|Taken while Garrick was searching the garage for the bag the tree goes in.|
We are also loving Baby Led Weaning (or rather, Baby Led Feeding since he is not being weaned at all)! Photographic evidence to follow...
|"Baby food"! Bananas, Apples, and Sweet Potatoes.|
|"Dinner" one night was steamed Apples and Sweet Potatoes with a fried Egg (yolk).|
|So serious about his food...|
|Whole Wheat Toast with Avocado smeared on...|
|He loves egg yolks...especially runny, but hard/medium is okay too.|
|Tomatoes are yummy too (but plug him up because he can swallow whole chunks without chewing well enough).|
|Gabriel's preferred method of eating a Banana, he doesn't like holding on to them!|
|Pre-dinner happiness out at IHOP! He had egg yolk (runny because they couldn't figure out how to hard cook an egg without scrambling it).|
Since Picture Me Studios went under (and took advantage of so many people...the parent company, CPI, owned all of the Sears and Walmart portrait studios), we've gone to JC Penney's portrait studio (run by Lifetouch...they do all school photos as well). They are expensive though! The paper quality is better, but I hate the studio itself...it's tiny and hot, and for the most part, if you want props that don't look like they've been run over by a truck, you have to bring them yourself. They also won't airbrush the photos like Walmart did...and since my child is prone to causing himself bodily harm (scratches while he sleeps), both his 6 and 7 month portraits have "head wounds" in them. I asked on the 7 month ones if she could "touch it up" to get rid of the big scratch down his forehead and got told they "couldn't do that"...it's all done digitally and the computer program should do it without issue....it irks me. Also, the camera stopped working halfway through his session, she didn't notice (other than that the camera wasn't reacting as fast as it normally does), and we lost some really great pictures of him! We ended up spending over 2 hours there trying to get portraits and order them. I'm on the hunt for somewhere else to go...what I'd really love to find is someone who can do them and give us a CD (or other means of digital storage) with the whole thing on it for less than what Penney's wants ($150 for a CD that doesn't include any of the photos they deem "unworthy", which are usually my favorites)! I like having them print 8x10s and stuff...but if I have to go have them printed somewhere, I'm all good with that too.
|6 month portrait session!|
|7 month portrait session!|
|In our "too small for Mom or Dad" baby carrier...it shouldn't be up on my neck like that, but that's where it goes...I'd love an ErgoBaby Sport carrier (in black)!|
|Tired baby passed out in the car...we get so many compliments for him in his shades! They have little red flames on the sides. Macular Degeneration runs in my family, so it's shades on when we go outside!|
|Rosie willingly lays down with Gabriel these days (this time he rolled to her though). He is very gentle...until he can reach her fur that he can sink his fingers into, then he pulls out handfuls!|
|Our new light fixture in our Dining room!|
The best part about the new fixture though is that it is very close to the ceiling, so Garrick can easily move around the Dining Room without smacking his head on the lights! Even I had to be careful of where I walked or moved in there because I'd hit it and I'm an entire foot shorter!