Sunday, August 11, 2013

Meal Planning-Enjoying Summer

August already!  Summer has been short here in Cleveland as we've only had about 2 weeks of really hot weather (not that I'm complaining) and LOTS of rain.  Our tomatoes are still green but C's mom was able to give us some from her crop so we will be having lots of fresh-from-the-garden tomato dishes this week.

Sunday-Lunch was steak and corn on the cob on the grill.  Dinner was sausage/pasta/tomato/basil dish garnished with balsamic/olive oil/garlic/cheese
Monday-BLT wraps and grilled summer squash
Tuesday-Chicken and sweet potatoes in the crock pot with salad
Thursday-Brucshetta pizza

Now that Henry is starting to enjoy food, I have the following planned for him:

Lunch-Sweet Potatoes

We are adding a new food every 4-7 days so on Wednesday, I'll add something else into his diet.  I'm thinking bananas as they would easily mash in his mesh feeder.

What's on your meal plan for this week?  Any great fresh tomato recipes?

Sunday, August 4, 2013

6 months old!

Here we are at 6 months old already, how did that happen????

We've had an eventful month and the biggest news is starting food!  Henry is a fan of the mesh feeder (I think he likes that he can do it himself) and he has tried avocado and sweet potato.  His sleep schedule is starting to regulate a bit into 2-3 naps per day but we are still working on getting them at a consistent time each day.  Each time we make progress, life gets in the way :).  He's increasingly vocal and enjoys talking and shrieking.  When he gets upset about something, boy he lets us know it.  This afternoon Chris tried to put him down for a nap and Henry certainly didn't think it was necessary.  Henry screamed for about 10 minutes and then when Chris brought him downstairs to to me, Henry spent a few minutes "complaining" about it.  Henry loves music and having us sing to him.  He also loves his interactive toys and is always on the go.

We've noticed that he's developed a bit of a temper (see above nap example) and is very clear about his likes and dislikes.  We do enjoy seeing his personality develop!  H continues to got to PT and we do his exercises every day to strengthen his upper body.  Henry has his 6 month well-check in a week and I'm excited to see his stats!

Here are a few photos of our growing boy: