Sunday, January 31, 2010

Self Feeding

See the spoon in his hand? We're very proud of that. Z is getting pretty good at walking now, and he's getting up to a pretty good speed. The craziest part is that he likes to push stuff around - not because it helps him walk, just because he likes to push stuff. A few nights ago we were walking around Target and he was "pushing" our cart while I controlled things from the front. Whenever we walked past an interesting isle he would stop pushing and go check things out, then come back for more pushing. He stopped at one isle and tried to go push someone else's cart around.
We're still waiting for more teeth.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sleeping Titan

This is a rare photo - the sleeping Zeke. We read that the appropriate safety precautions for a baby who is walking include lowering the crib to its lowest setting and removing the bumper pads from the crib. I lowered the crib myself yesterday morning while Mike was out - it was a proud moment. Not only did I manage to save the crib from harm, no fingers were pinched in the process and Zeke and I got to practice sharing with the screwdriver. I was very sad to lose the bumper pads - Zeke has a habit of sleeping with his face mashed up in a corner, hugging the pads with one arm. It was very cute. But he seems to be doing fine without them.
We also started experimenting with independent feeding. The past two nights we gave Zeke the bowl and spoon and encouraged him to feed himself. He is very pleased with this new adventure; I am not. We will set up the tripod next time and get some sneaky-sneaky video coverage.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

China's Wedding

Last weekend we got to attend lots of festivities to help celebrate China's marriage to Hikerbabe. What? Last weekend was New Year's? Huh. That really didn't matter very much to us. Mike bought a bottle of sparking grape juice for us to use on New Year's Eve but it is still sitting, unopened, in the fridge. Maybe we'll celebrate this coming weekend.
Zeke went to the temple and waited outside with his Dad, cousins, second cousins and lots of friends. He tried to steal the show from the bride and groom by crawling and walking right in front of the gates where they would come out. He also tried to hijack any and all tripods he could find, which made the photographer nervous.
Congratulations China and Hikerbabe and thanks for inviting us to such a swank party!