Sunday, January 12, 2014


We all have to learn sometime.  Even those of us who do it more than we should had to start at the beginning.

I'm talking about eating.  Something we take for granted, yet there is nothing like a 17-month old to teach you how difficult learning to eat can be.

Not that Harrison learning to eat is an unpleasant experience.  Harrison has taken to it willingly, so much so that he often refuses to each anything you offer him unless you set it in front of him and hand him a utensil.

I would mind so much really, if it weren't for the fact that it now take longer for him to eat, and I'm always worried that he's not getting enough to eat.  It makes me wonder how in the world we ever taught twin girls how to eat!

In any case, Harrison is happy during mealtime -- eating like a "big boy" and making a mess as he learns to use fork, spoon, and bowl!  Bon Appetit!

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Thursday, January 02, 2014

Good Night Gorilla

Good Night Gorilla by Peggy Rathman 
 is Harrison's favorite book now.   It's funny because both K and C loved it too.  He will select it from a pile of books and bring it to you to read to him.  His favorite page is this:

Here he is at 16months with four upper teeth and three lower teeth and two back upper molars on their way out.  

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Harrison's blinking game

Harrison loves to play the blinking game.

Here's how it goes.  

I will be feeding him or playing with him.  He closes his eyes like a long blink for 2 seconds and opens them.  I will copy him and he will do it again.  Sometimes he initiates the game; sometimes I do.  It's a lot of fun and his playful personality really shows.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Feeding Daddy

Harrison loves to share. The easiest way to get him to eat is to let him feed you while you're feeding him.

Here's how it works -- you give him a bite of food, he'll give you a bite of food. I love it because it's teaching Harrison what he'll need to know in about 50 years when I'm in the old folks home!

Here's a photo of Harrison sharing his breakfast turkey meat with me:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Summer Fun and Big Big Big Stuffed Animals

This summer was full of fun activities for the girls.  They did more swimming than they ever have, and they enjoyed their time at "Camp G" and other fun activities.

Our big trip for the summer was a week in San Diego with Grandma and Grandpa and the Cousins.

We also came home with a new family member.  Here is his photo:

This animal is BIG.  HUGE.  It's a giant purpose hippo-dinosaur thingy.  It's incredibly soft, and Caroline has been sleeping on it since it came home with us.

Caroline is the one who won it.  It happened at LEGOLAND on the "Raptor Climb",which is one of those carnival games where you have to climb a rope ladder and ring a bell without flipping off:

Caroline somehow convinced me that she could to it, and darned if she wasn't right!

We are proud of her, and glad to have "Hippy" as our new family member!

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21st Century Kid

Harrison is 12 months old, and getting pretty smart.

Here he is playing with our printer in our bedroom.  Up until recently, it was fairly easy to keep him from messing with it because I could just turn the printer OFF.

If you'll notice the photo however, you'll see that the printer is on.

That's because H has figured out how to turn the darn thing on!  What can I say, he's a 21st century kid.  I'm surprised he isn't texting before he can talk! 

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