Thursday, January 24, 2008

I make a mean rice cereal



Pearl ate her first solid meal today. Rice cereal. She gobbled it up like I gobble up Dove Promises. I wish I could get that excited about rice cereal. Milo wanted a bite. Then he made a face like, "Nasty!" which he is prone to say these days, especially when I am changing a diaper. Pearl has a strong desire to crawl. She smothers her face into the carpet and kicks. It actually works for a few inches! It's exciting that she is reaching all of these milestones, but I am reluctant for her to grow up. Good thing I don't have a choice.


Milo was feeling left out with all the pictures I was taking of Pearl, so he said, "Take picture, Mom. Cheeeeese!" But then he never holds the smile long enough for the camera to catch it. My favorite thing about Milo lately is that when we go outside at night he immediately looks up at the sky, locates the moon, points, and says, "Papa, please get the moon for me," or "The moon glows!" in a hushed, reverential tone. (Phrases from two of his favorite books.) We think the moon is pretty special around here.

By the way, I need help. What do I do with Milo's hair? I think he is such a handsome boy but his hair needs help. It is rather Gollum-like. (Think thin and wispy.) I cannot bear the thought of buzzing it, so don't suggest that. Do I need to buy my two-year-old some volumizing salon products? Because I don't even buy those for myself. If he starts saying, "Precioussssss," the clippers are coming out, though.

12 comments:

Amy said...

Well I missed the glowing praise of Pearl from yesterday. So I will indulge now. Pearl is beautiful- in fact she is even beautiful while spitting out food. Not many can say that. We love Pearl.

Abby said...

Amy, do you like the bib? I sure do.

wendy said...

Milo does not look like Gollum! (But that was really funny!) Just clip around the edges. That's all he needs.

I like the bib and I think Pearl is gorgeous!

Abby said...

Amy made the darling bib.

I'm afraid to cut around the edges because Milo doesn't sit still. Last time we did it his hair got butchered. Maybe we'll try it again...

shugee said...

i'm not gonna lie, i actually REALLY like rice cereal. i'm afraid i'll eat half of the portion when i feed my future babies.

i love long hair on little boys, but i've never had one, so i don't know! my sister had to give her little one his first haircut, which was sad for her, but i think she decided to have someone do it because she was afraid of his wiggles equaling injury. i think she just told the people she wanted it long, still, and he still looks absolutely adorable with it. so maybe that's what you could do?

shugee said...

p.s. i also don't think he looks like Gollum, i think he looks adorable.

Anonymous said...

"Thank you for the music, the songs I'm singing. Thanks for all the joy they're bringing.
Who can live without it, I ask in all honesty.
What would life be?
Without a song or a dance what are we?
So I say thank you for the music,
For giving it to me.
Amye

Anonymous said...

oops. "
by ABBA, of course.
Thanks for bringing the music back, Abby. AG

Anonymous said...

I love Milo's comments! I love Pearl's happiness. Amye

Dusty said...

Oh my gosh Pearl is picture perfect. Tim seriously can't stop talking about how beautiful she is and telling everyone we know. I think he is in love. Just started Rachel on rice cereal too.

Jill said...

Abs! Did you make that bib? It's adorable!

debi said...

Abby- only your cool mom could quote Abba on your blog. I love it. And also- Pearl is wonderful, and so is her bib.