Weekly Happenings – High Chairs, Baby Food & Dad’s Visit

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Weekly Happenings – High Chairs, Baby Food & Dad’s Visit

Hi guys!

It’s been another fun week in my little world.  My Dad came to visit to help with the boys and they have been quite hams.  The Hubs is still working a gazzilion hours a week with tax season but we are in the final countdown as tax day is Monday!

We’re going to Florida next week for our second trip as a family of four and I am giddy with excitement.  Part of the trip is in Orlando and part of the trip is at a beach resort along Palm Coast.  I got the babies pool floats and adorable swimsuits, so I hope they love the water as much as we do!

Back to this week though… it has been pretty routine but still lovely.  I finally got photo proof that both of my babies can be happy at the same time.  It’s not the best photo, but we’ll take what we can get.

Jackson has actually been quite the ham this week.  Here’s another photo that wasn’t the best BUT it was too sweet not to share.  He has had a pretty good week and has generally been so much happier.

My Dad came to visit and help with the babies while the Hubs was working.  He ended up helping us with dozens of random odd jobs that were driving me crazy.  There is so much that you don’t have time to take care of with two babies.

One of the highlights was taking the babies to lunch.  They’ve now gone out three times without screaming!  Let’s hope this trend can continue on vacation.

The highlight of the week was feeding the babies in high chairs for the first time!  At our four-month doctor’s appointment, the pediatrician said both boys were strong enough to try sitting up and eating.  She said that research now shows that it is better for allergies to give babies food earlier.

It took me a few weeks to wrap my head around the idea and get the high chairs put together… but we finally did it.   And oh boy was it fun.

Jackson was so stinkin’ cute in his high chair.

It was like you had put him in the coolest thing in the world.

He was all smiles and totally hammed it up.

He did really well with the baby oatmeal and actually ate some.  I ended up doing it a few more times this week.

Hunter also felt like a king in his little chair.

He was less of a fan of eating though and didn’t really get it.

He was so stinking cute trying though.  I’m thinking about trying something else other than oatmeal next.  Any suggestions on what?

The rest of the week was filled with playtime and naps!  This weekend I’m watching babies while the Hubs works and I’m hoping to find some time to start getting us ready for the trip.  Not the most exciting weekend in the world, but the anticipation of the good times to come will get me through.

I hope you have a good weekend too.

Love, Julie

By | 2019-04-11T17:31:41-04:00 April 12th, 2019|Asheville / WNC Living, Fun, The Twins, Twin Updates|13 Comments


  1. Jaime April 16, 2019 at 8:44 am - Reply

    There’s a website that lists all of the foods, order you can try the foods, and ages that they’re ok. I went by it as a guide with both of my kids. (I think this is the chart? I’ll have to do a little more searching: https://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/solidfoodchartbyfood.htm)

  2. Heather April 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Yesss to food! Honestly it should help them with the reflux, too. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Can’t wait to follow along your trip!

  3. Blane Sherer April 13, 2019 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Glad to hear that you will be taking a family post
    tax season vacation. Sounds nice !
    Hope you have a nice weekend.

  4. Jodi April 13, 2019 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    My daughter’s baby Henry is about a week older than your guys. She started him on food a few weeks ago also. They started with English peas (Dad is making his food). He made the most awful face the first time, but after a few tries, he loves it.

  5. Lisa Ballantyne April 13, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Your boys just keep getting cuter and cuter! I know you’ll be so glad when tax season is over and you and your little family can get away for awhile. Enjoy every minute!

    Oh, I almost forgot: Erik loved rice cereal as well as oatmeal when he was a baby.

  6. Ruth Malick April 12, 2019 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    My babies liked rice cereal better than the oatmeal. Bananas was a favorite and also sweet potatoes. Good luck with food. I found I spent more time cleaning up that feeding:-) but it is part of the journey!

  7. Merle April 12, 2019 at 11:39 am - Reply

    I have no suggestions, as my Grandkids are 15 & 17. I just wanted to say how much I enjoy reading about your sweet boys. Savor all the insanity. It’s over so quickly. They’re so beautiful.

  8. Luci Buckner April 12, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Mashed bananas are always a hit. They are so adorable!!! Hope that your trip to Florida is fun….You so deserve a vacation with your family by the sea. Enjoy!!!

  9. Liz Smith April 12, 2019 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Try some puréed fruit, all babies love that. They are just so adorable love their cute little smile’s! ❤️

  10. Florence Burton April 12, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Jackson and Hunter are getting so big! Sitting so tall in their highchairs! My son’s favorite first good was bananas (baby food). He smiled every time I fed it to him. He also liked the rice cereal. Fruits seem to go over very well.

  11. [email protected] April 12, 2019 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness, you have two of the sweetest little guys, Julie! Those pictures of them in their high chairs are just precious. Love the posts where you share about them!!

  12. Karen April 12, 2019 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Cuties!!! Try yogurt next .. my son did better with that 😊 have a great time in Florida!!!

  13. Beth Ann Chiles April 12, 2019 at 6:49 am - Reply

    They are getting so bug and still so adorable. I bet the beach trip is going to be amazing! We are going to the beach in a couple of weeks with our grown up boys and I can’t wait so I know just a little bit of what you are looking forward to. I imagine our trip will be a lot easier than yours but still…..I get the excitement!

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