Haven't had time to post lately, what with the family here. The following pictures show Silas with his cousins, Adam and Anna, Auntie Jennie, and Mom. Will post many more from the trip in the coming days.
Mom's family is visiting from Wisconsin this week. Silas got to meet his Auntie Jennie, his nephew Adam, and his niece Anna for the first time, plus see his Grandma and Papa Bryant again. Wow! Lots of commotion and fun! We'll post more pictures later...
Yes, it's official, as of yesterday: We've started Silas on "solids." Right now, he's eating about a tablespoon of rice cereal mixed with 3 tablespoons of breast milk every morning, which makes a messy (and apparently delicious) porridge. He loves it, although he's still getting used to the concept of swallowing it. Quite a bit still ends up outside of his digestive tract, but he opens his mouth quite eagerly for each spoonful and laughs as well when he sees more food is heading his way. So, a good start to solid foods, all in all.
Yes, that's right, Midwestern readers, it really has been "hat and sweater" cold here this week. At least Silas got to show off one of his handmade sweaters, and try out his 12-month corduroys and sweatpants, which all fit rather nicely on this almost 5-month-old. Now, thankfully, warm weather is upon us again, and it's back to onesies and short-sleeve rompers for the time being...
Mom and Dad love going to the mountains just about every weekend during the summer (except for last year when mom was pregnant with Si). Yesterday, we decided it was time to introduce Silas to the Olympic Mountains, so we headed up to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park (about a 2 hour drive from out home). We went for a short hike, and took in the beautiful scenes and the fresh, cool mountain air. We hope to be back for many more, longer hikes, especially when Si is big enough to fit in the baby backpack.
When I leave for work in the morning, I don't have to fear for Si's safety. Dad's got it covered. I took the first shot of Silas in his pillow fortress (Dad's construction) right before I left for work.
The other three are bonus shots from Port Townsend.