May 31, 2007

nothing to say about my busy life

why is it that i am always so busy but I never have anything to say about my busy life. Today I woke up with a ton of energy cleaned and played cars with Gavin then we read stories and that's when i lost my energy. Somehow i got it back today because i did a load of laundry in the tub and got them out to dry and i tried fixing the ball pit which took forever and its still not 100% done. ugh maybe ill have something more intresting to say later

May 29, 2007

intresting days

well my baby turned 1 since i last wrote i cant believe we got through a year if you asked me when she was 2 months old i would have told you i don't think ill get there gracefully but I've made it am our life has gotten much better together. she is growing into such a gentle kind child (when shes not angry) i wish i had enjoyed her baby days more - however it was hard with her screaming all the time it only makes me want another baby to hold but also deters me from the idea. anyway we made it! happy birthday my sweet flower child!
From this............

To this.........

May 25, 2007


ok so i got sick of lily falling and hurting her knees so i made her knee pads. they work great and are super cute. best part i have had a few requests for them so im making them for people and asking 5$ a pair Im making them for boys too if your intrested. under the fabric circle is some etrra padding. the band is 100% wool, cotton fabric and cotton padding, all fabric is recycled. so they are all natural and they help the earth! ive done good. and lilys knees are saved. I also made a pair for the neighbors little girl and she loves them 2 now i have an order for 3 pairs better get knitting!

May 16, 2007

crappy day

we started off with playgroup today which was amazingley relaxing. both the kids wanted nothing to do with me which i admit I loved ( i know that sounds bad but im sure you parents understand) It was strange thought because Gavin usually klings to me during half of it. he dident even want to eat snack with me. Im glad thought because he is finally starting to want to play with other kids!

Today he actully talked back to me i was cutting him a piece of sausage for breakfast and he said hotdog and i said not it is sausage and he replied by saying "i said that" ummm no he deffinatley dident. smart ass. lol can you tell hes full blown 2.

anyway at playgroup there were 2 newborns and they were so amazing. i love when they are so tiny and just compleatly depend on you and love you. Childern are amazing. I want another baby deffinatley If i had the patients Id get pregnant but I know better. Ill wait at leats 6 months- lol just kidding. Ill wait till lily's at leats 2 well i cant even say that for sure- but i better find something to keep me busy so i dont think about one because i know i should wait. im just impatient and when i think of something i want it NOW.

I did a lot of knitting today but kept changing my plan and unraveling what i had done. now i am halfway done a baby bib im making for a friend. then ill make one for lily just fo rthe hell of it. i kinda got bored with her blanket so im taking a break from it. I get bored with big projects easily.

So lily's birthday is monday im excited it should be fun i cant believe shes 1. wow that went fast - she is such a joy- gosh it is wild how much love you can have for kids. I oredered her birthday bracelet but she prolly wont have it in time :( now i just have to convince justin that getting her ears pirced is worth 32$ i really think she would look amazing with them i know if i had the money he would let her get them. but of course i dont :( oh well- she is beautiful anyway! I THINK I AM VERY CONCIEDED about how pretty she is. lol

well better head to bed its late.

May 15, 2007

Your Life is 80% Green

You live a very green life, and you're aware of how your actions help the earth.
Of course, it's hard to be totally green. But when you make a tradeoff, you know why you're making it.
You Are 96% Democrat

You are a card carrying Democrat, and a pretty far left one at that!
There's no chance anyone would ever mistake you for a Republican.
You Are 75% Creative

You are beyond creative. You are a true artist - even if it's not in the conventional sense of the word.
You love creating for its own sake, and you find yourself quite inspired at times.
Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convicing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

my new obsession

so I havent finished Lily's blanket yet (i know i know) but its almost done- I just get bored with big projects I guess I like the instant gratification. So I made a washcloth and now want to make tons and tons. heres my first one - if you look really hard youll see the state of vermont!

May 11, 2007

today was fun, went to my moms and matt came. I havent seen him in a while so it was nice to see him. Gvain played the whole time on the pourch with tami, kira, dylan, and marissa in the sand and water table and lily and I stayed in because she kept eating the sand.

