We went down to Galveston last weekend. It was so wonderful to be down on the beach again. I so miss living a block off the seawall. A friend of ours was competing the huge sandcastle competition (she's an architect) so we went down to hang out with them for the weekend. Tori got to spend the weekend with MIL (she's staying with friends down on the Island right now) and Jack stayed one night too. It was nice to just have Aidan for one night. And both kids enjoyed seeing Mawmaw.
Mary (my MIL) is moving up near us within the next month!
She'll be about 30+ minutes away but that's okay. Maybe David and I'll get to go out again. Even if its just to see a movie! We both want to seee Episode 3 and it just isn't the same without the BIG screen.
It will be nice to have her "nearby" again. Tori absolutely LOVES to spend the night with her.
I added a couple of pictures to Aidan's gallery using the Ergo. He seems to like it, I just need to get a little better at getting it on.
In hindsight, I didn't have the shoulder straps snug enough in the last picture while we were down at Galveston.
I've been slowly getting back into the sewing groove. I've been buying lots of fabric again. Now I just need to start actually doing something WITH it. :LOL I had to quickly make 3 pairs of pants last Thursday night before our trip down to Galveston. I only really had one pair of pants that are lightweight enough with the heat. It will be nice when I finally get rid of this pooch and can fit into more of my clothes.
I found this lightweight rayon-like material on the $1.50 table at Hancocks (and its 60" wide too!) so they were really cheap to make. And I'm totally loving my serger too.
Let's see... sorry to hear about all the sick people.
Hope you are on the road to recovery Jen.
Diapers- sounds like detergent build up. We use All F&C but I only use a very small amount... like a Tablespoon. The cold cycle is for stains not the hot. Hot actually sets stains. When I was able to let a load soak overnight in cold (without anything) we RARELY ever had stains. I just usually don't have time to let a load soak that long anymore. And stains come out in additional washs and there is always the sun too. Our routine... Cold cycle, Hot Cycle with detergent, Extra Rinse with TTO. Sometimes I throw in a litte Baking soda. And occasionally I put a cup of vinegar into the rinse cycle.
Ugh about the comments regarding the "Nurse-in". The ones that REALLY chap my hid were by Rosie O'Donnell. She was on the View the day of the Nurse-In and made some of the most assine comments. That the women out there protesting were "hormonal".
And Rosie said she made her partner stop breastfeeding after 1 month because she (the parnter) was bonding too much with the baby. And Rosie couldn't do that and was feeling leftout and they hadn't done that (BFing) with the previous babies that were adopted and it wasn't fair to have that bonding.
Okay there is a war going on in the other room over the playdoh...
I'll try to be back later.