters for the Tot

I made twice-baked potatoes last week at Arlo's suggestion- mmm, bacon, sour cream and cheese.

A normal sized one would have been way too big for Aurora, so I bought a tiny white potato and made her a mini.

Here she is, holding the skin. Is it edible? Who cares, there's a camera!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Secret Smile

Friday was Aurora's 18 month doctor visit. We played with Granny in the waiting room and the exam room, the doctor wasn't too late, and the shots weren' terrible. (Not for me, that is- Aurora cried and wailed during the actual poking but stopped fairly quickly afterwards.)

I gave her a little dog in a bag as a special bravery present and she went on to have a very fun day at Granny and Grandpa's. Here she is pre-immunization. So innocent. So happy. Either that or she's planning something disastrous for her diaper. Who can tell?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Salon Style

You may think it cruel to put the spotlight on a sleeping baby, but sometimes it's necessary for posterity.
Smacky's been having long cleansing, moisturizing and relaxing salon sessions at Granny's house. This mostly includes soaping up in the bath, secretly pouring water on Granny's sleeves and generally splashing about noisily.
Obviously it leaves her so relaxed that she sleeps like the dead, but it also leaves her hair baby-soft and as fluffy as a chick. Check it out.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I Hop for Breakfast

My mom and I and Smack went out to a fancy breakfast a while ago. No greasy spoon diner for us, thank you! Aurora got crayons and an activity page to keep her busy at THIS place.
There was a baby about Aurora's age at another table, so she enjoyed looking over at him, which helped keep her interest. Luckily there was no shrieking back and forth. 8am is simply too early for shrieking, Aurora.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Num Num at Norm's Garden

Aurora and I went to lunch this weekend with my cousin's family, and her husband James tied napkins around the babies' necks in lieu of bibs.

Aurora loved hers! She's all ready for some squash and fried rice. Num.

Splish Splash

Aurora always wants to wash her hands lately, especially now that we have a light-up faucet gadget. "Hot? Hot?" she says, reaching towards the faucet.

Last night I was busy in the kitchen and didn't want to stop to give her a bath, so I filled up the kitchen sink, got out a stepstool and threw in some toys (ok, tupperware and utensils- I was lazy). The floor had a big puddle and her clothes were soaked afterward, but she had a great time.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Hamster Saturday

McDonald's was our destination this Saturday, not for their biscuit sandwiches (except for me) but for the indoor habitrail to amuse the kids. It was Gary's day to sleep in but he opted for company despite it being at McDonald's. (He's not a fan.)

Aurora and Arlo crawled through the tunnels, Arlo helpfully pulling Aurora up the inclines and Aurora hollering when she needed help. Gary and I waited at the bottom of the two-story twisty slide, but I was the one who got to see Aurora's face as she flew down on her back, eyes terrified and hair fluffed around her head like a frightened cat.

Once she was safely off and congratulated, of course she said, "Mo?" and headed back up. What a thrillseeker!