Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Eating Broccoli Tops

Like most parents, we have trouble getting Blake to eat his veggies. At dinner last night we had mashed potatoes, Blake's favorite. I decided to cut up some broccoli and disguise it in the potatoes. It didn't work so well, he decided to eat all of Joe's potatoes instead (smart little boy). While Blake was sitting on Joe's lap we gave him a piece of broccoli and Blake proceeded to only eat the top off. He did this with several pieces. It was pretty funny. We figured that most of the vitamins are on the top anyway so he did get some nutritional value.
Here is a picture of the top eaten broccoli. We called them little trees for Blake, although I am sure he didn't understand that. 
Here is a side by side comparison of Blake's mashed potatoes with cut up broccoli that he didn't eat and Joe's plate that Blake only ate from. 
Just an added cute picture. This is Blake's new smile. If you ask him to smile, this is what you get. In person it is actually so ugly that it's cute. Who couldn't love a face like that. 

4 comments:

stephanie said...

way to go blake on eating those veggies!!! and i love the "cheesy" smile!!

Kerstin said...

I am impressed that Blake ate the tops of the broccoli. Also that last picture of him is so cute.

Fat & Sassy said...

Broccoli is delicious!!! One of my favorites!!!! How do we get on to your mom and dad's? Please tell her we want to be invited please. Same with Geoff and Aubrey. I love checking on the fam this way. I'm just barely finding yours. Soooo cute. Love, Aunt Kayola

Jensen Family said...

He looks pretty ridiculously cute (I love his dimple)! Oh bad news...I think most of the nutritional value lies in the stem, or maybe my mom just told me that to get me to eat it...