We've hit the 8 month mark where by everything is of interest to Finley, nothing gets by him without a hand grab, and full study and then the exploration by his mouth. Board books don't seem to stand a chance and he has managed to suck the designs off 3 books already lol.
As he so inquisitive about everything meal times have become a battle of wills over who is going to hold the spoon. Ive tried tricking him with giving him his own spoon while i feed him but he's gotten very wise to that and makes a grab for the food laden spoon sending the contents flying. He also is not a great highchair passenger either as he wants to be reaching out to snatch items.
I took him for lunch out with my mother to a restaurant yesterday, as soon as we put him in the high chair his mouth was wide open like a little bird expecting to be fed. The waitresses was given the best smiles of course and anything on the table was reached out to. We managed to eat out lunch without too much trouble by giving him a piece of cucumber to chew on - this piece was huge so he took a while looking on in awe of the green watery goodness. He then got bored and decided to do his latest party trick of squealing at a pitch only dogs can hear - this is a great game but the couples on the table next to us didn't look amused.
The piece de resistance, the grand finale was when he decided to make a sudden lunge for the glass of diet coke on the table sending the contents flying across the table and soaking the floor. Finley thought this was the funniest thing he had ever seen, even giving the onlookers his biggest toothless grin! We had no napkins so managed to stem the flow with some baby wipes until the waitress came back with our bill to see the destruction, we used a pile of napkins but the table and floor were going to be sticky for a while i think.
We paid and ran - and yes we did give the waitress a big tip! Don't think we will be going back there for a while :o)