I had every intention of working on photos from our Christmas trip to Germany this weekend, but then Annelee finally convinced us to give her real(ish) food, so I of course need to document that first.
For weeks now, Annelee has been grabbing at my plate, my mouth, the tablecloth, and anything else she can get her little hands on during mealtimes. We were going to wait until her 6 month well-visit with starting solids, but she just plain wore us down. So, this afternoon, the family sat down to feed her some oatmeal and cinnamon. To say she liked it would be a huge understatement. She absolutely loved it!
She was rather impatient, and always tried to grab the spoon (Daddy was spooning the food in too slowly, maybe?) and then lunged her whole body forward to meet the spoon half way. Vivian was laughing almost manically at the whole thing, she clearly thought it was the funniest thing she had ever seen!
She later told Grandma on the phone: "Annelee got baby oatmeal. I'm a big girl and eat big girl oatmeal. Annelee's face was all dirty". Someone let her in on a secret: Her face is still all dirty after she has eaten, too!
And here's a video of Will and the girls in action:
Last, but not least, here are some photos of Vivian's first taste of solids (May 15th 2008, so she was about 2 weeks older than Annelee). Vivian, too, absolutely loved the food (rice cereal for her by the looks of it). They are both clearly our daughters!