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#121 of 172 Old 10-22-2007, 06:34 PM
 
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Willemsmama, try holding down the shift key and pressing the + sign. I think that works...

Barcelona and kaspirant, I will be thinking of you and praying for rain and cool weather. I almost hope you DO get evacuated kaspirant, because that much smoke can't be good for you. .

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both the mountains to the north and south of us are on fire. We can see the flames from our porch. we are not in mandatory evac yet..but we are packing and getting ready. I don't know if/when I will be able to update again. I still havent' heard from barcelona...


*update* we are packed. we are eating dinner and waiting now. The fire is RIGHT THERE we can see it from our balcony...it's scary as all get out. We still aren't being evacuated but we are ready if/when it comes. That makes me feel MUCH better than getting the knock on the door and not being prepared for it. We are going to go cuddle on the couch and watch Nemo with our pumpkin who is : from watching all his favorite things packed up and loaded into the car while we eat pizza.

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Barcelona and kaspirant, I will be thinking of you and praying for rain and cool weather. I almost hope you DO get evacuated kaspirant, because that much smoke can't be good for you. .
OMG you seriously aren't kidding...It's unbelieveable here UGH UGH UGH. I want to go far far away...now.
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kaspirant--are you still on here--are you home still or have you guys been evacuated??! Update when you can, I'm thinking about you (and barcelona) and hoping that you are comfortable and safe wherever you are.
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both the mountains to the north and south of us are on fire. We can see the flames from our porch. we are not in mandatory evac yet..but we are packing and getting ready.
I can't imagine NOT being on madatory evac!!! Why do they wait so long? Hoping you are all safe :
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kapirant- hope that you are okay this afternoon. so sorry that it is so crazy there right now; being in limbo about wether or not to leave.

i am having "morning sickness" all over, again since last night. f n sucks. mild stomach cramps and throwing up. why is this part of this pregnancy not over, yet?!

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Just a quick note to let you all know that we are completely fine! I am so sorry, kaspirant, for all you are going through. How awful and scary! Let me know if you need any help in any way.

There are fires in LA, but none near us...here's hoping they stay away and go away for everyone else.

More soon from me! Sorry I have been so MIA.
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Just a quick note to let you all know that we are completely fine! I am so sorry, kaspirant, for all you are going through. How awful and scary! Let me know if you need any help in any way.

There are fires in LA, but none near us...here's hoping they stay away and go away for everyone else.

More soon from me! Sorry I have been so MIA.
I am so glad you are okay!

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I just watched CNN 360 last night after Planet in Peril and finally realized HOW bad the fires really are. I'm not much of a news person (except for Robin & Company a few times a month) so I'm always behind in that respect. Keep us posted!

Anyone else watch Planet in Peril??? It's got me all freaked out about toxins and body burden (of chemicals etc). I feel that we've sort of slacked with our standards of living (personally, as a family) because of finances these past few years. We've not been doing organic as much as we want to because around here the price is outrageous, we didn't use low odor paint when we repainted the apartment before we moved in, we put up the smelly shower curtain my MIL bought us for our anniversary even though I knew the vinyl was toxic (yes, she bought us a new shower curtain... LINER!!!!)etc etc etc. I could go on and on. I just want to construct a biodome so I can breathe pure air and drink pure water and grow my own uncontaminated, non GMO food, compost and recycle everything. I partly feel better because we do what we can. We recycle here more than we ever had because we finally have a recycling place nearby that takes everything. And we almost always buy stuff used (unless it's a necessity and we can't find it used) so hopefully we don't add to the burden of commercialism and it's associated evils on the environment. It's just so frustrating because people have been talking about the environment since I was a little girl and it's just NOW that SOME people are finally taking notice. The majority still feel it's someone else's responsibility. But it's not. There are so many changes that individuals can make in their own lives, right now, that would help. Every little bit does.
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I'm not much of a news person so I'm always behind in that respect.
I am like that too. I pretty much get all of my news from DH. It's just too darn depressing for me to actively keep track of.

