Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Videos

It's interesting how our little ones go through stages as they grow. Asserting their independence, deciding what they want to do and what they DO NOT want to do, defying what we as moms do not want them to do...

I actually couldn't help but laugh at Moana today. We were at Jenny's where there is no baby gate at the bottom of the stairs. Moana can get up the stairs no problem these days, but she has no interest in coming down. Since I have no interest in her falling down, I only let her crawl up when I can be right behind her. And since I was in charge of both Sadie and Moana at the time, my choice was that it was not a good time for Moana to practice crawling up the stairs. She knew it too- because 3 times in a row she started to crawl up and I told her 'no no no' as I grabbed her and pulled her back down. The fourth time- you should have seen those fast twitch muscle fibers at work. That girl is quick when she knows she has about 10 seconds before mom is going to pull her off the stairs! Or maybe she misinterpreted my 'No no no' as 'Go go go!'?

Eventually I blocked the access to the stairs with a couple of chairs.

Anyway, we're still working on eating more solid foods. She still prefers the pureed stuff, though she will eat bits of soft food if she's in the mood. Tonight I put bits of soft tofu on her tray to see if she would eat it. She's had tofu before and eaten it just fine, but it was pureed and mixed with some other food (like sweet potato). Anyway, here's what she thought of the bits of plain tofu.

Another thing we're working on is her learning to hold the spoon herself. More fun than holding the spoon is apparently throwing it on the floor and waiting for mom to pick it up. Isn't that fun? We play that game several times a day.


And finally, I captured an attempt at walking on video. I love this!

10 comments:

Sara said...

Love the videos! The tofu one is hilarious. Yeah for the walking, too cute! It must be so scary to learn to walk...

N.D. said...

hahaha these are so cute. I like how she says dadadada and her walking is so cute!!

Lizzie said...

OK - this child could not be ANY cuter (but then of course she somehow is!). What fun videos! I am glad you said her name too. In my head I have been pronouncing it as Mo-ANNA instead of MoAHNA - which definitely sounds more correct! :)

Regina said...

These are great! The make me long for those days again. She is so adorable! I love the face with the tofu, priceless!

Katie A. said...

Thanks for sharing these priceless videos! She is sooo adorable! I love the tofu one - she had you there for a second thinking she might actually try it! Ha!
And the walking! So cute!

Rebecca DeWire said...

I agree with Moana that tofu is not the best food! It is funny that she only likes pureed food since Elena was completely the opposite. Also, I am very impressed at her walking, she is doing great.

Marit Chrislock-Lauterbach said...

Holy cow - she's got the SAME reaction as my husband when I try to make him eat tofu. ha ha - just kidding. (sort of). She is ADORABLE! Love the fact that she's got food all over.. hee hee hee. And what a great walker - love it! I am so excited to meet all of you in a few short weeks! YEA!

2009 Sportsplex Sprint Triathlon said...

Such a big girl...she's almost got the walking down. When Brayden doesn't like something, he uses his tongue like a shovel to get rid of it or he just holds his tongue out till you take the food off.

Angela and David Kidd said...

Those videos are great. And I don't blame her on the tofu. The consistency can make me want to do that.

Her little legs are so skinny. Man, my kind is a chunk.

Alicia Parr said...

Funny that I thought the same thing about Moana's little, trim legs as AK. Also want to mention that the word "No" is so incredibly ineffective with Remy that I wonder what I'll do when I can no longer physically remove him from a situation.