Thursday, December 27, 2007

My new coffee cup

Roger told daddy that he wanted to get me a "big coffee cup" for Christmas, and the coffee mugs at Kohl's weren't big enough. Instead, he picked out this 3 1/2 quart batter bowl.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Life With You - The Proclaimers

I love it. : ) If they come close enough this spring, we're going to go see them in concert.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007


We're going back to cloth. Surprised? I did really like the 7th Generation diapers. I liked them much better than any other disposables I used. HOWEVER, after a couple bouts of stomach flu and loose stools, I'm longing for cloth again. Nothing keeps poop in as well as a cotton diaper, whether a pinned or snappied prefold or a fitted diaper (definitely the best performer!), and a well fitting separate cover. I'm disgusted at all the money I wasted on buying pocket diapers. They may have been easier to use, but they were harder to get clean, did not hold up well at all and weren't as leak proof as separate diaper and cover systems. Once I saw that Bummis was coming out with a cover that fixed the problems I'd had with their previous versions, I knew we'd be going back to cloth. So I'll be getting new covers and Snappis and using our old threadbare and holey prefolds until I save up enough money to consider new prefolds or fitted diapers.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Decorating for Advent

I came into the computer room, and found Roger sticking push pins into the back of one of the chairs.

Me: Roger, you need to put all those pins back in the box!
Roger: Mom! I'm decorating for advent. This is the way you do it!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I dropped the boys off at story time this morning at our local library, then went over to the children's DVD section to choose their movies for the week. The theme for today's storytime was Santa Claus and Christmas, as it was the last session before the end of the year. I was browsing through the movies when the first story book ended, and I heard Pauly pipe up (loudly! I could hear him from across the library) "Santa isn't real!" Oh joy. Nobody else seemed to comment on it, the teachers just went on and I couldn't hear any other kids reacting to it, but I figured this needed an explanation.

Afterwards, I took him aside and we had this conversation:
Mommy: Pauly, I heard you say during story time, "Santa isn't real!" Do you think that was the thing to do?
Pauly, sheepishly: No.
M: Do you know why not?
P: Um, I don't know.
M: When Rosie's watching the Wiggles, do you tell her "Wags the Dog isn't real!"?
P: No.
M: How about when we read storybooks, do you say "This isn't real!"?
P: No.
M: Why don't you tell Rosie that Wags the Dog isn't real?
P: Well, because she loves dogs and she would probably be upset.
M: Do you think the kids here love Santa?
P: Yeah. I love Santa, too, and I'm upset that he isn't real.
M: We don't need to upset the other kids, there's no reason to do that.

Then we took their candy canes and went home.

Sunday, December 02, 2007