February 13, 2011

Starting solids....

Last week we tried solid food for the first time with Finley. Up to this point she's only had milk but she's been staring at us while we eat and knawing on her fingers so we figured it was time. She's almost 6 months and that was the developmental milestone I was aiming for.

So I went to Meijer and bought infant rice cereal and a box of infant oatmeal cereal (I had a coupon for two boxes, of course!). That night Paul and I mixed up the cereal and got Finley all ready in her booster seat. Here's the video:

Much to our dismay, she HATED it. She even gagged and shuttered. I tried the rice cereal for several nights and got the same response every time. Two nights ago I tried mashed up bananas thinking that maybe the sweet taste would win her over. NOPE same response.

Apparently it's going to be milk only until she's 16. I guess we'll have to keep working on her! I'm making some sweet potato baby food today, we'll see if that's a winner!

February 3, 2011

Finley's Dedication

We had most of our family (minus Brad and David's families) out for Finley's Dedication on January 30th. It was great to have a large portion of both families represented.

They all met us at church where Finley got ready.

We put her in the gown that Paul's Aunt Cheryl had made over 25 years ago, although Finley was the first to wear it.

Several other families were being dedicated at the same service.

Afterward, we all traveled back to our house for a pasta bar. Daniel did a great job with the tablescape. I'm so glad to have him around to fancy-up our table.

Finley enjoyed her day and all of her family. But she was pretty tuckered out at the end of all the festivities.