Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Adventures of Jo


Baby Jo turned six months old, and he got his first food yesterday. After much back and forth between the moms, we settled on sweet potato (mixed liberally with breastmilk). He had a good time, and he may even have ingested some. The spoon was his favorite part.

In the last week Jo also discovered water. He's been in the water plenty of times, of course, but was never a real fan of baths. Just in time for the Northeast's oppressive heat wave, he decided the bath was a fun place to be (perhaps because he learned to splash). I am delighted, since Co and I were both water babies and still love to swim as adults. This summer, Jo will be taking swimming lessons at the Y, as well as going to the beach. Next weekend he may get a chance to swim in a river.

In addition to the baby swim class, Jo is signed up for four other classes... music, Baby Boogie, and Mom & Baby Pilates (the latter two are free for members of the Y, however, so we may drop in and out). When we added him to our family Y membership, he actually got his own i.d. card. Too cute.

He has learned to say "Da da da da"....just in time for Father'd Day. Um. Okay.

In other weekend news, we joined a CSA for the first time, and got our first pick-up: strawberries, rhubarb, garlic scapes, leeks, asparagus, two kinds of lettuce, mesclun greens, arugula, and fresh eggs. Wow.

In just four more days, I will be free for the summer to hang out with Jo and play stay-at-home-mom. I am definitely more of a working mom than a SAHM, in every way, but it will be fun to play that role.

Today's milestone: we're leaving Jo with a babysitter (my mom) for the first time while we go to a wedding. He goes to daycare, of course, but somehow this feels different. Any last minute advice is welcome...

Here's the big guy in action, having fun in the exersaucer on loan from Cousin Z.

10 comments:

twomomsarebetterthanone said...

SIX months old...how are they growing so fast?!

love the pictures he so super cute!

i already miss our CSA!

possiblemaybe said...

Happy half a year, Baby Jo!! The whole food eating looks like a blast - Ribbit is certainly eying big people food with much interest these days.

Jo is such an adorable little kid! And hoorah for you, Lo, being able to spend a lot of concentrated time with him during this summer!

ms.bri said...

I am terribly jealous about the CSA. We tried to join one and it was too full! We were so sad. Rejected. And rhubarb is Wes' favorite. Bleh.

Cute pics. Cute kid!

Melody said...

Jo's adorable as always, but the best part of the video was the Elmo-esque running commentary from the two of you.

"Spins around! Yeah!"

sandra said...

I love the first one where he's eating the bottom of the bowl. Too cute. Um 6 months!? Wow.

gypsygrrl said...

handsome!
thanks for sharing the pics...

marci said...

Wow! Time flies! He's adorable... Love the sweet potatoes with breast milk too. Tasty! :)

*G* said...

Wow, so much excitement around your house these days!

Happy 6 months, Jo! Sweet potatoes are the best, and still one of Mater's favorites :)

CanCan said...

What a sweet little man! That bath tub picture cracks me up. He is about to float away!
I'm giving away some Robeez shoes this week!

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CD & SP said...

too damn cute, that little guy you've got yourself there! i wish i could send you some of my lettuce. maybe i should be my own CSA!