Thursday, May 24, 2012

Learning to Eat an Ice Cream Cone

Learning to eat an ice cream cone can be hit or miss. Before the dripping started I tried to show Jude, best I could, the collaborative effort of getting to the cone mess-free. You see, my kids would allow me to lick the drips, actually insist I lick the drips before it touched their fingers...but this honey wasn't going for that, at all! Jude wouldn't even let me scoop up the overflow with a spoon. This treat was all his, and he planned on conquering it alone...and he did...right down to the last crunch. Granted, a little piece of napkin did enter into the mix, but he didn't mind it one bite...I mean bit!
Guess I'll have to buy my own cone next time!
Eating out for fun,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. Share one of your favorite "eating-out adventures" with your little ones.
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Teaching Babies To Feeding Themselves

Watching Katie learn to feed herself was quite a treat for Mommy and Daddy, but for Jeggie, (the drooling pup on her left), it was a dream come true! Turned out to be a win-win for everybody. Jeggie gets every piece of food that falls from Katie's little fingers, and the floor is always free from crumbs. 
Katie's favorites: graham crackers, cheese, bananas and cereal
Jeggie's favorites: everything!
Bubbie, Katie and Jeggie, too!
P.S. Would love to learn about your finger-foods suggestions for babies!
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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Teaching Toddlers Good Manners

Jude loved his time visiting with the ducks at the lake. He laughed at their swimming antics, tried to keep up with them as they waddled along the path, and shushed the geese who honked at them. The only thing he couldn't do was get them to greet him. First, Jude put out his fist for "knuckles,"... but no takers! And as you can see in this picture, he even gave it the old "high five" try. I stepped in by quacking with the ducks to show Jude that this was their way  of saying, "Hello. How ya' doin'?"  Problem!
Keeping it fun,
Bubbie and Jude
P.S. Have you any hints for teaching good manners to little ones?
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