Dakota: Toddler California Winter Highlights

Time for a Dakota photo dump! I started this post over a week ago, so just pretend it’s the end of February still, okay?

One month until she’s a two year old, and we’ve been having lots of fun! We hit up the Exploratorium for the first time, which the grownups probably appreciated way more than Dakota, but there was still plenty for her to see. Here she is with a fog generating table thing. Not quite sure what we were learning about, but it was cool:


She may have loved the BART trip (traaiinnnn!!!!) even more than the actual Exploratorium, but she still managed to fall asleep for the entire ride home:

BART trip
In more every-day news, here’s Dakota’s preferred coloring activity, decorating the sides of her “rocket ship” with chalk:

Chalk drawing

And we had a nice rain shower. So at least we’re reasonably sure that Dakota knows what rain is now.


Dakota is starting to figure out how to actually play with other kids now, super exciting. It makes photo dumps on a public blog a little tougher, because I’m okay putting up photos of my own kid, but don’t want to post tons of photos of other people’s kids. ๐Ÿ™‚ Anyway, here’s Dakota at an aweeeesssooommmmmee sea-themed playground in Sunnyvale:


Have I mentioned Dakota’s obsessed with ocean-related things? Thanks a lot, Octonauts. ๐Ÿ™‚

And since this is a February recap, here she is eating some chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day.


In slightly more frustrating developments, Dakota is very NOT into sitting in the stroller or the carrier, making a daily walk for the dogs much more difficult. Sorry Loki and Alaska. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Sometimes I can convince her to sit so we can go fast enough to give the dogs some exercise, but normally only if I let her play with the iPhone. That kinda feels like it’s defeating the purpose of being outside, but you gotta do what you gotta do. It’s somewhat easier if two adults are present, and even easier to keep he moving if we can convince her to “walk her dog”:

Dog Walking

One last photo, Dakota continues to “help” with the gardening. Here she is trying on my gloves:

big gloves


Posted on March 3, 2015, in kid stuff. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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