Over the weekend, we gave Haruka her first taste of bananas. It’s also probably her first taste of something sweet, so she liked it a lot. I personally don’t care either way for bananas; I don’t like or dislike them, but my wife hates them. So we usually don’t keep them in the house. However, Haru seems to enjoy them a lot. I usually give her about 1/4 of a banana, mix it with baby formula, and mash it into mushy semi liquid juice. When she likes something she’d usually wave her arms around and smile or laugh a lot, so I know she really enjoyed the bananas.
In addtion to bananas, we took Haruka to a nearby park where she experienced her first ride on the swings and the slide. Of course I had to hold her, but she particularly enjoyed swinging on the swings. I remember being taken to Dennis the Menace Park in Monterey for the first time when I was a kid, and being afraid of the giant slide there. It made me wonder how Haru would react if she slid down a slide like that. She seems to like to be swung about a lot so she’d probably would enjoy it more than I did.
Progress-wise, Haru is making better progess with her crawling. She has no problems getting around, but her led coordination is still a bit off. But being hastey as she is, she is already experimenting with trying to stand up on her own. She seems to have the strength but not the balance to do it, but I have a feeling that by the end of the summer she’ll be standing on her own. Time to lock down the house!
Crawling up on mom’s lap
sitting on her play mat
Bite bite bite!!