Food

Epic Blackberry Popsicle

With shout-outs to Pop Pop, Tu Tu and Mer Mer.

  1. nanci corzine: Time to plan all her clothes around that rich, yummy purplish blackberry color for awhile. It's so wonderful seeing her…

Blowing Yogurt Bubbles

Yogurt remains on Harper Sue’s favorite food list for the 6th month in a row.

Her swim lessons with Dada and Pop Pop introduced the notion of underwater bubble face. She is a dedicated student and practices her assignments as often as possible.

  1. Laura: That is too awesome for words.

Yogurt from a Cup?

Whole Foods has at least 4 different brands of yogurt smoothies for toddlers. This was not any of them. This was regular yogurt that I was attempting to use in my lunch lesson “How to use a spoon”. Instead, Harper applied her learnings from a previous lesson “How to use a glass”.

The end result was good, full container of yogurt consumed!

  1. nanci corzine: ... and I noticed experimenting with the solidness of the glass... she's so inquisitive... love that girl. We're off to…

Beet It

We explored beets this morning.

We transferred them from one bowl to another and back. We attempted to pull them apart. We tested their relationship with gravity. We tested their flavor.

Harper liked the beet greens and the little rat-like tails too! While she spent more time inspecting the red beets, her eating preference was for white.

The entire inspection was done sitting like a big-girl in her chair at her little table (thank you Grammy Tutu and Grandpa Pete).

  1. nanci corzine: This girl knows who she is and what she wants... what a wonderful gift you're giving her. She's one lucky…

Tamarind + Seaweed? YUM!

New midday snack to add to the list: rice cakes with seaweed. This girl has not found a food she doesn’t like!

  1. Aunt Sandi: I love her cheeky monkey grin!!!

  2. nanci corzine: ... and if this was a video you'd see her eating with gusto. I love it! I too love her…

  3. Grammie Tutu: Looks like she's gearing up for eating mangoes from the tree :)

Corn!!

Harper Sue recently experienced a true love of corn on the cob. She loves using her teeth and corn is the perfect level of sweet for her pallet. To date she’s enjoyed a little butter and salt on the cob. I’m planning on adding a bit of heat (paprika possibly) to the next batch.

  1. Grammie Tutu: Looks like she's practicing for July 4th BBQ :)

  2. nanci corzine: I am always amazed at the intensity of her focus (first picture)... she's taking everything in, figuring it out. I'm…

Learning Tower

We just recently invested in a Learning Tower for Harper Sue to get a better vantage of “the action” in the kitchen, from her nursery window, and all the other places she’ll want to be two feet taller to see.

So far we’ve been picking her up and putting her onto the stand but I don’t think it will take her more than a few days to master her independent access.

She can now “help” me with lunch and dinner prep by tasting everything in advanceĀ and make sure the portions fit into a colander (very important!). She really loves her new higher vantage and it’s great fun to talk to her about all the food prep and menu items.

  1. nanci corzine: What a wonderful idea... safer than her little chair and movable. She's definitely growing up into feeling like her own…

Applelicious

Harper was staring at me intently this afternoon as I munched away on an apple. Finally her wanting glances where too much and I passed her the half eaten fruit. She LOVED gnawing away on it with her one little baby tooth, holding it with both hands, retrieving it when it dropped on the floor, and sucking the yummy apple juice straight from the source. She was completely focused on apple consumption for at least 10 minutes. Amazing little monkey!

  1. nanci corzine: Yummy from the "source" is always better. Reminds me of when, in Maui, she was enjoying a mango seed from…

Cheerio!

Harper ate her first Cheerio this weekend.

It’s amazing how intuitive chewing is for her. She’s surprisingly capable of turning a cheerio to mush with just half a tooth and gums.

I’d forgotten how much I like a little cheerio snack myself (of course not as much as Lucky Charms). Nice to have the big yellow box around again.


  1. nanci corzine: It's amazing what saliva can do and a few weeks to her development. Does she have any teeth yet? Watch…

Momma’s Helper

Harper Sue has found a love of our kitchen lately- probably because I’ve been cooking more and mostly for her. We are amazed at how much a baby can eat!

Needless to say, there’s been a lot more steaming, chopping, and blender activity as she gets bigger. She’s happy to help with encouraging squeals, colander banging, and kitchen utensil inspection.

  1. nanci corzine: How does Ira feel about her taking over what used to be his territory? I'll bet your "mop" never dries.

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