Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cloth Diaper Revolution

It looks like the Union of Bell just rallied an impressive retaliation against the Confederate Forces of Poop in the great and messy Civil War.  Liken to the Battle of Gettysburg if you will... the turning point...

Besides the obvious perks of  
  • and getting the warm fuzzies from "SAVING THE PLANET"...  

These little geniuses are also SO ADORABLE

Before you are too overimpressed, console yourself with the fact that I only use them about 50% of the time.  We still use good old Huggies for going out and at night.  Still, a 50% reduction in diapers is something to shout about around here.

P.S. Thank you Wikipedia for refreshing my American History knowledge base.  We will be taking a trip to Washington DC so I have been studying up.  Gotta be able to talk the talk if you know what I'm sayin'.

Before I was a Mom...

This is a poem I received in an email.
Author unknown.
But I loved it, and wanted to share its sweetness.

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.

Monday, April 5, 2010

EASTER 2010 - Part 1

We enjoyed Easter celebration 1 of 3 this weekend. So much fun.

It started out with my best friends coming up and having a cookie/egg/pizza extravaganza. Tripling the cookie recipe was a little too much. At first we were all really creative, then we were over it and just slapped frosting on the rest of them. Dying the eggs was fun for those of us who stayed awake that late.

Then Sunday we had such a great time at my family Easter dinner. Great food, even better company. Isla did pretty good with her first egg hunt. She especially liked to shake the eggs filled with jelly beans and eat the pink grass in her bucket. Ahhh the simply joys - wish it could stay that way.

Isla and her sweet cousin Kiri.

Isla found a special egg that was filled with this fabulous bead necklace that used to belong to her Great Great Grandma Quma.

Cute cousins eyeing their goodies.

My precious darling.

Aaron eating chocolate cheesecake.

Have I ever mentioned my mom should be a professional chef? Mmmm she makes the most wonderful carrot cake ever. It is by far my most favorite dessert she makes. Masterpiece. Not to mention its organic ranch grown carrots and hand-ground flour. She is wonderwoman.

This is Isla's Great Grammy that she is named after. We sure love her.

We are so lucky to have the best family in the world. Our day couldn't have been any better. Stay tuned for Easter Parts 2 and 3.....