28 April 2008

Riding in the Cart

There are only a couple stores in the whole country that are nice enough to have shopping carts. We went to one of them to buy some laundry detergent last week and the first-timer got to sit in the cart! I think he liked it!

22 April 2008

Today is Earth Day

We have two patches of dirt in our courtyard that add up to about 20 square feet. Earlier this week I dug up half of it to serve as a compost pit. I never thought of myself as a composting sort of girl.

Never say never, huh?

Have you thought about what you could do to be a better steward of this planet God has entrusted to us?

21 April 2008

Big Man, Little Man

The other day when the ironing was done and I was sorting everything out to put away... next to M's big button up shirt was H's teeny tiny button up shirt. I liked seeing them side by side. Don't you?

18 April 2008

A Third Way You Can Tell It's Summer...

You can take two to three showers in one day and still feel dirty, sweaty and gross.

17 April 2008

My Little... NEPHEW!! He's a Boy!

I was blown away by these ultra-sound pictures! Baby is only 9 ounces in my sister's belly... but look at his hands and feet!! I could have also shown a VERY clear picture that shows that he is most definately a boy... but I thought I should pass. I wouldn't want him to dislike his Aunty because she posted naked pictures of him online!

16 April 2008

Two Facts

Two un-related facts...

Random Fact #1: Today's temperature marked the all-time-high this year (so far). 105 degrees in the shade. It was a scorcher.

Random Fact #2: I think my son is breaking his first tooth.

What do these two things have to do with each other? Read on.

Tonight, I put a frozen teething ring in H's crib with him in case he wanted something to chew on besides his hand. He fell asleep with it. But it's not in his mouth... he fell asleep hugging it to his body.

Um... is this a sign that it's too hot in my child's room? He fell asleep hugging a plastic ice cube!!

13 April 2008


I have never called myself 'green.' But an article I read recently sure did make me think...

Our Oceans Are Turning Into Plastic . . . Are We?", by Susan Casey. (click article name to read article)
Found in Best American Magazine Writing 2007.

It starts like this... " A vast swath of the Pacific, twice the size of Texas, is full of a plastic stew that is entering the food chain. Scientists say these toxins are causing obesity, infertility...and worse."

Warning. After reading this you may:
1. Forever be considering how many nurdles are in your soup.
2. Be shocked when you realize how many plastic products you use on a regular basis (I was).

12 April 2008


I have a confession to make...

Every time I strip my sweet boy down to give him a bath, I stop by the full-length mirror on the way from his room to the bathroom to look at his naked little bum while I'm holding him. I like his naked bottom so much!

09 April 2008

My Plants

The other day I decided that our courtyard was too small for all the potted plants that sit out there. So I choose two large and one small one to move and had Mike put them in the street on either side of our gate... I thought maybe they would look 'welcoming.'

Within five minutes the man from two gates down rang the bell and asked if we wanted them. Mike told him "Yes, my wife thinks they look beautiful out here," and the man left. Within the next hour one of them disappeared. It was the ugliest one, so that was okay. We actually got a kick out of picturing someone grabbing that huge pot and hurrying down the street with it. Anyway, I quickly wired the other two to a pole. It wasn't a lock and chain or anything, but at least it would send the message that we did actually want the plants to stay there. I was pleased with how they looked.

In the morning I was happy to see they were still there, but I noted that the leaves looked a bit thin. The morning after that the leaves off the big plant were all gone and the small plant was gone in its entirety (but the pot was still there).

It took a minute to register. Of course. No wonder no one else has plants sitting outside their gates. The neighborhood goat eats them. That silly goat that wanders the street ate my plants.

I quickly unwound the wire from the plants. Now I would be thrilled if someone would walk off with them. No luck yet. One empty pot and one plant with just some scrawny stems. Any takers?

02 April 2008

Tipsy Baby

He was doing really well sitting up until he saw something he wanted...
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