Friday, May 26, 2006

Food, well maybe

Ever since we introduced solid food to Kale back in April he has been rather luke warm about the concept. Actually he has been downright against it. He purses his lips, turns his head, makes horrible horrible faces and even grabs the spoon to wipe off all the food before putting it in his mouth. When all else fails and we still force him to taste it he spits up everything else in his stomach to display his displeasure.

We have taken two weeks off before offering again. We have tried simply putting food on his tray. We have tried pureed foods, chunky foods. The only things that hold appeal are solid solid foods, such as the entire apple he was munching on here. Nothing worked. We weren't/aren't worried but I was surprised. I thought he would be into food.

Today I went from a walk with Daphne and her daugher Sadie. We stopped to feed our babies and she pulled out some baby food while I was breasfeeding Kale. Kale was too distracted to really eat though and so Daphne offered him a bit of Sadies pureed bananas and apples. I held his hands down as the spoon approached so it wouldn't be grabbed and smeared everywhere. Then the wildest thing happened, Kale opened his mouth. Kale took food into his mouth. Kale gummed the food. Kale swallowed. Kale opened his mouth again. Daphne fed him more than he has ever eaten before.

I didn't know if it was a lightbulb that went on in his head about wanting food or if he simply liked commercial baby food more. I went home and pureed a bunch of sweet potatoes and winter squash to baby food texture and defrosted some apple sauce. I couldn't wait to show off Kale's eating abilities to Keva and he didn't disappoint.

Sure he made a mess.
But as this picture shows he is taking the food into his mouth and doesn't look unhappy about it.

Our friend, and house guest, Anne was there to witness the miracle.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


For the first time since Kale was born we attempted to do yard work. I weeded, Kale worked on the pond and Kale got himself good and muddy.

Kale crawled around the front yard today while I tried to get some weeding done.

Then he would try and eat the grass, he didn't seem to like it very much. (Note the really muddy knees.)
After a while he was more interested in me than the yard, or maybe he just wanted to grab the weeding tool and shove it in his mouth.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mommy Mommy Mommy

This is life around the kitchen these days. Really this is life everywhere these days. Kale crawls towards me and pulls himself up to standing while whining. Then I can pick him up or he falls down and a few minutes later it all begins again. Some days it is endearing but most of the time it is exhausting.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Our boy ferret, Bannister, passed today.

He aquired pancreatic cancer in his old age and played (and ate) hard until the very end.

We'll miss you, Mr. B.

- Keva, Molly, Kale and Belle&Boo

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Isn't he cute

Look at my happy little boy taking all of the cookbooks down and chewing on them in the kitchen. Books seems to be his favourite part of this whole crawling business.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Alex's Mum and Dad wanted to go see a movie so we babysat. Alex came over to play for numerous numerous hours and it was quite fun. Keva and I both felt like single parents as we met the needs of the two babies but we made it through we no scarring and very little crying, laugh. The main adventure was Alex gets her pacifier/soother/binky about the house and Kale kept crawling over to her and stealing it. I got out his pacifier/soother/binky so he would stop, but no, my son is a binky hog. He wanted both binkies and kept stealing hers. Sigh.

On our way to the park Keva played super daddy with not one but two babies in tow.

After we went to the park there was some jolly jumping before a supper of milk (Kale), Spaghetti (Alex) and Tortellini (Molly and Keva).

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


It may not be obvious in this picture but Kale has learned how to crawl (FORWARDS). On the 15th. He was playing on the floor with Grandma Kitch and Dad while Umpa watched from a chair. I was sitting on the floor in the next room and he crawled over to see me. Could there have been more people watching? Since then he has been crawling around a bit, though always towards me. This picture is of him crawling towards us in the Portland Airport while we were waiting for our connecting flight. I would walk him to the opposite edge of the carpet then sit down again. It gave me a few moments to eat my lunch before he was pulling at my legs again.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Sink Bath at Grandma's

Or GiGi as we might call her. When we arrived at my parents house a few days ago Kale started saying Gi Gi over and over again. We had never heard the word and normally I would assume it is simply a new sylable but maybe it means Grandma. It is as close to grandma as he is currently able to say anyway.

