Friday, February 18, 2011

10 Months

Spencer is 10 months (and a half... this post is a little late).
Here's some of his favorite activities:

Opening and closing doors, cabinets (and the bathroom is his favorite room... little weirdo :)

Turning on and off the lights.

Playing with Dad.

(Spencer's very attached to Cory in the mornings; I think because he realizes that dad has to go to work... so he follows Cory around all morning long. I love Spencer's expression!)

Playing with/on the dishwasher.

Playing with the camera (and looking at photos of himself).

Eating (see video at the bottom of this post).

Taking baths.

Hiding stuff under the radiator, couch- anyplace that's small and tight.

Pulling up on everything (whether steady or not!) and hamming it up for the camera.

Stacking things (and then throwing them, chasing them, and stacking again).

Drumming on stuff
video

Eating
video

Pushing things around
video

Babbling
video

Playing in general
video

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tell Me How... To Get My 10-Month Old to Stop Throwing Food

Ok, so it's not a very "Valentines-y" post, but we could use the advice. Today's question is:
Tell Me How... To Get My 10-Month Old to Stop Throwing Food.

Spencer is 10 months. And he's in a throwing phase (at least I hope it's a phase!!) He throws food, his sippy cup, silverware, toys... pretty much whatever he's holding. He loves throwing his toys and chasing them all over the house. It's not so much a problem with throwing toys and the like... but when we put food in front of him, he chucks it onto the floor. I'd love to make the rule that if you throw food, then you're done eating. But I don't think he's old enough to "get" it yet. Obviously, we're not going to starve him, and he throws food at the very beginning of the meal (not just at the end, to indicate he's done). So tell me how to teach him not to throw food. Is this just a phase? He used to be so good at eating whatever we put in front of him, and now he just throws it. Can he be taught? Do we just need to wait it out?

Advice from all you experienced parents would be much appreciated.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

66 Cents

I got all 5 of these deodorants for a total of $0.66. Smiths has them on sale for $2 each, and a recent Red Plum (1/25?) had a $2 off coupon... making them free. The $0.66 was tax. Yea for couponing!