"I have come that they might have life and have it to the full..." -John 10:10b


Friday, September 26, 2008

Dinner Time Smiles and Dances







Dinner time in our house is usually very interesting. That can be a good interesting or a not-so-good interesting depending on Éva’s mood. Last night however, was a good night. The actual meal wasn't so great (Chicken Picata...a bit too lemony) but both Izzy and Éva were in the mood to entertain and Paul and I were happy to watch.

I LOVE Izzy's smiles. They're big and wide and full of joy. She is such a happy baby and it really does take a bit to rattle her. During dinner, we usually set her in the middle of the table in her Bumbo so that she can be a part of the dinner "conversation." She really loves this and I do too as it allows me to use both hands to eat and she still feels like she's close. She's always very content this time of day and I love to talk to her and coax those very willing smiles from her sweet little face.

Éva mostly enjoys dinner time, except when Mommy has made something weird like chicken picata. But she endured the tart poultry (I think the white rice made up for it) and even squeezed in her Dinner Dance.

Oh yes, the Dinner Dance. The Dinner Dance began when she was a little less than a year old. Paul and I noticed that when she was enjoying her dinner, she would do this sweet little shimmy-shimmy with her hands up in by her shoulders in little fists. She would be in her own little world, staring at her food and then BAM...the dinner dance would show up. So cute. Well, now it's a dinner time fave.

Last night, as we ate our chicken, Éva looked at me and said "Momma, dinner dance!" We both shimmy-shimmied as Daddy snapped away with his camera. Dinner time fun at it's finest.

1 comments on "Dinner Time Smiles and Dances"

Rebekah on October 5, 2008 at 6:55 PM said...

WOW! Your kids are beautiful Anne!So cute....