Thursday, August 23, 2007

Getting some grandparent lovin'...

Can you tell that somebody got spoiled rotten this past week? =) Seth had such a good time with his Mimi and Pop-pop in B'ham. His favorite tummy times are when someone is there to coo and talk to him and help him roll forwards and backwards. Mimi was there to fit the bill. I think if he always had tummy time with her, he'd be crawling by now. She was good at putting things just out of his reach and encouraging him to go for them. Mama's too much of a softy, I guess. I probably need to stretch this little baby more than I do.

Seth and Pop-Pop grilled out together. Bill and Diana always feed us really well when we come to visit. Seth is becoming more and more fascinated with any kind of machinery, and the fiery black thing was no exception. I have no idea what they're looking at. Maybe it went this way. "Pop-pop, I think you dropped the steak on the ground... 5 second rule?" =)

Here's Mimi experiencing the adventure that is feeding Seth. We all get messy when we feed this little guy. He gets covered, and we usually get something on us, too. He loves all the veggies he's tried. I'm holding out on giving him fruit until I know he's happy to eat vegetables, since fruit is like candy to babies this age. I know I wouldn't eat my peas if I knew that bananas existed... I can't say enough about how great Bumbo baby seats are. Seth is still a little too small for a high chair, but this seat is great. He can sit up straight, and we can put the seat on top of tables and counters so he can be near us while we're working on things. We take it with us when we go out to eat, and he loves getting to try to knock over our water glasses from his vantage point, high atop the table.

We all had a wonderful visit with David's parents. We don't get to see them enough these days, since they're so far away, but they always make a point to try and come to see us whenever they can. This trip was more about visiting and relaxing and playing with the baby than about going and doing lots of touristy things, but we did get to introduce Seth to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. It was one of my favorite places to go when we lived there. Even in this drought and heat wave, it's still cool and green in the morning. Diana was also thoughtful enough to plan a Chinese food lunch from my favorite local take out place. I have had dreams about their General chicken. =) But mostly, we hung out and coochy cooed the baby. And this visit, he was up for it. The last time we visited, sad to say, he wasn't a very cuddly baby. He was going through some stranger anxiety, and he'd hardly let anybody hold him besides me. I was thrilled that he was willing to let him grandparents love on him so much this time around. He was drinking it in. I am going to be in soooo much trouble when David goes back to work after two solid weeks of grandparent spoilage...

1 comment:

Kelli B. said...

Loved all the pictures!!!