And She’s On the Move!


Helen
This little rascal started crawling this week. She’s still pretty wobbly, but she’s starting to get the hang of it!
For proof, watch THIS video.
And now for some more cuteness for your (or my) enjoyment:
Helen
Those eyes! I die.
Eating Banana
I’ve been starting her on solids. She doesn’t like bananas. It’s so funny to watch her shove it into her mouth, make a disgusted face and spit it back out.
Eating Egg Yolks
Her first food was egg yolk, and she loves it! I’m thinking I’ll try avocado next, or perhaps bone broth.
In case you’re wondering, I’m following the nutritional advice as outline by The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby and Child Care. I don’t agree with some of their methods of child training, but their nutrition is spot on.
Here’s a question for all you moms: have you tried a glass or stainless sippy cup? If so, did you like it?
For all the rest of you (okay, I guess moms can answer this question as well), what would you like to see on Simple Days next? A photography, hair, or craft tutorial? Let me know in the comments! Otherwise you’ll just get more of Helen. ;)

20 Responses to And She’s On the Move!

  1. La Godiche 
    She’s beautiful! I love the second photography.
    For next post I would like a hair tutorial, because I dream to do my hair like you!
    (But more of Helen it’s great too! ;) )
    Charline
  2. Anne 
    Safe sippy 2. Expensive but wonderful. My son hated the “sippy” valve so we went straight to straw valve. He was off the bottle by 10 months. (Bf until 16m)
    They have AWESOME customer service. Highly recommended!
  3. Melanie 
    All four please! :) How about photography, Helen, hair, Helen, craft, Helen, repeat!
  4. jean 
    I’d love to see a craft tutorial for a fall item. I love seeing Helen, too. Glad you are both doing well!
  5. Annie 
    Hi Erica, I’m the one who stopped you to say hi at Story Book Lodge in July. :) I’ve so enjoyed seeing your pictures of sweet lil’ Helen! I definitely wouldn’t mind more. But I’d also love to see another hair or makeup tutorial.
    Blessings!
  6. Moriah Mari 
    She’s really growing quick!
    I vote for photography or hair tutorial (both is fine too:).
  7. Diane 
    Helen really is darling. As to your question about drinking cups, I never gave my children a sippy cup. They had their own little metal cups with handles on both sides when they were Helen’s age and then a cup with one handle when they were a year or so and had more small muscle control. I did this because I didn’t want them dragging cups around the house and the car and spilling them or losing them. It’s tough enough to stay ahead of housework with an active infant. Why add the headache of spilt drinks everywhere?
    Oh! And crafts would be my preference along with Helen pictures, of course. ; )
  8. Erica Lea 
    La Godiche: Aw, thanks! I’ll have to hunt up Pinterest for some hairstyle ideas. :)
  9. Erica Lea 
    Anne: I’ll have to look them up! I’d be willing to pay more for something good rather than waste money on cheap junk. :D
  10. Erica Lea 
    Heehee! I like the amount of Helen that you included. ;)
  11. Erica Lea 
    jean: I’ll have to look for some inspiration for fall crafts – I’m getting excited for cooler weather!
  12. Erica Lea 
    Mariah Mari: Yes, I can’t believe how much she grows and learns each week!
  13. Erica Lea 
    Diane: Thank you! I love her so much – she grows more precious to me each day. :)
    Yes, I like the idea of cups with handles. Helen can already grab a metal cup we have that has a handle. Did your little cups have lids?
  14. Erica Lea 
    Annie: Hello, Annie! It was so cool to get to meet one of my readers in person. After we me I tried to visit your blog, but it’s locked. :) Oh, a makeup tutorial would be fun! I’m getting some new foundation soon, so I may have to do a tutorial or review. :)
  15. Diane 
    Hi Erica! No my children’s cups didn’t have lids. I did this on purpose because I wanted them to be clear that they were only allowed to eat and drink at the table, not all over the house or in the car, even from a very early age. It helps them learn eye/hand coordination, too and improves their dexterity with their fingers.
    Naturally, they are tempted to pour drinks on the floor or on their tray, but that is usually when they are finished eating and are fooling around and trying to be the center of attention some more. I like that she is handling a spoon, too. She’s probably clutching it and waving it around, but give her a baby’s spoon (your mother or grandmother may have saved yours) and let her try to feed herself in a few months. She’ll get the hang of eating oatmeal or mashed potatoes easily, although her trusty fingers are always the first into the food!
    Blessings to you and yours!
  16. Stephanie 
    Oh! A craft tutorial please! Though I’m up for more of Helen too, of course!
  17. Linda J 
    I vote for “craft”…..and Helen is adorable!
  18. Annie 
    Yes, I did lock my blog for privacy purposes, but I’ve sent you an email invite if you’d like to visit. :)
  19. Laura 
    Hello Erica,
    I thought I’d suggest a book I acquired a while ago with activities/learning games you can do with your beautiful girl. I recall you’d asked for suggestions beyond peekaboo or patty cakes ;-) This is the link to it on Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Bright-start-Activities-develop-potential/dp/0785349022
    Enjoy!
    The book is called Bright Start
  20. Cait 
    I have the Safe Sippy 2 I believe, though we haven’t used the straw yet for my 19 month old. I liked the versatility and was tied between other similar stainless sippy cups. So far we like it :) I do wish they made one without orange on it but it looks a lot less ugly in person; I was pleasantly surprised :)
    Helen is so cute – those eyes really are something!

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