We went to a lovely "BYOB" or "Bring Your Own Baby" party today hosted by our friends John and Karin.
Elizabeth was quite suspicious of the new people and especially the friendly white cat. She seems to have the same opinion of cats as she does Rosie (our Roomba vaccuum); in other words, she's terrified but completely fascinated. So she took some time to warm up, but once she did she had a great time stalking (ahem - I mean playing) with all the other babies and their toys, especially friend Aidan.
I haven't written too much about solids, but those of you who have been around at mealtimes know that Elizabeth isn't exactly a good eater. With cousin Erika as our example, we kind of expected that when we started feeding her solids that she'd open her mouth and, well, eat! This turned out to be an unrealistic expectation... We've kept at the meals two or three times a day, feeding her a selection of food which she alternatively gagged on, spat out and generally tried to avoid eating.
So we were very surprised and pleased when Elizabeth ate quite a lot of Daddy's cracker and almost an entire grape at the baby party!