Sunday, July 20, 2008

Beating the heat!

Sharing with Sissy!

Can I have some of yours, Mommy?

I'm waiting!!

What's this stuff doing on my face?!

Its been quite hot around here over the past few days. So for the most part we've been camping out in the air conditioning to stay cool, espcially since Vaeh doesn't handle the heat very well at all! For an afternoon treat today, I had gotten some Drumstick ice cream cones at the grocery & what better reason to have one than to cool off! Of course as soon as the freezer drawer opened, both girls make a bee line for the kitchen.

Gabby: "I want a mint one, Mommy!"

Vaeh: "Eaahhh" (translation I want one too!)

So the girls in the house proceded to have a cool treat! As you can see by the pictures, they both enjoyed their treat, especially since bellies are feeling much better around here! I think Vaeh is really getting the hang of this 'eating' thing. She really seems quite interested in eating almost anything - as long as its not baby food! She is still in the beginning stages of handling much texture, but is VERY willing to try things. She really likes her cheese puffs (Gerber Graduates), but when you offer 'baby food' she refuses it. I think that she's really liking the stronger tastes & baby food is just to bland for her! So I guess I'll have to invest in a mini-blender to mash up "real food" so that she'll start to eat vs. being tube fed the majority of her calories for the day!

Otherwise, the girls have been having fun playing with their cousins & getting to know some family that's here on vacation from the west coast (LA area). Hope everyone is having a good summer & enjoying it. It will be gone before we know it... too soon!


Vanessa said...

I just love the pictures! I'm so happy to hear Vaeh is getting the hand of the eating thing. I'm still amazed when Arianna eats at times. Like today she actually ate a pop tart and I started to cry. I can imagine how you feel with Vaeh since she's been tube feed. I'm so proud of her!!!!

Amber said...

Yummy! I'm jealous...I LOVE drumsticks! :^) Gracie tried (and I use that term loosely) a popsicle last week. It has been VERY hot here as well....stay cool and good job Vaeh!!!!

The Portas said...

The feeding thing is tricky at this stage. I don't think it's the food they don't like (except for that bland baby food), it's the texture they aren't yet used to.

I love the open mouthed ice cream pic. So cute!! xoxo

Josh, Carley and Kaitlyn said...

Gosh, I can't wait until eats. We're still trying to get her set up with therapy here in Ft.'s takes so darn long!! How old was Vaeh before she started eating by mouth? I'm glad you guys are enjoying your summer. We too are just trying to stay cool!! :)

Mina said...

Hey Tina, I used a hand cranky baby food grinder I got from Babies R Us, it worked great when Bilal would gag on eveything. To soften food you just add as much liquid as you need (juice, milk, broth). That's how I introduced Bilal to table food. Have fun experimenting with new foods!

Colin's Blog said...

Yummy!! Glad to hear Vaeh is eating more. Colin is the same-won't touch baby food but, has texture issues and fear of swallowing solid food.

Colin doesn't tolerate the heat well either!! He gets fevers if he is outside too long. These heart kids!!

Nevaeh looks great in those pics-really healthy!

Melanie & Colin