52 Weeks of Happy (21/52)

52 weeks of happy … started by Little Birdie. Here is my Week 21:

1. Doing “Do you like butter?” with the baby. ┬áTurns out that he just likes buttercups, and grabbing.

2. Sleepy cuddles. It’s funny though because it’s like he is giving the camera the finger. Rude!

3. An apple with a leaf on it. It looks like a proper apple! It’s the equivalent of seeing a double fronted detached house with a door perfectly in the centre, and curly smoke coming out of the chimney. Like a child’s drawing!

4. Introducing some new foods (beetroot and blueberries) to TTB and the hilarity of just HOW pink beetroot can turn a baby. (Also enjoying using my “Pevensey plate” for TTB. It’s the Alfred Meakin “Hedgerow” one on the right. In the little house at Pevensey that my grandma used to own, the china was this pattern, and Woods Ware in Green Beryl. Rachel found an entire tea set in the Meakin in a charity shop a while ago and was kind enough to share some with me. It’s very nostalgic to use! I always use the Meakin for TTB now.)

5. Swings. We went on the swings almost every day last week. He loves them! Happy to see that the one crappy swing at the park has been joined by two brand new shiny ones.

How are you all doing with your 52 week posts? Are you still going? Pop a link in the comments so I can come and nosey :-) You can see my previous weeks HERE. You know, I’m enjoying doing this loads more than my Monthly Mosaics from last year. I always forgot to do those until halfway through the next month, and then could never narrow it down enough to make a 9 photo mosaic. This way is more fun, plus being weekly it’s easier to remember to do, AND I get to use more photos. Winner!

 

10 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Happy (21/52)

  1. One-oh-four says:

    Aww, gorgeous photos! TTB’s hair looks so soft. Am loving the idea of him having beetroot as finger food – that is seriously brave of you! When I was little I ate a whole jar of beetroot without my mum knowing. And she happened to notice the colour of my wee the next day, and took me to the doctors. Fortunately the doctor recognised the symptoms and coaxed a confession out of me….

    We are house hunting at the moment and I squee with delight every time we find a “symmetrical” house, but my husband just doesn’t get it…..

  2. One-oh-four says:

    Aww, gorgeous photos! TTB\’s hair looks so soft. Am loving the idea of him having beetroot as finger food – that is seriously brave of you! When I was little I ate a whole jar of beetroot without my mum knowing. And she happened to notice the colour of my wee the next day, and took me to the doctors. Fortunately the doctor recognised the symptoms and coaxed a confession out of me….

    We are house hunting at the moment and I squee with delight every time we find a \"symmetrical\" house, but my husband just doesn\’t get it…..

  3. One-oh-four says:

    Aww, gorgeous photos! TTB’s hair looks so soft. Am loving the idea of him having beetroot as finger food – that is seriously brave of you! When I was little I ate a whole jar of beetroot without my mum knowing. And she happened to notice the colour of my wee the next day, and took me to the doctors. Fortunately the doctor recognised the symptoms and coaxed a confession out of me….

    We are house hunting at the moment and I squee with delight every time we find a symmetrical house, but my husband just doesn’t get it…..

  4. Such joys … I love the apple, its these small things that are most important!! My 52 weeks are still going and I love looking back at the week and seeing the happy times I have had. I need to do my week 21 this evening, as well as trying to finish more of a baby bolero I am crocheting … oh and go to Morris Practice … phew!! :o) xxx

  5. Lovely happy things :)

    I’m still going with my 52 weeks of happy – so pleased to have kept it up, although I seem to be a few weeks behind everyone else!

    Jones x

  6. Yes, the apple would make me very happy too. Fairy cakes with white water icing and cherries in the centre also make me think of child’s drawings. I love the happy series – it honestly does make me pause and think about what I’ve done all week and how many happy things there are when you look for them. x

  7. Jocelyn Nelson says:

    I love reading little bits about your son as my son is about the same age (9 months in a few days). He is my third but I have never tried baby led weaning. Do you let your baby have everything on the plate pictured on the right? Does he manage to eat most of it and did you first start off with smaller pieces? Sorry for so many questions! I try occasionally but struggle to get the size big enough to pick up but not so big Matthew chokes. Love all your photos as well!

    • Heather says:

      Hi Jocelyn,
      I started off doing baby led weaning but found that he was too hungry and couldn’t physically feed himself enough food. BLW focusses quite a lot on the baby exploring tastes and textures and so he just wasn’t eating much from it. I started to do a mixture of BLW and spoon fed foods and that’s working well for us now. I always give him finger foods first and he usually has some of what we are having as well, and then when he has finished “eating” his food he is quite happy to be spoon fed. It’s getting a lot easier now and he is eating a lot more of the finger foods. When I started I cut everything into long strips so that he could grasp them and wouldn’t choke on them. Now he prefers things in big chunks (cheese, banana) or small pieces now that he has learnt his pincer grip. He has a good go at all the food on that plate, yes. If you want more info, the book I read was by Gill Rapely and has the science part in there too. Hope that helps x

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