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Archive for May, 2009

I *heart* cloth diapers

Thoughtfully penned on May 22nd, 2009 and generally concerning Cloth diapers, Contests

I’ve officially been a cloth-diapering Momma for almost 7 months now, and the longer I do it the more I like it. In fact, Matt’s even come around to it and admitted not long ago that it wasn’t nearly as bad as he had thought it would be. As for the babe in cloth – he’s doing great: no diaper rashes, no terrible eczema outbreaks, and he looks too darn cute running around in his Fuzzi Bunz. To further make our point about cloth for Boo, every time he’s in disposables for any length of time (more than 24 hours usually) he ends up with a yeast infection.

All of that to say that I am totally sold on cloth and will definitely be using cloth from the beginning the next time around. We love our Fuzzi Bunz, but I’ve seen a new diaper around lately called Gro Baby and I am very intrigued by this diaper. They are a one-size which would be great starting from birth, and they have a reusable shell with a snap-in liner which would reduce laundry.

Anyway, my wonderful SIL introduced me recently to a new blog (well, new to me at least) called Green Kiddos, and there I found a link to a Gro Baby giveaway. So, this is my post entering said giveaway. I would love to try these diapers!

For more info on the diapers check out The Natural Baby Company; for more info on the giveaway, check out the Gro Baby Facebook page.

Grocery shopping

Thoughtfully penned on May 19th, 2009 and generally concerning childhood, E, J, Life with littles

I love the age from around 12 months to around 24 months. There is so much discovery, so much concentration, you can just see the wheels spinning in their little minds. I love to just sit and watch Boo play; I find it fascinating.

Last night he was playing with Little’s grocery cart, pushing it through the living room and kitchen. While he was in the kitchen he stopped at the pantry and played for a while. Matt and I looked over and Boo was taking canned goods out of the pantry floor and putting into his grocery cart.

It was so cute. And so amazing to see him make the groceries/grocery cart connection at this young age.

As an aside – as I type this post my friend’s little boy and Little are pushing each other around the house in Boo’s dump truck. They are just cracking up at the fun they’re sharing. Oh the joys of childhood!

Little words

Thoughtfully penned on May 14th, 2009 and generally concerning E

Those first sweet coos become the early “ma-ma-ma” and “da-da-da” then the first “uh-oh” or “dan ooo” (“thank you” for the Boo uninitiated). Words that identify objects come next followed pretty quickly by words in combination and phrases. Sentences come onto the scene a few months later, and before you know it you’re carrying on a conversation with your little one.

I love that Little is conversant now, but as she gets older we lose more and more of her common mispronunciations. For instance, she used to say the sweetest little “ah-hoo” instead of “uh-oh”. We still have a few remnants of her early language, but every time I hear her say “lawnt” (want) or “goy-ul” (girl) I realize just how quickly her language skills are developing.

My little girl is rapidly becoming a preschooler and leaving her “baby” ways behind. I wish I could hold on to parts of this age (not the tantrums, thank you, though), but I know the next stage holds lots of fun and funny things as well.

The best I can do is capture a few snippets of her sweet little voice on video and record the things she says here on the blog. But can’t she just say “rimma loom” (living room) forever?

Scripture for the soul

Thoughtfully penned on May 11th, 2009 and generally concerning God's at Work in My Life

I’ve spent the last 30 or so weeks studying the life of Moses in Bible Study Fellowship; this week we are wrapping up our study of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. I’ve learned a lot during this study and God has grown me and my faith in many places. The last couple of weeks there have been a few scriptures in particular that have jumped out at me, so I thought I would share them with you this morning as we are beginning a new week.

Deuteronomy 30:19b-20
“Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers”

Deuteronomy 31:8
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”

Deuteronomy 32:47a
“For it is no empty word for you, but your very life”

Have a happy Monday!


Thoughtfully penned on May 6th, 2009 and generally concerning Sidetrack'd

I’m just not feeling very inspired this week. I’ll be back soon.