Saturday, May 02, 2009

Shiny New Toys

Something arrived in the mail today that I was eagerly anticipating. My brand new blue-with-embroidery Ergo Baby Carrier!!! I just love it to pieces.
Zion has been extra fussy lately, and I had tried using the front carriers that I have on my back, but neither of them were comfortable, and felt too precarious. I had tried the Ergo when Israel was a baby but had returned it when it was not the answer to his colicky self. However, it is an awesome back carrier, and is amazingly comfortable and Zion thinks it is just GREAT!! :) I think having two arms free while still having a happy baby is GREAT!!!
I do believe that I am turning into a very Crunchy Granola mom. Attachment parenting baby carrier - check. Long wavy-ish frizzy-ish hair that really needs to be cut since it's been a year next month since my last haircut hello what in the world?? - check. :) Buying organic foods when I can/eating a largely vegan diet - check. (Never thought I'd be saying that one in my life!!) Cloth diapers...oh yes, my friends, that is now officially a check. They are my second featured shiny new toy of the day.
After crabbily shelling out money month after month to pay for Israel's diapers, towards the very end of my pregnancy with Zion, I had an idea. Maybe I (er...my Mom) could MAKE those cool all-in-one cloth diapers way cheaper than I could buy them! So I bought all the necessities, and my beloved mother has been sewing busily away ever since while I used up aaallll of my gift diapers that have lasted me up to this point. THANK YOU SO MUCH MOM!!! I picked the completed project up last week when we were in VA and I am soooooo thrilled. The main plus for me is the money saving one. "We" ;) used the Bum Genius All-In-One diapers as a model, so that "we" wouldn't have to keeping making new ones, but would have ones that lasted the whole time. I am still using disposables at night, since they will go all night without leaks, and I don't think these will, but I am just loving them so far!!! Mom made about 20-ish?? I think, with microfiber inserts. They are just so cute...

And my last shiny new toy that I have for show and tell is....
a new house!! :) Yippee!! :) We are closing on May 20. This house is in Seaford, DE, and has 1783 square feet, 3-4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a nice sized kitchen, a big master bedroom with a nice walk in closet, a big master bath, a fenced in back-yard, a screened porch, and it is within walking distance of two playgrounds, the community pool, and lots of other fun things. I am very happy and excited about it. We will move sometime between May 20 and June 1.

And, to leave you with, a little somethin' that is sweet as sugar and still kind of new himself...

10 comments:

Amber Cullum said...

Fun toys!!!! especially the house. We close on our house in Lexington on May 11th, so pray that we find one that we can call home here in Florida.

Melody Stuckey said...

Very fun toys. I LOVE the design on the carrier. And, your house sounds great! I'm happy to see a picture. Congrats on the diapers too. I wish I could be so brave. :)

Anonymous said...

I do like the carrier and it does look comfortable! The house looks great, too - the fence is a good thing with the buddies running around. :)

Emily

Melissa said...

congrats on all the toys!

Kathy Beachy said...

Excited about the house for you! Matt and Monica started using diapers like that. It takes getting used to. Great for the environment but a bit bulky on the bottom.

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you! I've been wondering about the house- so thrilled you found a place you love. The carrier is so cute and you're so right about the value of free hands. Thanks for your note re: spiritual teaching for Claire too- I'll make sure to look up that link. Love ya! Candice

Cottonista said...

Congratulations on the house!!! Can't wait to see pictures of the inside.

Matt said...

As mom mentioned, we've been using the bum genius diapers for around 2 months. We got the one size fits all pocket diapers. It took some getting used to but seems to be working well now. Part of my deal with Monica was that I'd take care of washing them if we made the switch. Some serious ammonia by the time you get to the bottom of the dirty container!

Kristin Bucher said...

Fun entry, Mrs. Granola Mom! You're doing great! Were you just renting the house you're in now?

amy said...

congrats on the house!

also, congrats on the ergo! i love, love, love mine - it's even the same colors as your's, but without the groovy embroidery. so maybe i'm a little less crunchy than you. :-)

amy