Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ziplock Obsession

I have an obsession.

An obsession with Ziplock bags.

This is a new obsession and something I didn't even realize until Brad made fun of me for it. He was getting something out of the diaper bag the other day and asked me which pocket it was in. I told him, "center section, in a Ziplock bag." He just laughed, rolled his eyes and said, "I know it's in a Ziplock bag, everything is in a Ziplock bag." He then pulled out about 5 or 6 bags of stuff.

There's a bag with Emily's bibs, her food bag, another bag with a change of clothes, a bag of burp rags, one with her bottle parts, and I have a couple empty Ziplock bags in there, too. I've even done this with Emily's daycare bag. Ok, ok - maybe I'm a little obsessed with putting everything in a bag. But in my defense - it makes everything so much easier to find and put away. And I always have a bag in case something gets dirty.

Looking back, I think my obsession started around Christmas. When I was packing up Emily's stuff for our trip I put all of it in Ziplock bags. I put a different outfit, socks, matching headband and a bib in a Ziplock bag. It made it very easy to dress her each day. I just grabbed a bag and knew all of the "parts" would be there. I'm even thinking about doing that for myself next time I go on a trip.

I do have a love for the Space Saver bags, too. Ya know the ones that are on TV and show you how 18 comforters become really thin if you put them in the bag and suck all the air out. I love those bags! I have tons of clothes stored in those things. They are the grown-up version of Ziplock bags.

So now that I've admitted to my obsession - what else can I use zip-lock bags for? Help feed my obsession.

PS - if you type Ziplock a lot, it looks really funny.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Emily cooperated for one good picture this morning!

Friday, April 16, 2010

8 Months!

I'm behind, yet again, on the monthly post. And for the second month in a row Emily did not want to have her picture taken. It started out funny but a few minutes into the photo session - Emily was in tears, Brad was frustrated with the process and I'm sure I wasn't helping his frustration level. We'll try again tomorrow - wish us luck :)

Emily has been busy this month! Here's what she's been up to:
  • Crawling! Emily can go all over the place. She's even figured out how to go up and down the step to the living room.
  • Standing up - she can pull herself up on anything and everything. She can even stand on her own for a few seconds at a time. She loves to stand at the front or back door and look outside.
  • Cruising - yep, she loves to stand up and "walk" as she holds onto the couch, wall, etc. Brad thinks she'll be walking, on her own in the next month.
  • Clapping - she's so proud of herself when she claps her hands. So freakin' cute.
  • She's got teeth! Her 2 bottom teeth are in and the top 2 are in the process of coming in.
  • Waving - she can wave bye-bye but doesn't always do it at the right time.
  • Eating - still loves her veggies but a few fruits have managed to pass her taste test - peaches, mangos and pears (sometimes). We've given her a few solids - Cheerios, Puffs, carrots and peas.
  • Laughs at her own picture. It's the funniest thing. She loves laughing at her picture and she'll crawl over to it anytime she gets the chance.
  • She's wearing mostly 9 month clothes - but can wear 12 month shirts.

Monday, April 12, 2010

New Job

I started my new job today. I wasn't nervous or excited about it this morning - it just seemed normal. What didn't seem normal was the amount of extra time I had. I still have to get up at 5am (to pump) so that gave me a lot of free time this morning. I was able to work out, pack all of the bags, eat breakfast, do a few chores, play with Emily and I still got to work about 15 minutes early.

Emily was the first one picked up from daycare (yay!) and I got a BIG hug from her when I got there. It was so sweet. And this afternoon was great - I had all the bottles washed, dinner started and a couple things done before Brad got home.

Emily has her 8 month birthday tomorrow! She's been a busy little girl this month. Hopefully I get her 8 month onesie made and she'll cooperate for a picture or two.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


I really like all of the traditions and celebrations that come along with holidays. I'm always thinking of ways we can celebrate with Emily as she gets older. I look forward to special days feeling special.

I can't wait until Emily is old enough to dye Easter eggs and run around the yard finding them. I want her to tell stories about how her Daddy hid the eggs in places that were impossible to find. I'm already excited thinking about the day that she will come running out of her room to see what Santa left for her. And don't even get me started on her birthdays (birthdays are my favorite). When she grows up, I want her remember those special days and how special they were.

But more than anything, I want Emily to remember what those special days mean. I want her to know the Easter story. I want her to know that we celebrate Easter because Jesus has risen - that there is life in death. I want her to know that Christmas isn't just about the number of gifts that are unwrapped but the true Gift that was given to the world.

We don't have any Easter traditions but I look forward to starting our own next year.


And yes, I'm already thinking of ideas for Emily's birthday day - it's only 4 months away!


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