With school out for the day, and the government shutdown over, Mark and my mom decided to take the kids to the National Zoo. Little did they realize that they’d be interviewed by channels 5 and 7 news, Taiwan TV and Corcoran College. Here’s Sasha and Sam, who made the 5 o’clock channel 5 news.
Like thousands of other kids in the area, it was Sammy and Sasha’s first day of school. Sasha especially was excited to be starting Kindergarten! Here’s to a great school year!
I’m not nearly as good a photographer as this photo might have one believe. I just had an amazingly beautiful subject to work with.
Saturday was our last day of skiing for the season. Having had a good lesson at Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid earlier in the week, I wanted to take Sasha for one more lesson closer to home. She was a little scared at first, but quickly got the hang of it. We can’t wait for next season!
Sasha donned the Santa hat and started doing laps around our kitchen island. Only she knows why. But it was darned cute.
Sure, today it’s the stairs, but tomorrow it’ll be Mount Everest!
It’s Sasha’s birthday! Let’s all wish her a very happy one!
Add carrots to the list of fruits and vegetables Sasha doesn’t like. The list now includes such baby mainstays as:
- butternut squash
What does she like? Well, she deigns to eat sweet potatoes, if you coax her enough. But her only real favorite is oatmeal baby cereal. That’s right, the tasteless gray gruel that most reasonable humans, baby or otherwise, would tolerate, not enjoy.
Does she appreciate the fact that I make her babyfood from real ingredients, lovingly baking the sweet potatoes and squash and steaming the carrots for her then running them through the food processor to make a nice purée easy for her toothless mouth to handle? No. All she does is make a face as if to say, “What is this slop you’re trying to force down my throat?”
At the tender age of seven months, my daughter has already proven herself quite the fickle eater.
Here’s a picture of Sasha eating carrots. Notice the look of disgust on her face. Shortly after this picture was taken, she threw up the carrots and a significant portion of oatmeal. Shortly after that, she went to bed.
Sasha is 6 months old today. Happy half-birthday, Sasha!