Thursday, January 31, 2008

Blog Issues and Food Challenges

First, a bit about the blog. All pictures associated with our blog from January 2007 forward mysteriously disappeared. (It's actually not that mysterious, but if I tell the entire truth, you'll see that it's all my fault. So I'm just leaving it at "mysterious" for now.) So I'm reposting them as time permits, starting with the most recent and working my way backward. All of January 2008 and last December should be working. And the rest will come evenutally. Sorry about that.

Onto more fun challenges: feeding the boy.

He's a really good eater. The size of his belly confirms that. But about a month ago, when we'd feed him pureed veggies, we got this:


Super annoying. And confusing. It was food he liked (or at least used to like). And if we distracted him, usually by dancing and singing the Alka Seltzer theme song, he would eat the food. But that got tiring after a while.

And then we thought that maybe it was an independence thing, and he just wanted to feed himself. Sure enough:


He'll happily shovel in carrots and green beans, as long as we don't puree them first. He still eats breakfast stuff (applesauce, pureed fruit, yogurt, etc.) from a spoon. But everything else, we just give to him in small pieces.
His first taste of mac and cheese (with carrots mixed in -- that makes it healthy, right?):

But mac and cheese mixed with peas got this reception:
The peas were unceremoniously discarded into the cup holder. Oh well. Another day...

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cruising

He's a little shaky and wobbly, but he gets there.



Getting better...



And new today, here's what Cooper did (by himself, I might add) instead of taking a nap:

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Technical Difficulties

We appear to be having some trouble with the photos on our previous posts. I'll work on it this weekend.


In the meantime, check out my cute kid:




We usually give him his book to distract him during diaper changes, but we're a little worried now that we're cultivating a bathroom reader.



Cooper and Parker entertaining each other (hurray!):


Snuggling when Coop was sick a few weeks ago (just a fever and general cold stuff):

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

From the past couple of weeks...



Can you really call it a fort if it's held up by only you and your daddy?


One of his new Christmas toys.



Virtuoso, already.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Faces








Sunday, January 06, 2008

Things just change so fast around here!

These first pictures were taken right before Christmas, when Cooper finally started scooting/dragging himself around, mostly by pushing with his knees and feet and then, with head down, scooting his upper body forward.


We put him on his hands and knees, and he could rock. And Alan said he crawled three steps like this (which, of course, I missed).


And then the other night, this:



A view from the front:


Pretty amazing.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

A few more from Christmas



Four generations of Grants: Cooper, Alan, Grandpa Jerry, and Great Grandma Margaret.


The stocking I decided to cross-stitch for Cooper. I started it at Thanksgiving and didn't make much progress. Surely by next Christmas, right?