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Anyone else watch Planet in Peril???
We don't have cable but I am going to get it from Netflix. I am looking forward to seeing it.

I'm glad to hear that you are both safe so far, barcelona and Alicia. I went to high school in the area where the north San Diego fires are, so it's really surreal to think about all of the places I used to run around in their current state. I still have a few friends there, but only one has had to leave so far. It's terrible.

Totally OT: Helen, a while back did you link to an article about zinc? I am 99% sure I'm going to start back on the pill next week : because my endometriosis is just so bad, and sorry - I just can't become a vegan to try to cure it. Anyway Helen I"ve been reading that it can really disrupt the mineral and vitamin balance, and I thought I remembered you posting something about that months ago. Could you repost it if you have a minute? Thanks!!!

Gunter, sorry about your tummy. I hope it doesn't last long.

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Amy - just my own little bit of experience... I went back on hormonal birth control a few months ago and decided to try NuvaRing and I love it! The first few weeks were pretty rough, just my body getting used to being on hormones again (mood swings, spotting, etc) but its been great since then. I have endometriosis, too, and I use the ring continually to avoid having my period at all. Plus, the ring has about half the level of hormones as the pill but actually has a higher actual use effectiveness rate since you don't have to remember to take a pill at the same time every day.

Ellie is just too cute for words lately, as usual. Her hair keeps getting curlier and curlier, and she's becoming quite the chatterbox. She also has started really antagonizing her brother, especially when he's tired and cranky to begin with.

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Amy~ I thought you had an IUD? Am I just not remembering correctly?

Barcelona & Kaspirant~ Lots of rainfall vibes headed your way. I'm glad you're both safe.

Gunter~ I hope you're feeling better. Maybe your gut is readjusting to north american food and water again?

I can't believe that we're having a second birthday here next week! Neela is really excited- I told her we would make cupcakes, and she thinks that birthdays are the best thing ever. She is also convinced that she is going to be a baby elephant for Hallowe'en, though we actually have a bumblebee costume. I hope she doesn't totally freak out that it's not an elephant- she's already tried on the costume and we look at it/talk about it every day, but she has told several people (and anyone who asks) that she's a baby elephant

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Amy, sorry, it wasn't me that linked to the article about zinc. I'm obsessive about it at the moment (and probiotics- FIL is struggling with another tummy bug ) because I made the mistake of getting involved in a thread down in Birth and Beyond about superbugs. Big, big mistake.

Mel, that's sweet We haven't really discussed Halloween here- Skye is going to a party (and has a witches hat to wear) but that's pretty much it.

Monique, I'm right there with you. Where we are, eco-wise, is so far from where my heart is that it's both scary and laughable. We've made a few significant baby steps recently, but there's a long way left to go.

Barcelona, Kaspirant, I'm glad you're both safe

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Monique, I totally know what you mean. I didn't watch Planet In Peril... there was another PBS-type show on at the same time about solar energy and I watched that instead... pretty sad though, how little of the energy we use is renewable.

We've had a wretched horrible couple of nights here. Rowan's rash on her back has gotten much worse and it's been waking her up at around 2 am and keeping her squirming for about 2 hours after that. She's just so miserable... I broke down and nursed her last night but it didn't do any good, she just nursed and then went back to wriggling. And the worst of it is, she's a scratcher and a picker at the best of times but when she's actually feeling itchy she just NEVER STOPS and I am sooooo sick of having my face, my neck, my arms, my stomach, EVERYTHING scratched scratched scratched... but at the same time I'm hesitant to pull her hands away because if it helps get her to sleep, and if she's scratching me she's not scratching herself... AUGH. And our cold is back, we're both snotty and stuffed up. But at least Rowan is trying to be cheerful during the day. Me, not so much. This coupled with DH's stupid stupid work schedule of late (he was actually home for dinner last night for the first time in nearly 2 weeks I think) is making me not such a happy spughy.

Ok, I'm going to take an hour and go have tea and a chat with my neighbour. That will cheer me up I think.

