Everyday life is that much more beautiful when captured with the proper lens, and I don't want to forget any of this.
I'm trying to make the sippy cup regularly available to her now in the hopes that she will decide it's a great idea when the time comes to let go of the bottle. As of right now, she likes to hold it upside down and chew on the bottom of the cup and then throw it over the side of the high chair. She's now crawling all over the house like a pro and yesterday she made her way to the back door to look at the dogs (and found the sippy cup from lunch).
I don't know why I'm so surprised that she has picked up on it so quickly. It's so much better than screaming and loosing her cool when she decides she's done eating and has no other way to tell me. Here she is today, telling me she's "all done".
Eleanor & Grandpa. I'm not sure that I have a single photo of these two where he is looking at the camera, because he just can't seem to take his eyes off of her.
And yes, those are wine glasses on the table. For those who have asked about our wine drinking venture, here's what we've tried so far.
- Louis M. Martini Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, 2013
- Simi, Alexander Valley, Sonoma county, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013
- Love Noir, Pinot Noir, 2014
- Willamette Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Whole Cluster, 2015
We've enjoyed trying each of these. We've stayed below $20 a bottle for now because, well, wine can get expensive & we don't know what we're doing yet. I would probably say that my favorite so far has been the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. It is fruitier (I think the pros call it "more fruit forward") and I like that. Pinot Noir is also lighter than the Cabernet Sauvignon and so far I prefer that. My advice to anyone else who is interested in trying wine... the food you eat with it really does matter. I have much to learn in that department, but I'm working on it.