Friday, June 25, 2010

Summer days

Summer is a love/hate thing for me. I love all the things you can do in summer. I love swimming, watching fireworks, parks, picnics, the sunshine, the flowers, the cicada bugs hummmmm on hot summer evenings. It is all a wonderful site. The thing I don't like is the sweating!! I am a hot person by nature. I am always on the warm side and rarely get cold - even in the winter. I also have a condition called hyperhydrosis. Basicly I sweat more than the average person. This becomes more evident in the summer.
First my hair gets sopping wet, as if I just came out of the shower. Then the sweat drips down my head and my clothes start getting wet from all of the sweat all over. It is not a pretty site. It is hard to be girly when I am so sweaty. I sweat off make-up and perfume withing an hour of putting them on. It is embarrasing and not fun. This is the hate part of summer.
So far this summer we have done a lot of swimming and gone to the playground a few times. It has been abnormally hot the past couple weeks so we dont get to go to the playground as much as I would like to. I am hoping that the month of July is not quite as hot as June has been. I know that is a far-fetched thought, but maybe it could happen.
For now we will spend our days going swimming, to the library, reading books and watching movies in the comfort of our air conditioning!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Changing Zach's feeding habits

I have discovered that meat is a little too rough for Zach to chew with only 2 teeth. That is when I remembered my mini food processor!! I was so excited because now I c an grind up his meat and tougher to chew foods so that he can eat them. This way he doesnt have to endure the nastiness that is jarred baby food. I have tasted some and it isn't too bad, but the meats are horrific.
Tonight we are having breaded porkchops, rice and veggies. So the pork chops will go into the food processor. Zach does well with rice and most veggies. I hope that he will like the yummy pork chops.
He hasn't been into the change from bottle to sippy cup, but it has to be done. I have a personal rule of no bottles after 1 year of age and no sippy cups after 3. I am doing the change slowly. I have found that slow is best when transitioning. The first three days Zach had one feeding as sippy cup and the rest bottles. Yesterday we upped it to two and we will up it again on Saturday to three and then Monday to all sippy cup. Sometimes he has a fifth feeding of formula, but I figure if he is doing 4 feedings then 5 will be no big deal.
Soon he will be old enough to transition over to milk from formula. I think he will enjoy that and I know I will too. Milk is so much easier than formula. It will begreat cause I wont have to carry a big bulky diaper bag along with my bulky purse. I will just toss a couple diapers, a travel wipie case, and some snacks into my purse. I have it all planned out! Lets just hope it works out as planned.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


As I sit here on my living room couch, I can here the thunderstorm outside. The pit-pat of the rain on the roof and the thunder booming intermittantly. I love Thunderstorms. It is the time when napping is the best. The sounds are so soothing and reassuring that the grass wil be greener, the flowers will bloom a little bigger and brighter.
It is 6:30 in the morning. Anthony has headed off to work and the two little ones are snuggling in thier sleep in my bed. Such a precious site! It is mornings like this that make me remember that I am truely blessed. I have a warm (or cool in the summer) home, a wonderful husband, and three precious children. It is all I could ask for.
When I was a child I used to sit and think about what life would be like when I grew up. I didn't imagine the big, white wedding because that never was my style. I did imagine children though. I used to want 12 children! Then I got a little older and started babysitting and bumped the number down to 6. Then came the rebelious teen years and that is when I thought I didn't want any. Now, at 30 years old, I have three beautiful children and I feel that the family is complete. They each have thier own special qualities that can melt my heart and then get me upset all in a matter of minutes. They know how to pull mommy's strings. They are all good kids though. I love them uncinditionally and I always will. They are what makes life special!!!