Genevieve is really learning to love food, especially food she can hold. I love it because it keeps her occupied - she once chewed on an apple slice for more than 20 minutes! Here are a few cute pictures of her enjoying food.
Another new food that Genna loves to chew on is baby carrots. Usually, just one. This time, I gave her a carrot while I prepared my lunch, and left the bag of baby carrots on the coffee table for me to eat as a part of my meal. I guess she decided she needed two - one for each hand. (Usually she has a carrot in one hand and her paci in the other; they take turns in her mouth.)
Then, she decided to attempt to climb the stairs while holding both carrots. Why not? She's such a pro at going up that she needed a little challenge.
"Here I go!"
"I'm amazing!" What a cutie.
On this occasion, I was in the process of putting my lunch on the coffee table, so I could enjoy it sitting next to Genna as she played (don't mind the dirty laundry in the background). In the time it took me to walk back to the kitchen to grab my drink...
...she decided to devour my banana! (I had already peeled it...she's not quite that dexterous yet). She already knew it would taste good, as we have shared bananas before. When I discovered her, I tried to take the banana away, so I could break some off and give it to her in her high chair. She did NOT want to let go of that peel!
Here she is finishing off what she started...although I love that she loves bananas, I HATE cleaning them up. For some reason, I just can't stand the smell of mushed up bananas, especially as they get all brown and slimy...ew.
But for a few moments of peace and quite, anything!!!