Friday, November 10, 2006

Rain, Rain, Go away!

He has now discovered his face in the mirror (that's what he's looking at on the top right corner). Look at all the toys kids have these days...when I was his age...He is now able to hit them with his hands and I'd say he has great hand/eye coordination. Of course I'd say that, I'm his mom.

Oh boy...being trapped in the house all day is not so fun. Today I put on my rainboots, rain jacket and rain pants and ventured outside. What have we been up to this week? Well, this is what I've realized:
1. When something finally works to calm Kai down, it only lasts a week or two. This week it is looking in the mirror or being attacked by the `Kissy MOnster'...oh boy, sometimes I wonder if everyone is as silly behind closed doors!
2. To clip a baby's nails you practically have to be a brain surgeon.
3. There's no greater feeling than him practically hyperventilating seconds before I pick him up because he's so excited!
4. He really doesn't listen to me when I tell him to stop crying, even if I use a firm voice:) I keep thinking that he should understand me by now...ya, not quite.
5. So, since I'm missing out on teaching science I've developed a highly sophisticated experiment on diaper covers (we use cloth diapers). We have about 5 different kinds and todays is looking pretty good so far(its the cheapest and the least high tech of all the ones we have). Besides being absolutely disgusting to clean the diapers in the toilet, the other drawback is that the diaper gets so wet that the cover can't hold it all in and we've had leakage. Anyway, I"m trying to determine if its the size of the cover or the type...I'll keep you posted:)
6. The most exciting thing of my day is that I found a new recipe for chocolate chip cookies and I got a coupon for $1 off of crunchy peanut butter...times have changed.


  1. The nail clipper thing...once they're too 'grown up' to just tear the nails off with teeth...yeah. Jade has to be completely asleep before her nails get cut. I managed three the other night.

    Cloth diapers. We've used only cloth diapers (after the five the hospital gave us ran out for each of the kids). They need to be changed more often than disposables, especially after a year (or in some cases, three years) but I just figure that's better for their bottom. (The absorbancy life can be extended by hanging them to dry, but that just doesn't work very well in our very humid wet fall/winters.) Plus I enjoy the one-on-one time that diaper changing is.

    Have you used the flushies to help make clean-up easier? I know that Wal-Mart (okay, some Wal-Marts) and Discount Diapers carry them. They're like extra wide strong toilet paper that is used as a liner. Very convenient.

    Be well.

  2. I bet Gary secretly sits under those toys and plays with them hours on end..I know I would..

  3. I just bought some `flushies', I'm so excited to try them out:)

  4. I can't wait for my kids to be excited when I pick them up :) That's so cute.