Thursday, May 20, 2010

My Cloth Diaper Adventure

When I first got pregnant, D had suggested maybe we should use cloth I head about cloth diapers.. my mom used them...but of course the first thing that came to my mind was messy and too much of a pain in the butt! But after one of my good friends told me about her G Diapers and I looked them up.. i fell in love with the look of them and the colors. It looked so easy to change and switch out. Plus the washing and drying were not difficult. So for months i used the diapers in every color they had for boys and they have this about flush able liner then you use instead of the cloth liner. It was great for when we would go out. You can throw it away in the trash can because it is you can flush it down the toilet... how cool and " green" is that!! We started with the medium size but he grew out of it even though he wasn't at the max weight. So we moved to larger one, he was in them for awhile until it just seemed like it was getting too tight on him tummy. Plus the Velcro of the diapers after washing so many times were getting gross and not sticking anymore. So, I decided to go no the hunt for another cover that I could still use the flush able liners and the cloth ones....

I decided the flip diaper system! Super cute cutes and SNAPS!! love the snaps!! the liners I have already fit in there so I only had to buy the my problems with these are that my little guy moves around o much on the changing table these days.. he thinks he such a big boy that he doesn't need to lay down to get changed.. so the time it takes to snap them, is too long and is frustrating for him and me to get the diaper on. Now the size of these are changeable as you can see and I think that's great, he still has room and more snaps to go until hes maxed them out. Now these and my cloth liners aren't that best together because the liners are a little smaller and doesn't seem to hold as much. for example last night before dinner i put him in a cloth liner and the dark blue cover an hour into dinner he was soaking wet..he was so uncomfortable and I don't like have to change his clothes and the diaper all the time while I am out. These work great with the flush able liners for GDaiper and I ill continue to you these while out but I wanted something more for at home and if need going out so....
So Last night on my one of the favorite mommy buying websites...I found these! They are an all in one ( AIO) now I have been turned off to AIO ones becauese of the washing and drying instructions that seem to want you wash in hot and cold and I just don't have the time for that, but these are so awesome because you just need to wash and dry a few times before use and then guess what!!!! the liner SNAPS in!! so it doesn't move...that's to me is worth it. It also comes with an extra liner for more absorbency. Also, you can size these to fit your baby and they have a velcroish fastener too, which i think its better then Velcro and close to what you would find with huggies disposables. You can also get these with all snaps as well...I can't wait to try these and see how they work. The liner inside is cotton/hemp.. also I enjoy that they in cute colors and patterns! I will let you know how this adventure plays out!!

I hope this review of cloth diapers helps you a little bit.
I am hoping to convert others to use cloth diapers...

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Monday, May 17, 2010

when blackboard is down...i online shop!

I went to lunch with my parents and little man yesterday and I HAD to stop in J Crew... I love that store, its simple but yet different looks. I fell into with this necklace but then I had sticker shock! its $128.00. If I wasn't a stay home mom and student..and if I had a good paying job but lets be honest $128 is a lot.

This would be such a great addition to m summer outfits.. so I have decided to share with you some cheaper options that will give you the same fabulous look without breaking your bank!

This is from NYand Co: $ one get one 50% ( go to their website or store...also if you are a triple A your card and get 10% EVERY time!!!)

White Bead and Lucite Flower Necklace

or this one...from express: $49.50... buy one get one 50% off ( go to or the store)

That's just alitte peak that what I was looking out..seriously check it will amazing this summer with one of these necklaces

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Back to School at 26

I know its crazy 26 I am going back to school. Seeing that most people my age have been out of school for awhile or have their masters..i feel behind the times. I am one of those people that took the long route and I never do anything in "order." I have gone to school for many things but none of them felt like it fit me just right. I didn't want to spend years in school and all that money to do end up not using my degree or not like what I would end up doing. Of course, I have always taken classes while, always worked for me. My last job paid for me to get my CDA, which I got with flying colors, so that helps when it comes to my babysitting gigs and other child development related things. I have worked with kids of all different ages and needs for so long that I haven't pictured myself doing anything else. I guess you would say..I know my stuff!

