Monday, August 10, 2009

Courtesy of the Taxpayers of Austin

Robin, Lydia, and I spent a great afternoon at our local branch of the Austin Public Library and at a neighborhood pool. I am absolutely in love with our library. They have a great selection of children's books, and today we discovered their rack of CDs. We have acquired a great collection of Baby Einstein but have been looking to find some more. We picked up several Rockabye Baby CDs, including lullaby versions of Coldplay, The Beatles, and The Beach Boys. Lydia seems to particularly enjoy the Coldplay CD; she must be alternative.

Yesterday when we took Lydia to the playground, we passed a neighborhood pool. We had seen it before, but hadn't realized that it was both public and free. We really love Deep Eddy, but because babies can't wear sunscreen until they are six months, her time in the pool has to be limited, and when we go to Deep Eddy, we usually spend more time getting ready and traveling there and back than we do swimming. The pool by our house was small and filled with families. The water wasn't as wonderful and refreshing as Deep Eddy, and unlike Deep Eddy, it's chlorinated (Deep Eddy is a concrete pool that is spring-fed), but it is a great evening option! It is so much fun to have things to "do" with Lydia!

1 comment:

  1. I don't know if this is any help, but I used Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby spf 60 on Gabriel slightly before 5 months since by that point we had been taking him outside a lot and he was getting sunburned w/o any sunscreen... It worked really great and his skin is super sensitive.. I'm still using it cuz it works good, but the next sunscreen I want to try is the Aveeno Baby Baby Continuous Protection Sunblock Lotion with SPF 55... I've been extremely happy with all the Aveeno Baby products because they are really great for babies and their sensitive skin.. they've done wonders for Gabriel's skin and they are in the organic aisle.. :) I also like the fact that both of these products are non-greasy and if they rub their eyes it doesn't hurt them, which is what I was also concerned about.. :)