This will be quick, but I had to share the news that I won some eco-friendly paper plates and accouterments from Chinet! Google Reader allows me to lurk on a lot of blogs (mostly green mama blogs), but I rarely post on those that aren't "owned" by close friends or family. Well, I actually commented on Green Baby Guide's blog regarding their post on Chinet, and won the giveaway! http://greenbabyguide.com/2008/08/29/eco-friendly-paper-plates-from-chinet-giveaway/ (I actually bought Chinet for our labor day party this past weekend).
We have a ton of pictures and even videos to post, but that will have to wait. The chaos in our lives continued this past weekend as we had a lovely visit from my in-laws-and immediately put them to work. We:
-installed 2 new toilets (the old ones proved to be older than my in-laws!)
-cleaned the roof of the house
-cut down a tree
-built a new walkway with stone and steppers
-finished the compost pile
-mowed with our dandy eco-friendly push mower!
-built a vent system in our shed
-got all new triple pain energy star windows installed in the whole house
-cleaned the house
-assembled a fire pit
-had a huge labor day party
-had a photo shoot outside with the family
And by "we" I mean the mean the majority of the labor was done by my father-in-law and Eric. We got a lot done, but are paying for the insanity in our schedule with a cranky baby. Miles had an awful day in childcare yesterday. He didn't want to eat, refused his Nuk (now THAT is a shocker), wouldn't sleep, and was tooting up a storm. I am sure my stress leaked straight through to his bottle. It is so true when they say babies can sense when things are "off." He is like a barometer for stress; when our lives spiral out of control, he sends out the alarm through crying and loud gastric booms.
In other news, Miles is turning into a flirt and just loves cooing and smiling on his changing pad--I'll provide some picture documentation later. He still loves to gaze at ceiling fans and bright lights, but the sight of a pretty lady is starting to enchant the little dirty monkey.
(I have neglected this part of my posts, and I have certainly had much to be grateful for in the past few weeks.)
-I am thankful for Mother's Milk tea. Okay, to me, it tastes downright "vomitous" due to the overwhelming anise flavor, but it has accelerated my ability to produce enough milk for Miles. I highly recommend cutting the flavor with a splash of vanilla flavored soy milk.