Monday, April 28, 2008

Kevin 9 mo. update

Kevin is
2' 3.75" =31.01% for height
19 lbs 5.4 oz = 29.12% for weight
18.5" = 90.04% for head circumference

He still has a giant head! He is doing well. He now eats lots of solid food and loves to play with his sister. Bath time is his favorite. He now only gets up 1-2 times a night. I read 6 books about sleeping did not implement any of them. I guess I just had to educate myself! Now that he is well rested he babbles like crazy and is not so content anymore! He has also discovered our dog Annie and thinks she is great. Now I am hoping he never crawls!

It's always fun when Grandma comes

My Mom came down last weekend.
We used to go up to CT once a month but we are trying to save some money so we are only going every other month now. So Grandma came last weekend to see us. It was great. Keona came too. It was nice to see her too. Although we did not miss her barking.(more on this later)
On Sat. we went to the REI garage sale and got some fabulous stuff and then we stopped at LL Bean where I found some fabulous sandals. Mom said she would get them for my b-day(in Sept) and she bought them for me. They are also made from recycled materials! Then we went to PF Chengs for a fabulous Mother's day dinner, I know we were early but this is when she came. And then we went home put the kids to bed and Ms. Alice came to give Mom a reflexology treatment. If you have never had one you should, it is fantastic. Sunday we went to church, it was great having an extra set of hands. She left that afternoon. We miss you Grandma thanks for coming!

Friday, April 11, 2008

A day of dressup

The kids playing pirates in their "boat"

Anya as a kitty in ski goggles

Now that Kevin is a little older Anya is realizing that it is fun to play with her brother.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Pinser movement

Ladies and Gentlemen, pinser movement has been achieved! Life will be much easier from now on.

Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd. Since I have discovered my "Green" side I have decided to post some things that I have learned that I find very interesting and I hope that you may too.
For Earth day we are going to a park to clean up trash and neaten up a park that we hike at quite often. What is your family doing?

I love Wegmans( a grocery store in NJ, PN,and NY). If it were not for Wegmans I don't think I would be as Organic as we are. It would be very expensive otherwise. I have found that at certain grocery stores things are cheaper and most grocery stores have a decent supply of organic items. I love Costco for milk, soy milk and bread, Trader Joes for everything else and Wegman's for all my fresh stuff and baby supplies.
If you can't go totally organic stick to the top 12 list
coffee(you should also make sure it is fair trade)
sweet bell peppers
For more detailed info go to the and search the dirty dozen

Now I must confess we do not eat organic meat, we are trying to get there but it is super expensive. We also do not use organic coffee, we don't drink it, but we do make sure our chocolate is fair trade.

Now onto beauty products

Avoid these products if possible:
FD&C color pigments
Imidazolidinyl urea and DMDM hydantoin
Polyethylene glycol
Propylene glycol
Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate

This will keep you skin and body much healthier.

Do small steps, bring your own reusable bags. Most grocery stores sell bags for about .99 or bring a canvas or cloth bag that you have from home. A backpack always works if you're only picking up a few things.

Hang dry some of your clothes. Not only will you reduce your electric or gas bill you will also diminish the amount of Carbon output your house has.

Switch your light bulbs to the energy saving ones. They last up to 7 years and will decrease your electric bill and they have less carbon output.

Put your electronics on a power strip to avoid your house drawing the electricity even when they are off.

Please do not think I am so crazy lady who has it all together. I am that woman who drives her full size SUV to whole foods! But do a little it helps a lot! I hope you liked this post. If not sorry and Happy Earth Day!

Sleep update

I wanted to let you all know that Kevin was only getting up 2x a night and then we went to CT for Easter and he has started teething so we are back to dark circles and a tired Mama. However due to a wonderful friend I am not as exhausted as I was. I have discovered the wonderful power of B-12 vitamins. I still have the tired headache all day but I have enough energy to make it through the day, without caffeine( which, since I am breastfeeding I avoid like the plague, my baby is very sensitive to this stimulant) Thank you Alice, my friend and Eric Spinner, from Health Haven.