Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Food Ritual

Recently I stopped asking myself why the food must surround us at every meal instead of staying on our plate or in our bowl. This also means I have stopped trying to fight our wee one to eat off the spoon neatly or immediately pick up any food she drops or tosses on the floor. Instead I have discovered that our wee one is just too stubborn to have any help eating, she will eat, but only on her own terms. This means it must be dumped and when she gets out of her seat she will discover all the food she threw down there and eat that too as if it was a special treat. She is like a dog I had growing up, the food was not good until it was put on the floor first.

Book Club

Our ward is just starting a book club and it couldn't come at a better time for me. This week Phobe is still slowing recouping from her cold and ear infection and so at almost any given point this week, this is what you would see me doing. In the last week I have read 3 books and have just started my fourth. I have discovered I really enjoy reading especially when I have had a bunch of time to do it

Phoebe vs the M&M Machine

For my job I have an M&M machine & trampoline in my office. As I have had the tramp put up and the M&M machine hidden, this was the first time both were in plain site of our little busy curious Phoebs.
We will first cover her love of the tramp. The mini tramp has been very exciting for Phoebs; she has spent much of the time this week climbing on and off the tramp. Once this week, when climbing off, she went face first off the end. It was a bit scary for us all, but it taught her to now climb off bottom first. As she is beautifully demonstrating in this picture. (This is something we have been trying to teach her with the stairs, but until now she has not seen as needful to know.)
As a side note, Phoebs has also learned to bounce herself on the tramp which is one of the funniest things I have ever seen her do, it looks like she is wiggling her little bum all over the tramp and then quickly swinging her arms so she bounces.

This brings us to her second love, the M&M Machine. The second Phoebs spoted the big yellow M&M her eyes lit up and she was trying to figure out a way on how to reach it. Her best plan was to act like she wanted me to hold her and then when she is in my arms, she could reach out behind me and get it. (She is a smart little determined one.) After a while this got really old for me so I finally just set down the M&M machine with her on the tramp. I wasn't sure if she would be bright enough to work it after watching me only once getting an M&M out of it for her. Well as most of you know, chcolate is her most favorite food group in the world and once she knew that chocolate was hidden in tht brightly colored toy she had the will to figure out how I worked it...where there is a will there is a way, as shown below.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Birthday Pics

On Oct 12th our wee one turned 1 and to celebrate we took her to Olan Mills for her free Birthday pictures. Yesterday, I finally got to pick up these cute pictures of our Ugly Bug. (Unfotunatly this post is just a picture of the piture so the quality is a bit lacking)

Flakes Welcome Here

On Tuesday night at one of our monthly Enrichment groups I learned to Embroider with a cute Christmas pattern my neighbor Lexy designed herself. On Wednesday our beloved Phoebs fell sick with high fevers, an ear infection, and a terrific cold causing her to sleep all but 4 hours of the day; which left many hours for me finish my embroidering. I am now in the process of making this into a pillow to decorate our living room for the upcoming season.

The First Heavy Snow

This Wednesday was the first heavy snow fall of this year which was both an exciting and sad time for us in the Fergy Home. Our back yard all during the summer looked as the picture on the left. After the snow began to fall in increnemts of inches our most beloved Butterfly Tree began to slowly bow until it finally snaped and now lays top down on our patio. Cory now spends his time in the process of project save and bandage tree.

Phoebe's Horse

When Phoebe was first born I came across a little wooden rocking horse at DI for $5. I thought every child should have a rocking horse. Since I bought the horse Phoebe had taken little to no notice it until last week when I babysat Zoee, our neighbor girl. The horse was the first thing Zoee saw and insisted we take it downstairs so she could play with it. For nearly 2 hrs Zoee sat and rocked crazily on the horse. Watching Zoee rock and have fun on her horse sparked a bit of jealousy in Phoebe and for the past week Phoebs and her horses have been inseparable; she eats sleeps and plays on her horse nearly every waking moment.