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Wordless Wednesday

Mary was trying to take a photo… I could not stop laughing…
There were about a dozen of these shots, with me at various stages of trying to focus…. but I will spare you and only post two…
Still laughing… trying really hard to focus… and then the camera was out of focus… this is actually the best one.
Hannah and I went to one of my favorite places, and this is the first time Mary has been there. It is an interesting bistro/wine bar with a very assertive wait staff. It is where I come when I want to be told instead of asked. I got there early, got us a table, and ordered a glass of white wine. The owner said no, tonight I will be having Chianti. Then he nixed my food order and brought me tuna tartar. He felt I would like it better than what I had originally ordered. When I told him everything was delicious, he replied “I know.”
Hannah was in no submissive moods. She told him she wanted organic low sulfate wine and she would take no substitutes. I didn’t even know such a thing existed. It does.
“Mom, what are you doing?” I look confused… She snapped an impromptu picture of me… while her finger was covering the lens. The only person in the world more technologically challenged than me.
As you can tell, I have very few pictures this week and adding all sorts of filler. I was bored and took a picture of my ring.
I promise better pictures next week!

4 Best Teething Toys On The Market

Ducky is teething. The poor little guy is in a lot of pain. He quacks and squawks all that he can to let us know how much he is not a fan of this new thing called teeth. I explain to him that they are awesome because once he gets them in we can expand his diet. But I am not sure he cares.
Munchie was not a huge fan of teeth either, but she was not quite as verbal about it. She was the silent brooding type. We have been experimenting with different teething rings and toys in an attempt to sooth him. After some extensive research, I have found the best teething toys on the market (even though Ducky could care less about the market and is only concerned with his sore gums).
Munchkin Fun Ice Soothing Ring Teether

I (and Ducky) love the teething toys you can stick in the freezer. The water inside turns to ice, and the cold is very soothing to tiny irritated gums. Munchkin makes a lot of fun looking products, and their teethers are no exception. The bright colors will make it more attractive to baby, enticing them to stick it in their mouths.
Razbaby Raz-Berry  Teethers
A baby at day care had one of these, and I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I talked to the kids’ mom, and she swore by it. It combines a pacifier with a teether, for fast and easy on the go soothing action.
Fisher Price Brillian Basics Little Glamour Gift Set
I wish I had gotten this for Munchie, but unfortunately that boat already sailed. It is great if you want your baby girl to look girly, but also practical for mommy. It contains all the basics of teething toys; it rattles, has groovy textures, bright colors, and it is solid enough to sooth those gums.
Disney Baby Pooh Teething Ring
It is a teether and a plushie. Plus, Pooh is featured, and you really can’t go wrong with that. What I liked best about this ring is the holders on the sides. These types of toys are great to improve dexterity and fine motor skills.
What are some of your favorite teething toys? Do you have any soothing techniques you would like to share?