Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
The first rule of Cuddle Club is: you do not talk about Cuddle Club
the Second rule of Cuddle Club is: You DO NOT talk about CUDDLE CLUB
Third rule: If someone says stop or goes limp, taps out, the cuddle is over.
Fourth rule: only two guys to a cuddle
Fifth rule: one cuddle at a time, fellas.
Sixth rule: all cuddles are fully clothed. No funny business.
Seventh rule: cuddles will go on as long as they have to.
And the eighth and final rule: if this is your first time at Cuddle Club...you have to cuddle.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Tim went down to campus to pick something up, Isaac is snoozing soundly, I have Chicken Strata in the oven since it was supposed to be our dinner and we ended up having dinner at the 'rents tonight. So I have 35 minutes in which to...read? clean? watch tv? take a mini-nap? do laundry? By the time I figure out how to spend my 35 minutes, it'll be over :P
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Isaac had his 9 month checkup today (barely made it before he turns 10 months!). He is 20 lbs, 4 oz and 28 inches long. That is the 45th percentile for height and weight. Percentile for head circumference? 75th. lol.
Also, we found out he has especially hairy inner ears. What a funny kid.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Isaac had some interesting diapers Wednesday that I chalked up to
eating normal food again. That night, Tim got sick, but Thursday they
were both fine.
So, Friday Isaac went to Chrissy's, acted fine all day, but apparently
was still contagious (how?!) because Chrissy and Kaiya got sick on
In the meantime, Katie (our babysitter) and her family got sick, and
Katie (our niece) relapsed again. Isaac has been sick again since
Saturday (but no vomiting) this time, and we're headed to the doctors
Hoping they can give us something for whatever this is, and we'll be
on our way back to normal.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
so active now. But I left him in there while I finished getting ready
this morning, and returned to a pretty happy baby. (that's our old
cable remote--batteries removed--that he's playing with)
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Our niece Katie was baptised yesterday, and all the Chicago and Georgia relatives were in town to attend and celebrate. Of course, Isaac is 2 months older and has not been baptised, which makes me feel like a bit of a heathen, but whatever. I was raised Baptist, and (ironically enough) they don't baptise babies. I fully support anyone who does it, but for my own kid, it would be a bit strange I think.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
He started crawling just before bedtime, and got in a lot more practice the next morning. He is still not going very far, but he is definitely better at it just since Monday. Here's a short video from Tuesday morning, I'll try to take another one in the next few days:
(And for all the Facebook people, yes, you already saw this. Anytime you see a note from me, it is actually auto-feeding from my blog. FYI. Sometimes I post something on Facebook and then realize that my non-facebook family may want to see it too. Imagine that!...someone who isn't on Facebook....lol)
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
I'm torn between wanting to just veg out, go to the movies, etc, and wanting to get things done that I normally can't do easily with a little one around. Probably I will do a little of both though.
Things on the agenda?
*Thin out some of our crap (sort through papers, books, etc. I want clean countertops)
*Finish my pantry project that I started yesterday. The contents of our pantry are currently overtaking the kitchen table
*Make some food ahead (brown rice and shredded chicken for freezer, maybe a big batch of pancake mix)
*Make these cookies: Clean Eating's Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mmm...almond butter. Maybe these should go higher on the list...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
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We currently only have 12 daytime diapers and 3-4 nighttime diapers, so this would be a big help! We just took a 5 day road trip and had to use disposables on our trip, since we only have enough cloth dipes to last us about 2 days.
He was crying shortly before this picture was taken, but the triple
play of nudity, a mirror, and a warm bath won him over.
(After a whole day of constant major spit up and very little sleep, he
finally slept after this picture was taken. Whatever it was seems to
have resolved itself now.)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I was taking Isaac for a walk the other day and we went past another house that Tim and I had considered buying. It is just a block from our current house. Everything is exactly the same, except this house has a large yard.
Why did we decline to put an offer on it? Because it is on a corner, and we wouldn't have been able to fence in the yard. Nevermind the fact that we haven't fenced in our current yard. We were focused on what was best for the dog, and not future babies.
Fast forward nearly two years, and we have a baby, but no dog, and the world's tiniest backyard. So even though we have our own house, many of these things still apply to us. Ultimately, if we end up staying in our house long term, we need to be creative in finding ways to enjoy the outdoors that don't involve running around in the backyard. Because, well, we don't really have one.
