what’s that on your face, baby girl?

if eleanor could have her way, her preferred meal 3x a day, plus snacks in-between, plus all night long, plus whenever it’s inconvenient for mama in public, is breast milk. but we’ve come so far the past few months (especially this last month) with our progress on eating solids consistently! it usually requires mama and papa clapping in unison after every bite she makes, and sometimes distracting her a little bit to get more bites into her mouth, but folks… it’s happening!
and what’s that? you want to see an obnoxious amount of photos of my baby eating her dinner of blackberries and pasta? well you are in luck, my friend! because i have an obnoxious amount of photos of my baby eating her dinner of blackberries and pasta right here:

and that’s all! bye bye!
  1. Spags

    your baby is one of the cutest and happiest babies i have ever seen!

  2. oh my gosh, the fourth photo is absolutely PRICELESS! the look on her face is too funny.

  3. Tay-Tay

    your baby has the most GORGEOUS eyes!!!

  4. Shay

    She's adorable! My son was the same way with nursing! I nursed him all during my pregnancy with my 2nd. I was glad he lost interest…I didn't really want to tandom nurse!


  5. jones

    Really, it would have been impossible to pick just one or two. Meaghan

  6. 2busy

    Bath Time!

  7. KayBee

    You two have got one gorgeous baby girl!

  8. Cannot believe it's almost been a YEAR since you had her! Excited to see what kind of party you throw!

  9. Erica!

    so precious! nothing like eating :)

  10. she has the most BEAUTIFUL eyes!!!

  11. Naomi, I love your blog and love following your journey in DC. Eleanor is GORGEOUS.

    All the best from Sydney, Australia xx

  12. Helen

    ahhh the 3rd and 4th photos are amazing! her face!

  13. She has such magical eyes!

  14. nancy

    well that is just ridiculously adorable, isn't it?!

  15. that's awesome!! she's a doll!! {I like that she just has a bib on & no shirt underneath!!}

    the family I nanny for has an 8mo & he only eats baby food & sucks on Cheerios.. but a bib for him is NOT enough, it still manages to get all over his shirt!! When I have my own kids… I think I will keep them shirtless while they're eating until they're at least 2!!!!! :)

    ps best wishes with your new baby-babe coming!!

  16. HOT

    Clothes and food stains are just an obstacle for them at that age! love it! xoxo

  17. leyla.

    hmmm… blackberries and pasta? unusual combo, but i can see that it works for her :)

    pic no.4 made me laugh pretty bad!


  18. Lizzy

    She is so adorable,those pictures and her expressions. I hate to use this word but she is just so perfect! Your second little one is going to be so blessed to have you guys as a family(:

    I Also have a question for you! I'm thinking of auditioning for a couple of dance schools in NYC, Juilliard being one of them. And i'm just so nervous and excited. I love how you are so passionate about dance, that's actually how I stumbled onto your blog. I was wondering if you could do a blog piece on what made you want to pursue dance and what made you want to go to Juilliard. I'm so obsessed with dance, and yours is so beautiful and unique! Sorry, this is such a random request but i don't know ANYONE who has gone on to auditioning for dance academies, besides my dance instructor who just keeps telling me to not be nervous!
    Thanks so much for even reading this! – Lizzy

  19. Very cute! I just read on another blog that toddlers find meals more attractive when they have 7+ items on their plate! I'm going to try it and see how it goes . . .

  20. Lori

    Adorable! Love those baby teeth!

  21. Mrs. Ham

    i'm so in love with her sucking the noodle up! she' COULDN"T get cuter!


  22. Yvette

    Cute, cute, cute. Omg!!!

  23. sooooooo by obnoxious you meant too freakin' cute!! i her pudgy little cheeks!

  24. Allison

    Like everyone has already said, her eye's are stunning!

  25. Elanor is so adorable! Congrats on her eating progress.
    My daughter is 3 1/2 years old & I still have to cheer & encourage her to eat.

  26. Chelsea

    these are perfect!

    (I don't blame her for not wanting to eat solids⁄! If i had the choice of pasta and black berries or warm soft boobie, I'd take boobie!)


  27. Meg

    oh my heck this makes me want a baby.


  28. Vanessa

    heyy, i love your blog! your baby girl eleanor is so so beautiful congratulations :) now i follow you, hugs from portugal

  29. She's so cute!
    And, breathfeeding all night long, ouch! ;-)

  30. Michelle

    Your daughter is so beautiful and whatever filter you used on your camera is perfect.

  31. sonya

    Just wondering? Is it weird bf and being pregnant? I wonder how eleanor will feel once shes weened and sees her new brother or sister eating like she used too

  32. Rachael

    That happens to the little boy I babysit all the time!! And he likes to put his fingers in the food and get it everywhere!! I guess it's a baby thing?
    It's cute though, but messy!

  33. Ana

    I'm gonna die of cuteness overload.

  34. Ayley

    you are funny, naomi.

    eleanor makes me want my own baby so badly! i'm years away… (crossing my fingers on that one).

    motherhood! there is no higher calling.

  35. amanda*

    my daughter is doing the exact. same. thing. glad to know i'm not alone :)

  36. Jenny

    the cutest childphotos ever ! *-*
    i just had to share this on facebook (of course with the link to your page;) )
    i adore this ones !!!!

  37. Woow, so lovely*
    Best pics ever!
    xoxo telmasofiia.blogspot.com

  38. SO CUTE! She's an eater, that little one.

  39. she is beautiful.

  40. Jennie

    She is seriously the most beautiful baby girl I have ever seen.

  41. Bekah

    Goodness gracious she is the most adorable child ever!!!!!

  42. Awe what a big girl! She is just so adorable!

  43. Bruna

    She is so cute! Love these photos )

  44. She really is one of the most adorable babies ever! Your blog is always such a joy to read!


  45. Brit

    Aww this made me giggle! I actually show your blog to people and go: "Do you want to see the cutest baby ever??" She really is the cutest!!

  46. she is just adorable!!!
    good job you two!!

  47. how beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. Faith

    What a sweet, messy girl!

  49. Regan

    I just love your blog. It is so genuine and stylish–a rare combination. Eleanor is just about the cutest thing going. Love these photos!