This Thanksgiving weekend was chock full of firsts. I was in such holiday weekend mode, it was near impossible rolling out of bed this morning, getting dressed, heading to work and leaving Lil Z-Bear home.
Z-Bear loved sitting in the warm kitchen and watching mama cook. He was especially excited when we got ready to put the turkey in the oven. But wait a second…that’s not the turkey!
Uh-oh, sorry Z-Bear, it got a little confusing since you are both the same size. But he forgave us and was happy to see just how nice the turkey came out.
And he digged in with us. Lil Z got his first vegetable that day: sweet potatoes…he was a fan!
The next day we went out and bought our little guy a highchair. I was enjoying using the Bumbo chair for the past couple of weeks, but now that we have the highchair, it’s so easy for feedings, we absolutely love it. He loved it too!
I spent the weekend preparing pureed organic veggies – sweet potatoes for now, and carrots and avocado to try out later in the week. I always knew I wanted to feed Z-Bear homemade baby food, and this weekend I discovered making it is a cinch. I simply roasted them in the oven until super tender, and mashed them until they were smooth. I also put in a dash of pepper, because I am counting on Z-Bear to like spices just as much as I do. I am in love with these freezer containers we found at Babies R Us for storing.
Saturday was the first night hubby and I went out without the baby. We went to an engagement party for a family friend, and we had a good time. And we got to come home to this fellow…notice that he is out of the swaddle! Yes, that was another first this weekend, he has now moved on to the Halo Sleep Sack.
We wrapped up with a lazy Sunday, staying in, playing with Z-Bear, watching movies, and enjoying some quality family time. The perfect ending to a perfect weekend.