The proud papa!
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Yup, this baby is definitely loved.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
3. Add 1/2 cup of Borax. Stir until dissolved.
4. Remove from heat. Pour 4 cups of hot water into a bucket. Add the soap mixture and stir. Add 1 gallon plus 6 cups of water and stir.
5. Store in the bucket covered. I think I will be getting a shower cap to cover mine. You may want to stir the soap before each use. (I will be using the yard stick we have in the laundry room to do the job.) Use 1/2 cup per load of clothes.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Here is what you will need:
For Chicken Breasts
-2 chicken breasts (I filleted mine so that the grill time would be shorter)
-1/2 c. Canola oil
-1 shot Vodka (or other alcohol)
-1 T. Chili powder
-1 t. Cumin
-1/2 t. Salt
-2 T. Flour
Marinate the chicken in the oil and alcohol. (Bowl of Cherrys Tip: If you want tender chicken, add a splash of alcohol.) Before grilling, remove chicken pieces from alcohol, place remaining ingredients (except lime) in plastic bag, add chicken to plastic bag and coat. Place chicken pieces on the grill and squirt each side with lime juice. Grill until fully cooked.
-Your favorite lettuce mix
-Avocado chopped into chunks
-Toasted tortilla strips (Cut a tortilla into small strips. Place in frying pan with pre-heated olive oil. Add a bit of salt and toast. Watch carefully and flip often to avoid burning.)
-Shredded Mexican cheese blend
-Chopped chicken breast
Pile a bowl high with salad ingredients. Dig in. Enjoy.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
1) You can do it surrounded by those you love and those who love you.
2) You have a baby coming to look forward to.
3) You can do it on the same day we celebrate our Savior's joyful resurrection from the dead.
4) When you receive many wonderful and loving gifts, thoughts, and messages.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
You can barely tell the difference! (Hmm, well maybe you can. And truth be told, this is the best one that I made. You should take a peek at the ones I made with butterscotch chips when I ran out of the candy melts. No wait, out of self preservation, those will not be photographed.) I can't wait for the day that our children are old enough that I can say, "Look what little Joe made!! Pretty good for a four year old, huh?"
Until then, I am going to be permanently hanging up the ol' candy making hat and leave it to the pros. (I just hope that I remember this time.)
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Well, maybe I am just trying to spring it in myself:
Oh well, it will be here soon enough. (See the wet marks on the steps? That is melting snow. It must be coming.)
April is also ushering in a few other exciting tidbits.
1) When people ask, "When are you due?" I can say, "Next month!"
2) I will be turning 30 this month!!! (I think that I am okay with that, but I will get back to you.)
3) This is my last month of teaching.
Wow, what a month!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Here is a close up of the diaper all folded as it would be on a baby. (Sorry, no cute baby to model it yet.)
Here it is opened.
These are called pocket diapers (or nappies if you are from the UK, which must have lots of cloth diaperers because many sites refer to them as nappies.) That means that there is a pocket that you insert a liner or soaker into. The liners have created so far are just cheap wash cloths folded over three times and stitched together.
I plan on making some more out of the flannel scraps that I have left over from the diapers.
These are not covered diapers or all-in-ones, so I had to figure out what I was going to use for the covers. Some site recommend a fabric called PLU (I can't remember what this is short for, but in essence it is a water-proof fabric.) However, this fabric is not cheap and not sold in regular fabric stores. Fleece and wool are also recommended, but they would simply be water resistant, not water proof. So, I ended up ordering good, old fashioned diaper covers like our moms used. I found some new ones on Ebay for a reasonable price. (I ordered too many, actually, so if you are in need of some 0-3 month diaper covers, let me know.)
When we registered this weekend we registered for a stainless steel garbage can with a foot operated lid to be our diaper pail. I need to find or make a wet bag to go inside. Then when I am ready to wash the diapers, I will just take the wet bag out and into the wash with it all.
I didn't make any newborn sized diapers. I figure that they are only that size for a little bit of time and it wouldn't be worth it to sew enough diapers for each day to make it worth the time and effort. So in the beginning we will use disposables, but once we start with the cloth I will let you know how it is going.
Friday, April 3, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009