It has been almost two years since my last post...boy how time goes quickly. My parents always said that but now it is happening to me. My daughter will turn 4 in August, and before I know it she will be a teenager. She is already exhibiting some behaviors of a teenager - changing clothes about 10 times a day. I also had a baby boy last December. He is now 6 months old and I have begun to give him solid food. His first food was avocado and not much went down. We traveled to the East Coast in the first few weeks that Milo was trying solids so I bought some Earth's Best Brown Rice Cereal. Milo didn't take to the cereal much but I figured he was just figuring out this solid food thing.
After we returned from our trip I decided to make my own baby cereal as I had done with Ella. I put some ground rice in the blender for about 2 minutes - as described in Super Baby Food (a great book on introducing solids to babies). Then boil 1 cup of water and mix in 1/4 cup of the ground rice and cook for 10 minutes. While it was cooking I could smell the aroma of rice and thought to myself...this is real food! The rice cereal that you get in a box and mix with water does not have an aroma of food. Needless to say, Milo started to devour the rice cereal. I guess he likes real food too!!!