During the huge blizzard that we had, being stuck inside for so long, I has so much time to think and while watching the discovery health channel, which i love! It came to me, and hit me like a bag of bricks...the right thing to do is to become a nurse!! I looked into it, and it just felt like the right choice.. so here I go on the journey of going to back to become a nurse...not just an nurse a Neonatal RN. I am so excited and nervous that the same time. Now of course you can juts get into nursing school...I have to take a few classes that are required for admissions into the program.

Today starts my 3 required classes , one computer test and then 3 years of nursing school and I will be a Mason graduate with a Bachelors in 2 different areas!! I can not wait.

***I do enjoy that the blackboard for my online class is already this a bad sign??

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Bucket List: Reston Petting Zoo

Well, we couldn't pass up the awesome weather on Friday, I know it was 95 degrees but I just wanted to get little man out and about. He as become more and more curious and adventurous these days so I thought why not see how it he does with animals, especially ones that we can feed!

I haven't been to the Reston Zoo in so many years, it really hasn't changed but I have gotten taller since then. It is so cute and I forgot how much fun it is. We walked around to see the chickens, moneys, birds and turtles! We all pet a kangaroo, I have never been that close to one so that was very cool and LJ did so great with it, he was gentle...very impressed. Then we went to the petting barn and it was on. First off he was nervous because how loud the goats were then it was on after he figured out that he could walk around and feed them...he was all about sticking his hands in the pins to get them. He thought it was so funny then they would get the food from his hands.

I would totally tell anyone that hasn't been that has kids of all ages to go, I liked going during the week, it wasn't super crowded and you could take your time to walk around. I also really liked that they had a lake there, it make the background so pretty.

another great family fun day!

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Summer Bucket List: MeadowLoark Park

Today we decided instead of going to the Reston Zoo we would take little man to a park. He needed a nap real bad today after his play date and lunch with daddy. We went to MeadowLoark Park in Vienna. It was sooo cute. Not only did it have a ton of public toys like bikes, cars, and kitchen sets all around of the kids of all ages to play with. The park also had many sandboxes, dirt to play with, 3 wing sets and two playgrounds. He absolutely loved playing with the dirt and putting in the car and then pushing it around along with swinging..he finds it soo funny. Daddy had to help him go down the side, but once he went once, he couldn't get enough. I am glad we brought him today even though it was for about 30 minutes. It was great to go on a weekday because it wasn't too crowded and there were a lot of kids his age. I love seeing him laugh and smile. I always hate taking him away from something that makes him happy, but I have to be the parent.

It was a great day Wednesday and I hope everyone else has a great one too, along with the rest of the week!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there!

That is the best mom in the world.
Dear mom: not only are you one of my best friend and advice giver but you are smart, and fun and loving and a wonderful Gammy to my little guy. I don't know where I would be know be with out your guidance and love. I am so glad I get to spend so much time with you and share in all the little moments of life. The way I grew up and how you were as a mom shown be how to be the best mom to my little guy. I love you so much.

This morning I woke up next to the man I love and my son, it was great way to start mother's day. I celebrated it with my parents, their friends and LJ at Chima in Tysons. It was a filling lunch, enough so that I have skipped dinner and probably going to skip lunch tomorrow too. It was great fun and good people. I am sorry that D couldn't be there, he had to work all day.
Thank you for a great mothers day everyone and the good wishes!

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Belated Birthday!

Happy Belated Birthday to this hottie

I know I have been really bad at keeping up my blogging lately and even saying a HUGE happy birthday to an incredible boyfriend. We celebrated this birthday for a few days now...starting with grabbing a drink on Thursday ( his actually birthday) then dinner Friday. Yesterday we had a birthday lunch with his mom then we had the most amazing dinner I have had in a long time, We eat at this little Italian restaurant in the little of Fairfax City...its food was absolutely fabulous!
It was on the higher end of the price range but it was worth every penny we spent. It has easily become out spot to celebrate special occasions.

Then we had fun at Hard Times with a few good friends and drinks. I hope that D had a great time this weekend. He has turned the big 2 5. Can't wait to celebrate so many more birthdays with you!


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