(I love our house, but man, passing a larger, but unfenceable, yard up because of a dog? Not one of our finer decisions....)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
This irritates me. Isaac has had 1, maybe 2 diaper rashes in 6 months with cloth, and they were minor. How can disposables be better for the environment when they are sitting in landfills? That's like saying we should just use disposable dishes because when you factor in the water to wash regular dishes, well, its a tossup. Ridiculous.
Seriously, I don't know anyone who uses disposable diapers who would claim that they are better for the environment. It is a convenience thing, not an environmental choice. We do 3-4 loads of diaper laundry per week, and usually things like crib sheets, messy clothes, and burp clothes get washed with the diapers. Those are loads that I would have to do anyhow, so the diapers *maybe* add 1 extra load per week on top of the messy baby laundry we would be doing anyhow. I guess since babies add 3-4 loads of laundry per week, they are bad for the environment too, right?
Sounds like Pampers is just trying to cover their ass from the recent speculation that the DryMax formula is causing terrible rashes and even boils on some babies' bottoms. (http://www.examiner.com/x-1320-Motherhood-Examiner~y2010m5d6-Parents-link-Pampers-Dry-Max-diapers-to-rashes-and-chemical-burns)
It really doesn't even matter if the claims are true or not, the public perception of Pampers is not so great right now. And when it comes to business, perception is infinitely more important than reality.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I purchased a gym membership last week but haven't even found baby-free time to go yet. (They do have a daycare center, but its $5 a pop, and they won't even change a diaper....they call you over the loudspeaker to come do it. Even church nurseries -- which are free! -- will change a diaper....)
Any chance the challenge was to lose as little weight as possible? I might still win.
Maybe if Isaac wakes up from his nap soon, we'll go for a long walk before these thunderstorms arrive.
Friday night, we saw the tops poking through his gums, and felt them. I swear. But Saturday morning? They'd retreated! Could barely feel them, couldn't see them.
(Later in the day though, he bit my finger and almost drew blood. They're back!)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
With the questions from this post in hand: 10 Questions to Help You Declutter, I am going to start a massive overhaul of all of our stuff. We have a lot of stuff. Now, it may take me a long long time to actually finish this so called "Spring Cleaning" (it may even be next spring), but I am going to start, at least. My goal is to get rid of (at least) 10 things per week until we've pared down to just the essentials.
First stop? The kitchen. Could be interesting...
Check out the gallery here:
I might be biased, but I think he's cute enough to win ;)
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Well sure. Should she? It depends.
As a community member and parent, I say ok. If your kid is well behaved, old enough to know their name/address/phone, knows not to talk to strangers, knows who to ask for help, etc, then, ok. My niece Caitlyn is 5, and I would say she is perfectly capable of spending 3 minutes alone in the picture book room without getting into trouble or being abducted.
Well, as a librarian, this bothers me.
We are not your babysitters. Nor are we your security guards. We do what we can, but we certainly can't watch out for everyone and everything all the time.
Even if there is no one else around for the librarian to help, there could be at any moment. The phone could ring, she could get called away. It's not fair to ask her to watch your child, and then get annoyed when she says that she can't be responsible, because it is, after all, a public place.
You wouldn't go into a supermarket and ask the cashier to watch your kid while you shop, right? Because she has work to do.
And watching your kid is not part of her job description.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
I better kick it up a notch for the next 9 weeks because week 1 has not gone that smoothly. Not that our team is going to win anyhow, but I'd like to not be the one to drag us all down...
Seeing Katie this week decreased my motivation a little bit, because Katie...well Katie is already the weight I'd love to be. Maybe even skinnier than the weight I'd love to be. And she's doing the challenge too. So if she thinks she needs to lose weight, then I must be a fat cow, and instead of motivating me to do something about it, it makes me want to go eat ice cream and hide in bed all day. Sigh. (Nothing personal Katie).
And even if I had been motivated to go to the Y for open gym tonight, I completely forget it was even a possibility because our air conditioner broke, and it fried my brain. We went and hung out at the in-laws house tonight to escape the sweltering heat in our house. It wasn't supposed to get fixed until at least Monday, but then I was pathetic and played the baby card. They're now coming tomorrow morning before 10:30. Fingers crossed that it is an easy fix and can be done quickly.
Now off to pump before bed, and then get up bright and early to greet the AC repairmen. Then, at 11:30, a much needed haircut! Pictures will follow soon after....