February 5th, 2011

Mom’s Stuff:
I’ve really been trying hard to think of the many, many positive things in my life when I feel stressed. I find that doing this helps me get perspective, and also reminds me that, really, my life is pretty damn awesome. So, here are a few of this week’s highlights:

  • LP learning to clap
  • My student’s getting excited about our class wiki page
  • Taking side streets on a crappy, snowy commute and skipping most of the gridlock
  • Warm focaccia
  • Movie night with the G-man
  • Time at the gym
  • Weather that simply demands that I make hot chocolate

LP’s Stuff:
LP has had a cold for the past few days, which is a bummer. He walks around sniffing and coughing, but he still has a smile on his face – go figure! He is a much better sick person than either his mom or his dad (both of whom get very grumpy when sick). However, besides the cold he has been a busy guy. LP is pretty much done with pureed baby food. Basically, if it’s not on the grown-up’s plate, he doesn’t want it. This means his meals have been the same as our recently: butternut squash ravioli, jamboylaya, garlicy green pasta, and, of course, pancakes with tempeh bacon for a snow day breakfast! We still give him avocado and banana of course, and he is pretty tolerant of his fruit puree in the morning (while the G-man and I usually have smoothies), but dinner is now officially a family affair. LP is still exploring his world and totally wants to walk everywhere, and really only wants to be held when he is tired or when he just woke up. Other than that. he is a baby on the move. He is also now 11 months old – only a few weeks away from one-year old! I think LP is ready for his big first birthday – but I don’t know if his mom and dad are!

One of our projects this weekend (if LP starts to feel better) is to go shopping for some baby shoes so that LP can walk outside (if the snow ever melts). We are definitely interested in advice from other parents about what kind of shoes to get, so please comment to this post and let us know what you think!

Video:
It may take a while to load, but it is worth the wait. We call this one “Tarzan meets King Kong”

http://www.youtube.com/get_player

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