Thursday, July 3, 2008

Sunny Yesterday in the Baby Cabana

Pics: Kendall with Papa (Jim, our sitter's dad). Emma with Papa. Babies in the "baby cabana" in the backyard yesterday. Clark chillin' in the exersaucer. Emma's belly button.

I have wanted to get outside more and finally was able to get the baby cabana up in the backyard yesterday while Brandi was here with me. I don't know how long we ended up hanging out, but I think I spent more time setting it up. But it was nice and breezy and I think the babies really liked the change of scenery. At first they looked a little shell-shocked, but then seemed to really enjoy looking around and listening to new sounds and I'm sure there were new scents for them also.
We are still struggling with the nighttime routine in an effort to get them to sleep better/longer. Of course, with Emma's teething situation, it is unclear how long we can get her to sleep - which means that the others wake up too. But we'll see. Both of us are ready to add the rice cereal meal so that the babies will sleep better - this is what we keep hearing anyway. The dr asked us to wait anther month (from the appt), so late July...unless we crack before then and just HAVE to try the cereal.
I'm busy trying to learn about making baby food and what is involved in feeding the babies just to be sure that we know what we are doing. We decided that making baby food was the best option in order to be able to afford to feed them all. :) Seriously though, it just means that we will really KNOW what they are eating. And it should definitely be MUCH cheaper than buying baby food in the stores. If anyone has any suggestions about what worked for their kids, please feel free to share it with me.
I need to go feed Clark, so no time for updates. Just know that they are all doing well.
Have a Happy (long-weekend) Fourth of July!!!


Rambling Woman said...

I did all of Cakes food. I've got a great book that you can borrow called "Super Baby Food". The best thing I can suggest is to make sure you have a good food processor. I tried using a blender at first and it was a nightmare...took forever. Then I got a food processor and it was so much faster. Make large batches so you don't have to do it all the time. Use ice trays to freeze it all and once frozen transfer cubes to freezer bags.
Let me know when you want to start and I'll come help you. I'm so glad you've decided to do it! YAY!

Ashlee said...

We make our own baby food and it is fantastic. It is definately way cheaper than store bought and they aren't as picky about what they eat later in life. The Magic Bullet is great for trips where a big food processor won't work! Our little girl eats everything from avocados to zucchini!