Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Children's Museum

Aurora and I spent the afternoon at the Children's Museum yesterday. Ordinarily I would never set foot in a place that would be so overrun with children, but I thought it would be nice for Aurora.

Wow, it was great! I think it's not so great for bigger kids (or parents when it's very busy), but she's almost to the perfect age for it. We played with clay, she played in the water tubs, she dug in the rubber "dirt" in the dig pit, and she got to hang around a lot of other little ones. We also had a fun time in the treehouse.

Here she is in the baby area, painting some water in a trickling water feature.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bedtime Snack

Here is Aurora last week, drinking milk in bed. We've been trying to run her around out after dinner, either at the park, the playground or on a walk, to help her go to sleep sooner at night and also have some fun and exercise.

She always wants her mimi before bed, though (and several times at night, too, dammit!). Here she is, having a bottle before I could wrestle her into her diaper and jammies.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cupcakes and New Words

Cupcakes were our amusement this weekend when cousins Jennifer, Lily and James visited. Arlo mixed up some very nice orange frosting to go with our chocolate, Lily made some nice blue frosting, and Jen tinted coconut green.

Aurora only had the choice of chocolate but she got down and dirty with the rest of us (probably a little more dirty) and enjoyed her dessert very much.
"Noy?" she'll say when she sees this photo with her nose covered in frosting. After a few minutes in the garden this weekend she can now say weed ("wee"). Other new words are nine (fairly accurate as nine) and yowl, her name for Mithra. (Which is also fairly accurate; I've never heard a cat yowl as lustily as Mithra does.) She tried seaweed last night but it came out as WEEwee, a good try but just not there yet. Oh, and sssss for snake.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Sleeping Smack

Here's Aurora, sacked out AGAIN! Man that baby sleeps a lot.

Don't worry, she'll be waking up soon, begging for a bottle. God forbid she sleeps longer than 3 hours at a stretch. She might miss something!