November 6, 2009 - 10m25d - Paté Chinois!

Also known as Sheppard's Pie. However, you will probably never hear me call it this because paté chinois is my favorite comfort food. My mom used to make it often when I was a child and to this day, my brother and sister probably have this as their comfort food as well!

Paté chinois (the way we make it) is basically ground beef, creamed corn and mashed potatoes on top. It was a cold November day today, so it was a perfect time to eat some yummy comfort food! Daddy also made it which made it even better because he is an awesome cook and well, I got to play with Lily while he made it.

The dish coming out of the oven:

And after I put her bowl down with a spoon, it didn't take long for Lily to go to town and look like this:

This one looks a little weird, that's because I had the flash on and poor Lily got it right in the eyes!

November 3, 2009 - 10m22d - Beef & Green Beans!

Daddy was at his hockey game tonight, so it was just Lily and Mommy for dinner. I had made a beef roast in the crock pot and opened a can of green beans for dinner. Meat and vegetables, healthy and delicious! I sat Lily in her high chair and gave her this:Not the best picture - but the food is in focus and she is not, weird. She then dumped the food out of the bowl:
After picking at it for a few minutes, I thought she wasn't hungry. NOPE, that was NOT the case. I was eating at the living room table and she wanted to come and eat with me. Out of my plate. So this our new food arrangement:

Lily managed to eat LOTS of beef and some green beans. It was very yummy! Surprisingly, no food ended up on the floor.

November 3, 2009 - 10m22d - Soup!

In the last few weeks, Lily has been very active. She seems to be getting from point A to point B a lot quicker now, and she's not walking yet! She crawls very fast and she has her firetruck that she pushes around... she is practicing walking and we think that by the end of November she will have made her first real steps. She stands for a couple of seconds on her own before realizing that she is not holding on to anything and then drops to the ground.

That said, with all this energy, she needs fuel! For the last few days, she has had breakfast (usually oatmeal and yogurt) and then for lunch this week, I started giving her soup. Today was a cold fall day and we had pea soup. I didn't want to give her canned soup since it has so much salt in it, but I figure that everything else she puts in her mouth we make & cooked it so I can be a little more lenient with the soups. I will try to make more homemade soups for her though so that I know exactly what is in them.

Here she is eating her soup:

This is the soup we ate for lunch:
Stop with the pictures already - just feed me!

I'll be honest with you all, sometimes, when I am making something to eat and I know that it will be a BIG mess, I sometimes spoon feed her (gasp!) however, she is very clear on when she is done and I don't try to force more on her.

So, after soup, I gave her some avocado, she loves it! I just peel and cut into chunks and give it to her and she eats it all.

She kept pointing at the counter because she wanted some oranges, but she already had one today so I gave her some raspberries. Wow, she can eat a whole container in a matter of minutes!

Notice the cookies in her tray - she didn't even want to eat them!

She ate them all, I had these leftover for tomorrow, but nope, she wanted them now!
After her afternoon nap, I was eating a cookie, therefore Lily wanted a cookie as well! I figured that since I made these cookies from scratch at home and she was wearing a cookie shirt that it was ok that she had a small piece. Most of the cookie ended up on her face and on the floor! She was still cute eating it though!

October 20, 2009 - 10m8d - daddy's birthday!

Today is daddy's birthday! Instead of making daddy a cake, I made him a HUUUUGE chocolate chip cookie - from scratch I might add! It's hard to have food in front of, or near Lily and not give her any. Of course, we are making sure that we don't give her foods that she is not allowed to eat (nuts, strawberries, uncooked eggs, fish, dairy etc) but a little treat should be ok.

Daddy was just going to share one little piece. As if!
As you can see from this picture, she has had more than one bite and is looking for more! Lots more!

October 2, 2009 - 9m21d - apples!

Well, this was a huge success! I peeled an apple and let Lily loose with it! She had an apple as a snack a few days in a row, here are some pictures of her chowing down on it. Lily has one tooth now and even though we let her eat a whole apple, we were close by, making sure that she didn't chomp down on a big piece and choke.

Daddy also posted a video here of Lily eating an apple. Let's just say that this was entertainment for us a few days, watching Lily eat an apple.

August 26, 2009 - 8m14d - Carrots

Here are a few pictures of Lily eating carrots. I cut them julienne style and then I steam them. She loves carrots! Because she doesn't have any teeth yet, it's mostly chunks that she is swallowing, and they go right through her! (nope, I don't have pictures of that!!! And nope, it doesn't smell like the same thing going out as it does going in!)

August 21,2009 - 8m9d - Corn on the cob

This was the most fun we've had seeing Lily eat. As soon as the Ontario grown corn on the cob was put on her tray she grabbed it and started chomping on it. Her face lit up and I am sure that she was thinking "mmm something new tonight, this tastes fresh, juicy and yummy, must suck on it fast!".

It took Lily about 10 seconds before putting the corn in her mouth like this:
She had a HUGE smile after she managed to suck a few corns off:She likes to examine her food. She was smiling and laughing the whole time that she was eating her corn. Jayson and I think that it was great fun watching her!
Oh so concentrated!
Here's a great picture of Lily and daddy smiling for the camera. Lily is saying, enough with the pictures & videos, let me eat in peace!The corn was a great success! It's corn season now, so I'm sure that she will be eating a lot more in the near future!