Tomorrow Stephanie (best friend) is getting married! Im very excited for her - I know how fun it is and I know that I am so proud to be married and that she will be too. My mom is going to watch Lily for us so we are only taking Gavin I thought he'd like to play with Hailey (steph's daughter) and Its easier for us to only take 1. Just because Lily can be a handful and theres no place for her to sit really.

What else is going on? umm my cats in heat again, im almost done lilys blanket and already thinking of 10 hundred other things to make like more cloth diapers, washcloths, socks, you name it its on my list.

My mom bought us tickets to the balloon and music fest and to see the immiganation movers which i think are annoying but im sure gavin will like them. im excited about the fest though should be fun!

we are not going to the dan zanes concert because its going to cost us 71$ and we cant afford to spend that kind of money :( yeah im bummed but I know we need to save.
Well Im going to order Lily's braclet now for her 1st b-day present!!!! can believe shes 1 wow!

May 9, 2007

barefoot mama

so because i walk barefoot a problem happened. first i went backwards down the slide with Gavin and got sort of like rug burn all over my feet. OUCh but 2 days later I realized my toe hurt and found that a piece of wood Im assuming a woodchip from the playground had gone into my toe however it went in from the top part of my toe nail pretty strange. No that that happened my feet are sore but i still have not learned-lol I love walking barefoot and my kids do too!

May 6, 2007

How to do laundry by hand

The only hold back to doing our clothes by hand now is that we do not have a wringer and that is something that is a must. When we do clothes it is nearly impossible to wring out all the water by hand my hands do get sore if I do really big loads– and takes far too long. Otherwise, the process is simple so I will share that with you. First, I fill my tub sometimes sink as thats easier with the kiddo's with hot water and dissolve some of my homemade soap powder in it. Then I fill the tub with the items to be washed. Everything soaks for about a 30 minutes to an hour in the hot water bath. Then I put in the washboard and I scrub – it depends on how dirty things are to how long I scrub. I also go in every once in a while and plunge the hell out of my clothes. Then i wring them all out by had but im not that picky they can still have some water in them espically because i use little soap. Then i drain the tub and refill it with water- and my homemade fabricsoftener. I agitate the rinse water (with my hands or a clean plunger) and make sure everything is free of soap – very important – and then we wring each item out by twisting it. Once the wringing is done it goes on the clothes line to dry.

Yes, it is a tedious process but the clothes are so exceptionally clean and smell wonderful. I think one of the things to remember is that the soap doesn’t actually do the cleaning – the soap softens the water so that it can lift the soil from the fabric. With that in mind you won’t add too much soap that will be difficult to get out of the clothes. Just enough soap to soften the water. If you live in an area where you have very soft water, then you might possibly need.

here are my recipes---

Laundry soap 2 cups Bar Soap, Grated into fine flakes. (I used some of my homemadesoap. You could use Fels-Naptha. Half of a bar.)
2 cups Borax (I use 20 Mule team Borax.) 2
cups Washing Soda (Not Baking Soda)(I use Arm&Hammer Super WashingSoda.) Available in the laundry aisle of most supermarkets. I put bar soap shavings in a bowl and added 1 quart of boiling water tomelt it. Once melted I poured this into a bucket and added the boraxand washing soda and stirred together to dissolve. Then I added 2gallons of water. This makes a thick liquid. I give it a good stirbefore use each time. Use ¼ cup per load.

Fabric softener -added to rinse water... 2 cups cold water 1 cup baking soda 1 cup vinegar 1- Place baking soda in LARGE bowl and pour vinegar over it; while it'sbubbling, pour cold water in and mix. 2- Store in sealed container and shake before using to combine allingredients. 3 -Add 1/4 cup of mixture to rinse water. Be sure to give it a shakebefore using.

Spray for Stain Removing
1/2 Cup Ammonia1/2 Cup White Vinegar2 Tablespoons Laundry Detergent (see above)2 Quarts WaterMix well, and store in spray bottle.

May 5, 2007

strange but true

ok im offering some facts about me that some people dont know just kind of a fun thing ffor you to read maybe you will learn something...

