Happy weekend, my friends!
Riley is getting tooth #2. It's close to popping through. As a result, I had one very whiny baby all day yesterday. She was tough work to entertain! Usually when we play, I try to only bring out one bin of toys at a time so she's not totally overwhelmed with toys.
But that kept her happy for about .2 seconds, so we brought out the big guns. Every. single. toy. we own.
Do you like our new alphabet floor tiles? Riley sure does! They are all colorful and textured, and apparently delicious. Half the letters are full of Riley's teeth marks from her one and only tooth.
Then when she got bored, we moved on to play with her new pink baby "laptop," which she loves, except for the fact that she slams it shut and then can't get it back open. Sigh.
So after we played with every single toy in the house, sang all the songs I know, hung out in every room in the house to give her a change of scenery, and watched "The Wiggles" on TV, we anxiously waited for Mark to get home so we could get out of the house and occupy Riley until dinner/bath/bedtime. So, at 4:30, we packed a bag, jumped in the car, and headed for the beach.
It was a warm sunny day, the water was cold, and the baby? She loved it. Every minute of it.
Seriously, Mark had to hold her back, she wanted IN.
And you know what she loved even more than the ocean? The sand. She love love loved the sand. In fact, we had to keep that paci in her mouth otherwise she probably would've eaten half the beach.
She would play and play, and dig and squish her fingers in the sand, and then get all serious and look off into the distance, as if contemplating her tiny little life.
And we just got to sit back and watch her take it all in. (And the socks? you might be wondering... her feet were freeeeeezing after playing in the ocean, so on went the socks. I'm only a paranoid mommy sometimes, I promise)
She took a break from playing to pose for me (and in the process get sand all up in her ear. nice.)
Yup, these hands, in that ear.
But she was having so much fun, she didn't whine or cry the entire time we were there. Mission accomplished.
But of course, all good things must come to an end, so we packed up, tried to brush at least some of the sand off, and drove home. And we found ourselves with a little time remaining after dinner, but before bedtime, so naturally, we stripped Riley down and she played naked (mostly because we were out of diapers, except for the one we needed for bedtime... oops). Apparently, this child loves to be naked.
Remember what I said about the teeth marks in the letters? Yup.... she chomps on everything.
And the tooth, in all its (teeny tiny) glory. Hopefully the last picture of her with only one tooth!
So we played and played and played, until she was too sleepy to play anymore, and into the bath she went. She fell asleep very shortly thereafter, and slept from 7 to 5, nursed, and then went back to sleep until 7:15. I think we should take her to the beach every day.
Happy weekend, my friends!