Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Diaper Dilemma

I think it would be a wonderful thing to be able to use cloth diapers...especially with all the new ones out there! There are SO many websites, brands and types you can buy that it becomes overwhelming. They are becoming more popular, and with that comes competition! They range in price, dependant on the type of cloth diaper you buy, and can be expensive--but so are disposable diapers! I think in the long run, the cloth diaper route is less expensive, but more work. However, I would love to try using them! Of course, I am registering for both disposable and cloth because when they are newborns and go non-stop, I am probably going to be wanting those easy disposable diapers. Also, when they are older and on the run, those disposables will always come in handy! Anyways, if you have any thoughts or insights on different brands of cloth diapers, puh-lease let me know. I have a feeling that this may be a trial and error adventure for me, and I will find what works best for me and Baby Girl...but at the moment I am overwhelmed and tired of looking them all up online. Shoo!

Friday, August 22, 2008

This is National Geographic LIVE!

Alrighty...two bears in one week. Here is the scoop. When we moved into this house almost 3 years ago, the people who lived here before left a bunch of stuff! One thing they left was a trash can full of birdseed! Well, as you know birdseed goes bad after a while, and when we moved in, it had already been sitting for quite some time...but what do ya do with a trash can full of bad bird seed?? So, my hunny was cleaning out the garage this past weekend and decided it was time to dump it! So, he dumped it in the side yard thinking...I wonder if we will have little critters soon... Since then we have had 2 bears (numbers 4 and 5)...rather large critters if you ask me! Number five was a BIGGIE and we took lots of pics of him from our bedroom window. Hope you enjoy...

The other night the window was open and I thought we had another bear in the yard since I heard something scuttering in the seed area. Joshua shined a flashlight and there were a bunch of little eyes staring back at us. It was our racoon babies all grown up! (Okay so I like to think it was the same babies from a few months ago..who knows.) Today I came home to a big turkey. Usually when we have turkeys it is more than one...well, this guy was a loner. I couldn't get a good, up close picture because they are skittish. This is the best I could do...

This concludes the wildlife lesson of today. I think we should start charging people admission to come over...we could be the new Nature Center! Ha.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bear Sighting Number Four

So, we were driving back into our driveway last night (a little after dark)...we were in the truck and Joshua decided to pull all the way up the driveway so I wouldn't have to walk all the way up (what a sweetie!). Well, something was in the backyard and when the headlights hit it, we saw black bear number four! He looked right at us, and walked into the woods. We stayed in the truck for a few minutes, listening to where he was going...meanwhile, I have to use the restroom so badly (the baby likes to sit low). Finally, Joshua got the basement door open for me to get inside, but then he had to park his truck back down. He took a broom with him, parked the truck and dashed back up the driveway to "safety." It was quite a humorous sight. That was our excitement on a Sunday evening! Again, I have no picture but he was smaller than bear number 3 (if you are keeping track). Joshua called him "a junior in high school."

Monday, August 11, 2008

My finds at WeeTrade

So, we went to the WeeTrade sale on Friday morning. I am glad I was only going for certain big items or it would have been completely overwhelming. We looked for a stroller but didn't find the kind we wanted. (There were a lot, but we are picky.) We did find a bassinett (it said "new" and it looks it!), a car seat with an extra base (only a year old, great condition, for less than half the price of a new one) and a crib set (with bumpers, sheets, skirt and quilt). We were given some money from family and then only allotted some money from extra tutoring Josh did last week. We only spent what we brought and it was great! So, I am feeling more prepared as the days go by...well as far as the "stuff" goes...haha. It was definitely worth going to!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I love a good deal, don't you?

So I ran into a friend of mine in The Children's Trading Post (great store!) the other day. She told me about a fantastic thing called WeeTrade. I guess I should learn more about it before I truly say what it is but it is something like baby/children's consignment. Anyways, she told me that every year they have a HUGE consignment sale (with great deals) at the Agricultural Center off of Airport Road. Well, we found out online that it is this week!! It is from August 8th-August 10th. No admission costs! I wanted to tell you all so that if you need any baby or kid things, it is worth checking out according to my friend. I was looking at strollers and she told me to wait for the Wee Trade because it is less expensive, and they may bargain. So, I hope this helps! You may see me there, dependant on what day you go because I am all about good deals!!! Check it out at

Dates and Times for the Sale:
Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 8am-5pm
Sunday "Discount Day" Noon-4pm

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The BIG news!

So, the news is here....

baby in the womb is....

A GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

My intuitions have been completely wrong for these past few months, and our precious little girl has been called a boy all this time. Poor little thing. Now we know, so we can be better parents. Haha. We are so excited about having a girl in a few months. The thought of Joshua with a little girl melts me. Anyways, I will write more when I am not worn out from a day outside.

Thanks for all the prayers...keep them coming!