Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day

Today is Earth Day. The day where people try to bring awareness to the things we are doing that harm the Earth and bring awareness to things we can do to lessen our impact on the Earth.

I consider our family pretty Earth friendly. We try hard to keep our impact on the Earth small.

What do we do? Here are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head.

We use cloth diapers so no waste going into the landfills. We have used the same diapers for both of our children and will use the same ones for the third and any more children we are blessed with.

I breastfeed my children, so no formula cans or bottle liners going into the trash and no extra water used on washing bottles. Plus, its free!

We don't use paper napkins or paper towels, we use washcloths and rags instead since these are reusable.

We turn off lights when we are not in a room or when we are not at home. Gotta save energy too.

I shop with cloth bags most of the time, so less plastic ones that never go away.

We try to get most of our food from local sources. Eggs and meat come from a farmer that is about an hour and a half away. Fruit and veggies are bought from the farmers markets (looking into the cost share from our farmer this spring/summer). Buying food local saves fuel and you get fresher food!

These are just a few things you can do too. What does your family do to lessen your impact on the Earth? Any ideas for us to add this year?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Spring Cleaning

We have been doing a lot of spring cleaning around here. Other than cleaning out closets and such, we have been doing house repair. So far we have:

Replaced the play room (was dining room) light and put up a celing fan

Replaced the very old and very noisy garage door opener

Pressure washed the deck

Painted the garage

But the biggest project yet? We painted the house...



And replaced the french doors that lead to the deck



Next up? Staining the deck, redoing our bathroom, the boys bathroom and yard work.


20 weeks!

I hit 20 weeks last Thursday. Half way there.

It is going by so fast, partially because I am so so busy with the two toddlers.

Yes, toddlers.

Little Miracle decided to take off walking a few weeks ago. He is now almost running! Mamas life just got more fun!

Back to Little Bean.


We had our 20 week ultrasound last week. All looks great! Baby is measuring right on track (20 weeks, 1 day at 20 weeks). They estimated the baby weighed 11 ounces. It was great to see the little one that I am growing.

We stood firm and did not find out the gender! I can not WAIT to see who I am carrying. Stephen is so strongly convinced it's a girl (he swears that he saw the gender, even though I was watching too, and the ultrasound tech did not even go near the goods) that he has agreed to the boy name he hated before.

Here I am at almost 20 weeks.


sorry for the crappy cell phone pic, again....


Hide And Seek

Little Mans new favorite game is hide and seek. It consists of him hiding, then telling you when he is ready. When we go to look for him, he starts telling you where he is. The latest one sounded like this:

Daddy: Ready or not here I come
Little Man: I'm in here Daddy
Daddy: Hum, I can't find him
Little Man: I'm making noise (bang, bang, sing, bang)
Daddy: Is he in the bathroom?
Little Man: I'm in the game closet

He is also under the impression that if you can’t see his head, you can't see him. Point in case. His other favorite hiding place? His head under his slide, with his butt sticking way up into the air.

Life is great with toddlers!