First, I would like to thank you all for the sweet well wishes and prayers for my brave boy. His surgery was a complete success! We could not have asked for a better outcome. Here is a photo of him, ONE WEEK AFTER OPEN HEART SURGERY. Freakin' amazing, if you ask me. I'm so proud of this kid.
This same brave boy has always had textural issues with food. He has gotten much better about trying new things, but he still will not put a strawberry or blueberry (or any fruit, for that matter) into his mouth. I have always been a bit bummed about this because the kid is missing out! I love fruit. I always have. It is one of the many reasons why I love summertime.
So I love that my one-year-old adores fruit as much as I do. He could eat a tray full of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries at every meal. And oranges, bananas, pears...you get what I'm saying.
We have plentiful amounts of berries in our fridge these days. I always figure our chubby Sammy will certainly eat them. I peeked in the fridge yesterday morning and saw an overabundance of berries. I wasn't certain that Sam could eat that many, so my creative juices started flowing.
I squished blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries into the squares of an ice cube tray. I filled in the gaps with water and stuck the tray in the freezer.
Once they were sufficiently frozen, I plopped a few of them into a glass of water. They were so pretty! And they added such a nice fruity flavor to my cold, refreshing drink. Once my water was gone and the cubes had started to melt, I popped the berries into my mouth and enjoyed a few slightly crunchy yet delicious pieces of fruit.
This would work great with any type of fruit. Oranges, pears, pineapple, apples, lemons. Get creative! It's summer! And warm!
Isn't summer wonderful?