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Knox Noms: Stone Fruit

One of my favorite, favorite fruits is the peach. We grow tons of them here in SC, and they’re delicious this time of year. I decided to make some for Knox, along with some black plums. I wanted to try out baking them as opposed to the steaming I’ve been doing. It was so easy, and they came out incredibly sweet and yummy.

Here’s what you do:

First, pick out some good peaches and plums. Wash them really well because you’re going to bake them with the skin on.

Halve and pit them.

Place them pitted side down in a pan with one inch of water. I did mine in separate pans since plums were new for Knox- I didn’t want to contaminate the peaches if he showed any allergic reaction (he didn’t).

Bake at 400 degrees until the skin blisters. For the plums, it took about 20 minutes, more like 30 for the peaches.

Peel. Have fun- that part kind of sucks. Then, puree the peeled fruit. Obviously, it didn’t take much pureeing on the plums.

Beautiful! Isn’t that plum color awesome?

Finished peaches.

My plums were a touch tart because they weren’t the ripest, so I mixed them with home made applesauce. That was seriously good, I could’ve eaten the whole batch myself! Knox loved it, too. It was one of his favorites thus far, and with the added bonus that it helps keep things “regular.” I’ve been making most of his food a good bit thicker, now, in preparation for adding finger foods in the near future.

Man on the move

Oh my gosh, my baby is almost crawling. I could have a near-panic attack here about how fast he’s growing up, but instead, let’s focus on the cuteness of Knox doing his army man crawl across his blanket. He is going after a watch (what can I say, my child loves bling of any kind… he’s kind of like a squirrel in that respect).

Can you believe that? I can’t. It *just* happened in the past three days, and now he’s scooting around like nobody’s business. He is now a man on a mission when he sees something he wants (like the trash can). His new favorite thing? Crawling over to the ¬†Jumperoo, laying underneath it, looking up and touching it with his hand to make the music start. Why is that fun? I don’t know. But he likes it.

I’m not sure how I feel about this growing up thing… one part of me is so incredibly happy to see him progressing and growing up. Because he’s supposed to. That’s the way it works, right? The other part? It screams “SLOW DOWN!” No matter how many times people tell you that kids grow up so fast, you’ll never understand the true implications of that statement until you experience it for yourself. So, at the risk of sounding oh-so-cliche, let me tell y’all, THEY GROW UP SO FAST!

I swear, I just gave birth to him, like, yesterday.

Life Lesson

If you try to steam carrots for baby food and clean the house at the same time, chances are, you’ll forget about the carrots.

The smell is just lovely in here right now.

I’m trying to cover it up with my “Sugar” Scentsy smell, but now it just smells like cotton candy and burnt carrots.

My day off has been oh-so-productive thus far. Now, I am off to get a much-needed hair cut. I am mildly terrified because I’m trying someone new and that nearly always proves to be disastrous. I am only doing it because I have a spa gift card, we’re on a budget and it makes good sense. Hopefully I don’t have to run back to my normal hair lady to fix it because that wouldn’t be good or very budget-friendly.

7 Months

I’m, once again, late on this post. Ten days ago, Knox turned seven months old, which is insane. I know I say that every single month, but seriously, it’s just not right how fast he grows up! The picture-taking sessions are getting more and more lively with him, too. As you can see!

At seven months:

– Knox never stays still. He flips, scoots, rolls and gets into everything.
– Is *this* close to crawling. He is starting to move his back knees into place and can project himself forward, but then starts spinning in circles.
-Still won’t sit up by himself. He can stay up for several seconds, but then dives forward, ready to scoot around. I don’t think he wants to be still.
– Eats a LOT! He still nurses about seven times a day, plus eats cereal and fruit/ veggie for breakfast, fruit/ veggie at lunch and cereal and fruit/ veggie for dinner. He eats oatmeal, rice cereal (not so much anymore), apples, bananas, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, peaches, nectarines and plums thus far. He loves teething biscuits, too.
-Is extremely talkative and loves the sound of his own voice. He starts talking when we leave the house in the mornings and by the time we get to work, he’s screaming at the top of his lungs and laughing.
– Laughs out loud when something is really funny. Like when you pretend to chase and “get” him.
– Still loves bath time, though it’s hard to bathe someone so wiggly. He is constantly reaching for things and ending up with soap in his mouth.
-Wears size 12 months and size 12-18 months in Gymboree stuff.
– His absolute favorite thing is the VeggieTales theme song. If you just start to sing it, he freaks out and gets so excited. But be prepared: once you start- you can never stop or he’ll get so mad at you! We all now have it downloaded on our phones so we can play it over and over again.
– Notices everything. He watches me like a hawk if I’m doing something, like cooking, and has discovered Abby the dog. Apparently, dogs are fascinating.

I’ve been here the whole time!

Honest! If you were just inundated with a good week’s worth of posts, it’s because I switched to WordPress and couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to connect my new feed with my old one so you guys could see my new posts.

After a frustrating several days, I figured it out. I AM A GENIUS! Okay, not really, since it took me two days to determine how to fix it, but the important thing is that I did figure it out and now you’re here!

It’s been lonely without you!

P.S. If you ever switch to WP and need a good host, Kelly @ Twenty70 Hosting is lovely. She didn’t even get mad at me when I sent her a good 25 irritating emails every five minutes. I’m not getting paid to say that, it’s just true.

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