Lionel is One Hundred Years Old. That's freaking awesome!
When my 96 year old Gramps told me how old he was, I was like, "Old Geezer!" Gramps just chuckled.
I stopped into my Gramps' room (he's usually out on his chair in the family room all day) to introduce Ryan and myself to Lionel. I didn't wake him...instead, he was doing a word search with a ruler and sketching pictures on a pad of paper.
I reached for his shoulder, "Hi Lionel! My name is Adrienne. My Grandfather is your roommate, Lou. My mother, Betty, is Lou's daughter who is here visiting him every day. This is my son, Ryan. How are you doing today?"
His face lit up, I tell ya. "Well, hello! That is mighty kind of you to stop in and make time for me. Thank you for introducing yourself."
He worked in sharing his whopping age of 100 years into our conversation. I told him I am sure he has so many stories and has seen a lot of life. He told me where he was from, that he used to be a civil engineer for the Air Force, that he has a Great-great Grandson about Ryan's age.
Great-great. Can that be right?!
Anyway, before Ryan and I got our bike helmets on and headed out the door, we gave Gramps his smooches and waved "bye bye."
When we got home I cut up organic turkey, gluten-free/egg-free bread w/raw honey from Jason's Grampa's farm, and an organic peach for Ryan.
Let's just say, Ryan was simply unimpressed with the peach. I had tasted it and it was a little pithy. So, whether you are 100 years old or 1 year going on 2, I did what must be done in these situations...I pureed it.
- 1/4 banana
- 1 small container organic apple sauce
- 1 small not so great peach partially chewed by a toddler
- 1/4 cup organic canned pumpkin
- 1 dash of nutmeg
- 1 dash of cinnamon
Puree these in your Baby Bullet or regular Bullet or blender or whatever. Then I broke up small pieces of carrot chips (freeze dried from store) and threw those in there.
Baby, there's nothing you can't hide when food is pureed with apple sauce or pumpkin...even ABC food. He snarfed it down.
*A reader had asked what I feed my kiddos. I'll post some of their menus from time to time.