Neighborhood Find

We’ve been looking for the perfect baseball cap for Rowan.  The Detroit hat Brandon ordered through Amazon was too small despite being one size fits all (he has a large noggin).  I bought two generic caps from Wal-Mart for $6.00 total.  I was super excited to find this one at Marshalls for $3.99.  Perfect because his first baseball game will be Cubs vs. Detroit.  We’re still planning on getting him a Detroit shirt to wear as well.  His Grandpa is a White Sox fan, he will not be pleased.

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Random Tidbits

So proud of myself.  Not only did I make it to the produce store before 9am, but I managed to drop off dry cleaning, take Rowan to the park (nice & empty!) and stop by the bagel place to ask questions about a large order for the baptism brunch.  The cherry on top was that Rowan fell asleep in his stroller (which he never, ever does).  He stayed asleep while I took groceries out of the stroller, carried him upstairs, took off his shoes, hat & coat.

Jared Baby Food

I did something I didn’t think I would.  I gave Rowan jar food.  I was desperate, he was hungry and wouldn’t sleep until he had lunch.  It was in the cabinet, a gift from family and organic.  I figure, the kid is almost ten months and he eats everything, trying it won’t keep him from eating the good stuff.  The ingredients weren’t so bad, mostly natural.

It’s becoming really easy to feed him teething biscuits, puffs and teething crackers.  I did so well when he first started eating solids.  I pureed everything!  Now that I can’t turn to frozen baby food, if I’m not prepared and the kitchen is not stocked, it’s so easy to turn to whatever is most accessible.

Helpful Hints:

  • Buy mini tupperware containers
  • When cutting up fruit/cooking veggies/grains, etc. make more than baby will eat and put in containers for meals for the next two days
  • Excellent things to keep in fridge: rice, quinoa, pasta, couscous, chopped tortilla, torn up pieces of bread
  • When going out  on errands bring a little container of cheerios, puffs or Baby Mum Mums (these aren’t messy)
  • When in doubt a banana and a baby spoon travel well, you can just scoop the banana right out of the peal