Monday, June 05, 2006

Food Affair

Mmm ... Baby-food-boot-camp is going well !

At dinnertime tonight, I planned the menu around Elaina's palate. Remember the blog entry a few months back, " Talkin' Turkey ?" Well, that same turkey was our dinner tonight. Eric had the turkey smoked and he was one tasty bird ! Elaina usually hates turkey flavored baby food, but she was all over the real deal. She feasted on turkey (which beared a strong resemblance to smoked ham) french cut green beans (thanks mom) and macaroni cheese spirals. It took some time before she caught onto the plan that we actually wanted her to eat this buffet we had before her, but when she did, it was hand over fist into her mouth. She was awesome ! She ate equal amounts of each food and even primed herself with some Stage 3 apples and bananas, courtesy of dad. I won't say that she wan't entertaining .... Oh, she was her own little food fest. She waved her hands in the air and dropped green beans in her hair, she smashed macaroni spirals into her shirt and she had some unrecognizable sticky-something smeared on her cheek.

The good thing about kids is that they clean up well. The bad thing about green beans left in the highchair is that they still are moist and cold to the touch 3 hours later when they need to be peeled from the seat cushion. Eeww.

1 Welcome Comments:

Anonymous said...

I forgot to tell you that as a baby you loved mashed potatoes and gravy. The unfortunate thing about mashed potatoes and gravy is that it makes a good substitute for finger paints. It has an exceptionally high smear factor. Grandma H.