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Monique and Helen, we are also not where we want to be...mostly because of financial reasons, and also time management. I hope we can get there soon, even if it is slowly, but surely.

Mel, Neela sounds so adorable. And Helen, the witches hat will be adorable on Skye. Finley is going to be a train conductor/engineer, because he is obsessed with trains these days. We have those train overalls and a train hat, and might put black "soot" on his face. We'll see. We talk about it a lot, too, and he seems happy about it, although I'm not sure he really get what Halloween is going to be. We will probably walk around the neighborhood, maybe even with our next door neighbors, who have a little boy a bit younger tha Finley. I'm looking forward to it. I think it'll also be fun to give out candy at the house and let Finley help. It'll feel like our first "real" Halloween, since last year, he was so much younger, and really not getting it that much.

So, the smoke here was bad yesterday, and is much better today. Yesterday, though, it covered the whole sky, you couldn't see any blue, and our throats were itching and we were coughing. Not good. It sounds like Kaspirant is in much worse conditions, though...I am worried about her! We haven't seen any fires or anything. I am hoping the clearer skies mean they are getting more under control everywhere.

I have been pretty MIA because things have been crazy in terms of my career and opportunities. I have to keep it mostly underwraps til I know more, and til I know if it is really happening, but it looks like I am going to be on a tv show...starting out as a small character, with the hope and possibility of it becoming bigger. Of course, I will let you all know as soon as I know more, especially if the show will even be on the air. (It has to get "picked up" for the Spring).

It has been exciting, surreal, and also somehow normal. With all the activity and adrenaline and nervousness and excitement, I am pretty worn down, though, and like I always do, have fallen slightly sick with a low fever. I really need to boost my immune system overall! I'm not sure what to do, though, because I take a breastfeeding vitamin, have been downing Emergen-C, and eat pretty well. I've even been getting a fair amount of sleep. I'm not doing great on exercise, although I do go to yoga once a week. Does anyone have any ideas? It might be linked to my health past (hepatatis), and just having a weak immune system in general, but I'd love to find a way to move beyond this, for my body to better be able to handle life.

So that is me, and why I've been so MIA. I have had a chance to read along, though, and I am thinking of all of you! Everyone sounds so adorable right now. It is such a fun age.

Finley is doing great, except he has also had a bit of a fever and still has a cold, so sometimes I can see he is feeling yucky. Hopefully it'll pass soon...

Hugs to everyone! Sorry it was such a "me" post...I just can't remember everyone's news at the moment.
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Paring down and going more green is a goal for us, too. Moving to a small house in our city's downtown was a big step in that direction, but now we're struggling financially to stay here.

But speaking of green, we transplanted seventeen little leaf lettuces today into the garden. We'll see how many survive the early trauma of a toddler dumping cupfuls of compost on their heads, but I'm hoping to eventually get enough planted for nightly small salads for us.

Hmmm...maybe I'll have my math class work on that one tomorrow. If a salad consists of twelve to fifteen leaves, and it's best to pick only two at a time from any given plant, with a week or so regrowth time, how many plants would you need to feed a family of three a salad three nights a week for six months?

Yep. I'm pitching that one to the middle schoolers.
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and doing okay.

We are no longer in immediate threat of evacuation Yay. We also have word that we won't be back to work until Monday at the earliest...It's surreal watching all the smoke and fires.

All the fires closest to me are contained but the big ones on the mountain are still raining ash on us.

