Sunday, February 22, 2009

Second Time Parenting, Plus Octopi at the Oscars

We made an all-personnel, two-car outing to IKEA today, which has got to be the most family-friendly place to shop in the world. Just as everyone was getting a little cranky from the furniture browsing and investigating, we arrived at the restaurant, sat down for 99 cent breakfasts and recharged our energy. SwingDaddy noticed that they even had jars of baby food for sale next to the other options, plus a microwave and bottle warmers on hand.

Buster was a little irritated to see us eating and started fussing, so I dished him some Swedish potatoes and lingonberries with a regular spoon, no less. When we were first time parents, I don’t think I would have dared try feeding the baby a new meal unless it was specifically listed as a “suggested first food” and with the special little gummy spoons in the safety of our own home. The micro dude was pretty pleased with the new tastes. Must be our Swedish heritage.

We did indeed get the table and a whole bunch of other fun things, which I’ll describe in a post when I’m more awake.

For now, I’ll just say that Hugh Jackman was an AWESOME Oscars host and I loved his singing and grace.

Plus, I learned about the nominated short animated film, Oktapodi, which has got to be the cutest action-adventure octopus love story ever. (Although they've been drawn with six legs, so I suppose they are hexapi.)

It takes a few moments to load the two minute video, but it's worth it. Check out Oktapodi!


Lara said...

ha - i TOTALLY thought of you when i saw that!

Lara said...

(the oktopodi film, i mean...)

Waltzing with Widgets said...

Very cute short, thanks for the link!

Mayberry said...

Yummm ... lingonberries.

Thank you for that movie. Awesome!

The Scholastic Decoder said...

How I love Ikea... And it's even better now that Pumpkinpie is big enough for the ball crawl.

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