my small and new goals this month.
never use a paper napkin again.
-- i mean really this one is a no-brainer. we use cloth wipes for everything else (cough cough) so why not extend them outside of the home too? gesh i just know that soon and very soon my logic is going to compel me to take cloth wipes to public restrooms too! do'h! too late, my brain just went there (insert thegoodmama wetbag promo)
-- seriously have we regressed so much in evolution that we can no longer just tip our heads back to drink something? david has advocated using one straw over and over again which i suppose i can hang with.
and so it begins again... babyfood making time!! the problem with making baby food is that it's hard not to eat all of the yummy produce before it gets made! who knows when we'll start olive on solid food. she's only 4 months and i don't see it happening any time soon. with augustine i started the day he turned 6 months which in hindsight was premature for him. he couldn't sit up by himself which is one of the milestones babies should hit before they are ready. (insert my article on starting solids - oh yeah, i went there) anyways i know most fruits and veggies can be frozen up to 3-6 months so im sure she'll be eating somewhere in that timeline. right now im baking pears and nectarines for little miss olive's future consumption and im also going to make some banana and carrot puree. yum. oh and some milled steel cut oats and/or milled brown rice. none of that infant specific cereal for my babes. oh if you make rice cereal in advance don't puree it before freezing. it gets sort of weird when trying to reconstitute it. puree it before using it. pears do best when they are not pureed too. freeze them in slices then send them through the food processor before serving.
tonight we are picking up a food dehydrator that i found on craigslist and im going to get cracking on strawberries, bananas, and blueberries. perhaps some fruit peels?