Sunday, May 31, 2009

Negotiations and Independence

Addie was a great eater until she had to move from breast milk to solids. She is so picky that we are always trying to change things up to try and get her to eat more foods. So, it has come to negotiating (as much as you can with a 14 month old) and giving her independence. The problem is, she is way too smart and WAY too messy for either of these things to become a habit.

An inside look at real life negotiations with a toddler.
I'm trying to get her to eat some whole wheat bread.
p.s. - cheeto's are not usually part of her diet (although she would love them to be!)

The results of allowing her to try and feed herself a little bit of sweet potatoes! While she is distracted trying to feed herself the spoonful we give her, we quickly shove the rest of it in her mouth. Pretty successful, but not if we want to go anywhere after she eats.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

I loved Mother's Day! Brian didn't have ANY meetings at church and got to come home with me instead of stay for the normal 1.5 - 2 hours after. He made me breakfast (3 different items because I couldn't decide what I wanted), cleaned up the house on Saturday night so it would be clean on Sunday AND kept it clean all day ( i woke up this morning to a perfectly clean was awesome!!!). He made me dinner. And, the best part.....responded with "whatever you want, it's your day" all day long. Isn't he wonderful?? I love my husband!! I think we should turn this into Mother's Week. Who's with me?????

The Chef

The first meal
Egg Sandwhich and an omlet.
(we split everything)

The second meal
Homemade waffles with strawberries and raspberry puree...mmmm.

My two favorite people!

She is talking a bit now and her favorite word is duck. She says duck while scrunching her face and with a big smile!

Addie and mommy after church.