Monthly Archives: February 2009
From Brian: Tonight, we had dinner with bunches of family to celebrate Yeah-Yeah’s birthday!
It wasn’t really Yeah-Yeah’s birthday, but we had a party anyway!
We hope that you had fun, Yeah-Yeah!
From Brian: Yay! Goo-Poo visited!
Here are some photos from tonight!
Of course, Robert had to be shared!
He received a lot of attention!
Then Goo-Poo played with Robert while he enjoyed the rolly chair.
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXS7VN4TEAM to watch directly)
Shortly after this photo, Robert ate all of his store-bought carrot baby food. He really likes peas and carrots now!
From Brian: He LOVED the store-bought carrot baby food. He ate two servings! Yum!
From Brian: In an attempt to determine if he dislikes the taste of peas or if he disliked the texture of homemade mushed peas a couple of nights ago, Beanie’s Mommy had the idea to try to feed him store-bought peas baby food last night. Did he eat it?
The short answer is yes, he ate it! Therefore, it might be that he just didn’t enjoy the texture of homemade versus the smoothness of the store-bought. Or maybe he’s finally getting accustomed to vegetables.
The long answer is that he’ll eat some, but eventually gets disenchanted with the concept. He likes to grab our spoon or otherwise interfere with our feeding him. Below is a photo of him holding a plastic spoon–an ingenious “decoy” that Mommy used to occupy one of his hands to give her a cleaner, er, more accurate shot at approaching his mouth with the food.
Eventually, he has a bit too much fun with the decoy. He waves it about, often dropping it and leaving us without a decoy unless we pick it up for him (and potentially cleaning it in case his puts it in his mouth). He can block us, dueling spoon-to-spoon. He can bang the decoy around, possibly knocking over his bowl of food! Thus, we might detain one of his arms in order to feed him.
All in all, it was somewhat successful. Eventually, he clamped his mouth and tried to dodge the food, but not before we fed him most of his dinner.
From Brian: He woke at 6 a.m. this morning–not so bad because he occasionally wakes earlier. I took care of him while Mommy slept in.
I was sleepy throughout the morning, but he wasn’t! I tried to place him on his activity/playmat surrounded by lots of toys while I tried to work. The photo above and the video below shows that he wasn’t amused!
(or click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7jh7AV_59I to watch directly)
However, as the photo below shows, he was happy when I didn’t work and played with him.
From Brian: Listen to him chatter during dinner (rice cereal) tonight!
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtE7K9WZalY to watch directly)
From Brian: After last week’s attempt to feed him carrots and our recent attempt to feed him peas, we went double-or-nothing tonight to try to feed him carrots and peas. How did it go?
We began dinner with guarded optimism. Look at his smile above!
There were moments of happiness! See below:
Below are moments of contention between the Beanie and the Mommy:
But overall, it was a good time! He generally seemed to tolerate his food, and we were very pleased!
After the meal, Mommy gave him the spoon for playing (photo below)…which he then dropped…and then he complained about it in the video at the bottom of this post!
p.s. Also, a shout out to Robert’s cousin Kelsey who has been watching his videos!
(or click http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiPzryfH6ns to watch directly)