Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Little Mr. Personality

Anderson has been so much fun lately and is developing quite a little personality! He is doing so much more now and is full of laughs and smiles. He has done some new things lately. He blows with his mouth so hard that his face turns red, he plays with his pacifier at night (the only time we give it to him), he holds onto his activity table while standing, pets Molly, and is very interactive. He has been talking quite a bit and yesterday when I picked him up from his babysitter's house he squealed with excitement. That really melted my heart and definitely made me a little jealous of our babysitter! At least I only have a few months left of school because it has just been so hard to leave our little bundle of fun.

At 6 and a half months old we thought it was time to start some solid foods since he has been exclusively breastfed for 6 months. At 5 months we did try a few bites of rice cereal but those few bites took us to urgent care due to constipation. We first tried squash and oatmeal and Anderson loved both and ate every bite. Then we tried sweet potatoes and he liked them but he preferred the squash. We then decided to try peas and he wasn't a fan. We tried once more and gave up with the peas. James has tasted everything we have given Anderson and said the peas were not so great. It's fun to keep trying new foods. We are wondering if he will eat anything green. We sure don't want a picky eater!

Anderson wants to crawl.

Look what the Easter bunny brought him!

He wants to grab everything.

Excited about eating something besides peas.


Anonymous said...

He is growing so fast...I already see such a big change since I saw him a few weeks ago! What a handsome and happy boy.

Aunt Tammy

Tori said...

Anderson is getting so big Melissa! It looks like he scored big time from the easter bunny! Keep trying those peas! I've heard you have to offer a certain food at least 20+ times to be certain he doesn't like it. Who knows, he could grow in to it too! I know I hated things like avocados and chick peas when I was little and now I can't get enough. :) I still have a weird aversion to trying cottage cheese though. Maybe I should heed my own advice!

Ray, Tammy, Josiah and Quentin said...

Anderson is growing so fast! With each post it seems like he's changed in some way. :-)
There must be something about peas. They were one of Quentin's first foods too and he really did not care for them. Two peas in a pod I guess! Ha! Sorry. Terrible joke but I couldn't help it. Lol.

Kelli said...

He would never squeal like that for the babysitter, I am sure. But I know what you mean. I HATE leaving Aiden but the excitement I see when I get him each day makes it a little easer!

Anne said...

I really love this age! Such a handsome boy ;)

Julie and Dean said...

Melissa! Anderson changes in every post. He is getting so big. I just love the 2nd picture from the top.
Can he be any cuter???
What JOY!

The Hines Family said...

Such great pictures! I love his little overalls!