And she’s mobile!

July 23rd, 2010

It’s been a big week for Eva. First she rode in the front of a grocery cart (without her car seat) and then she mastered crawling forward. She’s been pushing herself backward for some time now, but just in the past day has learned the forward moves, without falling. Looks like it’s time to babyproof again!

Loving every minute.

Tomorrow will be better. Tomorrow will be better.

June 22nd, 2010

It was a rough day. I’m not going to lie. First, I may have totally jinxed myself with that last post, because Eva would not sleep for me today. Granted there was intermittent hammering sessions going on (I’ll get to that in a minute) but even when there wasn’t … she just wouldn’t. And Ella would not stop asking me for things or ignoring me when I asked her for things. Getting her to comply with the teeth brushing and dressing in the morning may just be what sends me to the loony bin.

Ella knows somehow when she’s pushing me to the edge though and usually saves herself at the last minute by saying something really sweet.

Today in the car she said. “Thank you for buying me lunch Mommy.” Then added “Are you happy now?”

In other news, our laundry hall closet is being turned into an awesome mudroom with lockers and baskets that makes my little organization loving heart putter. I can’t help but show a sneak preview. Tomorrow it will be painted and the hooks and final touches will be added.

We’re getting “greener”

June 8th, 2010

I’ve always tried to do little eco-friendly things, like recycling. I don’t even remember not recycling we’ve done it for so long. I try to turn off lights. I try to get energy-star appliances and we recently got energy-star windows. But cloth diapers? I always thought there was no way.

I’m not going to go into full detail because I’m actually writing a review for Greater Fort Wayne Family magazine. But I will say it’s hard not to like GroVia cloth diapers. Besides being more eco-friendly, they’re cute. And fairly easy. And so soft I can’t wait to put more on my little’s baby’s tushy. And what attracted me in the first place was that they make a hybrid – a disposable insert that goes inside the cloth shell. Check them out here.

Also, a friend tipped me off to this site: Everyday they feature one baby-related item at a really good price. If you subscribe, you’ll get a daily e-mail alert about it. I was really happy to see today’s item is the GroBaby diaper set. (GroVia is the new name for the GroBaby line. There have been small improvements made to the line under the name GroVia, but you can save a lot of money buying the older GroBaby line right now).

Anyway, I’ll be writing more in the future I’m sure, but I’m excited for the new approach and feeling good about it.

Back to work

February 20th, 2010

I am very tired so I’m going to write this blog in a quick list format.

  • Went back to work Thursday after 8 weeks off. But I’m only working 2 days a week and some hours from home. It was really good to be back. Even though it is super busy and kinda frantic it still seems like a lighter task that raising two human beings. But it is so tiring!!! I love seeing my coworkers. We’ve had lots of laughs already.
  • I’ve actually arrived early at work each day. I am so concentrated on leaving the house on time and getting all three of us ready, that I’m earlier than I ever was – and I’m just getting up at 7:30. That is not bad at all.
  • Ella developed a rash and bumps after dinner Thursday night. And as the night progressed more patches appeared. Steve ran her to Redimed while I stayed with the baby. The doctor said it was a hives reaction, from something internal. They were gone the next day. We’ve been trying to figure out what she would have eaten out of the ordinary that day, but can’t come up with much.
  • We got Ella in to the preschool we LOVED. And we got the Monday, Wednesday schedule that works great with my work schedule. We are so happy. This place had such good philosophies and was structured but super fun and Ella really wanted to join in the activities when we toured the place. Steve arrived nearly an hour early for the open house and was fifth in line. I had no idea preschool was so cutthroat. Luckily I was able to take off early from work to pick up the girls.
  • I’m so glad Steve hasn’t had to travel for his job since the baby has come. We definitely are both needed these days! He does have one coming up though …
  • Eva’s sleep is still a mixed bag. Sometimes good – with a feeding around 1 or 2 a.m and a feeding around 5:30, but sometimes she’ll be up for an hour or two in between. I’m trying not to wish this time away … but man, it’s so much more fun when I’m rested.
  • OK, speaking of rest, good night!
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    Me. Blogger. Formerly lived carefree life of eating out, staying out late, traveling and whatever else I wanted. Now mostly chase around two kids, cook, clean and work as graphic artist.

    Wonderful web guru husband who prepared this site for me. He's even trying to help to do dishes more around the house. Good man. I met him at a party in college in 1998 and he still hasn’t gone home.

    Unbelievably cute daughter who's been running the show at our house since March of 2007.

    Our newest, precious girl who just joined us in December of 2009.