Give her a pen and she's happy. Add paper and she's happier.
Without paper, she'll improvise.
Aaron gave her a pen to keep her happy in her car seat one night, and when he carried her in looking like this, I was leaving a phone message and with the sight of her, I completely forgot my phone number and had to ask Aaron what it was mid-message. Embarrassing. You can't see it, but she even had ink on her forehead. Aaron was worried the ink would hurt her or not come off, but with one baby wipe most of it came off and a bath later, she was as good as new. She has decorated one of our dining chairs, too. And, she can only have crayons when we watch her like a hawk, otherwise she gnaws on them. She won't eat much real food, but a colorful crayon must look appetizing. She cracks us up constantly!
|You can see her smoothie mustache in this picture. I love it.|
|Sarah came over to babysit Molly while I cleaned and got some things done around the house. (This is Molly 99% of the time ~ sweet, loving, and happy...until she's had enough shopping and won't sit in the cart, or I take away her writing pen. Her love of writing is another post altogether.)|
|Freeman came later, too. Cousins are the best! 7/26/11|
I do put bug spray on her. I have this Avon bug spray, and for the most part it does okay. I spray it on my hands and rub it on her. I don't put it on her face, though, and it washes off in the little pool. This is in the backyard. The front yard, away from trees and plants is better for her, but then there are cars to watch for in case she makes a run for it. The good thing is that I immediately put cream on her bite, and it went down really quickly.