Thursday, September 17, 2009

Highchairs, strollers, playpens, and (waaaaahhhhhhh!!!!) car seats

A few more things that we have learned since we've been home:

Clarissa digs her highchair. Probably because it means "I'm gettin' somethin'!!!"(as long as we don't take too long to get the "somethin'" ready. She gets a great view of the bunnies from her highchair, so that also helps.

Clarissa enjoys rides in her stroller. Probably because she can see all kinds of stuff as we walk around the neighborhood.

Clarissa is still deciding on how much she likes her new playpen. Probably because on one hand she can play with her toys and/or use the walls to climb and stand up by herself....on the other hand she can't go causing trouble wherever she pleases. We're leaning towards the "likes it" side so far.

Car seats.....Clarissa.....hmmmmmm how should I say this???.....ummmmmmm...what can I say about car seats?????? Ok how about this???? Clarissa ABSOLUTELY HATES car seats. We've tried both the van and the car since we have one in each. Both get the same reaction..."WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" and rivers of tears. Poor thing has a fit in the car seat. A bottle will temporarily stop the tears, but she downs it in record time so that she can get right back to "WAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!". Hopefully she'll get used to it.

She has been loving her carrot cereal, so we figured that we would try boiling and mashing real carrots. She'll love that right???? More like "Mommy and Daddy what the heck are you giving me?!?!?!?! Mix me up a batch of powdered ones now and chuck these things!".

Channel 54 repeats the same Seinfeld, Threes Company, and Married with Children between 1am and 5am. They obviously don't have 10 month olds at home!

How about a couple more random China pictures (including the entrance to our favourite restaurant in Beijing).


  1. She really is ridiculously aborable, I hope you know that!

  2. Thanks Roberta. We are loving her hugely. We feel very, very fortunate.

  3. Awesome!!! Welcome back! You gotta fill us all in on all the details!
    You daughter is ADORABLE (and it kills me to say that cuz I hate it when my wife is right). :-)