Thursday, June 30, 2011

We took Frances to her first Pride Parade last Sunday - as usual, we marched walked with the Seattle Men's Chorus and Seattle Women's Chorus.
Sarah took charge of the pram decorations - note the sparkly rainbow leis. We had matching ones to wear, so we looked like we belonged together. Frannie had rainbow rings to keep track of her toys, and rainbow striped babylegs until the weather warmed up. She was game for all of it, although she wasn't much of a fan of the booming music from the truck. Once we were well ahead of the truck, though, she was happy. We handed out candy and business cards, and smiled and waved to the crowds.

Frannie slept.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

The latest installment in our cheap-entertainment-for-babies series?

Toes and Thumbs. Seriously, why do we have all of these brightly colored, light-up, noise-making plastic things? The kid thinks her toes are the coolest thing since light bulbs (those haven't held her attention in weeks), and would rather chew on her thumb than on any ting-ting or teething ring.

Clearly, baby toys are sold for the parents.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Make that two teeth, now.

At least we seem to be through the worst of it - no Tylenol in two days.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Tooth for Frances

When Frannie went in for her last check-up, we were told her first teeth were visible below her gums, but weren't given any solid time line for when they might arrive. After three days of fussing (and the purchase of our first bottle of infant Tylenol), we have the beginnings of a tooth. So far, enough is poking through to scratch a toy, or scrape against my fingernail (her favorite chew toy), but her less-than-bubbly demeanor has made it very difficult to get photos.
No, Momma, I will NOT open my mouth!
This morning, we decided to beat the Seattle heat (they predicted 80 - horrors!) by heading to Seward Park to walk the loop with Olive. We had to laugh at the set-up we gave Frannie - she had the life of luxury in her pram!
Note the sun umbrella, so not a ray of sunshine will get in Princess Frannie's sensitive eyes.