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Monday, February 25, 2008

Mummy does not get it ..... oh wait she does....

Lil O comes to me the other day and he was pointing to his wrist, I thought did he hurt himself...nope.. so I watched him more closely and he was moving his hands them pointed to his wrist again. I said mummy does not get what you want. So he does this again and then points to the TV and says time. Then it clicked he wanted to watch his Signing Time DVD

He is signing lots and speaking while he does this. He still does not say much or any sentences but he is getting there.

Homemade Diaper wipes

I made some and now I know what I am putting on my kids butt.

I really did not know about this till I was watching my morning breakfast show and they had a guy on showing how to make your own organic baby wipes, I thought awesome because Lil O is prone to rashes and the alcohol in the store wipes sting his butt. I have been using them for a week and I really like them and they smell good too.

Here are the ingredients you will need:


Anti-fungal Baby Wipes
1/2 c. distilled water (pre boiled water)

2 tbs. vinegar (helps discourage yeast)
2 drops tea tree essential oil
1 tsp of baby shampoo
Diaper liners
container for wipes
Glass jar

To prepare, use a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Pour all your ingredients in, cover the jar and shake to blend the ingredients. Place your wipes in a container and pour on enough solution to moisten them. Store any extra solution in the fridge. It should stay fresh for a long time especially if you used distilled water.

You can also add in
1 Tbs calendula oil (great for rashes)
1 drop lavender essential

Herbal Solutions

The basic recipe for wipe solution will do good job of cleaning your baby's bottom, but you may want to use a herbal solution to add some extra soothing and diaper rash treatment properties.

The herbal ingredients that may be added to the solution have different properties that help protect your baby's sensitive skin and / or promote healing of diaper rashes.

Calendula This herb commonly used to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation. The herb is helpful for people who suffer from skin rashes and sunburn. Calendula helps to soothe inflamed tissues, reduce pain and aids in quick healing of cuts and abrasions.

Aloe Vera The gel from the Aloe Vera leaf is great for healing and relieving burns and rashes.

Tea Tree Oil This oil readily penetrates the skin and is useful for treating burns, scrapes, bites, stings, and various skin irritations. It may also help to prevent or treat yeast infections. Very effective fungicide, antibacterial and antiseptic.

Lavender Lavender added to salves and creams promotes healing and as an aroma additive eases tension, tiredness and feelings of depression.

St. John's Wort Helps promote healing and has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Comfrey Helps relieve inflammation and promotes healing.

Link to other Homemade Baby Wipes

Monday, February 18, 2008

I am in shock to say that

I have 2 friends that are either getting a divorce are breaking there engagement.

The friend that is ending her engagement was struggle to do so for a while, they fought to me which was more then normal. I told her that I did not think he was the one, they did not seem like a match (another person just told her this too) I also so said that this will be your life you guys fight about 70% of the time and it is not going to change when you say "I do". I said to her that she really needed to figure out what she wants, either way I will back her up. Over the weekend they went away and I guess he was rude, mean and threating to her.....I then asked her if her decision was made her response....H*LL YEAH! We are done.

That make 2 engagement for her and no wedding, I really hope she find that guy the one to make her smile laugh and to let her be her.

My other friend, I was taken by total surprise that her and her dh has separated and lawyers are involved and a big custody battle for little C (the 22m old dd). I know just before x-mas the were have some "issues" but wow never saw this coming....makes me sad.

I can not imagine breaking up with my dh, I just can't. I told him I am not going anywhere and he said well I guess your stuck with me then....

Well we finally did it

Ri is in his own room now, sleeping ever so peaceful at the moment.

DH was home because it is "Family Day" here today and we moved the spare bed to the basement room. I cleaned up Ri's new room pulled out all the 12 to 18m clothes (my boy is growing). I struggled with the crib to take it apart to move it from my room to his (too many angles to move the whole thing) and not to help matters either Lil O or the cat kept trying to go under the crib....a cat and a 2yr old are pretty much the same....CURIOUS.

My room looks naked now, empty, hopefully I will be able to sleep.

I forgot to take a photo, I will do that when he wakes in the morning.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Kissy kiss, oh kisssssss me.

Yeah this is my boy all this is his "new" thing lately. He loves to pucker up.

I was playing with my camera and the he started to do this so I took the shot did not think about the settings.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Stunt Boy....

As I aim my camera at him he runs for his chair climbs up and then says "get set JUMP!" And off he goes......

(Click to see bigger)

Took these with my Canon 50mm 1.8 lens...LOVING IT! Now I just can;t wait for the weather to warm up so I can go and play with my Canon 75-300mm

here is another of him in mid-air: