Monday, December 1, 2008


Second Thanksgiving Already?
Elijah had a fantastic second Thanksgiving. This year he actually got to eat some of the food. Let’s see, Elijah doesn’t like cranberries or stuffing or turkey or…hmm, he didn’t really like any of it. I’m not sure if it was because he was tired, but he just didn’t want to eat any of the Thanksgiving food. Later, for supper, we gave him pureed leftovers of potatoes and turkey. I thought he’d like it since he likes potatoes, but he didn’t want anything to do with it. So, we put some pasta sauce in the mixture and he ate it all up. That’s my boy…I love Italian food too! Wait a minute…I also love Thanksgiving food...

The Dietician
The trip to the dietician last week proved to be helpful. She gave us a lot of suggestions and ideas as to how we can get Elijah to start eating more table foods… as well as things we can substitute for foods he can’t eat because of his allergies.

I got the idea to put the pasta sauce in the potatoes because the dietician said sometimes little ones want to have a lot of flavor in their food. Hmm, it’s not what I would have thought because baby food is so flavorless. And little Elijah loves his baby food. So, slowly, but surely, we’re trying to introduce Elijah to more and more flavors and textures. He’s not too sure about it as he’d rather suck down his easy to eat baby food, but we’re getting there. He doesn’t particularly like to chew, so we’ll keep working on that. He is, however, becoming better and better at drinking from a cup. It’s another one of those things that I feel like he’ll eventually get the hang of, he just needs practice. “He’ll get there”, as I like to say.

Oh, for those of you anxiously awaiting a nickname for our dietician (yeah right!) I decided not to give her one. It doesn’t sound like we’ll be going to her very often (if ever) and I didn’t want to put the effort into coming up with a nickname. All I could come up with was Ms. Food and I didn’t think that was very creative anyway.

This Boy Likes Weddings
Elijah attended the fourth wedding of his life the day after Thanksgiving. His mom and dad’s friend Jen got married to an awesome fellow named Bill. Elijah was a good boy and enjoyed dancing to “Play That Funky Music White Boy” despite the fact that he was a bit sleep deprived. The wedding was beautiful and we were really thankful we could make it (Congrats you two!)

Home Again, Home Again
So, it’s back to the daily grind after our extended weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We sure did. We have so much for which to be thankful. God has been good to us. Thanks to all of you!

Check out Elijah’s Photobucket site. I’ve been in the process of reorganizing and uploading new photos and videos. I’ve organized it by putting folders on the left-hand side of the screen. Those folders have subfolders for each month, so remember to always check for subfolders. (Check for sub-subfolders too). Anyway, I’m not done or up-to-date yet, but check it out anyway. There’s new stuff in the 2nd Year Videos folder and 1st Year Videos folder. I’ve been working really hard on getting his videos edited and uploaded, so expect new stuff on his site soon. For the newest photos, check out the 2nd Year 2008-2009 folder. (I hope this isn’t too confusing. If you have any problems finding stuff, let me know).

Congrats to Elijah’s Uncle Andy and soon-to-be-Auntie Karen, who just got engaged this weekend.
A late congrats to Elijah’s Uncle Dan and Aunt Darlene, who will be giving Elijah a cousin next year.
And a later congrats to Elijah’s “Uncle” Ross and “Aunt” Shae, who will also be giving Elijah a cousin next year.
Lots of exciting additions to Elijah’s Life next year and he can’t wait!


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