Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pass the peas please

So, last night was the big smooshy peas extravaganza. Appparently peas are the funniest food. Benjamin spent most of the time blowing bubbles into the peas spoon and laughing. I could not catch that on film as it takes me two hands to feed him. I could only snap a few photos in between bites, which does not capture the hilarity of the peas. It does however capture some pretty funny faces. We were much inspired by Zachary, who does not have to strip all the way down to eat, and bravely left the laddies onesie on. Suffice to say, it may never be the same. While he didn't seem to actively dislike the peas, he was definitely suspicious (although these were organic - thanks Adventuredad!). He prefered to spit them out and smoosh them around to eating them. I am assuming that he will eventually get hungry enough to actually eat real food. I have yet to meet an adult that is still living on formula and breast milk, so it must happen for everyone. Here's hoping anyway.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Carrot top

Saturday was the big pureed carrot adventure! I really thought Benjamin would like the carrots a little better. Its not that he disliked them, he never turned down the spoon or was actively displeased with them. He just looked a little concerned about the whole thing. He probably knew they weren't organic, and wanted to give me a lecture about pesticides. Regardless the whole thing was still really funny. I may be just a teensy bit biased, but I think he may have the most expressive little face ever. The pictures turned out really funny, I think. He likes to blow bubbles into his spoon. Its a messy process. We have to strip him all the way down first, and give him a bath afterwards. He ends up looking like he has the carrot pox. I'm wondering how long that stage lasts. I don't want to be a 2 bath per day household up through kindergarten. And I really don't want to get him dressed and undressed that often. Its a good thing the weather is getting nicer. I'm thinking of dispensing with clothes altogether. He can just wear a diaper and a bib. He's not afraid to take a few fashion risks.

Monday, May 26, 2008


No photos here, but everyone should rush over to Aunt Cookies blog to admire my newest little niece Georgia! She is just about the same size as Benjamin and very nearly as cute. If her paws are any indication, she will be twice his size very soon. We got to baby sit on Saturday night so that her parents could go see Indiana Jones and she is such a sweet and suggly little bundle I wanted to bring her home with us. Alas, they are quite attached to her as well.


We bbq'd at Grandma Pat and Grandpa Lee's last night, and Benjamin got to try out the backyard airplane swing. He found the whole thing hilarious, and a great time was had by all. I wish more photos had turned out, but they were a pretty blurry bunch, since Jammy is such a fast swinger. They aren't quite as laughy as it really was either. But anyway. The swing is next to a laurel hedge, and there was one laurel leaf that was sticking out a bit toward the swing, that he was very interested in. He kept trying to grab it as he went by. It was very cool. Its fun to see him get his own ideas, and try things out. He is getting much better with his hand eye coordination and his grabbyness. Grandma Pat got him a sippy cup with 2 handles, and he was holding it himself drinking water at the table like such a big kid! Very exciting.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

The Zoo, Revisited

We spent the morning at the zoo with the whole Fernstrom gang: Judith, John and their three little Fernies, and Caj and Amy and Cooper, the newest Fernstrom. And my mom was their as the zoo pass holding sponsor of the whole trip (Thanks mom!). We saw bears and jaguars and eagles and a baby gorilla and hippos and flamingos and lions and tigers and all kinds of cool stuff. Benito was largely unimpressed with the whole thing. He spent most of the time asleep. And when he was awake, we would be standing literally 3 feet from a five hundred pound grizzly, and I would be pointing right at it, babbling like an idiot, "look at the bear!! Can you see the bear?". The answer was largely, no mom, I have no idea what you are talking about, I don't see anything. Or alternatively, yeah, so, its a bear. Big deal. Show me something worth looking at. Geez. Picky kid. He did like the goats though, mainly because he got to pet them. I love how serious and interested he is in the goat photos. He is definitely taking it all in. Little crib scientist. Anyway, fun times were had by all. I think in a few more months the zoo will be more exciting.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Mom's out of town.... lets have a party!

I fully expected that someday I would go out of town, and Jammy would invite his friends over to have a party and drink beer. I just didn't expect it to be so soon.