Saturday, February 16, 2008

Thought for the Day

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony".
Mohandas K. Gandhi

Picture Day!

Looking out on the world-well the www anyways ..... Banging on the key board is so fun!Photobucket

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blah Blah Blah

The weather here all week has been cold,rainy and the sky has been cloudy...It usually is sunny here even if it freezing so it's made this week so blah.Griffin and I have not ventured out very often this week so I'm hoping for some better weather this weekend and next week! I'm hering about the weather other people are experiencing and I guess I don't have a lot of complaining to do, but I guess I have to whine anyways ha ha

Last night something cool happened.It might appear trivial or even dumb to other people but to me it was a amazing-of course everything my baby boy does is pretty amazing to me :) Anyways, last night he finally realized the proper way to hold the spoon-by that I mean he realized that we don't dip the handle in the food so over and over he would turn it around and dip the cup part of the spoon in his food.A few times he actually put the food he had retrieved in his mouth-but a couple times he just had to look at the food or touch it. Of coure, it was a mess and I'm realizing he gets messier all the time (and I'm using more paper towels). My mom says that he has to experiment and that is how he learns so I guess that's what he's doing. He's feeding himself more and refusing to let me feed him so I guess he's a normal kid going through his phases.The peditrician said every baby is different and it is more of a social thing wether they allow you to feed them or refuse to let you-OK I said. She said to be glad if he eats most everything and even lets me feed him-OK I said. I'll have to post a picture of him in the midst of his food experimentation trials as I call it because it's definately funny-it just isn't funny to clean it up.But then again I never thing cleaning is fun...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Being Silly

This is actually a photo of Griffin upside down but I had to rotate it to show his silly face....


And another.....


He actually looks almost bald on the sides but has a long mohawk going from front to back so this angle makes him look like he actually has a lot more hair than he does! He's so silly and reminds me of what's important in life every day....................<3

Monday, February 11, 2008

Doing Our Part

Please click on the picture above for the original post that created the idea of Project Support Beauty in Nature.Lotus aka Hilariously Sarcastic Mom ( came up with a wonderful idea to preserve out Earth and I'd like to do my part!

When we lived in NY we paid about $60 a month for the privilege of having our trash hauled away and were provided a small recycle bin.Many times I used a cardboard box to fit the rest of the recyclables we had to contribute.Since moving to North Carolina it is much different! We don't pay to ave our trash taken away -it is free - AND - we are given a huge recycle bin and they except everything.That being said, I am a huge fan of recycling and buy products that can be recycled-it is always in the back of my mind when I am grocery shopping.I use a box in the house for convenience to put my everyday recycables in after I wash them (Thank you US Postal Service!)


Then I empty that into the large bin every few days

You can learn a lot about people from looking at their consumables.You can tell for example,that we drink beer, we buy the newspaper once a week, we buy Egglands best eggs, we use palmolive dishwashing soap,we buy huge jars of peanut butter,we're huge 2% milk drinkers,that we had a party (hence the leftover soda containers),that our baby boy looooves Yobaby yogurt and we buy Cheerios.I'm sure there is much more at the bottom.... we don't buy frozen dinners or boxed dinners-and try to be concious of what we eat-but we're human :) afterall. It really can tell a story in itself.

We also recycle cardboard of course

Then once a week it is on the curb for pickup!


We also recycled two Tv's through a program the Town ran a couple weeks ago to cleanly dispose of electronics. I hope this inpires others!