We stayed for a couple hours with some other mommies. Lily got to play and enjoy the sunshine, and I got to enjoy grown-up conversation. Oh, and enjoyed or not, the unsolicited advice of some random dad telling me I need to start making her walk, Lily's using the wrong nipple on her bottle for spit-up control (I can count on one hand how many times she has spit up.), and I need to transition her to a sippy cup. Wow, that was a lot for one man to insult the parenting of someone he's never met. I did get a compliment from my friend that I was very nice for not telling him what's what. Eh, I figured he's probably pretty lonely and may not get validated on his parenting at home, and was trying assert himself. Whatever, I'll probably never see him again. He doesn't need to know we are working with Lily walking, she doesn't have spit up issues, and I'm actually trying to skip the sippy all together and she's learning to drink from a straw. But, whatever. The experience did not detract from the fun we had. Clearly someone enjoys the out of doors.
|That's bird poo on her right leg... eww.|
|Can we go back tomorrow?|
We really struggled with the picture this morning. Lily was having just too much fun, and refused to sit still. Her buddy was not helping the situation at all. No matter how many times I shooed Choco away she found herself right back with Lily. See her sneaking into the frame?
|I'm totally done sitting here. "Hey there puppy."|
|"Hey, I'm talking to you."|
|"Mom, what's her deal?"|
|"OMG. I'm still standing!"|
|"Hey, what's out that window behind you?"|
|"I'm sliding here!"|
|"Okay Lily we're done. Let's go watch Top Chef with Elmo." "YAY!!"|