For Easter, we had dinner with Conrad's big extended family. We swam in the pool with Henny, who had a total blast. He's a water baby, just as I predicted! Later, just for fun, I gave Henny a single peep. His first peep! He licked all the blue sugar off of it, making it all slippery and sticky. Then, in two slurps, the thing was gone. I didn't even get a picture of it in his hand! He loved it, obviously. A story about sharing sweets with my baby.
Once, I was out to lunch at the mall at the Nordstrom cafe, and I was sharing my lemon bar with him. I gave him maybe four or five baby-sized bites, but the thing is, lemon bars are really rich and acidic. Later, while we were shopping, he hurled a lunch and a half. From that experience, I learned that giving him small amounts of non-rich, non-acidic sweets is totally fine. I'm of the persuasion that kids who are never allowed to have sugar will never learn how to control themselves regarding sweets.
Go to Palm Springs and share peeps with your baby, is the moral of this story. He'll love it and it will be super cute and he'll look like a little half-Smurf. To clean him off, we dipped him back into the pool, and then headed home. Isn't it funny how even a couple nights away from home makes you soooo happy to be back in your own bed? Anyway, we're back now, and we've got a bunch of fun stuff coming up. Hopefully I'll be able to stay on top of posting now!