I am off to bed...It's HARD to keep an outdoor oriented 2 year old inside ALL day...especially when he just can't understand WHY we CAN'T go outside...I mean sheesh people the door is right there...turn the stinking knob already

Keep praying...so many people have lost everything...I can't imagine. One good thing about living minimally is when something like this happens...it sure is easy to get all the important stuff in your car to take with you. I've never had so much peace driving away from things knowing I may never see them again...
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kaspirant and barcelona- so glad that you all are okay. having ash raining down and not being to go outside is hard though! it's so much better than being evacuated, at least. hope that he hangs in there about being stuck inside.

i would like to see "planet in peril". we stayed in a couple of hotels in the past two weeks. once, i was watching a debate about whether global warming is a reality or not and if humans are actually contributing to it. i had a hard time taking it seriously b.c it seems so clear. we bought a solar house last year. taking showers with water heated by the sun is a great joy! but, with all the intl travel we have been doing, we better get to planting some trees to offset some of that impact. going bio-diesel is really high on dh's list; if we buy a car. getting bikes is up there for us, too as our whole family found out how much we love riding bikes together while in bali. we have been thinking about how far we can ride to get to the grocery store or wherever in our current location. if you love your bike, will you tell me about it? tips for where to get a toddler seat or baby attachment?

i never heard back from anyone at the farm! part of me wants to call and bug them and another part of me is just ready to head home and get settled in for the "winter". if it gets cool enough, we want to use our woodstove more often this year. and, we'll be planning a homebirth so we need to clean out the hot tub for that. and, just general moving our stuff out of storage and creating more of a space for ez to have for herself. we will probably have a bed in her own room for the first time when we get back. after nursing to sleep, she has slept in a seperate bed in the hotels and a crib here at our friend's house. she sleeps well and we grab her into our bed if she wakes up needing that. it's worked well for all of us so we're going to try the transition gently over the next few months. with another babe coming, it will be nice to have more sleeping space for each of us. i cannot imagine not co-sleeping with an infant but think ez is ready to spend some time in her own bed, for at least part of the night. anyone else have tips for this time?

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Barcelona and Alicia, I am glad to hear you are both doing OK and that the imminent threat seems to have passed over.

My crisis du jour: I went down to get something from the basement and stepped into 4" of water. We aren't going to walk through it to find out the source, but it has been raining for days here, so I'm guessing the sump pump isn't working, or there is a big fat crack in the foundation. The good news is that the basement is unfinished and the only thing we had down there was our old couch, which I'm happy to be rid of, and a few boxes of clothes, which can be washed.

It's just overwhelming, really. The house has been so much harder to rehab than I had though, and I really am doing about 90% of the work because Jason is at work all day so it just feels like it NEVER. ENDS. Today was actually the first day I woke up and felt like I could see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Just keep your fingers crossed that we don't lose our furnace, water heaters, or electricity - all of that stuff is down there. Jason just went to Lowe's to buy a pump so that we can get the water out tonight (we called 3 emergency water services, and all 3 of them were booked for the night, so we're certainly not alone in our plight) and then we start the insurance/warranty process tomorrow. By "we," I mean "me," of course.

Thankfully we have two home warranties (one from the builder, because the house is less than 10 years old, and one from the bank we bought it from), and I think our insurance will pay for anything we have to replace since it wasn't an actual FLOOD, but just water damage. It's just one more damn thing to deal with though! :

I have a headache.

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Amy, that sucks about the flooding. Too bad you can't FedEx some of that water to kaspirant...

I think Rowan has some sort of virus. Yesterday evening she refused to eat dinner or anything else, then she was really upset going to bed, couldn't settle - asked to go in the sling then ten seconds later wanted to be back in the bed, then as soon as she lay down she wanted to go back in the sling (repeat 5 or 6 times). I was completely *done* by that time, I'm sick too and I felt like absolute crap, so after the 5th or 6th time of going back to the sling I just said "I can't do this anymore, love, we'll have to just stay in the bed" and she started crying harder, choked on some snot, and threw up. But thanks to my awesome ninja mummy powers, I managed to catch all of it before it hit the sheets and only a change of clothes were necessary (which is good because at that point I had NO idea where our spare sheet set was.) Then I hit the computer and IM'd my DH (who was still at work... at 10 pm) and told him to get his butt home NOW. Fortunately once I'd changed Rowan and cleaned her up she went to sleep within about 2 minutes. She woke up an hour or so later but DH took her and I think he took her out for a walk or something. I don't know, I passed out.

