Connor is 6 months!

{I added pictures to the “Trails, a castle, wine, and…pig stomach?” and “Idar-Oberstein” posts.}

Tuesday marked SIX MONTHS since Connor was born! What a big boy! We were excited to let him try some solid food. I am in awe of the fact that my body has given Connor every single bit of nutrition that he has needed for the last 6 months…and the 9 months before that! We will continue nursing, but it will be fun to explore some new foods! I will admit – his first solid food experience was a little bit of a let down. We gave him some mushed up banana and put a dab on his tray, but he was way more interested in smiling at daddy behind the camera! Once I realized he wasn’t going to smear his fingers in it and put his fingers in his mouth to taste, Charlie gave him some with a spoon. He ate it, but I guess I was hoping for a reaction either way…”Yuck, what the heck is this??” or, “Hey that tastes good, gimme some more!”

Connor got to continue his 6-month celebration by going out to a Mexican restaurant with mama and some of her friends. It’s always great to get out of the house with Connor, and definitely wonderful to spend time with some wonderful ladies!

Connor’s palate has now been expanded to include avocado, homemade puréed carrots, and quinoa. He is really getting the hang of keeping food in his mouth and mushing it up!

And sometimes the bib is more fascinating than the food…

On Sunday we went to a cookout at our friends’ house. It was fun celebrating their son’s second birthday along with several other friends and their kids. The “big kids” were running around like crazy and playing together…I just kept thinking, “I am NOT ready for that!” But, it’s awesome that Connor will have so many friends and playmates!

At the birthday party:20121023-160217.jpg

Internet update…
We finally have Internet!!! We were about to cancel with Kabel Deutschland and start with TKS, but they finally came to dig up the line and repair it. We waited a few days to see if they would contact us about installation, and miraculously, we received a letter that a technician would be here on Friday! The poor guy didn’t make it to our house until about 6:00pm and he was here until at least 8:30. The signal was “good enough” and he got everything setup, but the signal wasn’t very strong upstairs in the house (the cable installation is in the basement). Charlie was able to buy something the next day that ran the signal through the power line, and problem solved! We had crystal clear skypes with our parents over the next two days, and we are so thrilled to finally be able to do that regularly! Feel free to give us a call :). We also got Magic Jack setup once our phone line was installed with the Internet, so now we can make calls to the US. We’ll also have a US number that anyone can call for free, so let us know if you want the number!

Follow-up to the Ikea sheet disaster…
You might remember reading about our stressful trip to Ikea during which we bought a new bed and sheets. We spent forever trying to find flat and fitted sheets in matching colors/style, but it just wasn’t working out very well. After finally picking out two sets, I came home to find out they were ALL fitted sheets – we didn’t buy any flat ones! My friend Kris (who has lived in Germany for several years) was visiting last week and I was telling her the story…she listened with a grin on her face and then informed me, “Yep, Germans don’t use flat sheets.” WHAT??!! I couldn’t believe all of the time, effort, and stress that went into searching for something that doesn’t actually exist!! Well, we used our guest bed flat sheet in the meantime, and the sheets I ordered from Target on September 1 finally arrived last week…


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. U. Steve
    Oct 24, 2012 @ 18:39:49

    So, what do you eat a German cookout? I have a feeling it’s sausages.


  2. U. Steve
    Oct 25, 2012 @ 16:40:44

    That sounds great, but not even some German potato salad or German chocolate cake? And surely a German beer or two was quaffed. Or do Americans in Germany crave American brews?


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