Friday, November 16, 2012

Food, food, food

Eli began eating. Really eating. As soon as we introduced food. It was a surprise for me, and I have to grieve the end of that really intense infant era, as I welcome this new era of food.

In other news, there's been a lot of cleaning:
Noah won't let go of the vacuum cleaner. 
I made jam for the first time. My dad always has an early crop of plums and apricots that are thinned from the tree before they're fully ripe, and so I wanted to try to make jam and see what the process was like.
Strawberry jam sans pectin= Strawberries and an obscène amount of sugar.
We were sent halloween costumes from Eug's mom!
And most importantly, our boy discovered food:


APPLES!!! (we found the high chair at Merry Go Round, and I love it. We didn't have a high chair for Noah but having one for Eli has helped so much) 
I love that summer is coming, and find it hard to believe we've been here almost a year. It feels to have gone by in a haze and I hope I can be quieter and more conscious of the passing of time next year. 

On that note, South Africans, here's a site on Straw Bale Houses. We're thinking about trying it some time, maybe when the kids are able to be excited and part of the process.

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