Saturday, May 31, 2008

The Really Cool Things You Can Do When You're 10 Months

Special forces tummy crawl

Eat Out

Flirt with the Ladies

Rough-house with Grandpa

Push ups

Play Horsey

Stand - Assisted

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Yummy Toes

I'm still vegetarian most of the time.  I do make exceptions for yummy toes, ears, fingers, necks and ribs....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What a difference 9 months can make....

Remember this....

Aiden hasn't been swimming in 9 months, which was about 9 months too long. He started going bonkers when he saw grandpa's spa and still loves being in the water. The only difference seems to be that now he knows how to pose for pictures....

I have to include this bonus photograph because it is unbelievably beautiful.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Aiden and Audrey out on the Town

Aiden and his friend Audrey had a blast on a recent trip to San Francisco. Highlights of the trip were flirting with random people on BART and hanging out in Justin Herman Plaza.

Watching babies play together (aka steal from each other) is endlessly entertaining....

Here's the back story: Audrey's mama Alex has packed way more toys than Aiden's mama. Aiden takes a liking to her stuffed chess piece and Audrey is temporarily distracted with my camera case. A reminder, if you needed it, babies are not stupid and think the non-toy things that we use are so much cooler than baby toys.

It seems to be working. The camera case is particularly yummy....

Audrey realizes she's been had. Why settle, when she can have the camera case AND the chess toy? Watch her in action.

Audrey licks her chops as Aiden oogles her chess toy.

Yogurt takes the Yuck award

The Avocado was the very first recipient of this prestigious award. It was soon joined by other green (healthy) vegetables like beans, peas and occasionally carrots as well. Some days he decides that he just does not want anything to do with vegetables and only entertains fruits. Our doctor thinks that he is too much of a lean mean charming machine and that we need to fatten him up a bit. She suggested that we try some Yogurt and here's how it turned out.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Who needs socks anyway ?

From the very beginning the dude has never liked socks. A very early indicator should have been when the mittens fell off his hands on the drive home from the birth center. At that moment, we thought it was just a coincidence, but little did we realize that it was a harbinger of things to come. Sure enough, within days we saw him try to kick his socks off as soon as we got them on him. We'd barely have put the car in drive and looking back in the rear view mirror we could see that he'd lost one of the socks already. Eventually he took to just brazenly dispensing them off with his hands. And now it's got to the point where he either fights it or just gives us a look of disdain that seems to say 'Now why would you even try that when you know that I ain't gonna put up with it for too long ?' I recently tried to play a trick on him by wearing his socks on my big toe just to gauge his reaction. At first, he thought it was the funniest things that he had seen and then promptly proceeded to save me the indignity of having to put up with something he so detests.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Aiden's new favorite game with Daddy

When Daddy returns from work and opens the door, Aiden gets all excited and starts jumping up and down asking for play time. It's way too cute and I can barely wait to pick him up. He likes it when I hold him in the air and shake him like a tree.

This is an unrelated picture of Mommy and Son at Lindy in the park a few weeks ago. It's a place in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco where swing dancers gather every Sunday morning and have a jolly good time. This is where Daddy got himself a hot Mama a few years back. And look what that got him into. A whole lot of trouble

Adien's New Favorite Game with Mommy

We have discovered ENDLESS variations of the Peek-a-boo game and Aiden loves them all. This one is a new favorite.

A rascal already

It hit me that I was in for a long 18 years when I realized that, at 9 months, Aiden is taking a cue from his cousin Christian and is already outsmarting his mama. Although he has become a great eater, Aiden still gets a bit of yummy stuff on his chin when he eats. So, he gets a spoonful in the mouth and then a spoon scrape on the chin to pick-up all those good left-overs so they can be reinserted in his mouth. Sounds fun! Right?

Aiden thinks so now when I try and feed him he simultaneously closes his mouth and jerks his head away from me so he's looking over his shoulder. He stays that way until he's ready for more food. If I try and scrape when he looks back, he tucks his chin down so I can't get to it.

Not only does this make it really hard to get any food in his mouth, it has the added benefit of rubbing it all the places that a bib doesn't his shoulders and neck. It's a good thing he so darn yummy.

Here's video evidence of the rascal behaviour. Don't mind the loud chatter in Konkanni, his Auntie Gunush from Bangalore was on Skype at the time and whenever she sees Aiden, she can't help but scream!