Thursday, October 18, 2012

All for a Spoon

This little spoon is so enticing. In fact, when it is just out of reach it is that much more important that it gets in my hand right this instant. Especially when it is precariously perched on top of a glass of strawberry milkshake mom made for me.

Who me?


But I don't like being messy!

On an unrelated note, I stumbled upon a trick that has really helped the boys learn how to feed themselves. And, get ready for it, it involves oats. [Who's shocked? Raise your hand.] I would put banana chunks and mango chunks and even steamed carrot chunks in front of the boys for them to grab and feed themselves with. Gray would try so hard but the food would just slide around and he would get frustrated, give up, and just gape his mouth open and whine until I came and fed him. This morning, I threw a handful of oats in the magic bullet, blended them up and used them to coat the fruit pieces.

Stress free eating.

Gray is a happy man. I absolutely love watching them figure things out. I try to let them think and solve the problem for themselves and only act when I know they have given it a good try and genuinely need my help with something. I am constantly blown away by how smart and capable they are if I just give them the chance.


  1. your boys are gorgeous. that oatmeal idea is genius

  2. haha too cute! Reading your posts makes me even more excited to have my little babe! :)

  3. Oataaaaaaaay oataaaaaay oat. oat. oat.

    I know you know what that means because you speak Oat. You're such a rock star momma. (We say Momma now that you live in Texas.)

    Love you:)

  4. You are so nice! Thank you for offering to design that mustache wall art for me! I actually designed the one that I took a photo of on my blog so although I think your the sweetest person ever, it's already made :)
    Your boys are so unbelievably handsome and growing so much! Time really flies by, especially getting to mother those two little guys! Once again thank you for your support and friendship along this journey! Your such a great example to so many of us!

  5. Gray and Nash melt my heart EVERY time.

  6. Up late tonite. Love the post Kristin, ALL the pictures are great and so is the commentary. Gray & Nash have changed so much. I REALLY miss my "healing pals", and you & Cam a little bit. Show a picture of Papa so the boys don't forget who I am. Love you all very much! Wayne