Thursday, June 24, 2010

Was this really that odd?

Today I decided to practice efficiency and good time management and combine a run and a trip to the grocery store, wow that resulted in some strange looks. We live about 1 mile from a grocery store that we often walk to, we get looks doing this, but today I decided to make the run a little longer and go to the Super Target instead. I ran the 2 miles to the store with the BOB and the looks started when I entered the store. I don’t know if it was the BOB or the cute baby, but everyone stared. Maybe they thought I was stealing the card, red pepper, zucchini, and yellow squash I put in the basket under the stroller. Things got stranger when I got in line and the people behind me had to point me out. Maybe it’s the fact that we live in the suburbs and people just don’t walk anywhere, I’m not sure but I’d walk/run/bike everywhere if I could, with an infant it is almost easier than the entire car seat process. Now I’m wondering was this really that weird?

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy 1st Father’s Day Matt. I was working, so it was a daddy day for Ophelia, perfect for their first Father’s Day. I came home to find her asleep on the couch in daddy’s arms.


This year we have established a couple new family traditions revolving around food and holidays. This started with sushi on St. Patrick’s Day and then Cinco de Mayo, so we decided all ethnic holidays mean sushi. The second trend continued yesterday when we went out for Indian on Father’s Day, the same meal choice as on Mother’s Day; so the second tradition of Indian food on parental holidays. Ophelia got her second taste of Indian, she loved the mushy potato/pea mix from the samosas and the pureed spinach from the shrimp saag.

As I wrote this I realized we don't have many pictures of Matt and Ophelia, this is the last one from Easter. Looks like we need more daddy/baby pictures.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Food

Ophelia has seemed interested in food from quite early on, she is my child after all. She has been reaching for our food and loves to watch people eat. She was so happy when I cheated and let her lick some curry sauce or ice cream off my finger. We decided not to wait on introducing food and started with the typical rice cereal right at 4 months. She loved it, but seemed to quickly get bored with the lack of flavor. After a couple weeks we moved on to carrots and she likes those even better, I'll have to admit that they are pretty good. It seems I have an independent child already, she has taken the spoon a few times and tries feeding herself with the occasional success.
Who knew eating was so messy! This is what happens when she wants to help.

Morgan loves the carrots too and lucky for him Ophelia is willing to share, we'll have to break this habit when she is older and starts passing off her meals to him.