September 02, 2007

Squash Face


We've always started with squash as the first vegetable to feed our kids...no particular reason, other than perhaps it's pretty easy to make. (I make our baby food, unless we're traveling, in which case I do buy some jars for convenience's sake.) When Grandma J saw the funny faces that Charis made while tasting her first veggie, she named the expression "Squash Face." We continued the Squash Face tradition by giving the boys squash for their first veggie, and yesterday Kenna got her first taste as well. It was quite the event, with five audience members! The kids got such a kick out of watching Kenna, who seemed a bit overwhelmed by all the attention in conjunction with the new taste.

Here's a video of the experience. You can hear the kids' comments!

2 comments:

Brian and Krista said...

Cute, cute!!! I've been wondering how you know when to start your babies on "real" food... mine just turned 5 months...

Beverly said...

For our older three, we realized it was time when they began waking up at night again after consistently sleeping through the night for a long while. Kenna wasn't very consistent, but we figured since Charis was 5 months old when we first gave her cereal, Kenna would be OK starting at 5 months also. The boys had it right at 4 months. After a few weeks of cereal, we begin introducing veggies one at a time. We take things pretty slowly!