April 23, 2009
April 21, 2009
and found the best surprise ever: packing peanuts!
California Baby shampoo/body wash
Peter Rabbit conditioner and detangler
Whole Foods label soaps: Grapefruit and Linden flower
Hyland's Vitamin C tablets
Hyland's homeopathic cold tablets
- Pureed apples
- Banana, peach, and raspberry
- Sweet potatoes and cinnamon
- Apple Juice
- Letter of the day cookies, Oatmeal Cinnamon
- On-the-go O's, Honey Nut
365 Organic Cotton Balls
365 Organic Surface Cleaner, grapefruit
7th Generation Baby laundry detergent
7th Generation Baby wipes
April 19, 2009
The other day, I made chocolate chocolate chip ice cream with my new KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment. When it is finished mixing, it is the consistency of a milk shake (and then goes into the freezer for a few hours to "ripen").
Liam needed a sample of the "milk shake" version. I'd say he likes it. Very, very much.
April 15, 2009
Liam's Grandpa and Grandma Hall gave him a hammer and ball set for Christmas. It's a great wooden toy, but I thought to myself that there is no way Liam will be able to use it in the near future because it takes a lot of force to get the balls through the holes.
But then Liam watched Caleb playing with it on Monday and gladly helped him restock the top with the balls over and over again. When Caleb left, Liam scooped up the hammer and proceeded to knock those balls through all on his own. He's been doing it pretty much non-stop ever since.
So, here's a video to gladly prove me wrong. You must watch it with this tune in your head since it's been ringing through mine:
"If I had a hammer, I'd hammer in the morning. I'd hammer in the evening. All over this land. I'd hammer out danger. I'd hammer out a warning. I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters. All over this land"
April 14, 2009
Simone seemed to have the best time, digging in the dirt, eating the dirt, digging in some more dirt, and giving Liam kisses.
She was pretty aggressive about it. Relentless. Liam had about all the loving he could take for the day.
For more of our camping adventure, head on over to my blog.
April 9, 2009
April 8, 2009
April 3, 2009
This is the biggest news yet: Liam is crawling. Yes, crawling. At 12 months, it's about time...
Of course it's still a modified crawl, but it gets him where he wants to go (usually to Dahlia's food and water dishes...)
Here's a little clip
you must pretend you don't notice my needed-to-be-mopped-a-long-time-ago floors... focus on the kid
I submitted 3 different pictures, and I'm not sure yet which one was selected. (I'll post it as soon as I know).
His picture will be published and we're getting a goody basket full of assorted eco-friendly foods and other baby stuff.
This is unbelievably exciting.
More info to come...
Liam is really getting the hang of this package-opening-thing...
April 1, 2009
How to spend time with 3 little boys:
-Get out the train set. Play, play some more, and then play again.
-Embrace snack time. Make it last as long as possible.
-Make a loaf of bread together, with the promise of getting to eat it in the afternoon.
-Wagon rides are always fun.
I know, none of the boys look particularly happy in this photo, but it was a bit tricky to get them all looking at me at the same time... They actually loved the tour of the backyard and neighborhood.
I had Caleb and Owen draw pictures on squares of fabric, which they then watched me turn into little backpacks perfect for a favorite stuffed animal.
-Take full advantage of nap/quiet time.
-When all else fails, watch a bit of Planet Earth.
It was a good day. I felt oh-so-proud of myself for managing the potential chaos, but I was sure exhausted by the time I went to bed that night.
I'm not sure how Rochelle can do this everyday: two extra little ones in addition to Sage. There is lots of admiration coming from me!
Liam had a great time playing with his little buddies. I made him a birthday crown (with elastic in the back so it can grow with him over the years). He really liked wearing it.
He really loved the blueberry muffin cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.