Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I forgot about baths....

Every other night, mike gives Indigo and Harland their "tubby". This gives me a break, well, really a chance to run around and pick up the house, and him some time with the littles. It has been this way since Harland was about 2 and I love it! I lay everything out and Mikes does lotion, diapers and jammies. I don't get many breaks these days, which is really ok, i just truly enjoy the ones i do get. Well, Indigo has a horrific diaper rash again! To be honest, it is a staff infection. It keeps coming back. I feel horrible. It truly baffles me how this happened in the first place! We quite literally leave the house once per week on errand day. No baby sitters, no daycare, just us. Where on earth did it come from? Any way the doctor said basically it has colonized in him. so any irritation will end up staff! What a nightmare! Now here i have a baby who poops more than any baby EVER! like 4-6 time per day. I'm pushing bananas these days! His favorite thing to do is go into his crib for a nap and poop. He stays pretty quiet and sometimes even goes to sleep. So he sits in it. How do i stop this? Wait, I was talking about baths.
So, i wanted to give him a bath to soak his sore little butt. My point is, I forgot how much fun bath time is! He loves the tub! All my kids did but I just don't see Indigo in the tub. He dumps the water right over his own head and laughs! Mike has got this one trained well. Maybe the other kids irrational fear of having water dumped over their heads was my fault? I'm glad mike has this special time with them. But maybe I'll peak in once in a while.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

I have so many blogs i want to write....

But, I'm only allowed 20 minutes on the computer per day. Not enough time to go off about the hostility towards a certain mom of 14. Not enough time to write about our plans for this farm. Not enough time to talk about how i taught myself to knit and am sooo proud of myself so here is just a peek at some pics.

This was a delicious thrown together from what i had on hand meal. Black eyed peas over brown basmatti rice with back yard barbecue sauce and kale with onions and garlic. it was delicious!

Indigo hard at play. He loves this rocking horse. He gets going so fast the the boys always get worried he is going to tip it over.

Reading very intently. I love that the book is upside down!

It's a race car....

now its a bed(while daddy is working on his room and he can't take a nap)

Here are some before and after photos of the room. we did not get any accessories as we are on a strict "no spending" diet while we work to pay off our debt. I will make curtains and possibly a quilt next month. Oh, I love the color now! Plus it is amazing the difference doors and moulding can make!

This is a birthday gift for an adorable one year old so i can't show you much more but, Ya, I am pretty proud of me!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Times are a changin

So we had an intense family meeting this weekend. We made some long awaited new house rules. (day with mud, i laughed when i saw your family bill of rights post today) the biggest of which is the 20 minutes per day computer time per person! HELLO! I can't even check my email in 20 minutes! We also limited TV to 2 hours per week, cut down our netflix membership and decided no computer, TV, Wii, etc etc on the weekends! WOW! We got soooo much done this weekend! So, no time to blog, but here are our latest photos. Do you think we are going crazy due to our new time limits......just look at what mike is wearing! It is pretty hot though! At least i would have thought that back in jr high! Oh, and the children are not actually watching anything, just being silly. All right, the computer Police (in the form of a 14 year old child) is standing over me! Busted, got to go.