Today she seems cheerful enough but has slept weirdly - 45 min in the morning, and she's asleep again now (late afternoon). Whatever, I'm past worrying about when she sleeps, I just want her to feel better. She hasn't eaten much today.

Gotta go make dinner. Have a good night, all. I'm taking the evening off to go watch Survivor and eat hallowe'en candy with some friends. WOO!

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amy- what a mess. thankfully you didn't have a bunch of unpacked boxes or something more valuable down there. don't forget, mama that everything works out! this will, too, eventually. you are learning so much in the process and when you get to rest in that house it will be well worth it.

sarah- sorry that we missed you on our nw stay! sorry that rowan has been struggling. ez had a similar up and down night last night but i think it's b/c she slept about three hours on and off during the day as we were driving. that's a long nap for her! she played on the bed, went to the window and looked out, asked dh to pick her up, then crawled up to me, then wanted to look out the peep hole of the hotel room door. we finally got snuggled in and she fell asleep in two mins, just like rowan! she didn't even nurse to sleep. uhm, which i am totally okay with!

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Yes - first and foremost: MAKE SURE THE SUMP PUMP IS PLUGGED IN!!!!!

Our *awesome* neighbor came over last night and just plunged into the basement (Jason and I were both too afraid of electrocuting ourselves) and saw right away that the sump pump wasn't plugged in. So he plugged it in and the water started draining immediately. It took most of the night for it all to clear, but it's dry down there now and the only major loss was our old couch. BUT I did put one of Jason's old briefcases down there, and little did I know at the time that it was full of 3 files with irreplaceable documents from his entire military career. So I'll be spending the afternoon drying hundreds of pages in the oven (seriously) - 8 at a time. I don't know whether to laugh or cry, so I'm going to choose to laugh!! What else can I do?

Brynn and I did go to school this morning while Jason cleared everything out, and we had a great time. She just enjoys it so much (and so do I) and I'm really looking forward to next year when she'll be in nursery there 3 days a week.

OK back to baking my documents.

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We are no longer in immediate threat of evacuation Yay. We also have word that we won't be back to work until Monday at the earliest...It's surreal watching all the smoke and fires.

All the fires closest to me are contained but the big ones on the mountain are still raining ash on us.
Checking in...glad to see that our California sisters are doing ok- although having ash raining down, and the devastation in general, and keeping a toddler inside all day is still pretty rough I do hope things improve soon.

I was taking a 'news break' and hadn't heard anything about the fires until a couple days ago I heard it on NPR.

Spughy- tell me about it- we've had 4 days of nonstop rain after months of drought. I wish we could pass a little of it along to CA and help them out!

Amy- so sorry about the basement- I'm glad it was a simple solution of turning on the pump. What's the damage to your basement?
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gunter - We have bikes... well we HAD bikes with toddler seats on them. I have a trek mountain bike I bought when I was in high school. Dh had a schwinn mountain bike. It got stolen but he admits it was his fault. Our toddler bike seats are I think graco or some similar brand. We got them at a yard sale for $5. They are so overpriced when new. Maybe try freecycle for one. Most people get them but then end up not really using them - and they are such an odd shape to store.
I would love to ride my bike to the grocery store but only road to the closest one goes through an underpass and the traffic is just too dangerous. The other way is to the co-op but it's not in a good area. Literally, if you turn right at the stoplight, you are in Shootings-all-day-longville. And if you go one block past where you are supposed to turn to go to the co-op you are in the slums so you run the risk of getting bike-jacked (NOT good when you have a toddler in the back!

Kaspirant - glad you are "safe" - hope your lungs clear soon!
Barcelona- glad you are safe too!!!

Amy - I totally sympathize with the flooding!!! Our basement backs up and floods just about everyt time it rains. Can't wait til we buy our own home!!!

