We have a teething baby who got a really nasty diaper rash yesterday. I think the chlorine in the pool might be a tad uncomfortable on her chaffed heiny so we’re going to skip swimming today. We are experiencing lovely spring weather this weekend so we decided to take a stroll up the hill to go to Huntington Park.
She just loves riding in the backpack with Daddy.
On our way to the park, we spotted this guy who looked completely normal from the ankles up. His contribution (and those of his ilk) is the reason why we love living in San Francisco.
His selection of footwear is freakish and nonsensical. I love it.
We went to the park close to nap time, so Izzy was a little tired when I put her in the swing.
I couldn’t get her to smile at all, not even with her eyes. She’s still a pretty baby though.
She liked watching the other kids swing.
I put her in the sand and she thought it was pretty cool. She loved grabbing handfuls and watching it spill out from between her fingers. I’ll have to get her some beach toys to take with us next time.
The blossoms were gorgeous today.
The water in the fountain was clear and pretty today. I just loved the shadow created by the petals floating on the water.
The sun was shining just perfectly on the ripples and the copper pennies below gave this fountain an amazing colorful sparkle.
Izzy was already tired when we arrived at the park, and she never quite seemed enthusiastic about being there, so we headed home so she could have some lunch and a nap.
We have a neighbor who passed along a ton of things she didn’t want or didn’t fit her daughter. This backpack is Mitch’s favorite transport gadget for Isadora.
We’re home now, and the poor little thing is trying to play with her toys, but keeps whimpering and fussing. I don’t know if it’s the diaper rash or is she’s teething. I do know she’s not happy. I’ve given her cold teethers, some Tylenol and Orajel, but nothing seems to be working. I just gave her a cold wet wash cloth. That finally seems to be doing the trick!
Izzy is teething and likes to chew on her fingers. Nom nom nom. She has one little tooth poking up from the bottom. I hope she gets more.
She also learned how to clap recently. Here, she is clapping with shoes.
Her favorite “game” is to sit next to her overflowing toy box and remove each item, one by one, and inspect it. She’ll put it in her mouth or turn it over and over in her hands. She’s so cute when she concentrates on her toys. She’s so lost in thought and wonder.
Finally! A nekkid baby picture.
1/4 cup butter
2 tbs lemon juice
1/4 cup flour
Cod cut into serving size pieces
Mix butter and lemon juice in a bowl and mix flour, salt and pepper in another. Dip fish in butter and lemon juice, then in flour mixture. Place in ungreased baking dish. Sprinkle with Paprika and cook at 350* for 25-30 minutes.
I’ve been too busy to write anything. Here are some videos to keep you entertained.
We went to the Academy of Sciences today with Sarah and Ethan. They have a family membership so we got to go during member only hours (less crowded) and it was free! I went many times as a child and it was so much fun to remember various field trips and visits with my parents.
Izzy had so much fun slapping the glass and screaming at the fish. I want to take her back, when she’s more mobile. It was kind of tough on me putting her in the stroller to go to the next window and then taking her out so she could get a better look at the fish. I’m so glad I’m able to share this magical place with her. Although the building and exhibits were renovated and given a more modern look, there were still enough things to remind me of my visits there: the alligators, the whale bones, the sad taxidermied animals. But what I remembered most was the swinging pendulum. It’s there to represent the movement of the earth. It’s really quite fascinating. As it moves, it knocks down little pellets that someone painstakingly stood up.
Of the three times I remember being spanked for being “naughty,” one of them was at the the swinging pendulum. I was there with my parents and it was time to go in to the Planetarium for a show, but I didn’t want to leave the swinging pendulum. I loved watching the silver ball swinging back and forth and knocking down the pellets. I was so entranced that I ignored my dad’s commands to “come here!” Yeah, well. No, dad. I am not going to come here. I’m busy. It’s a good thing I’m not terribly scarred by that experience.