Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cloth Diapering

I've had to resort to cloth diapers today. Not that I ran out of diapers or anything... But because my sweet baby's bottom is in a mess!

He is teething and the 'teething booty' has attacked! The poor little guy has the worst diaper rash ever. It started Sunday. He pooped and when he was wiped, his skin just rolled off. Seriously. His bottom was, and still is, raw and bleeding. And every time he poops, it just gets worse.

I've quit using wipes and just use wet bath cloths. I've tried every diaper cream out there. They just make it worse. So, today I called the doctor for advice.

Their suggestion was a specific kind of cream, no wipes and let his bottom 'breathe'. So, that's what we're doing. And praying it works.

I can not handle it getting any worse. It makes me sick to my stomach to look at it and think about how painful it must be for him! Poor baby!

So, here we are... In cloth diapers until his bottom heals. And, I have to admit, I kind of like the idea. Who knows, maybe I'll like it!

Take a peak at my first and second attempt... Definitely need some practice!

Say What!

I was cooking breakfast the other morning and Emma came in the kitchen with her dress-up clothes on.  This particular outfit is one that she had been wearing every day, so I decided to snap a few pictures of her.

She was being her usual self and turning her back to me while I had my camera.  So, after countless attempts and pleading with her to 'Say Cheese,' I still hadn't gotten her to look at me.

I was about to go put my camera away and Chuck came into the kitchen.  He wanted me to try again and asked her to look at me and say 'cheese.' She said no and kept peeling apart her stickers.

A few seconds passed and she turned to look at Chuck and me and said, "No, Daddy. Don't say cheese.  Say 'Cold Beer!'"

Monday, November 28, 2011

Guess Who...

Guess who has two teeth!?!?!  Jack's first tooth came in on November 1 and two days later, on the third, the second one came in!  And, I have a feeling that there will be more in the near future.  Gosh, my baby boy is growing up so fast! (Water works turning on now.) 

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Are you brr-ing where you are, yet?  We aren't here for the most part.  A few mornings and evenings have been down right chilly, but mid-day is still in the 70s.

Emma, however, acts as if we live in Antarctica...  She isn't a bit dramatic, and I don't EVER use sarcasm.

I have to admit, though, it is pretty cute to hear her say, "Mama, I'm brr-ing! Are you?"  She has heard me say ''Brr... Are you freezing?" when I get her out of the tub.  And from that she has coined the word 'brr-ing.'

In the picture above, we were at Disney's Hollywood Studios waiting on Fantasmic to begin.  Though it had been 80 degrees all day, the temperature dropped once the sun went down.  Being the great mama that I am, neither of my kids were dressed for cold weather, nor did I have anything in their bags.

Thanks to Aunt Jenn for being prepared!  She had extra clothes for Laila that Emma borrowed. And I was able to wrap Jack in his blanket to keep him warm.  Emma took one of the blankets and had Aunt Jenn create a coat for her.  She thought she was hot stuff... Emma, not, Jenn! Well, Jenn may have, but she kept it to herself and didn't strut around like Emma did.

Anyway, Emma was brr-ing that night... Along with the rest of us.  And, honestly, 'brr-ing' is about the only word I know that sums it up.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Five Question Friday

It's been a while... Life happens.  But, here it is, my Five Question Friday!  Hope your Friday has been great!  Enjoy!

Rules for 5QF: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, then watch for the linky post to appear Friday morning and LINK UP! Don't forget the very most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!

1. Is there a special dish you prepare that you are famous for?

I make homemade cranberry sauce.  Nothing complicated, just something I tried a few years ago and it became a hit!

2. Are you (did you) go Black Friday shopping ?

Um, not a chance. I have no desire to deal with the craziness!  Word on the street is that two women had to be tased (tasered?) at the Wal-Mart here.  Seriously, there isn't a thing in any store around worth it!  

3. What are your strangest holiday traditions?

Nothing too strange for us.  We are pretty boring like that.

4. Pecan or pumpkin pie? (She actually asked "Apple or pumpkin?" I just T-giving'ed it!)

Definitely Pecan.  Although, I have had a good pumpkin pie before.  

5. When will you put up your Christmas tree?

Not sure... I had originally thought that I would do it next Sunday.  But, I just remembered that Emma's birthday party is that afternoon. I am so, so, so unprepared! I haven't even gotten the invitations sent! Needless to say, I won't get my tree that day!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pass it On...

A big, HUGE thank-you to One Mommy for bestowing upon me the "Tell Me About Yourself Award."  I am so thankful to her and everyone else for following along with my blog!  I've been a slacker lately, I know.  I apologize, but it isn't that I don't think about blogging.  I just can't seem to sit myself down long enough to do it.

Anyway, without further delay... here is more about the award I received.  And, you can also see who I have chosen to bestow this award upon!  If you have been chosen as a recipient, please pass this award along.  Also, EVERYONE, please check out some of the fabulous blogs that I have chosen!

Once you have been given this award are to:
1.  Tell 7 things about yourself.
2.  Pass it along to 15 other bloggers.
So, here are 7 things about myself that I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet:
  1. I love to plan... I really do.  But, I don't always love to implement my plan the way I planned.  Confusing, I know.  Basically, I can be a super-mega, ultimate procrastinator.  I've adapted, though, and work well under pressure.
  2. I blog ALL the time... in my head.  I have written countless blog posts in my head while showering, cleaning, etc. I just can't seem to get them typed out.  Can you imagine how awesome my blog might be if I actually typed as many posts as I think up!
  3. I am independent to a  fault.  I feel like I can and should do it all, all by myself.  It is hard for me to ask for help.  
  4. I returned from Disney World around midnight last night.  It was a great trip!  I can't wait to share more about it.
  5. I am halfway through my 30th year... Wow! I guess if the old saying is true, then I must be having fun because time is flying!
  6. I currently have as many of my kids' toys in my bed as they do in their rooms.  Chuck is out of town tonight, so I didn't bother cleaning off my bed.  I just pushed the toys out of the way enough to get in bed.  I'm exhausted... please refer back to number 4.
  7. The past few months have been a bitch.  However, I do think that I have learned a lot about myself and my character through it all.  
Now for the fun part, passing it on to 15 other terrific bloggers!
And the award goes to…