Loud toys are the worst. Especially the loud toys that are placed in the crib during play time and unthoughtfully left there, thus waking baby when you put him in the crib for sleepy time.
Also, what's with all of these noise-making toys having only one volume? The settings are as follows: off and UNBELIEVABLY LOUD. It's as if the volume has been set for use in a home for the hard of hearing; or maybe the manufacturers have decided to make toys that can be heard over the commonplace drone of the TV.
Either way, I don't see the appeal of PLAYING WITH TOYS THAT SOUND LIKE THIS ALL DAY LONG. What happened to the fine-tuning of one's own sound effects?
In other news, Adrian's favorite color appears to be yellow. At the grocery store, he lunges for things packaged in yellow: yoohoo, iced tea mix, bananas (you get the idea). I'm not sure where this affinity will take us, or even how long it'll last, but it's pretty convenient to know that I can hand him something yellow to keep the fussiness at bay.
And to toot my own horn: I made blueberry muffins (from scratch) this morning while Adrian was in his highchair*, playing with toys. So (toot) I can bake (toot) while my baby is awake (toot toot) and Aaron sleeps in.
thank you, that is all.
*spell check believes that highchair should be "hijacker". Silly computer.