Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my wonderful daughter who is picking up so many words each day.

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that my beautiful niece Elvie Rose Robb is here happy and healthy. She was born Oct 19, 2010 at 7 pm 7 lbs 7 oz and 19 inches long. See more pictures below on the wordless Wednesday post.

What are you thankful for?




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that the house cleaners are here tomorrow to clean up the awful mess our house is right now!

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

BumGenius 3.0 Diaper Review

Ok, a follower asked that I review the many and I mean many cloth diapers that I had tried. So I am starting with the diaper that I used the longest. I will write what I thought of them and why and give them a star rating out of 5.

When I first got them I was so happy with these diapers. They fit my tall skinny baby and they were easy on and easy off. Laundry was fairly simply as well. About 2 months in to using them full time, the Velcro started to go (which is a huge issue with the BumGenius 3.0 diapers). So since I had heard that the Velcro fix kit caused the same problem down the road I decided to convert them to snaps. Well that was a huge overhaul and it took me about 2 months to do 22 diapers. Once there were converted life was much better. The whole time we used these diapers my daughter had a horrible rash, I tried everything and anything to get rid of it. Sometimes I could get it to almost go away and then it would flare up again. Well we finally figured out that she was allergic to the polyester in the pocket. So as much as I loved them and put so much work in to converting them to snaps, I had to sell them and move on.


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful that Jeff will be coming home tomorrow night, being alone with Catherine when were both sick is really hard work. Add that to the fact that our house is in construction and has drywall dust everywhere and I am miserable!

What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Best Bottom Diapers are the best!

I have ordered quite a bit of cloth diapering stuff from Nicki’s Diapers and when I heard that the owner Nicki had created a cloth diaper system I knew I had to check it out.

So I waited and waited to see what others thought first. They were selling like hot cakes and I was becoming less and less happy about using prefolds and covers. So I took the plunge and ordered 8 covers – 4 in Vanilla, 2 in Mint Chocolate Chip and 2 in Moolicious, 24 inserts and 4 overnight inserts.

Well they came in today and I washed them right away and Catherine has the first one on (in Moolicious of course!) I love how they fit and how not bulky they are. The fact that they are not bulky is going to create a bit of a pant falling down problem for us (Catherine is a 12 to 18 month size in length, but she has a itty bitty waist), but its well worth it for a good cloth diaper.

I can’t wait until bedtime when we will get to try out the overnight inserts. I will update tomorrow on how it went!

Friday, October 1, 2010

House Hunting

Well since we will be moving sometime next spring Jeff and I have been busy trying to decide what we want in our next house. I think we have both decided that if we can we are going to make this our last move for a long long time.

I think we have also both decided that we want to buy new or buy and build.

We have been looking at Reid Heritage Homes up in Port Elgin and once I started looking at floor plans I feel in love with a house.

Its called the Kimberly III

Its the perfect size with 4 bedrooms up stairs, so we can have more children and still have space for visitors. The master bedroom has two walk in closets (so that Jeff can actually have a closet) and a wonderful luxury ensuite (I have decided that this is a must in our next house). The main floor is open concept in the great room, breakfast area and kitchen. Plus there is a dining room and an area for a formal living room, both things we do not have right now. I love that the laundry is on the main floor right by the garage entrance, that will come in handy with messy little people.

We still have to wait to see if we can qualify for a mortgage large enough for this house and if we can actually afford the mortgage payments on the house, so for now I will dream…