Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Splash Park

Between her first teeth and a case of separation anxiety, Hannah's not been in the best of moods lately.  Daniel and I wanted to treat her to something fun.  Well, we thought it'd be fun.  It's one of those things where we get so excited about introducing Hannah to a new toy or experience and it turns out to be more exciting for us than her.  One of my friends had taken her daughter, a month older than Hannah to a splash park and she looked happy in the photos, so on Sunday, we thought we'd give it a whirl.  Afterall, Hannah loves to splash in her bath and makes our kitchen into a splash park of sorts when we bathe her.
First job was to coat little red headed Hannah in sun screen.  I covered every inch of her to where her fair skin turned two shades fairer.  What this first time mom forgot is that sunscreen on hands goes on the face to collect more sunscreen, then into the eyes.  Poor Hannah's eyes swelled to a point she wouldn't even open them.  She just sobbed.  I felt horrible.  She was so uncomfortable.  A rash grew on her forehead, too.  We still reckoned that the splash park would provide a distraction for her and hopefully keep her from rubbing those eyes.  Poor girl fell asleep in the car on the way over.

What a nice park we went too!  We'll definitely return.  When Hannah isn't traumatized that is.  She spent the whole time there staring at the ground.  No smile.  No emotion at all.  Just stared.  Meanwhile I squealed like a banshee and clapped like a seal to try to make things exciting and get a rise out of her.  Nope.  I'm sure the onlookers were quite entertained, though.
Is this supposed to be fun?

Are we having fun yet?

This is as close as she came to a smile

At least my bathing suit is entertaining

Aww...there's a smile!

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