Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MTOTW (Mom Tip of the Week.)

From friend and Mother - Erica B. - she says the Tide to Go pen has helped her many times... I myself needed this last week while wearing my new fav white blouse and splattering something all over myself. Sigh. (Btw, what's with me spilling on myself even if my baby doesn't do it first?!)


clean up after your pet.

Seattle is  a green place - filled with compost containers picked up by the city each week, recycle trash cans every where, tasty water from water fountains, and responsible dog owners....EXCEPT for two people on our street!

Yes, last night we saw in action the guilty dog owners. Yes she - and her boyfriend, were going to leave their dogs poop right in front our our townhouse complex--claiming it is "public property." Well, I'm proud to say, we called them out on this and they picked up their dog poop.

This afternoon, I posted signs outside our shared area that reads:


If we catch you not cleaning up after your pet, we will file a citation against you.

There are more than 75 different forms of bacteria and viruses contained in animal feces--

A number of these bacteria are transferable to humans. Dogs roaming the city deposit thousands of pounds of this material in public areas each year. A "scoop law" was passed in Seattle in 1982 stating that it is unlawful for an owner to:

A) Allow the accumulation of cat or dog feces in any open area of his/her property wherein dogs/cats are kept and fail to remove or dispose of feces at least once every 24 hours.

B) Fail to remove the fecal matter deposited by his/her animal on public property before the owner leaves the immediate area.

Here's to all you responsible pet owners--and to Seattle for making it law to be responsible.

I (heart) clippies!

Our baby arrived with a full head of hair - first quite dark like her Momma - but these days leaning more towards strawberry blonde - closer to her Dad's coloring.... ADORABLE I might add.

Well, due to this - I'm addicted to hair clips. It first started with bows - thanks Mom, but I'm now searching for the more unique the better.

I'm happy to report I just discovered May Crimson on Etsy - have ordered her owl, sheep, rooster (pictured), bird with heart. I'm in love! Plus her non-glue - clip inside the felt technique is perfect for keeping our baby safe.


Friday, August 27, 2010

7 months so far is the best.

I can honestly write that the 7 month mark for us has been the best. Yes, our little baby girl has been amazing, but this 7 month mark just takes the cake. I'm not sure why it's so different, but it just is. Our baby girl dances, giggles, squinches (sp?) up her face, says "SO BIG" with her hands, plays peek-a-boo, gives TONS of kisses. It's all good. Even with her first tooth coming in~!


MTOTW (Mom Tip of the Week.) Should really be MTOTM....

(Seems like I need to call this MTOTM since I'm not posting weekly...hmm, I'll see if I can get more regular with this...)
In the meantime, this Mommy tip is from my friend sister - Elizabeth. If you or your kiddo has a splinter and the top is sticking out a tiny bit, put a little Elmer's glue on it - let it dry and wa'la - it will peel right out.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Baby/Kid cool site (I just discovered....)

Making travel with kids just a little bit easier.

If you're travelling to San Antonio, TX (of all places?) you can rent items too. Otherwise, have some neat finds for travelling beyond Texas...


wow, time is zipping by....

Our baby is starting to act like she's about to crawl, puts her hands out to be picked up, plays peek-a-boo, plays "so BIG!", gives kisses.... when did this all happen?! She's a little over 7 mos.... crazy!


MTOTW (Mom Tip of the Week.)

An old'ie but good'ie -- when at the beach and covered with sand, use baby powder (these days, not with talc - cornstarch works just as well) to remove the sand. This one is from my Mom. Works like a dream!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Timing is the key to life, isn't it?

 I JUST got the baby down to sleep (nap #2 which she desperately needs since nap #1 was too short...) and the handyman (yes, we have to hire someone to do our "honey-do list") is about to drill something LOUD right outside the door where she is crashed.

It really is all about timing isn't it? sigh.