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!|
|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.