chuck and i came down with the flu on thanksgiving so needless to say, between the 2 of us, i think we at a total of 12 saltine crackers. talk about a feast! it was a VERY long day taking care of a 10 month old feeling about as bad as it gets. the worst part about it is that dottie didn't even get to nibble on her first thanksgiving dinner. in lieu of the big feast, she got this sad jar of "turkey vegetable" dinner. (we made up for missing all of the gluttony yesterday and made a mini thanksgiving feast!)
but this dottie happens to be a goat! this past sunday, we made out way over to nick, marie, and siena's house with our friend allie. we had a lovely afternoon...ate lunch, the girls played, and then we went on a lovely walk through their new neighborhood to a local playground. at the playground we spotted 2 goats. of course the girls were interested in them so we went to check them out and found out that their names are dottie and arthur. the owners thought it was a hoot and so did we! unfortunately we didn't get the greatest shot of dottie with dottie. oh well! to see more photos from our day, click HERE. (we went a bit snap happy because the day was so beautiful!)
dottie's new not-so-safe trick is to stand up in her high chair at the end of her meal. don't worry grandparents, we are now strapping her in. (notice milo looking like he is making sure she is safe. really he is just waiting to see if there are any more scraps that might fall his way. milo loves his new relationship with dottie!)
on a record keeping note, dottie now loves feeding herself and has almost stopped eating pureed foods. she LOVES peas, noodles, cheese, steamed carrots, and has finally mastered the pincher skills so she can get those little round peas into her mouth.
today started to string of first birthday parties we are excited to attend over the next several months! her friend liam had his party at our local park, holly park, in bernal. the weather was gorgeous and the kids all crawled around, tasted cupcakes, ate some cheerios,... dottie had fun trying out the playground equipment.
penny and malcolm came over on friday morning to say hi. malcolm is 4 months younger than dottie and it was fun to watch them together now to see just how much their age gap is tightening. before we know it dottie is going to be passing malcolm notes in school telling him how cute he is (or maybe i should say texting! do they even pass notes in school anymore?) this picture is of dottie showing of her piano to malcolm. she has started "bopping" to the music when it plays. pretty darn cute i must say!
yesterday we heading to the ferry building for some mexican food and little people watching with our friends pooja and ian. dottie was very into the clarinet player who had set up shop by our lunch table. after lunch, we checked out the ice skating at the embarcadero. yes, very weird, ice skating in san francisco in 80 degree temperatures...
time flies doesn't it? we can't believe dottie is already 10 months old today! we are really loving every minute of it. more about dottie at 10 months tomorrow but until then, some pictures from a visit from our friends jim and albert from chicago...
i am going through pictures tonight so will post some good ones of our trip back east but until then, i thought i would post this silly picture. we stopped at a restaurant known for their wings called Quaker Steak and Lube on our drive back from toronto. we fed dottie the usual baby food and finger foods and a very select offering of chicken from the wings with no sauce because i was worried it would be too hot for her. well, she was so into the chicken that i couldn't keep it coming fast enough and eventually gave it to her with the sauce on it. she LOVED it and ate it faster than any other food we have offered her. her fathers daughter perhaps with the spicy food? (no, she didn't eat it straight from the bone. this was just for the photo opp!)
low and behold, dottie has teeth! at least one has popped through on the bottom, possibly two. will post a picture when she will let us get near her lower lip, gums, and teeth. right now she is a bit sensitive to it.
dottie came to vote with us this morning. our polling station is at a local laundromat, THE WASH PLACE, which was kind of fun i must say. we had a good time spinning her around in the laundry carts... poor thing had to wait an hour and a half for us.