I actually surprised my fiancé with an early Father’s Day before we left to come to Taiwan. I came up with the idea when I realized we would be in Taiwan for Father’s Day and Father’s Day in Taiwan is on a different day than in Canada.
I wanted to make it special and to show my appreciation for him. I’m so fortunate to have a partner that actually is my partner in parenting. You hear about moms complain about dads all the time but I have no complaints. He’s an amazing father to our son and loves him to pieces. So, here are some pictures from that day.
He had no idea I had gone behind his back and did this. His gift was a shadowbox with his favourite sleeper of Tux’s.
In the picture above, he’s pointing at the picture of him holding Tux when he was just born and remembering how little he was. We both can’t believe our son’s so big now.
This week into our journey with solids, Tux tries red bell peppers.
We figured he should try a different coloured vegetable. We’ve been going green thus far so thought we’d try something not green. He’s starting to get the whole holding in hand and shoving into mouth thing now.
What I have learned and this isn’t for everyone as everyone’s baby is different but it’s easier for him to hold the food and feed himself when it’s long and not small tiny pieces. Basically it gives him a handle to hold on to. He has teeth and not going to lie, sometimes we get scared when he shoves the whole thing in his mouth but he’s been pretty good at spitting it back out as well. We have also learned not to over steam the veggies so that it automatically disintegrates in his hands, having it a little bit tougher seems to be more enjoyable for him as he can gnaw on part of it. He hasn’t quite figured out how to deal with the part that’s in his palms.
And the baby eating solids adventure continues. Next week, what will he be having in Taiwan?