i certainly don't want to forget how far we have come. yesterday i decided to take a couple of quick photos of maya's snacks....the crunchies i call them. she loves to eat salty stuff, a gurl after my own heart. i remember there was a time when i never thought she would eat anything crunchy, anything that wasn't baby food. oh how wonderful it is to pack up some of her favorite snacks and be able to share them with her friends. i don't worry so much anymore if she can eat their stuff...just most of the time she doesn't like it because a lot of kiddos love sweet stuff.
at this point maya doesn't like fruit very much, but she does like mandarin oranges. i tried fresh ones, but she likes the (sweetened) canned ones. i have been tricking her into eating apples by boiling them a little and mixing them in with her oranges. if they are small enough she doesn't notice the difference. i'm not sure if it's the texture or taste of "real/fresh" fruit but she just prefers the canned stuff.
and finally, while we were out to dinner she actually drank some water. for some reason she just doesn't like water or watered down juice. she's a milk girl. she drank about one fourth of her water and that was a miracle! it could have been the straw or the clear cup, either way, i brought it home to try it here. it's those little tricks we all try i guess, part of being a mom. =)