Wednesday, September 24, 2008

poor Erik

I have to admit that, when it comes to Erik, I like to let things slide a little. Maybe it's because he's my last baby, or because life's so crazy, I don't really know. The kids finally talked me into feeding Erik some real food this week. They always thought that they would be able to help feed Erik, but Erik, being a stubborn Talbot, refuses to take a bottle. Ever since, the kids have bugged me to start feeding him food. I have to admit that I've been very reluctant to do so because I am lazy. Feeding a baby food is so much more work at first and I just don't want the mess and hassle of it. Plus, deep down, it means my baby is that much closer to not being a baby any longer. This friday, Erik will be 5 months old. I started Alex and Ashlee on food at 4 months old because I wanted them to sleep through the night. Of course, that didn't work with either of them, but I was a sleep deprived mother and willing to try anything except letting them scream through it. Ah well, I am digressing. This week, I finally fed the cute little guy food. Alex and Ash were there helping every bit of the way.
Erik loved it. He loved sitting in his high chair for the first time....
but, mostly, he loved licking the spoon!


Fulkerson Clan said...

holy cow! in that last pic, that doesn't look like a tongue! it looks like a fruit rollup! lol! erik is cute and i think starting food is the hard part, once you get started and get into the routine of it, it's not so bad. sort of like taking that first jump into a cold pool! it gets ya, but you get used to it pretty fast :)

Amy said...

That is a great picture with his tongue out! It is sad when they start doing "big" things! I guess I'm glad that he liked it... lol!