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Watermelon, Baby!

Baby eats watermelon for the first timeAlmost every Saturday morning, I wake up early and run errands by myself. I leave the four kids with my husband, and off I go. Going alone is quicker, it ends up saving us money, and gosh darn it, running errands by myself is a very enjoyable way to start the weekend.

During the summer months, the farmers markets here in central Indiana are not to be missed. This past trip yielded a very sweet and super juicy watermelon. As I cut it up for lunch today, I decided Paul looked like he too wanted a taste.

Up until today, baby Paul had never experienced the goodness that is watermelon.

So I cut him a slice, grabbed my point n’ shoot camera, and let him have at it.

Here are a few snapshots of baby Paul and his gigantic slice of summertime heaven:

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  • Mine! Mine! All Mine! 1 of 7
    Mine! Mine! All Mine!
    As soon as I set the plate in front on him, his arms started waving, and his hands desperately started grabbing for the melon. Excitement was obviously in the air.
  • Fruit too big, hands too small. 2 of 7
    Fruit too big, hands too small.
    I thought he would be able to grab on to the fruit all on his own, but try as he might the fruit was just too big and juicy, his hands a bit too small.
  • A little help from mom. 3 of 7
    A little help from mom.
    No doubt about it, his first bite was an ambitious one!
  • The verdict is still out… 4 of 7
    The verdict is still out...
    Like all new foods for Paul, he's quick to open up, but then almost immediately draws back to ponder his taste buds. He didn't gag or show me a stink-face, so I'm calling it a win!
  • And then there was two. 5 of 7
    And then there was two.
    One good judo chop of Paul's left, and the melon was split in two.
  • Hangry baby approval. 6 of 7
    Hangry baby approval.
    I think he likes it, or just really likes playing with it.
  • Finger lickin’ good. 7 of 7
    Finger lickin' good.
    While the melon was pretty tasty, nothing will ever compare to a sticky thumb. Nothing.

He was a complete sticky mess when he was finished, so a quick trip to the tub, followed up by an epic late afternoon nap rounded out his day. I’d call it a win for baby Paul.

What new food have you recently introduced to your baby?

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