Teething, food and life

Goodness, every now and then, life sneaks up on ya and takes over, doesn’t it?  So has it been for me this past week. Yeah, its been near on a week since I last posted, hasn’t it.

Lets see…
The weather has cooled off, such that we can open windows at night and get the house down to the low 70s and sometimes, the upper 60s. That’s so very nice! I’ve decided that 69′ is the near perfect morning temperature… I need socks and a sweater, and I can drink my coffee enjoying the heat.

We have guests! Yep, a paster and his wife, who our church supports, from India are staying with us this weekend. Its been a wonderful chance for me to learn how to cook India style, and I’ve learned that curries are all teh same, its just the ingredients that are different. This makes sense once you see the process. Heat oil. Add chopped onions and peppers (make sure they are spicy, spicy). Let those cook till they are nice and tender, then add vegetables. Tomaotes have been in ever curry we’ve had so far, but I guess just about any vegetable will work, so she tells me. I honestly dought that squash would really work, but that might be just me. Oh, yeah, add the spices when you are cooking just the onions and peppers. Serve with rice, eat with you right hand. Mix the curry with the rice, and scoop it up in your fingers, all 4 of them. Then use your thumb to push the food into your mouth. Quite easy, if you don’t mind getting your hands messy.

Peanut is getting his first tooth! I noticed a few days ago that he was chewing even more and had become a major slober machine. I’ve been checking to see if I could feel a tooth begining most days, but nothing till this morning, and then, this afternoon, we could see the tooth poking up! He’s been a bit fussy, mostly this afternoon and evening, but nothing like I expected. Maybe that comes later?

And Peanut has started to beg for food. I usually put him in his high chair when we eat, and he will watch us very closely as we eat. If one of us is holding him while we eat, he will grab at teh food or our hand, and he’s been sucessful at disrupting the process a time or two. Well, last night, I caved and let him have a very small piece of pizza crust (from the inside where it is soft and not sause or cheese on it). Wow, he liked it. Today, he got a few grains of plain white rice, and wasn’t as crazy about it. And this evening, I had a leftover piece of pizza and he actually fussed at me while I was eating… till I gave him a small piece of crust. It was quite humerous. I’d get a piece and as I approached him, he would open is mouth wide and grunt, like he does when he’s about to nurse, and he would eagerly gobble the piece of crust when he got it. So cute.

In the movement area, Peanut is rolling regularly now.

I’ve broken the October food budget. I’ve already hit $200 and it only half way through the month. But then, I bought a lot of staple items. More details soon.

And last, but not least…

the coolest baby on the block!

I swear, I put him square in the middle of the baby gym. He’s not crawling, but he can get around!

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