Monthly Archives: May 2012

Bath Time


Grayson is a big fan of bath time. Even when the day seems not to be his best, bath time brings out the smiles and splashes. He loves to play with his rubber ducky and a Monty’s cup.


Never cries when we rinse him off and gets excited when he sees the shampoo.


Tonight he wanted to hang onto the side of the tub and bang on the side. We tried sitting him down and telling him he’s going to fall backwards and bang his head. But Mr. Fearless insisted on standing and banging.


Clancy observed, but he hates baths.


This is the obligatory photo that we will show Grayson’s prom date.

Time for bed

I was going to try to do a longer video, but the little guy was really fussy tonight. Fussy and an expensive camera don’t mix well. Take this as a video memento.

Food Is Fun


We’ve been really busy trying to keep up with the little man lately. He’s crawling (in a Quasimodo sort of way, dragging one of his legs behind him) and pulling himself up with anything he can get a hold of. That’s made for quite a few tumbles and several bruises. He’s also been experimenting with “talking”; he’s constantly babbling and making new sounds. His most frequently used is “th” and his newest is “y” (think “yeyeye”). Both the husband and I have been pushing him to say “dada” or “mama,” trying to bribe him into saying our “name” first. I think the kid is brilliant, and he’s planning to save “mama” for Mother’s Day since he knows it’s coming up.


We’ve also been experimenting with foods for a couple months now. He’s moved beyond oatmeal and is trying out all kinds of veggies and fruits. He decided early on that he wasn’t a fan of purees, so we’ve skipped them and gone straight to roasted and steamed veggies and fruits. He seems to like the independence of feeding himself, and we like that we can eat dinner all together as a family. The other plus for his mature palate, the adults in the house are eating many more veggies.



We started with strawberries, and he loved them. He showed the extended Shoo family his love of strawberries at Easter dinner, creating a produce massacre.


Another favorite is carrot. Hopefully he’ll have some good eyes and not have to wear bifocals in 8th grade like his mom did.

Zucchini with dill was a hit. He developed a little rash after he ate it, and we were worried that it was an allergy. His pediatrician assured us that it was just dry skin. He’s had it since with no adverse effects. (Auntie Kristi is excited her Bug likes zukes since they’re one of her favorites, too.)

Grammy and Gramps came over for dinner the other night, and we gave him asparagus. But he was much more interested in his potato wedges from the grill and Gramps’ hat.



Avocado was a hit but difficult to hold. Quite a bit ended up smushed into his high chair. I think we’ll be washing the pad every other night or so with his new eating habits.

Who knew something as mundane as dinner would take up so much space on our cameras’ memory cards?