Will’s Food List

I get kind of discouraged sometimes by the toddler food fight that can easily happen – Will would gladly eat only fruit and bread if we let him. He’s usually hungry for dinner by the time I get home from work, so feeding him what we eat for dinner isn’t really an option, and pregnancy (me) plus a diet (Carl) has made our family food habits kind of weird anyway. I know he’ll get vegetables via pouches at any time, but I don’t like relying on them if I don’t have to (he probably still eats them 5x a week).  So I decided to write down all of the foods that he eats as a reminder that there is some good variety there, even if I did list each fruit individually. I should probably also mention that I have to hide the bananas now so he doesn’t cry over not getting to eat 2-3 a day, and every time we open the fridge he’s hoping it’s to get him more yogurt or cottage cheese. And as I posted on facebook, he’s had chicken nuggets and ate them just fine, but we’re not going there at home yet. We’re heading towards eating mostly whole foods at home, with the highest quality meat we can afford, so we generally aren’t eating that much meat as a family now.

  • frozen peas
  • sweet potato
  • rice & beans (chipotle, zatarans)
  • black beans, white beans, pinto beans
  • mac n cheese
  • lasagna
  • puffs (not that he’s had them recently)
  • cheerios
  • banana
  • peach
  • strawberry
  • pineapple
  • pear
  • apple
  • bread
  • yogurt (whole milk, plain)
  • pasta noodles
  • mashed potatoes
  • crackers
  • applesauce
  • frozen lima beans
  • fried egg
  • cottage cheese
  • kiwi
  • creamed spinach
  • frozen carrots/corn
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • peanut butter toast
  • spicy rice

This spoon and fork set is working well for us – he likes that it’s metal so it makes the same sounds as ours do when he’s banging his bowl, and although his coordination is still lacking he can get down an entire cup of applesauce or yogurt with it (granted, he’ll be covered in it by the time he’s done).

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15 months

Mickey ears

We have a few “words”! Ok, so they’re usually sounds that we can kind of interpret, although last night when I put the wrong cheese in Will’s bowl, he was mighty clear with his no, no, no until I pulled it out. He repeats “one, two, da” for Carl’s “one, two, three” and when he learned where his nose was last week he would also make an oooo sound to go with it. Dada and doggie are in there somewhere, along with quite a few words that Will speaks clear as a bell that we just can’t understand.

snowflakes

Will also finally learned to clap last week, but each skill seems to replace an old one, so we don’t see his arms rolling anymore like they used to. Now his dance move is running in place instead.

snow!

He loves to empty the dryer as soon as the beeper buzzes, and hands me the remote when he wants Yo Gabba or Sesame Street fast forwarded to a better part (he really just likes the songs).

smiling

He closes the door when Trigger comes in from outside, but if it’s warm enough out he’s tempted to take a step out to the deck, so we’ll be keeping a closer eye on that as the spring comes! It’s finally staying light enough when I get home from work to be able to spend a ltitle time outside in the evenings, and I’m looking forward to being able to continue to do that more as the weather stays warmer.

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He gives Trigger great hugs, and loves to hug his friends when he’s playing with them.swedish sweater

It can be a little frustrating because there’s definitely more that’s communicated through screams and grunts right now than through words, and a lot of demanding moments, but he’s also learning quickly and it’s a joy to watch that smile light up.

swedish outfit

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