Friday, November 30, 2007

Sweet Potatoes

In the interest of promoting less expensive methods of feeding babies with voracious appetites, I thought I would post some of the "recipes" I have been using to feed Elijah. Most of my newfound knowledge is from; check out this excellent resource.

Sweet Potatoes

- Wash and peel one large sweet potatoe.
- Cut in 1" slices. Cube each slice.
- Place cubes in medium saucepan. Fill pan with enough water to almost cover the potatoes.
- Boil for ~20 minutes, or until a fork can be easily inserted.
- Allow to cool slightly.
- Transfer cubes to blender. Slightly mash the potatoes in the process. Blend, adding cooking water as necessary to reach the desired consistency. (I have found that food should be very soft, but not be able to quickly drip off a spoon.)
- Fill ice tray with sweet potatoe puree & freeze.

Super easy and I have 16 oz of food for around $1.00!

Introducing Joe

Thanksgiving was wonderful for many reasons - primarily because we met Joe! My dear sister is now engaged to this man: Elijah was very much at ease with Joe (notice the complete right arm relaxation).

Welcome to the Ham Fam Joe! We are so glad to know you!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Woohoo! This is my favorite holiday! This year is extra special because we will be meeting my sister's fiance over a turkey dinner. (Yes, she is engaged! Yes, it is a great proposal story!) Plus, it is Elijah's first Thanksgiving.

Elijah is slowly learning to sit up. Things like the boppy and being confined to a laundry basket help him feel a little more confident.
Thankfully, we are not worried about Elijah's hearing. He can now turn in response to his name. Here you can see him looking at the speakers after I have turned on music.

Elijah LOVES to look at people and smile at them. Hopefully this will be a lasting trait! If he is really happy, he'll stick his tongue out. And if he is exuberant he will stick his tongue out and blow "Ppppbbbbbbbllllll."
We leave in just a few hours for MawMaw and PawPaw's. Have a wonderful weekend, giving special thought to all God has given us!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Catching Up

Since you last saw me, I have:

- Found my feet
- Awakened in a fashion quite similar to how my Momma awakens (i.e. "tore up")
- Started to notice the world in a whole new way....with an open mouth
- Gone on my first business trip with Daddy
- Been dressed up like Peter Rabbit, one of my favorite storytime books.
Oh, and I grew 2 pounds and 3 inches in five weeks! Plus, I tasted my first real food - acorn squash - Mmmmm!