Sunday, August 30, 2009

A morning at Centennial Olympic Park

I haven't posted in a long while (obviously!) but thought today I would let you see what fun we had this morning at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. It was a perfect morning to be down there. Not too sunny, actually very overcast, and a pleasant 80ish degrees outside. We headed down in the morning because the forecast was for rain all afternoon. We had never taken the boys down to Centennial Olympic Park before but after our visit to Chattanooga last weekend and seeing how much fun our boys had in the running stream in front of the Aquarium and wanting to play in the foundation at Coolidge Park we figured they would have a blast in the fountain at Centennial Park as well. So here is a quick video from our morning. Hope you all enjoy.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Great Mother's Day Giveaway

You have to check out the awesome Mother's Day Giveaway 
sponsored by The Cloth Diaper Whisperers blog.  If you are a cloth diaper user, ever wanted to try out cloth diapers, or maybe have a friend that is or would like to use cloth diapers you should throw your name in the hat.  Or better yet, throw in your name for me :)  I am officially two weeks from delivery of #3 and would love to try out all the different diapers in this great giveaway, there is not one item in the giveaway that I currently own.  So since I only have one official follower of my blog, Mina please pass this along to all your blogger friends and followers.

Friday, March 20, 2009

One of those days

So I do think about my blog quite a bit but that doesn't help me actually post anything on it.  From my last post I was going to make multiple post for the month of February.  Well, now that it is past the midway point in March we can all see that my great Cloth Campaign didn't quit pan out like I had hoped.  I still want to post about Cloth and my experiences with it but that will have to wait for another day.

As for today, it is a typical Friday.  Friday's are not my best "Mommy" days by far.  I have everyone at home with me and that is just one too many for me right now.  So I am having funny thoughts on how 8 weeks from now I will handle everyone being home for the entire summer and adding a new addition to the family.  I guess I can say, Thank Heavens for Summer Camps!

So right now, a post a month seems to be my record.  Hopefully it will get better but I can honestly say that over the next few months, I will be lucky to try to post more than I do now.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Change to Cloth Campaign

Cloth, what does it mean to you?

To me, it means soft, fun, lovable, affordable, eco-friendly and so much more.

For the month of February, I am going to post about cloth.  What specifically about cloth you might be asking, well cloth diapering mainly.  I am in love with cloth diapering and have lots to say about it (I think).  I definitely love to answer questions about my diapering choice but haven't really openly talked about it without being prompted.  Most of my friends know that I have been cloth diapering since B was born but I have never really told my story to anyone.

As you can tell, by the number of posts that I have, I am very new to this blog world but have gotten very addicted to reading blogs, especially The Cloth Diaper Whisperer blog.  They have weekly give aways (see the link to the left) and very interesting posts daily about the world of cloth diapering.  I think the blog has turned me into a cloth diapering addict.  I have definitely bought more diapers in the past three months than I did in the first three years of cloth diapering.  More on that later.

So please stay tuned for more on my experiences and love of cloth.  You never know, you might just think about making a change for yourself or know someone that might want to make the change.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Welcome to Motherhood

So you think when a new baby enters your life you get welcomed into Motherhood, you do but here is another way I felt welcomed into Motherhood recently.  

It was midnight, after hubby and I had been out for the night, that I wake up to B crying.  I figure he woke up and maybe had an accident.  Those things upset him for reasons I still don't know.  I head to his room where he is standing close to the the door and as I step in to check to see if he is wet, I step right into a mushy puddle in front of him.  Oh boy, after 4 years of life, sweet B had never thrown up and had no idea what was happening to him.  I quickly clean up the mess, get him to the bathroom and hold his head while he proceeds to get sick again, in the toilet this time.  Then I do as my mom did, I put him to bed, get the bucket and a damp cloth out for him and tell him it will be okay and try to rest.  I crawl back in bed and 20 minutes later I hear him again.  Run to his room, help him with the bucket and settle him back down, then go back to bed.  This routine goes on for a few hours before I realize I am better off staying in his room at the end of his bed and helping him when needed until morning.  And trying to get some rest myself squeezed into a twin bed with my 4 1/2 year old.

Motherhood that night took on a whole new meaning to me.  I did count my blessing that B had never gotten that sick in his first 4 yrs and that he is at an age now that he can somewhat understand what being sick is.  I can't imagine what it would be like for a 2 or 3 yrs to be that sick but I am sure I will have a story about J long before he reaches 4 1/2.  I don't think I could be that lucky again.