Archive for September, 2012

Negative Correlation of the Effort Expended During Meal Preparation and the Percentage of Meal Ingested By Toddler

Last week, as Ryan and I were feeding 14-month old Sagan breakfast, I noted an inverse relationship between our effort and how much of the resulting handiwork was actually ingested. I thought it warranted a graph. Enjoy!

For a Blog Post : Feeding an 14 Month Old Breakfast
Effort and % Ingested When Feeding a 14-Month Old Breakfast

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September 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

Nature’s Changing Table

There is no Koala Kare on mountains. At least, the mountains worth hiking. : ) So last weekend when Sagan needed some “diapie attention” on Bull Run Mountain, it was a pleasant surprise to spy a very conveniently shaped boulder right in our vicinity. It was even convex to deter rolling. : )

Bull Run Mountain - Nature's Changing Table
Nature’s Changing Table

Thanks for the help, Nature!

September 11, 2012 at 11:28 am 2 comments

Baby Meets CamelBak, Baby Falls in Love

This past weekend, our little family went out to Broad Run, Virginia for a day of hiking at Bull Run Mountain.  This wasn’t 13-month-old Sagan’s first hike.  It also wasn’t his longest hike.  But it will go down as the hike where he fell in love with the CamelBak.

Bull Run Mountain - Sagan Learns the Camelbak (Close)
Sagan Loves the CamelBak

It started on the Quarry Trail. I stopped my husband, Ryan, for some water. Once I finished up, Ryan decided to give little Sagan a try.

Bull Run Mountain - Ryan Introduces Sagan to the Camelbak
Ryan Introduces Sagan to CamelBak

Sagan was smitten almost instantly, though admittedly he needed help getting water out. As we climbed up the hill on Ridge Loop Trail, Sagan took another sip.

Bull Run Mountain - Sagan Takes Another Sip From Camelbak
Another Sip

He also learned to share with his Daddy.

Bull Run Mountain - Sagan Gives Daddy Camelbak
Sagan Gives CamelBak to Daddy

By the time we reached the views at the top of the mountain, Sagan could manage the CamelBak tubing on his own.

Bull Run Mountain - Sagan Sips Camelbak
Sagan Sips CamelBak at the Top

The CamelBak’s appeal probably stems from its similarity in texture with the pacifier or bottle. But let’s suspend disbelief momentarily. Let’s just pretend that Sagan was destined to love CamelBak from the very day he was born… when his Mommy sipped from a CamelBak Nalgene bottle during labor. : )

September 9, 2012 at 9:40 pm Leave a comment


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