Brecken is starting to experiment more with utensils (he has his own little plastic ones, but this morning he insisted on my big metal spoon!) and he keeps grabbing them and feeding himself with his left hand. He has two uncles that are lefties...I wonder if he will be too!
My neighbor, Julie, kept Brecken yesterday while I went to the eye doctor. Julie and I walk in the mornings a couple times a week so Brecken loves her daughter, Sophia, who is just a few months younger than he. Julie texted me this picture of them eating lunch and he dots patiently waiting for the leftovers!! Looks a lot like our house, just our dogs aren't allowed in the kitchen while B eats (too tempting for him to feed them!) but they sure love being on clean up patrol! They come running in the kitchen as soon as I say, "Brecken, are you all done?". So funny!
B has this cheap little jack in the box type toy that he got for his birthday that he LOVES. When the top opens, a cow pops out, B laughs and then he presses the cow back down. It also plays music when he turns the knob. Musical toys usually don't bother me, but this one drives me crazy because all the notes are a little flat! It hurts my ears every time. Thankfully, because it's so cheap, the battery is dying already and we soon will be music free. In the meantime, the cow in the jack in the box sounds like he's dying a slow, painful death. Poor cow.
We just bought some end tables for our living room but Brecken thinks they are just another toy to add to his collection! This morning, he kept opening the drawer and putting his dump truck in it. He's very into taking things out and putting things in right now. Unfortunately, he likes the taking out part more than the putting in so he leaves a little trail if destruction wherever he goes!
Since we have two dogs, we normally buy the big 40lb bag of food at Costco which is so big that Brecken can't reach the top. Well, this time I had a Petsmart gift card so I bought a smaller bag there. My curious little boy of course discovers the bag and starts rooting inside. H watches us reach in and pull out a cup of food everyday so I guess he thought he would try! He kept trying to eat the food himself (not the first time and I'm sure won't be the last!) so I showed how to feed the dogs. So piece by piece he feed Sadie and Keely a little food. We taught my niece, Salem, how to do that a few months ago and it kept her from eating their food. She would, however, chase the dogs around the house with a piece of food in her hands trying to get them to eat it! Hopefully, B will learn the dog food vs. people food concept soon too!
So I guess it's time to buy Brecken some toddler forks and spoons. Last night when we were eating dinner, he kept grabbing the fork out of my hand and trying to feed himself. He's been fairly unhappy with us feeding him most foods (unless it's ice cream!) for awhile, but has been generally content with using his fingers. He also wants to drink from our cups. The other night, he kept fussing and reach toward the table. He only calmed down once I gave him a sip from my glass. So I put some water in a smaller glass for him, and even though he spilled it everywhere, he was happy! He figured out how to use a straw right around his birthday and has been fascinated with them since. So I have to be careful now that if I'm drinking anything from a straw (like a Frappacino!) that I get a cup of water with a straw for him too! Such a big boy...