Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beautiful slings reviewed at Simple

Blogging via blackberry tonight, but couldn't wait to post about the amazing slings reviewed over at Simple this week. Rockin baby slings and pouches are simply breathtaking! Head over to Simple Reviews to check them out!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Safer beverage consumption for the toddler crowd

Ok, so I am a bit of a fanatic when it comes to sippy cups and bottles (and grown-up beverage containers too) free of bad plastic that leaches chemicals into our beverages that could harm us. So, it was with great interest that I saw a post over on The Soft Landing about the new and improved Safe Sippy.

If I remember correctly the Safe Sippy debut was received with so-so ratings due to some leakage and a less than user-friendly design. I am super excited to try the new design! Head over to the Soft Landing to check it out!

Friday, July 25, 2008

On the road...again

So, all of the catching up I intended to do after our first marathon trip didn't happen and here we are ready to leave again in a couple of days! I'll have to post about our travels sometime soon. This next trip I won't personally be so busy above and beyond the normal craziness that is being a SAHM of a dramatically precocious 2 1/2 year old and an adorable 3 month old. So, if the place we are staying has wireless internet I hope to get some blogging done during naptime, etc.

We haven't even really unpacked from the first trip and I now have two days to unpack, launder, and repack our stuff for this next trip. Fun stuff!

On a side note, our cute little Jack has already begun a modeling career. Not really, but a friend of ours is launching a website to sell these adorable hats that she knits and Jack is one of her models. She has one pic up of him that I took a few weeks ago and she came over today and took a few more. Katherine may get in on the action at some point too. Her shop is called Buttons and Bows and the hats are just too cute! The website is under construction as she has only done these locally so far (the one Jack is wearing below was a gift from her when he was born), but she hopes to have a much more extensive gallery soon.

The look on his face in this pic is hysterical. She used a different one of him in this hat on her site.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

On the road...

We'll be on the road in a few hours for a 10 day road trip to St. Louis and Kansas City. Wish us luck!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I swear she isn't a sleeper...

...but by the looks of these photos you would think she sleeps all the time!
In this photo she was in the basement watching a movie while I was doing something upstairs. When I realized that I hadn't heard from her in a while I went down to check on her and found her fast asleep in the Baby Papasan. She ended up sleeping like that for three hours!
In this photo we had been up WAY to early. She woke up around 5:30 (I think) and just wouldn't go back to sleep. So we eventually made it downstairs where she was sitting in the living room, eating cereal and watching a cartoon (Super Why on PBS, I think) while I did dishes in the kitchen. When I finished I came in to see if she was finished with her cereal and found her like this, fast asleep!
She is finally sleeping on her own through the night. Sometimes we can even leave her room before she is asleep and she stays in there and falls asleep (not without much protesting). Amazing how far we've come!

Not Yet, Please

Don't cut your teeth yet, Jack. The last week or so has found our little guy gnawing on fingers and chomping on a pacifier if its put in his mouth. If he can get his fists anywhere near his mouth, he practically growls trying to get them far enough in to chew on them. He has also been drooling like a madman.

I know that even if these signs do herald the beginning of teething, he may not actually cut teeth for a few months. But, he is not even 10 weeks old! Oh well, hopefully he follows his sister's lead and doesn't become a biter.