1. I hate lasaguna
2. I love Franie Lymon (thanks dad)
3. I hate pink floyd (sorry gary)
4. I hand wash all of our laundry and make the soap
5. i refuse to eat prepackaged lunch meat
6. I fight global warming
7. I love to color just as much as gavin
8. I regret not fully breastfeeding both my kids
9. I dont ever want a dog (but I know ill have one someday)
10. I still pretend gus is alive
11. I love to collect book (ok childrens books)
12. i am obsessed with greys anotomy and am not ashamed to say it
13. i let gavin have a blankie because i still have one (ever seen my quilt)
14. I use cloth toilet paper (bet you never knew that) and i even wash it by hand too
15. I love to cook
16. I take gavin and lily for trash walks and we clean up the neighborhood
17. I can play piano not great but i can
18.I have been beggin for a new sewing machine
19. I want 4 or more kids and I want to start the third soon
20. I hate competive sports
21. I miss skiing
22. I am madly inlove (with my husband)
23. I never want a "real job" lol

ok thats enough for know maybe all add lists like this once in a while i thoght it might be intresting. let me know if you learnd anything new

nothing better to do

its cold outside - it shouldent be but its bumming me out I was gonna go for a walk with the kids but I cant bare to so instead i sit inside and make useless things and dance around with the kids. Its fun dont get me wrong I just wish we could be outside. Gavin is at my feet right now playing cars thats all he ever wants to do anymore and he keeps asking for more and more cars I guess he can never get enough. Ill have to buy him about 400 more to keep him satisfied for 3 weeks. lol. Lily is sleeping right now. She has been very fussy latley must be the fact that she just got 3 more teeth thats 7 now pretty crazy! took her a while to get 1 now they wont stop coming. anyway i made a toy for the kids to day a piece of play fruit for their play kitchen Gavin thinks he can peel it open and i freak cuz i dont want him to ruin it. Iv never made anything like this so dont tease me on it. Im not %100 satisfied but i thought i did ok since i did it without my sewing machine and without a pattern.

well i guess I better find something to do- im turning into a bum without my redbull or a soda I feel lazy.

May 4, 2007

yummy more homemade bread!

i love the smell of bread baking thats why i bake it so much! yesterday gavin and i made bread!

May 3, 2007

blanket for lily

My blanket for lily- here it is this is 3 days of work many more days of wokr to go but so far i think it looks great!

its a love hate relationship

Yes it is true I love liveing in a place we can easily afford with a great big yard and playground. I love that Im in vergennes, I like many of my neighbors (at least the ones next to me) but i cant stand all the rules.
Today we got a letter telling us everything has to be inside no toys outside, only patio chairs. Thankfully I do clean up all the toys when they play and put them in our storage bin but are they now going to give me crap about the laundry line?
Gosh we need our own house I really hope this house comes through for us and soon. It looks like we will get it but its not 100% certain yet. We just need our own place where I can have a garden and a laundry line and a compost and not have to worry. I want to be able to have the sand box where ever the hell i want and im sick and tired of people watching every move we make!

May 1, 2007

my uneventful day

today was a low key day- we woke up at 9 yes i said 9 my kids treat me well! anyway we all got dressed and ate french toast yummy, and got ready to go I put the kids in the stroller and walked to wic up the huge hill all by myslef can you believe it - i know i cant eather. anyway Lily got weightd and came in at a wopping 18 pounds 8 oz! wow. and Gavin came in at 24 so evern after that terrible sickenss he had hes only one pound lighter. Lilys iron level was a little low but it could just say that because her platlets make her blood thin.

After wic we walked home and ate lunch my yummy baked ziti and italian sausage (leftovers) and the kids mowed it down just as fast as i did. then the took a nap because they were crankie and it was pushing 12:30.

after nap we played outside (i knitted while they played) and then played with stamps while daddy napped (he hasent had much sleep latley with the 3 jobs) and then we went out for dinner! yes i know we are not supposed to be spending money but scott paid justin a lot more then we thought he would so we figured it was ok- he he then we went grocery shopping.

Now i have a load of laundry soaking in the sink im getting ready to ring them out and hang them boy oh boy do i love the smell of hand washed laundry when i take it off the line!