Thursday, March 25, 2010

Seriously Starbucks??

Ok Starbucks, thank you so much for the free pastry the other day :) I was able to go there and spend almost 1/2 hour with spending absolutely NO money!! They screwed up an order another time so I had a free on us drink and then a free pastry. All is well until I need to change Emma. I grab my bag we wait in line get in and there is no changing table and the floor is well a bathroom floor for lack of better words. I have this itty bitty changing pad that I had to use on the floor...eeweeeyyy seriously for a coffee shop of this magnitude making billions you think they could afford a changing table that attaches to the wall, come on now even bars have them, not that I bring my kids to bars regularly :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

How to Create a Child's Handprint on Ceramic Tile

How to Create a Child's Handprint on Ceramic Tile

Mochie and The Skunk Meet Again!

I take the dog out with the baby for a pee session. I see the dog dart off to the back yard to pee or chase a cat (I thought!)
I see what looks like a large rabbit hopping through the back yard. I think Wow that is a HUGE rabbit, what is it, I go to get closer and it runs off ass towards me and I realize damn it was a skunk, and a BIG one, thankfully the dog didn't get sprayed. Oh wait here it comes that toxic, burning skunk smell! Stupid dog got sprayed in the mouth!
Thankfully we have some "DE-Skunker" on hand, but man our place STINKS!!

Police Respond Time

Ok, we call 911 a total of 4 times Friday night in a span of 40 minutes, before they finally show up! What the hell, where are our tax dollars going?!?!
2 people, kids, punks, druggies, or other humans are at our bedroom window and we have to run to the other end of the house to call you, you ask, what are they doing, are they trying to break in, are they armed?? Well HELL if I know I told you I just had to run to the other side of the house to call you! Hello I am calling 911, I am not sitting chatting with them, asking them their intentions while my 2 month old and 2 year old sleep soundly.
Well it seems the police have better things to respond to like shootings, I quote from the 911 dispatcher! Well if you don't get your police force over here this may be a shooting!
Forty minutes later they show up, put the car in park and the suspects run off and off goes the middle aged heavy middled officer after them. Thankfully the backup catches the suspects cause my 2 year old could outrun this officer!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

My little Man!

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My Babies!!

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My little Emma Bear!

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Things I make on my own!

Feel free to comment if you use other recipes or if you have good or bad luck with these!

Dishwasher Detergent

Equal parts of
Baking Soda
and sometimes I add half the amount of powdered dishwasher detergent
You can also add white vinegar to the rinse agent compartment

Laundry Soap

1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup Borax
1 bar Ivory Soap

grate soap with a cheese grater and then food process it

Use 1-2 tablespoon for small loads, 3-4 tablespoons for large loads.
(more or less depending on your water quality)

Diaper Detergent

1 cup Washing Soda
1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
1 cup Oxyclean Free

Combine all ingredients.

use 2 tablespoons for a small load, 1/4 cup for a large load.

Wipes Solutions for Cloth Wipes for Baby Bottoms

I make this in a sport disposable water bottle and squirt it in the wipes

1 tsp Dr. Bronners Soap ( I use peppermint or lavendar, tea tree didn't work so well) or Baby Soap
1 drop tea tree oil
1 tsp baby oil
Fill with water

Household Cleaner

used in a Spray bottle
2 tsp Dr. Bronners Soap
1/2 c. white vinegar (sometimes I omit this and add a few drops of tea tree oil)

Friday, March 12, 2010

I'm an Auntie!

Baby Cayden is here!
He was 7 pounds 2 oz and 20 inches long! Mommy Daddy and BIG sister Avery are all doing well.
He is home and they are all adjusting to having a baby in the house...
It's been almost 6 years so that's a lot of time to forget about the sleepless nights!
I already want another :)

Beco 4th Generation Carrier

Beco 4th Generation Carrier

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

New Mountain Buggy!

So here she is, the NEW Duo with the super duper sunhoods.
We went to the Children's Museum Today and I thought I'd snap a shot of Liam in the stroller with the sunhood fully extended to show the great coverage.

Economical Jogger

Economical Jogger

Monday, March 8, 2010

On the Hunt

So yesterday I notice there is a little red mark on Liam's toe and I think..hmm maybe the shoes are too tight? This catches me off guard, I am usually back-stocked in clothes shoes jackets etc, but I thought I was good for shoes till summer when I'd grab him a pair of Crocs.
I hate having to go buy something WHEN I need it.. I usually like to search for things all year long and buy things at super deals or on clearance because I hate to pay full price. My husband is just the opposite, he says well if he needs them go get them. Argh I am thinking oh no RETAIL prices, so we are off to Wrentham where I remembered they had good deals on Converse All Stars.
So with both little ones in the car and sacrificing nap's today I head to Wrentham in search of a bargain!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Beautiful Weather!

So today it was so nice out, we just had to get outside. We went to Breakheart which we all LOVE
I got to go for my 2nd SOLO run and the kids and dog walked with Papa. The new DUO stroller is the best! Liam loves his own sunshade and it has the BEST coverage I have ever seen, plus it has the mesh sunshade that pulls out even further! Yea Mountain Buggy, we love you!!
Oh and Emma says the stroller still stinks and cried the whole time, she still would like to be next to a heartbeat! Luckily Papa held her while Liam climbed on the playground and then he held her for the walk while Mama pushed the stroller.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mountain Buggy

Ok so I LOVE Jennifer at Mountain Buggy, she is the best. I bought the double mountain buggy back in July 09 for super deal, then went to use it in Feb and the thing has a bunch of issues. It's way past the return date and so I decide to call them. Well after a few calls a few pictures, and a few emails I am getting a brand spaking new 2010 Duo, complete with double canopies and bumper car! Yippie!!
This may seem like nothing but if you are a stroller junkie like I am this is amazing!!
I originally bought the Urban Jungle Duo the European model that has the single sunhood, no bumper bar and the fixed handlebar at a closeout deal, and now I am getting the new one with the added extras :)
Customer Service at it's best, nothing like SHAWS...(see previous Shaws post Jan 28)

Cloth Diapers..

I just have to say I love covering my little bums with cloth :) It's really not as hard as some may think! Just check out Cloth Diapering page :)