Lucas sure loves eating. Three weeks ago he was just a regular kid eating baby food, cereal and Cheerios. Then we went to Albuquerque. My first night out on the town with the girls, Mom and Carrie fed Lucas all kinds of fun stuff; like steamed carrots and watermelon. They said he just kept eating and eating. And that was the beginning of Lucas' real love of food.
We had a big family dinner one Sunday and Lucas ate straight for about 45 minutes. I'm sure part of it is that he had lots to watch so he wouldn't get bored, but he loved it. It was great because we could feed him most meals in the backyard, where we could hose off the high chair, AND Oscar and Nala would eat all the food Lucas dropped on the floor, which was convenient. Here, I have to pick up all the food he drops, which is not nearly as convenient. I do have to admit that for a split second I thought about leaving some of it on the floor hoping he would eat it as he crawled around... but I don't even believe in the "Three Second Rule" so that would have been pure blasphemy.
I bought Lucas this new bib to catch all the food he drops (less than half makes it into his mouth). The bib is great because after I take his tray away to clean it, he still has all this food in his bib he can nibble on. I believe he thinks it's just an alternative to his regular eating surface.
Here are a few pictures of his first meal with the new bib.
Kind of gross, but kind of funny...