today, i roasted a chicken with vegetables for the first time. i’m sure that most of my home-grown mennonite friends and all others who embrace simple living have a difficult time grasping that i’ve been living on my own for more than ten years and have never roasted a chicken, but the frozen breasts always seemed so much easier! in my ongoing quest to become proficient in all things domestic, though, i gave it a try, with pretty acceptable results. and now we have leftovers and a carcass with which to make our own broth.
this evening, alex ate avocado for the first time. she liked it! she’s tried a few things, but i haven’t been giving her solids on a daily basis yet, since a lot of “experts” recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months (and also because it’s easier to put it off, especially when i’m working all day). i’d be interested in knowing how long most of you loyal readers who also happen to be parents waited to introduce other foods.
two days ago, alex’s first tooth became visible! she’s also becoming more independent, and decided to hold her bottle by herself at allison’s this week. (she doesn’t use a bottle when she’s with me, so i’m not sure if i’ll actually get to see that.) i keep feeling like we’re in such a sweet, sweet stage with her. she constantly interacts with us and expresses her opinion about things, and is usually so happy. but she’s also not super-mobile yet, so life is still pretty easy.`
with that, we wish you all a good night.