We have created a monster

Harper demanded caviar with dinner tonight. As in, full-on screaming, kicking, flailing and wailing until we served her some caviar. The second it was in front of her she smiled like an angel and began popping it into her mouth.

Do you remember the first time you ever tasted cake? The first time you ever tasted sugar, for that matter?  Was it a vanilla cake stuffed with cannoli cream and were you surrounded by friends and family when it happened? If so it might have looked like this.

Do you remember the first time you ever tasted cake? The first time you ever tasted sugar, for that matter? Was it a vanilla cake stuffed with cannoli cream and were you surrounded by friends and family when it happened? If so it might have looked like this.

Much like Daddy, she sometimes gets sloppy.

Much like Daddy, she sometimes gets sloppy.

Fatherhood

I’m a Dad now and doing my best to live up to it. Still and all, the last two texts I sent were:

"I can get us backstage for Puddles the Sad Clowns show."

"Heard a rumor that Scummo got out on parole, can you confirm?"

11 months old and she’s playing ball with Daddy!

Elaine busted Harper who was leaning over in her high chair to grab a leftover rib. I’m so proud I’m tearing up a little.

Elaine busted Harper who was leaning over in her high chair to grab a leftover rib. I’m so proud I’m tearing up a little.

Making friends

Making friends

82

That’s the number of names on the invitation list for Harper’s First Birthday Party. I haven’t added any of mine yet.

Someone has a cold and is not very happy about it.

Someone has a cold and is not very happy about it.

You can accuse my wife of many things but subtlety is not one of them.

You can accuse my wife of many things but subtlety is not one of them.

First time tasting sausage. She takes after her Daddy.

First time tasting sausage. She takes after her Daddy.

At the aquarium

At the aquarium

Making baby food.  Completely organic, made-from-scratch chicken soup.  Perfectly seasoned, I might add.  Seems a shame to puree such a delicious dish but the kid deserves the best and hey, I got my taste.

Making baby food. Completely organic, made-from-scratch chicken soup. Perfectly seasoned, I might add. Seems a shame to puree such a delicious dish but the kid deserves the best and hey, I got my taste.

GPOYW

GPOYW

Baby Diet

We’re packing for a trip and one of the bigger challenges is feeding Harper. At home she eats exclusively freshly steamed organic foods but we’re not sure what we will be able to get in Cleveland. And we are not interested in buying any prepared baby foods for her; she deserves better than that. Setting out my dry/canned foods for her I have:

Black Quinoa
Cheerios
Lentils
Apple/Apricot Sauce
Chia Seeds
Kale Chips
Pears preserved in vanilla syrup
Imported Italian Pastina

All organic of course. Will also take a cooler full of frozen vegetable and kobe beef purees with us. Parenthood is challenging.