Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sharing is fun.

Eliot and I were invited recently to the house of our friend JJ, mom of Sylvia, for some playgroup fun. (Check out The Baby Human Experience for some photos of the cuteness that ensued.) E was the youngest by about 9 months or so, but he still had a ball watching the frenzy that was this group of toddlers. I was mostly happy for the adult conversation, even though most of it was about cloth diapers, baby sleep (or lack of), feeding, breastfeeding, and of course, the penis infections (please see Stay Calm and Carry On for more information on that horror story).

One of the best things about the day, at least for E, was that JJ lent us her excersaucer to use until they have another baby someday. I've always been a little hesitant with the big play contraptions; our 'play mat' is just a lot of blankets layered on top of one another with a splattering of toys, but let me tell you, this is possibly the best invention of all time. At least the best invention for busy 6 month olds. Eliot is completely entertained, swiveling around in a hurry, as though he is the sole mission controller at NASA. I can actually cook an entire meal while he talks and spins and grabs, there in his contraption on the kitchen floor, and sometimes, just sometimes, Justin and I can eat that dinner. Uninterrupted. And just look at him, he's having the time of his short yet exciting life. Thank you JJ!

Butterfly is his favorite flavor.

This one pretty much sums it all up.


Sylvia's Mom (my entire identity) said...

i have a very similar photo of syl chomping at that exact butterfly! glad it helped (contraptions can be our best friends! and contraception, for that matter. see ya tomorrow for some much needed adult time & coffee!

Lauren said...

I am in love with Tyler's excersaucer too.. and so is he!! Some of my most fantastic pictures of him take place right in his contraption!! Eliot is a beautiful boy Heather...
Lauren (Winkler) Snyder

lookitmama said...

It looks like Eliot is saying "Mom, this is the GREATEST thing EVER!"