today was my last long afternoon with olivia. at least for the forseeable future. her dad gets her on wed and thurs (well, i guess i'll get her early friday, but whatever) and i go back to work fulltime next week. to be given the opportunity to work "parttime" for a year was amazing and i obviously wouldn't trade it for the world. but, someone has to pay the bills and o isn't earning any money these days, sooo... :) anyway, i wanted to make my last long afternoon with her FUN. olivia has never been swimming. she was too small last year (she couldn't wear sunscreen until 6 mths of age and it was winter by then!) i've been waiting for this day for an entire year! i got out her baby pool; lathered on the sunscreen; suited up and headed outside! she loved it! granted, there wasn't much water but definately more than i put in her bath! she splashed and laughed and ate grass. aunt jackie ran from work real quick to come see her to! i can't wait for more pretty weekends so she can "swim" more! she's getting in her first "big" (real) pool this weekend so we'll see if she likes it as much!i hate that i didn't realize the swimsuit ruffle was tucked in until after i took all the pics!
on a side note; i have a question for you seasoned mothers out there. i used spf 55 today (it was all i had.) i know they make up to spf 100. is that REALLY necessary? or, am i bad mom for only using the 55? what SHOULD i use?