We didn’t fancy ourselves the homemade-baby food type until we spied mashed bananas in a jar at the grocery store and thought, “How hard can that be?”
Turns out, making baby food is a breeze — thanks to Baby Brezza, a new munchkin blender that steams and purees everything from pears to potatoes in one fell swoop.
Unlike other baby food blenders, this one doesn’t require that you drain the fruits and veggies from the steamer basket before whipping them into an infant-friendly consistency. Simply chop your produce, add water, and set to the recommended time. The Brezza does the rest.
It also has steam-only and blend-only (hello, breakfast smoothies) functionality, so we think of it more as a useful kitchen appliance than a must-have baby feeding fad.
That’s right — even preschoolers will go gaga for it.
Ice Cream Social
What: Bring lawn chairs and blankets to the old oak tree for sundaes piled high with sprinkles and nuts.
Why: Nothing can hold him back from that cherry on top.
When: Sat., 1-3 p.m.
Where: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan St., Lawrenceville. Reservations (required) by Thurs. to 770-822-5450 or online at gwinnettcounty.com. Adults and children, $4 in advance/$5 at the door.
Kiddie Gardener Series
What: Spend some time with your sprout (ages 3-5) hearing stories, taking a guided stroll, and learning about the great outdoors.
Why: Pack a picnic of PB&Js and enjoy an alfresco lunch afterward.
When: Fri., 10 a.m.
Where: Smith-Gilbert Gardens, 2382 Pine Mountain Rd., Kennesaw. Reservations (recommended) to 770-919-0248 or online at smithgilbertgardens.com. Adults, free; children, $5.
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
What: Balloon art, face painting, a puppet show, and more.
Why: Japanese dancers and origami crafts add Eastern flair.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy., Conyers (770-860-4190). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Baby Brezza