Category Archives: Baby

A Perfect Spring Day

Today it was about 70 degrees, without a cloud in the sky. We went to Maymont and strolled around the grounds there. They have a petting zoo and lots of lovely little gardens — plus BEARS!

Maymont Bears 2

Joe with Bear

After we’d walked around the whole place, we plopped down on a grassy hill and just enjoyed the sunshine for a bit.

Daddy, you funny

How cute are these two?

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Teething … again.

Joe has been out of sorts for the past several days, refusing solid foods and just generally being a grump. His usual good nature has been replaced by gallons of drool, so we knew it was teething time again.

If you look here, you can see his new top teeth!

Eat at Joe's

Joe continues to be a good little eater, and he’s trying new things all the time.

I have been making a lot of his food. It’s not only cheaper, but it lets me know exactly what he’s getting. I puree a fruit or vegetable, pour it into ice cube trays, and freeze it overnight. Each cube is about an ounce, so it’s easy to make him a portion of food. Just throw a few cubes into a bowl, nuke it for a few seconds, and voila.

Bananas make me happy!

His favorites:
bananas
sweet potatoes
squash
mangoes

His not-so-favorites:
peas
carrots
green beans
kiwis

His don’t-even-bothers:

yogurt (!!)
hard-boiled egg yolk

Unfortunately, he does seem to prefer the packaged baby food. This is his absolute favorite:

Patrick and I have been eating pretty well lately, too! Last week I made spinach and chicken pie with a lovely phyllo crust:

Yum

And last night, in perfect weather, we had a light soup-and-salad dinner on the back porch:
Springtime meal

Tonight, I’m going to try making cashew chicken. Wish me luck!

Mini Me

Patrick put these two photos together to show the similarity between Joe and me. (That’s me on the left, around 2 years old?)

He definitely has my mouth and nose (which is to say, my dad’s mouth and nose). But there are babies in his play group who started out looking like one parent — and now look exactly like the other one.

Who knows what he’ll look like a year from now?

Joe and Me