My beautiful baby girls started solids last weekend! They're doing awesome already, and we've done rice cereal and sweet potatoes so far. Is there anything cuter than a baby with cereal all over her face?
On a related note, for all you moms out there, I'd like to give a glowing review to our amazing highchairs! These Chicco 360 Hook-On highchairs are one of the only things that we have purchased new instead of used, and here's why: they save us a ton of space in our little house, the chair seats up to 35 lbs and rotates 360 degrees (which is handy for a hundred reasons), and it has a snap-on tray (most hook-on highchairs don't). AND the whole thing fits into a little mesh bag for traveling!
Oh, and as long as I'm reviewing things, I'll mention something else. Many of you know that I am making and freezing my own baby food, instead of buying jarred food, to save money. I figure that I'll save about 50% in the few months before my girls can start eating finger foods. To help me in my efforts, I purchased a used Beaba Babycook. You should check it out -- it's a European all-in-one baby food steamer/blender/defroster. I can honestly say that I can survive without it by using the stove to steam and our blender to puree, and I wouldn't recommend paying full price for one by any means. But I really enjoy the easy set-up and clean-up of having everything in one product!
Enough commercialism ... we see enough of that at Christmastime as it is! :)