After nap, it almost always a necessity to get some nutrition in this boy's body. It's amazing how it helps get things off on the right foot for the rest of the afternoon and evening. This particular day, he was eating fruit snacks and raisins (not very balanced, I know) and pushing them around in one of his tractors.
Lilly stared solid food in the past week, and loves it! She has two parents who love food, so I'm glad she got the gene. She had been getting excited at the dinner table whenever the rest of us were eating, so I tried giving her some rice cereal,
...and she cried when the bowl was empty.
so far she has tried carrots, avocado, and banana. She practically dives for the spoon every bite.
(Oh and by the way...Lilly got her first tooth one day before turning 5 months old!)
Owen thoroughly enjoyed his chocolate tractor cake--as any two year old would.
Papa brought over his tractor and gave the kids tractor rides down the road and around the yard. They loved it! For some reason, Owen didn't want to ride in the trailer with the rest of the kids. He preferred to ride ON the tractor with Papa.
Owen was obsessed the whole evening with carrying around tractors and driving them across all kinds of terrain.
...but for now, this momma thinks he's pretty darn cute sitting up on the big potty! We are on our way to being potty trained, and having only one child in diapers! Owen has doing fantastic keeping his undies dry (pretty consistently) for a few weeks now! The task that seemed unbelievably daunting turned out not to be so bad! Good job, Owen!
Okay, so let me explain how this went. Owen wanted to read books with Lilly. So, I set them on the couch together. Owen picked out a book to look at with his sister. Things were going really well at first, until...
Lilly started grabbing at the book and bumped into Owen.
"La-LEEE!" (which is translated-- Lilly!)
accompanied by a look of "how dare she touch me and invade MY space"
It was spoken in the classic "complaint of a sibling against another sibling" kind of voice. And so, the lessons and training of how to be loving to your sibling are under way....
I love it when I find Owen in his room sitting on his stool, reading book after book from his bookshelf. He flips through the pages, pointing and talking to/about the pictures, then tosses the book to the side and moves on to the next book that catches his eye. All of this is usually accompanied by some "mood" music. He turns his stereo on and up and reads away!