As some of you may remember, today is our anniversary, and I thought I’d share a special post.
Some of you (yes, Debby, I’m looking at you) have been complaining it’s been a while since you saw our baby girl, so I’m happy to report that she’s now a relentlessly energetic 9-month-old toddler who likes to crawl all over the place and shuns both sleep and food. In fact, to get her to eat we’ve had to hone both our juggling and aiming skills, as this video shows.
We usually use the chair straps when she’s eating, but that distressed her this time, so we let her free, wondering what she’d do (and getting ready the camera to capture the inevitable mess). In case you’re wondering, she’s eating her favorite – mashed avocado and veggies. I apologize in advance if that makes her look like an extra from the Exorcist…
i can’t believe this post notification had to be the one to get buried in my mail. Cheered me up no end. Agape mou, how cute she is. She ate it all – good girl :))))) Happy belated anniversary wishes, BTW! All the best to you all xxx
Lol – at least you got to see it in the end 🙂
What a gorgeous little sweetie she is! Very active, from the looks of things. She’s certainly going to keep you two on your toes! Congratulations on tbe anniversary, too! ?
Thanks! Yes, active is the operative word here… How’s school?
Oh my, she has grown and what a beautiful little girl. Hey, Nicholas, sometimes you just have to go with whatever works. Mary Natalie is adorable. Now, you have to save this video to show her when she’s a teenager.
Oh, believe me: I’ll be embarrassing her with these videos long before that 😀
OMG tooooooooo cute! She’s gorgeous! And no doubt she is too busy being curious looking at the camera to realize she’s eating. I was worried she was going to fuss right out of her chair! Thank you for sharing your beautiful daughter here with us Nicholas. <3
We’re constantly worried she’s going to use that chair as a launch pad. We usually tie her down, but the little Houdini escapes. Sigh…
I can see that.She’s itching to get on her way to somewhere. 🙂
Oh so cute and bouncy and fun. She eats like every other 9 month old I know. Messy. I remember my daughter styled her hair with yogurt on more than one occasion. Thanks for the video – way better than photos 🙂
Thanks! Yes, bouncy is the operative word here…
Awww … knows the camera, that one. 😀
She’s such a little model. The moment she hears the camera’s whir, she’s giving us her best smile. Uncanny!
I love this freestyle method of eating, much more fun! lol. Happy Anniversary! 🙂
Lol – I’m sure it’s great fun for the baby 😀
Happy Anniversary, Nicholas & Electra! Adorable Mary Natalie. Noticed how strong and healthy she looks, and busy, and inquisitive. How does she do with finger foods. Just remember my boys loved to feed themselves even younger than 9 months old. Finally a post about the baby growing up! Love it! Happy October! ? Christine
Just like your boys, she loves to feed herself. Sorry it took me so long to share her news 😀
She’s gorgeous, Nicholas. Our older daughter was a fussy eater. She survived and so did we.
There is hope for us, then…
What a cutie! And an Energizer Bunnie. Wait until she walks – may the good Lord help you when she does! My son was exactly like that – gave up morning naps after two months and the afternoon naps were problematic. It was always go, go, go.
I weep for the future…
Awww – isn’t it wonderful how babies subvert their bespoke furniture! 😀 Love how the high chair tray is now doubling up as a seat and/or toy shelf… 😉
Seat, recliner, launch pad… you name it!
I have to laugh at Pamela’s comment. Babies do that so well. Anyway, she’s a good eater–enjoys her food. Cute as a button, too. <3 <3
Thanks, we like to think so 🙂
Such well-trained parents! And baby is adorable.
Thanks, but we can’t take all the credit. Our trainer is one of the best.
Adorable. Love how she just puts her nose in the food without a care. Gotta love kids eating and making a unique mess at every meal. Wait a second. I have that bowl and spoon type too. At least it looks like it.
Wouldn’t be surprised if you did 😀
Oh my, cuteness overload! Although, I must admit I felt more than a twinge of sympathy for Electra (and you I imagine, when you’re not filming) for having to bend every second to pick up whatever the little one throws down. This phase came for us much later (when Sonia was around two) and I still wonder how I didn’t break my back with all the bending. Mary Nathalie looks like she’s having a blast, though.
And don’t worry too much about the quantity of her food. As a very famous Greek presenter once said (one Eleni Menegaki) no matter how picky girls are as babies, there will always come a time when they’ll have to watch their calorie intake. 🙂
Oh, and happy anniversary!! All the best to the three of you!!
Thank you, darling 🙂
Lol – I’m a case in point 😀
Adorable!!! Love that age.
How fantastic that you and Electra speak both Greek and English in the home. She’ll grow up bilingual. Do most families in Greece do this?
Erm, no, not really. It’s something we started doing in Edinburgh, as it came naturally at the time 🙂
My grandson once stood up in his high chair like that, then launched himself over the back onto the floor. After that, he was strapped in, like it or not. As David says, the real ‘fun’ begins once they start walking. She looks happy and adorable though, and that’s always the best thing for babies to be.
Best wishes, Pete.
Yikes. The possibility of an unauthorized launch was the reason why Electra was standing next to her. You never know what they’ll think of next…
Lol, absolutely adorable 😀 I remember these days so well; my oldest was a notorious non-eater who could spend up to an hour eating a small bowl of mushy vegetables; She used to drive me nuts and guess what? At the age of 22yrs, she still can take an hour to eat dinner….sigh some things just never change. Of course I also had the independent one who wanted to feed herself (I’m pretty sure the highchair ate most of the food); my oldest son used to love throwing his food and my youngest son refused to eat any sort of mushy vegetables and wanted only pureed apples or pears (he’s turning 16 soon and is still driving me nuts with his fussy food habits….sigh, sometimes I wonder if I should just give up cooking altogether) A lovely post and I must say Mary Natalie is just sooo cute 😀
One final note – enjoying your latest short story collection.
Thank you so much, Catherine! The wee one is both an independent eater, as you can see, and a fussy one. Sigh…
Mary Natalie looks to be a real bundle of impish energy Nicholas, just like my (also) 9 month old granddaughter Amelie Rose. I dread her walking and spreading that impishness around.
Lol – that makes two of us 😀