Sunday, June 24, 2007

Surviving 72 Hours

Our family needs a 72 hour kit. Does anyone have some good ideas for food they put in their kit? I would appreciate some good ideas.

Friday, June 15, 2007

I thought this was a really good article if you are in the market for a digital camera.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Camden had her 4 month today. She was given three shots. Poor girl. I think the worst part about her getting shots is I have to hold her arms down. Her trusting eyes fill with tears as if she has been completely betrayed. Other than that it was a great appointment. She was flashing smiles at everyone that spoke to her. She weighs 13lbs and is 23". She is 50% for height, weight, and head. But 100% cutie pie! The doctor let us know we could begin feeding her cereal anytime. She is so adorable and sweet.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Well summer is coming fast. It is warm here and humid. YIPPPEEE!!!! But the humidity does bring fireflies. Which I consider one of the most magical phenomenons. My favorite thing to do is sit by the window and watch them flutter by. I know everyone wants to take vacations during the most humid and miserable time of the year but if you ever get the chance the fireflies will make up for it. Or I may try and take some video at the peak and put it on my post. That way you can watch in the comforts of your own dry home.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Yipppeee!!! For the last week and half my Brooklyn has been in underwear and wearing absolutely no diapers. I was stressing about it a few weeks ago wondering how on earth I was going to get her out of diapers. It has now been a year of trying to get her interested in the toilet. Thanks to everyone that gave me great advice. I am glad I did not try to potty train her before I had Camden. Brooklyn made the choice in the end when she wanted to use the toilet. I don't even have to ask her to go. It is great!

Here are a few interesting websites I received from a friend. I have some good friends that are helping me be more environmentally conscious. Another thing I have learned from my gardening research is become a coffee addict. Just kidding you don't have to drink it but you can pick up coffee grounds from Starbucks, crunch eggshells into them, and put them around your plants. It helps fertilize and keep pest away. And you also decrease the chances of chemicals from fertilizer getting into the water. ( I think this website is a bit frightening. I don't think you can totally prevent the things your family is susceptible but at least you know what you are putting on.)

For someone like me that is very thrifty with different items I like this list of organic foods because then I can buy those things organic that contain chemicals and feel like I am helping out in some way.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I have finally decided to start mine and Brandon's blog. I feel kind of silly thinking anyone would want to read about what we are doing. But I know I have enjoyed viewing Beth, Katie, Ali, Amanda, Autumn and Amber's blogs. Maybe I have a good chance that someone would want to know what I am doing. Thanks to their blogs I have been able to see also other old school friends that I never get to see.

Brandon and I are living in Cary, NC which is a suburb of Raleigh (the capital of NC), with our two adorable girls. Brooklyn is almost three and Camden is 4 months. Brandon is working for IBM and I am at home with the two girls running a lot and enjoying my garden. We really love it here but I am not excited about the humidity and heat. We were living in Pittsburgh, PA previous to NC. Brandon recieved his masters at Carnegie Mellon University. I have learned to really embrace where we live. I don't know if we will ever live in AZ again. So I have learned to embrace that and enjoy my visits to AZ. Well I hope I can keep up with this blogging without getting addicted.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

I have the cutest girls in the whole world!