Thursday, April 24, 2008
a new era
It happens whether we want it or not! The boys keep growing, changing, and slowly needing less of me. Such a bittersweet thing! The middle lad has been showing signs of independence lately. . . A few nights ago, I found him furiously rubbing shampoo all over his soapy head and saying, "Look, Mom, I am a big boy and can wash my own hair!" :-) The following morning he surprised me by choosing his clothing and getting dressed. He was soooo proud of himself. It is a nice thing when your kids can shower and dress themselves, but it also is another step further from you and closer to self sufficiency. Bittersweet. . .
The middle lad and his clothing choice.
The littlest lad trying to get a sample of my Rice Crispies.

Sampling his own mush!

The littlest lad is moving on as well. Today he met his first sample of cereal and milk and wasn't impressed! (Even if it was organic with a dash of Mommy in it! :-) As much as he puts everything in his mouth, you'd think he would be happy to put something nourishing in there! Since we will be making a trip in the near future, I thought it would be best to start him on some other food so he will not be so dependent on me. Bittersweet again. He is entering a new era and flexing those little wings.

  posted at 3:30 PM  

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I tried to give Hope some rice cereal a week or two ago, and I don't know if it were the shots she had just received or the cereal, but she got REALLY whimpery and fussy. I think the cereal was too heavy for her tummy, maybe. I used infant water in it. She is used to Mama's milk, so I figured I may wait for a while again. I have let her "taste" some other table foods a few times and she did fine, but Mama's milk is her favorite.

At 4:58 PM, Blogger Bryan and Marsha Potteiger said...

Enjoy them!! They do grow up so very fast!!

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Forget the cereal - I think the little one prefers the bowl!

At 12:33 PM, Blogger Lori said...

Aw, these are really bittersweet moments, aren't they?! The boys are getting so big, I remember when you had your oldest at IHC in the stroller, how time flies!

At 8:18 PM, Blogger scottandkris said...

Hey, it was so great to catch up on your family. I gotta say, I never forsaw us with all these children when we took that trip to Ukraine. Hope things are great with you. Kristina Clemens (Joslin)


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