Wednesday, October 1, 2008


I've found myself totally unmotivated to blog lately. Being that it is an excellent way to keep family and friends aware of what's going on in our lives - well, mainly Noa's life - I really need to get back in the game. This morning I was thinking of 10 reasons I haven't blogged and I thought I would share them with you while I'm waiting for new pics (Yay!) to download.

10. I've been sleeping. Noa has revolted against a full 8 (or full 6, or full 4) hours of sleep at night, therefore forcing Mommy to sleep all day long.
9. I've been busy making baby food with my new Beaba Babycook (fancy little steamer/blender from Williams-Sonoma). I'm fascinated with this little machine and wish she ate food faster so I could make more.
8. I've been shopping. Who would choose blogging over new clothes?
7. I've been going green. Lately I've spent all my time researching cloth diapers. I've become a little obsessed with it and need to cut back.
6. I've been REALLY going green. I found old shirts/etc. in the house that I've cut up to make burp clothes and wipes. I told you I was going crazy...
5. I've been with friends. We've had a new "mandate" (if you will) at our church to have couples over for dinner twice a month. It feels like we've had about 5 months worth of get-togethers already! It has been so much fun though!!
4. I've been hanging out with my babe. Russ and I have had a lot of time together lately. Sometimes we take Noa out with us and sometimes we get to have quality time just by ourselves. I can't think of anything I would like to do more.
3. I've been lazy.
2. I've been constantly cleaning up poop. No lie. Today I looked over and Noa was in her exersaucer. I noticed she was kind of slipping and sliding around as she tried to stand. Low and behold it was yesterday's carrots. Yep, that's right... bright orange... she pooped them right out the side of her diaper. She didn't seem to mind, but of course, each little adventure like this takes about a 1/2 hour to clean up (bath, diaper change, exersaucer sterilization, laundry...)
1. I've been trying to make pajama pants. It took me about 4 hours to figure out how to thread the sewing machine. The pants still aren't done and when they are I think they might only fit a 400 pound man. I'm still plowing ahead...

O.k... enough with the boringness. Pictures are downloaded!!

Noa has been wanting to crawl, crawl, crawl lately! She gets up on all 4's and wiggles, but that's about it. She can rotate on her belly, but she can't even really scoot yet. Anyway, she's getting so big!

Here's a sweet little embroidered towel that Jim & Deb Dean sent to Noa. Thanks!! I'm sure Jim had a big part to play in making it... :)

Here's the table I refinished! It goes with the 2 chairs I recovered. Wow, I'm so domestic!


G-Metal, Coco and Angel Face said...

You're too funny. It sounds like you have a lot of awesome stuff going on. I can't imagine being so ambitious in the green/pj making/redoing furniture when you have a baby that's not sleeping- so more power to you!! That is awesomet that Noa is pushing up and rocking back and forth! She'll be crawling in no time! Noa is getting more and more beautiful each time I see her pics! Can't wait to hang out again soon!

The Weeks Family said...

you're so funny! your sewing attempt sounds about like my skills with a sewing machine. I have a sister (younger than I am, I might add...) who can sew ANYTHING...seriously, she sewed her prom dress AND a matching purse and her wedding dress!!! I thought that since I am the 1st born and clearly more talented (HA) that I should be able to do the same. Well, I finally finished my 1st dress. I was super impressed until I tried it on and realized that it would only fit a irregular shaped human who had 1 shoulder higher than the other, a gigantic head and 1 arm!!! Oh well, guess we have to be thankful for each of our gifts and for sales and 2nd hand stores to get our kid's clothes since we clearly will not be making them matching outfits!!!

thetalbotts said...

The Beaba! I saw that online the other day, and if the Lord gives us more babies, I HAVE to have one! We want to see the Millers me sometime about next week.

Lindsay said...

holy cow. no wonder you're unmotivated to blog- your busy re-doing furniture and the like. I just started making baby food for Ry- but he's no where near the carrots stage. Love the idea for burp-rags and wipes. i didn't even know you were a total sew-er. Jeeze. Would love to hang out with you.