Saturday, September 28, 2013

Parks & Purees

Since being in China, Mason has started eating solid foods. I have really enjoyed making his baby food! It is a little more complicated in China since every outlet is a different one, the wattage with the appliances we brought don't work without a converter, and the converter we brought only works in our bedroom. So needless to say making baby food on the floor in your bedroom isn't my first choice but it's worth it. The other week when we went to Dali, Kyle and I decided to check out some stores to price check what bottled baby food would be and if it wasn't expensive we thought about buying a few jars to take with us on our trip. I could not believe how expensive a tiny jar of baby food is here in Kunming!! It was $5 a jar! Holy cow! So we pretty much have to make our baby food so it's a good thing that I really enjoy it! I love seeing the starting point where the food is hard and raw and hearing the ending point where Mason says, "Mmm" as the puree enters his mouth! It encourages me to continues doing this complicated process in making his food. Mason has been an amazing eater! We have been very impressed with how much he enjoys eating. One of his favorite things is to eat a banana out of the mesh thing (see pic). He loves sucking the juice and tasting the flavor of the banana. He has also really enjoyed using his sippy cup for the first time. He also really enjoys drinking water, so that's a bonus!

Earlier today we went to a park near by our apartment here in Kunming. It was a really pretty park! There was a lot of grassy areas where people were throwing frisbees and there was even a small amusement park. The amusement park was designed for children but it still was really fun to walk around and hear all of the kids laugh and play.

 We wanted to play in these so bad but the guy said that it's only for kids :( BOO it looked way fun!

 This park reminded me a lot of Lagoon! There was everything from the swings to the pirate boat to roller coasters!

 A lot of babies/young children don't wear diapers, if they need to use the bathroom their parents simply help go to the bathroom in a corner or in the gutter. So we have seen a lot of kids where they have a slit in the bottoms of their pants so they can quickly use the bathroom!

 This is the one and only ride we did! It was.... awesome?? We rented this boat for 30 minutes to ride around this tiny lake and about 20 minutes later we returned it because we got bored! The nice thing was, is the lady refunded us for the 10 minutes we didn't use of it!

Kyle obviously was really excited!!

 Jeff, Maren, and Mason riding in the back (Sorry Maren... this is the only picture I got with you three and it just so happens your eyes are closed!)

 We then went and played frisbee for a little bit. We almost hit this old lady that was digging food out of a trash can! I felt so bad because she honestly looked like she was 90 years old, she had crutches so she could walk and we almost hit her in the head with our frisbee!! Poor thing! Luckily Kyle was super fast in reaching the frisbee first!

 Mason... the best baby ever!

On our way home we stopped by a stand where there were lots of rice, vegetables, fruit, and eggs!
Different kinds of rice

Tons of vegetables!

Tons of eggs... if you look closely some eggs have a tint of blue to them! Kind of cool to see different eggs from different chickens.

A river near our apartment.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading about your guys' adventures, keep them coming!