Thursday, February 25, 2010

More on Living Greener

Remember this post about Living Greener. Well, I have done it! I use 90% less paper towels, no more plastic water bottles, and I now use. . .
I live my life reading all about cloth diaper this and cloth diaper that and it almost made me think that here is where I would tell my conversion story and then I remembered that you guys are not reading this to hear my whole story. You can thank me from boring you with all the details but I will say a few things.

How many times have you stood staring at diapers at the store cursing that you have to spend more money on the thing that will cover your baby's bum for such a short time all the time wondering when your kid would be potty trained so the stincking diapers could stop? Many many times for me.

When I tried cloth diapering with Rory I had just bought a few diapers and washed them all the time. She pooped literally 5 times a day so is was over fast. This time around I bought most of the things from the get go that would help me be successful and I love it. Having the right diapers makes a big difference. See how pretty! (I even have a couple missing- they are dirty :)
"Modern" cloth diapers having amazing features like velcro and snaps. You can also get "one size" diapers that adjust to fit babies from birth to potty training.The right wipes, pail, wet bags, detergent has made all the difference. This contraption has been awesome too!

I will never look back! This just feels natural to me and I have made the investment. Does this use more water? A little bit more. Is it worth it as far as the environment goes? Absolutely. Is it easier on the pocket book? In the long run absolutely- not upfront. Does it open a whole new obsession? Oh yeah!! I would be more worried about the time and water that our mini dishwasher is using cleaning dishes for 5. Don't get me started.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentines!

I have not been into writing much lately. I feel like a dork when I write:) I am more about pictures. We made some yummy Valentines for classmates and teachers. We tried putting sprinkles on the bottom, then chocolate, then brownies but it did not go well. Classmates ended up getting one plain brownie with a note I bought off Etsy to look like them then printed out.

Teachers received a plate of brownies, choco covered brownies and just choco hearts. After I bought the Etsy printable I saw some cute ideas I want to use for next year that is even easier, cheaper, and almost cuter than these. Good Fun!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Look Who's Reading Now!

I really was not sure if Simeon would read before Kindergarten like Josh and Rory. He is our more normal kid and we love that. We love that he loves to play with toys instead of figuring out the workings of a neuron. He could have gone to school this year because of the wack California start date but we held him back because he needed more time. We do a preschool co op with 4 other friends and it was magical how he started to read so quick. He can sound out most words and he likes to do it too. Such a proud Mama Moment!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Family Pics

We waited to take our family pics until we got to Boise this year. If you did not get one and you do not live within 10 min of me, give me your address. If you live close and you really do want one- I can hand you one:) There was some definite Photoshop Elementing going on.

Monday, February 1, 2010


We had a Christmas Eve we will never forget!