Sunday, January 22, 2012

Oh, These Rainy Days

I've always loved the rain.  There are those who think I am crazy.  Those who cannot comprehend why I was so happy to leave sunny San Diego to come back to the Pacific Northwest.  Those people may not have see-through white melanoma-prone skin, but still...

That said, rain-loving me is getting a bit tired of it.  When all our friends and family in Seattle got snow days last week, our snow always melted by morning and then swiftly turned to rain.  And these cold, sideways raining days are not so much fun when you want to play outside.

So we've been having cabin fever.  Perhaps that's why Cora is rocking her mismatched stripes in these pics.  Or perhaps not.

We tried to fill up our rainy weekend with fun family things to do.  So we went to OMSI, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.  Pretty fun and I know it'll be more fun when Cora is old enough to actually play with some of the cool stuff.  Even so, her Daddy had fun showing her around.

He is a biochemist himself, and although not working in a lab at the moment, has spent many moons in fashionable chemistry goggles.  So Cora wore them quite naturally too.

We filled in the gaps with some swimming, Baby Signing Time, books and songs, and some fun therapies at home.  I don't think Cora thinks therapy is as much fun, though.  She still gets majorly mad when we try to bend her knees, or heaven forbid, coax her rigid little form into a quadruped position (hands and knees for those people who don't participate in Early Intervention or other physical therapy). 

Still, it was a fun weekend.  But I know that we will gladly accept the return of springtime, when Cora can return to one of her favorite activities:  swinging.  Even just a dry, moderately cool day will do.


  1. I have been thinking about "baby signing times" for Cal. Gotta get it! I love the pic of Cora looking up at dad with the goggles! I love rain too, it is cozy and romantic! I saw Sophie the Giraffe, too! Evan loves giraffes and always wants that, but he will be 6 so I'm always reminding him it is a baby toy!

  2. Ha, I grew up on Vancouver Island and all it did there was rain!!! I love the rain too, but there is only so much I can take!!
    And I think I did a whole post once on how stubborn Russell was every time we tried to get him on his hands and knees...He would get so mad and arch his back and refuse to be put in that position. Very frustrating! lol
    Cora is just adorable in those goggles, and I love it when you have her hair like that it's super cute!!

  3. Oh my goodness! Miss Cora rocks those biochem goggles!

  4. Hey! Just wanted to let you know I added your blog to the families list at Real Life | Down syndrome. :) A few of us are trying to reactive this site I created awhile ago ... let me know if you do NOT want to be listed! :) Thanks!


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