August 29, 2013
It's been hard for me to post this week and last because we're doing full-time childcare for our little grandson until his daycare center space opens up next week. Even though he's a happy baby most of the time, it's still exhausting and time-consuming to look after him. (Have you ever noticed how a lot of people stop blogging after the birth of a baby?) He's been coming at 7:45 a.m. and leaving sometime between 3 and 4 p.m. and by the time we've had dinner, I'm too tired to move a finger other than the one that controls the TV remote. It's all I can do to catch an episode of HGTV.
The little munchkin's favorite time of the day is when he's eating lunch. In the photo above, you can see him sampling lettuce and kale from my garden.
He'll eat most anything, but his favorite food seems to be peaches, and he will eat an entire large peach, leaving behind just the skin. He also loves the blueberry muffins I baked for him. At seven months old, he's not being spoon fed, but rather, is allowed to experience all the food first hand, so to speak. If you have a little one, what approach are you taking to feeding? Do you use a spoon? Self-feeding?
Here's what happens post-lunch. He's so disgusting that it seems only fitting that he goes into the sink. Of course, he loves this, too.
Last weekend I was treated to a barbecue at the little guy's house, and it was fantastic. All the vegetables came from his parents' garden. I love fresh food cooked on the grill so much. We also had quinoa salad, tofu, and a chocolate cream pie made by me, that I'll blog about during MOFO.
MOFO starts next week. Are you joining in? As a blogger? As a reader?
Got to go feed the baby!