This weekend, we went to our friend's house, down the street from us, and had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner and spent the night. It was the first time the twins' experienced real table food and it was a BLAST! Merasia wasn't into very much. It's weird. She was into solids when we first started them and she was 5-6 months old. She did well for a while. But just recently, she's starting not taking them very well. If she has 2 or 3 solid meals a day, she is up screaming in pain at night with a tummy ache. :-( So, I decided to just wait until they are 1 to do solids regularly, since they don't NEED solids at their age anyway. They do just fine with their 4 bottles a day with 8 oz. of formula, sleep fine, etc. And they will be 1 in a little over a month, so it's not that long to wait.
But, this was a special occasion of course, so we had to do it. We started with cranberry sauce while the turkey was finishing up, to keep them occupied. Merasia like it at first but then decided she wasn't into it very much.
Connor loved the cranberry sauce, and it only made him hungry for MORE!
Next on the menu was mashed potatoes, stuffing, turkey, and biscuits. Merasia liked it at first, but then got bored and it seems like the little taste of turkey she did have worked fast and she was out cold in her very first turkey coma!
Connor LOVED his first taste of all of the Thanksgiving fixings, and would NOT stop eating! Even after his tray was clear and we stopped giving him food for fear he would get a belly ache and get sick, he still managed to find crumbs around his tray or on his bib for him to stuff in his mouth! I have no clue HOW he managed to eat as much as he did, but...he DID. Amazing.
Apparently my little man is quite the carnivore, just like his daddy! And to top it all off, the next morning, he had his first taste of pumpkin pie, and, to nobody's big surprise, he loved it. :-)
The next day, we set out to the mall for the twins' first meeting with none other than good ol' Santa Claus! I expected major meltdowns, tears, screaming...the whole nine yards. But, both babies took it fine, looked at "Santa" like they were thinking, "Who the heck are you?!" and sat on his lap for a few photos. Connor started fussing a little toward the end but was fine, and we got some adorable pictures.
Even my best friend's 3 month old adorable baby girl got in on the Santa fun!
Overall, it was a wonderful weekend, full of good food, amazing friends, and tons of family fun.