Helen - do you mean taking zinc to prevent the MRSA? What really irritates me about the whole superbug issue is that the powers that be knew over a DECADE ago that this would happen. Yet superfluous antibiotic continued to be the norm. That's my beef with the whole environmental issue too. Let's just debate and debate and debate until it FINALLY becomes apparent that we've created a problem
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I mean zinc to keep me fit and healthy enough that the MRSA will hopefully not be an issue. Stastically, 3-4 of the regular posters on this thread probably carry MRSA in their noses every day of their lives and it doesn't do them any harm . When FIL's run down and his immune system is functioning even less than normal, that's when things get out of control.

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I mean zinc to keep me fit and healthy enough that the MRSA will hopefully not be an issue. Stastically, 3-4 of the regular posters on this thread probably carry MRSA in their noses every day of their lives and it doesn't do them any harm . When FIL's run down and his immune system is functioning even less than normal, that's when things get out of control.
I'm sure that I'm one of them, after all the time I've spent working in hospitals. They used to put MRSA patients in isolation, but that only works after they're diagnosed, and people don't always follow isolation protocols so well. Then when my dad was in trauma-burn ICU they told me there that MRSA is so ubiquitous there that they don't even bother to isolate for it anymore, or VRE either, because there are so many more nasty things there that it's the least of their worries! Not very comforting when you are there with your 4 week old infant!
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I"ve been thinking about MRSA a lot lately. I'm not sure if it's the same all over (probably is) but there have been outbreaks at a lot of schools around here. I always assumed that if we do all the usual things to stay healthy, if the kids do get it, they'd fight it off fine. Of course I only see the worst case scenarios at work, so it's scary to see how bad it can really be. I wonder if I need to be more worried than I have been. I guess it's that time of year to start the kids on all the immune-boosting stuff.

And yes, we are raw dairy fans here, too- actually we don't like drinking milk, so we eat the yogurt. Good stuff!! It'll be our first cold and flu season while eating it, so we'll see if it makes any difference.
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I just spent the whole entire day sewing Rowan the CUTEST little tiger costume ever. And since I wasn't able to find any suitable tiger-print fabric, I had to sew the stripes on too. It turned out great though. The only problem is, she won't put it on. : WHY???? I will have to try bribing her in a big way tomorrow because it's dress-up day at playgroup and dammit I worked hard on that thing and I should be able to show it off. Um. er.

Otherwise, not much is happening. Mary, I've always wondered if raw milk yogurt was actually still raw, because you have to heat the milk to 180F in order to make the yogurt, right? I always assumed that sort of pasteurized it.

I don't think MRSA is ubiquitous here just yet, but I'm sure it's well on its way. Those things freak me out because I'm allergic to a whole swack of antibiotics. So I try to stay away from hospitals.

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Sarah, I hope Rowan comes around to wearing the costume that you worked so hard on! It sound adorable! I hope you can find a suitable bribe!

Interestingly, at the halloween party we went to yesterday for Ezra's friends, all the 2 yr olds refused to wear costumes (including ez- he loves Thomas but won't even look at the costume!), while Ethan loved his and can't wear it enough! I think it's the age...they have no idea why we're trying to put these ridiculous things on them! I think an older kid has more imagination so they see the fun in it. Maybe next year!

LOL about the yogurt- I used to know how the guy made it, now I'm drawing a blank. For some reason I thought he just put it in the barn wrapped in blankets or something- is that possible? It is runnier in the winter! I need to check! Either way, we still don't like milk and love yogurt so will keep on!
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Sarah I hope she likes it by the time you are taking her out to show it off. We ended up with a Tigger costume for Joseph this year. My biggest concern about costumes for him is probably about the exact opposite of most people here's. I'm worried about the thing being too hot. We found a nice light weight costume at Goodwill for $1.99 though and I knew I couldn't make one that cheap. He got to pick between Tigger and a lion and went with Tigger. He had been trying to put on his costume for a good week before I let him put it on last night. However he also plays with dress up clothes along with dd. I can't remember if she was playing with dress up clothes on her own at this age or not. At times I think dd is treating him like a doll to dress up, but he likes putting on long shirts or old dresses to twirl around in so I let it go unless he gets upset.

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