Tippy-Toe Action

Saturday, August 22, 2009 Edit This 2 Comments »
The boy knows no limits. He thought he'd get his froggy paci but got distracted by the previously undiscovered screwdriver. I think not, son. Oh, that's fresh drool all over the rug, not crud :)

Rave: Craigslist

Saturday, August 22, 2009 Edit This 2 Comments »
I'm still a Craigslistoholic in case you were wondering :) It pains me to pay full-price for baby toys and I just won't do it! Love me some Craigslist. I ended up getting 2 walk-n-ride thing-a-ma-bobs, a Vtech helicopter with balls and a Little Tikes sports center for $40. All from the same lady who was so excited to see them move on to a new family. They are in awesome condition. I washed them down today and Eli got busy. Whew.

Earth's Best

Saturday, August 22, 2009 Edit This 4 Comments »
I stocked up at Babies-R-Us today like a crazy lady. I just finally did the math and they were $.30 a jar. So I got 30 jars for $9. That's awesome for Earth's Best organic (2nd food - 6 mo+)! I love me some coupons and sales. The sales peep was like "Do you have any more coupons?" She was being serious...she was getting a kick out of me working the coupons and getting such a deal. She even remembered to ask me for my Rewards Card. Fantastic :)

Pssst...the HappyBaby organic puffs were $1 a thingy! $3 regularly. There is a $1 coupon hiding under the lid of the banana ones. Ssshh! The greens taste better than the naner ones. I swear. Weird but they do. Kale, collards and spinach. Ummm.

First official big boy toy

Friday, August 21, 2009 Edit This 1 Comment »
And now he is scared to death of it. Let's just say this kid isn't so fond of talking Zebra's. Grand idea I had to turn it on. The exersaucer is about to get broken down into a toddler table, we're picking up a few walk & ride toys tomorrow and packin up the baby gear. Tear :( We're moving on to throwing food on the ground, eating dog hair off the floor and trying to squeeze into places we don't fit (like under the couch).

Blueberry Applesauce....ummmm

Friday, August 21, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Here's my newest baby concoction. Organic Gala apples and blueberries. The combo was a big hit. I know, I know. Nerd alert.

Houston, I think we have a problem!

Friday, August 21, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
What in the heck am I going to do with these darn shelves now that I have a kid who crawls and skedaddles all over? Oh, and these shelves are right outside Eli's room. Whoops. I've got to rethink this. Geez Louise!

New Baby Food Combos

Saturday, August 15, 2009 Edit This 2 Comments »

Eli had quite the adventurous week of fresh organic fruits and veggies. Here's what he had going on:
  • Broccoli, spinach & carrots
  • Strawberries, blueberries & kiwi
  • Peaches & kiwi
  • Bananas, peaches & kiwi
  • Avocados
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Pineapple
  • Peas & green beans
  • Okra & carrots

Yup, OKRA. My friend Shannon shared some yummy fresh okra from the backyard garden and, voila, here is my okra adventure:

So, doesn't look too appetizing but I bet the turkey butt gobbles it up :) We'll see tomorrow.

Morning Nap

Monday, August 10, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
This is how Rusty found Eli sleeping this morning. Rusty gave him a bath, lotioned him all up and put him in his bed to play while he got everything together to take him to daycare....

Cruisin in the Big Boy Seat

Friday, August 07, 2009 Edit This 1 Comment »
Eli loves his new big boy seat. First of all, he can SEE!! He leans forwards and keeps looking to the left and the right quickly like he is in shock at what's out there. He can also kick the baby mirror and play with it. Most of all, it is so much easier to function that the darn infant seat. So mama likes!

Psst...my phone takes craptastic pics :)

Yummy Playmat

Wednesday, August 05, 2009 Edit This 2 Comments »
Instead of playing with his bazillion toys, my child prefers to take apart the playmat and eat it. Oh boy :)

UPDATE: I've temporarily outsmarted my kid without resorting to duct tape. I put a few of the extra squares and edges down for him to play with. He has yet to pull apart his mat since! Yaaaay me. We'll see how many minutes this lasts :)

Lights, Camera, Action

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Yup, more pictures. The Wouters' cousins had an inpromptu pic session this past weekend to memorialize their first meeting.

Penelope 5 yrs - Eli 7 mos - Beckett 3 wks

Recouping From Chaos

Tuesday, August 04, 2009 Edit This 0 Comments »
Yesterday was all kinds of crazy but, whew, on to a smooth sailing Tuesday so far :) The Pathfinder wouldn't start yesterday morning and I was in a frantic rush to get to work (after about 4 hours of sleep upon returning from the weekend in FL) b/c we had a new associate starting and I'm the first point of contact for the newbs. :) So Rusty jumps me off and on my way I go with jumper cables in tow. Then I get a call later that morning that I had a new battery and was good to go. I had no idea he snuck into my work parking deck, tools in hand and got 'er done. Awwwww...I thought I'd have to get another jump after work to make it to pick up Eli from daycare and head to an oh-so-dreaded car place. THANKS BABE!!! So then Rusty is on his way to Outreach and his car breaks down. teehehee All in all, it only cost $107 for my battery and $200 something to fix Rusty's coolant leak issue. Eli and I picked Rusty up last night and now he is at the mercy of his friends for the next few days until his car is up and running.

So after a crazy Monday at work, the car ordeals, etc., I get home to a wonderful birthday surprise. My family hired a cleaning crew to deep clean the house. We're talking blinds dusted, shower/tubs scrubed, window sills clean, tables Pledged, shelves dusted, furniture moved and cleaned under, all class cleaned (even windows and mirrors), area rugs vaccumed. There wasn't a dog hair in sight. They even folded towels on the oven door handle all purty like and folded the blanket on the couch. Amazing! These people even cleaned the baby changer thingy under the countour pad!! I feel so loved. This is like giving me the gift of time :) More time with my family and more time to relax. It is perfect and I'm one happy sister/daughter/sis-in-law :) Thank you guys...I appreciate it immensely and will never ever forget it. I'm still walking around on cloud nine. Oh, and the icing on the cake, is that now I think I can officially get away with instituting a "no shoes in the house" rule. So far, so good :)

We broke down and bought Eli a convertible car seat last night. Its just a car seat and why have I been stressing about it?? It isn't a purchase that requires a loan. haha We have a Maxi Cosi Mico infant seat b/c it is one of the seats that can be used with our Bugaboo stroller. Soooo I've been struggling with my loyalty to the Maxi Cosi and the fact that the convertible seat only goes to 40lbs. What to do? Well, ole Target had the Maxi Cosi Priori ON CLEARANCE for $90. They only had one and I've never seen them on display in the store so I'm assuming it was an online return. Too good a deal to pass up. I'm an easy sell when on sale :) Its on the smaller side for convertible seats but should fit nicely in Rusty's Jetta. It also reclines quite conveniently for our little car sleeper. Not sure how long our 22lb 7 month old will fit but the infant seat is officially pooped out :)

Here are a few pics for ya of our little Turkey Butt in Target during our shopping excursion last night. He was 100% boy and not about to sit in that durn baby seat when there was so much to see!

Eli and Daddy making goofy faces at Mommy!