- Sat, Aug 8, 2009 /
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The days just keep coming and going. Sometimes I just wish I could slow things down a bit.
We took a long weekend and went to visit Auntie Angela and her family, including Andrew’s newest cousin Henrick. Andrew and I went to Minnesota on Thursday and stayed with Auntie Allison. We left about naptime and Andrew slept the whole way! Wow, that was a nice leg of the trip. The next morning, we had a full van when Auntie Allison and cousins Reese, Isaac and Marcus rode with us the rest of the way. The trip went very well. The kids were really good and all of them actually overlapped their naps all at the same time for a bit. It was awesome to have Allison with – I think it would have been pretty difficult for just Andrew and mom to travel all of that distance. We had a really nice time visiting Auntie Angela and Henrick also was baptized while we were there. We were so glad to be part of his special day. On the way home, Grandma rode with Andrew, Reese and I and Auntie Allison took her boys with Grandpa. Again, the kids were really good during the long trip.
Next up, we are heading to the cities for Marcus’ baptism. It’s so fun to have the cousins so close in age.
Andrew has never taken a liking to cooked vegetables. He would still eat the pureed versions, but very rarely would go for any kind of cooked vegetables. Well, all of that changed when we were out to eat at Ruby Tuesday’s the other night. I had broccoli and he wanted some. He didn’t want to eat it as is though – he wanted to dip it in ketchup. He just kept eating it and even ate some plain as well. We were amazed and happy. He has since tried more veggies with ketchup with success and found that dipping everything in ketchup is that way to go. Mac and cheese, strawberries and eating it straight off the fingers are the latest. If it gets him to eat, I think it’s great. I think dipping things is his favorite part. His favorite food of late has to be brown beans, which I think is a little unusual for a toddler. He will even go for those before the fruits. Andrew is pretty good at eating with a fork and spoon. He will still revert to picking things up with his fingers when he wants to eat fast.
I have been looking for a second hand basketball hoops for toddlers all summer second hand, and I finally got one today. He doesn’t just go and put the ball in the hoop either – he actually throws it in there. I’m impressed with his aim. He has a pretty high shooting percentage. Maybe Dad should start tracking it for recruiting purposes.