Monday, September 29, 2008
Post in your comment if you use yours and why or why not.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
My Nine Names
1. YOUR REAL NAME: Mary
2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (first 3 letters of real name plus izzle)
3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color and favorite animal) Blue Penguin
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (your middle name and street you live on/or
Neighborhood if it's a number) Jane Porter
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2
Letters of your first name) Ellma
6. YOUR SUPERHERO/CRIMINAL NAME: (Your 2nd favorite color, and favorite
drink) Blue Punch
7. YOUR IRAQI NAME: (2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your Last
name, 1st letter of your last name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden Name, 3rd
letter of your dads name, 1st letter of a siblings first Name, and last
letter of your moms first name). Malearce
8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (parents ) cant do it dad doesn't have a middle name
9. YOUR GOTH NAME: (black, and the name of one of your pets)
Black Panda bear
Post what yours are in comments :)
First get some contact paper that looks like wood. You are then going to cover the box with the contact paper.
Then let your kiddos decorate it and fill it with treasures. Make a map and hide the box. Its a great way to improve there listening skills and problem sloving skills.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Hurry they wont last long!!
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An Ordinary Life has a Rose Pedal Cottage giveaway on her site. Be sure to stop by and check it out.
According to Dr. Sears some of the benefits of waring your baby are less crying, they learn more, get "humanized" earlier, and they are smarter.
I personally own a mei tai made by one of my friends she has an ETSY shop where she sales them. She also made me a nursing cover to match :)
Now I just need to learn the nursing hold in the carrier.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
For most of these recipes you must make all of your veggies into purees. When I started my recipes earlier this week I only had a blender (due to the lack of motivation I have for unpacking any more boxes) . This was such a disaster. I boiled and steamed my veggies as it said in the book. As I was reading about that the consistency should be I saw "less water is better". So I think ok this should be easy, right. Wrong! First I put the veggies in but every 2 sec. I have to open the blender and push the veggies back down to get chopped. This was very frustrating. Thinking that I will mess the puree up if I put in more water then written I struggle through making 4 different types of purees. This ends up taking 3hrs!!!
Well today I made Turkey chili from another great book, DECEITFULLY DELICIOUS. This is the book written by Jerry Seinfeld's wife Jessica Seinfeld. She has a recipe for Browines that is to die for and it has SPINACH in it!! It was actually reviewed on OPRAH as well. I highly recomend these books if you have picky eaters in your home.
By the way I have since found my food processer and it works perfectly to make my purees. Also if you are using the blender I found out that you must use more water because of the blades being at the bottom and the area being so small.
I will try to get a video of that soon. She can also roll up on her side. Its amazing what you can accomplish at such a young age. Its so funny cause I think back to when Mikey was that young and all I remember is him being so small. Its funny what you tend to recall about the past. As for me I cant remember anything in my childhood till about after the age of 4 I think.
Mikey is doing considerably well with the lack of attention he has been getting from me. I feel so guilty allot of the time for not spending time with him when Keira is asleep. I really cant do that much when she is awake because of her need to be held. Mikey has gotten to the point where if I turn to just make sure she is still asleep he will cry no mommy play with me. And because of this we are going to start a schedule to help him have more focused tasks and hopefully give me the time I need to be able to clean the house.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Prefolds and flats are the most economical way to go. You don't need to much with them except your covers. We have 3 dozen prefold diapers. 1 Dozen newborn (which I just put away sniff sniff shes getting so big!) and 2 dozen regular Gerber premium cloth diapers. We chose to go with the premium diapers because they are more absorbent then the regular Birdseye.
The next type are actually my favorite; Contours and Fitted diapers. The contours are shaped to fit your baby. They are structurally made like a prefold with the soaker in the middle but curved on the sides. The fitteds are contours that have elastic on the sides and the back. These are very convenient when you have blow out diapers or really watery poop.
The prefolds, flats, contours and fitteds all require covers made from a waterproof material. The most common material used for covers is PUL (Polyurethane Laminate). This is a soft, polyester knit fabric laminated with 1 or 2 mil polyurethane on the back. Another good choice for a cover is fleece but it must be high quality such as Michael Miller fabric. You can use fleece from walmart but you may have to double it. Allot of people use wool as well. I am not using it at this time so I don't know allot about the care of these types of covers.
Pockets are a Daddy favorite. They cost less then a the AIO but when stuffed are exactly the same. Pockets consist of a Waterproof barrier on one side and a soft lining on the other. The diaper is sewn together to have an elastic opening at the top back side of the diaper. This is where you "stuff" the diaper with a soaker. A Soaker can be made out of anything that is absorbent but the best thing to make them out of is mirco fiber because its super absorbent but is thin. Thust you get rid of the bubble butt problem.
AIO's are exactly like disposables but you don't throw them away. They have the pul, soaker, and soft inner liner all sewn together.
All of these types of diapers are great and easy to work with (Some require more work then others, duh!). They come in a variety of fabrics with the most popular being of the Organic variety. Prices range from $7-$30+. If you choose to cloth diaper your child you are making a great investment in their future buy keeping their bums and their world clean.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Here is the news link for the story.
It was caused by a faulty extension cord. I will update when I know about any fundraisers for the church. As of now the church is completely shut down. The preschool will open next week.
Anyway my two awsome groups are
You must have a child 18m+ for this one
Any age welcome!! You have babies or kids in school come meetup with us!! We love new members!!!!!!