I love bathing in the sink.

Nevermind, I am ready to get out. NOW.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Moonstone Beach or Kale meets the Ocean (THE VIDEO)

Moonstone Beach or Kale meets the Ocean

We all headed over to Moonstone beach today. For those of you who don't know this is my childhood favourite beach and also where Keva and I got married. The weather was gorgeous and sunny so the beach was crowded with lots of families. We had fun lazing around and Kale dipped his toes in the water (well actually up to the crotch of his diaper). Kale was really good about not eating the sand but when he got tired and wanted to nurse he rubbed sand in his eyes, which hurt, so he rubbed some more sand in. Pretty quickly we had a very upset baby. Much screaming and baby wipes later we had decreased the amount of sand on his face and gotten him calm enough to feed. After that he played on various laps until we were ready to head out. I thought the beach was a perfect place to spend my Mother's Day afternoon. The only drawback was I couldn't be wearing my new Mother's Day Sushi PJ's. (After many long years the original pair had worn thin and a few weeks ago there was a loud tearing noise as I sat down. We now have sushi rags that make me sad everytime I see them so this was a very very welcome gift. Thanks Keva and Kale.)

Dad and I watching the festivities

Mom and Kale playing in the water.

Mom and Rod digging in the sand.

Kale going between all fours and sitting over and over again. Not quite crawling.

Kale and Uncle Gordon chilling out.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Gordon Graduates

It was an exciting trip down to California for Gordon's graduation. After a kerfluffle with the airlines we finally made it into Humboldt in time to hang out and have a bit of a breather before the big party and next day graduation. Here are some photos of us at the ceremony and Gor in his gown. Kale managed to get a bit of a sunburn on his arms. We have never worn short sleeves on him before and I wasn't doing a good job of covering them.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

The Good Ol' USA

On our way to California for Gordon's University graduation we stayed with Jane and Rachel for a night in Seattle. The next morning we had brunch at 'the pink place.'

Look at Kale and Agate sharing the bed. Smiles.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

The Kitchen is No Longer Safe

Kale has discovered pots and pans.

Now he is a real baby in that classic TV sort of way.

If only he would bang on them with wooden spoons.

(I think this is one of those be careful what you wish for moments.)

I remember early early in my pregnancy wishing I felt a little bit sick so I would know I was pregnant. Ha Ha Ha. I don't recommend wishing for that.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Kale Street

Yes thats right folks.

Kale has his own street and boy is he happy about it.

We came across this sign during the move and on the way home stopped for pictures. There was also a Kale Street Bed and Breakfast nearby. I don't think he will be staying there anytime soon.

Here is a link to Kale Street on Google Maps.

Great Grandma Lilly

That post may have left you wondering why were were in the border line up. We were on our way to Bellingham to help Keva's Grandma Lilly move into a new home. Kale and I played distraction while the boys moved all of her belongings and set up the new room.

This was the first time we had all four generations of Moskowitzes in one room. Aren't they all handsome in the cozy dining room at the new group home.

I love Kale's expression in this next one. I have no clue what he was looking at.

I may not like baby food

but I loves me a whole apple.

This didn't last long however because his front teeth are sharp enough to puncture that apple skin. I ate the skin off and he happily gnawed on mushy apple for quite a while. This was a very good thing as we were in the border line up for way way too long.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


So normally when Kale falls asleep in the carseat I try to rush him into the house and into bed. I usually have to breastfeed him to keep him asleep and that only works half the time.

Today he must have been a little extra tired. We had been out for a while and he really needed a diaper change so I woke him up and plopped him on the change table. He cried and cried as I took off his diaper and then promply fell asleep with a bare bum. The mirror shows a happily sleeping baby.

Unfortunately I had to put a new diaper on (after taking lots of pictures) so there was more crying until I got him into bed with a nice warm boob.