So I have posted on here before that I am really, really wanting to cloth diaper BBH. I have mentioned this to quite a few friends and family and I am pretty sure they think this is just some sort of fad that I plan on jumping on and then not following through with. And I have gotten quite a few bewildered looks from folks when I mention cloth diapers.
But I really, really want to cloth diaper our son.
The biggest hurdle I have is convincing my husband about them. He is not about cloth diapers. Heck he doesn't even like the smell of disposable diapers and he can't stand changing them! Diaper duty is not Dan's thing. I am slowly coming to terms with that. It isn't easy.....but I am learning that he just doesn't like to do it if I am around. *sigh*
So guess who will be changing most of the diapers when BBH is born? *smile*
Anyway, I have done the research about cloth diapers and I have heard a ton of great things about them. They are far easier to use then when our folks had them. And there are a lot of different types of cloth diapers that you can choose from. Just pick the system that is best for your family. I know many people are concerned about the extra amount of laundry that they will have to do, but I have read that if you invest in enough diapers up front, then you really will only have to wash them every couple of days or so. It really depends on how many diapers you have on hand. And quite frankly....I would rather spend more upfront on diapers then having to spend $25 a box every couple of weeks because the kid poops and pees all the time! I read somewhere that parents can spend anywhere from $2000 and up on disposable diapers in the first 2 years of their life! Do you know what you could buy with $2000???
I do...and it doesn't include diapers! (I am totally staring at my bare closet!)
The only hard part is convincing the man of the house. Maybe I will just have to compromise and keep some disposables for him whenever I have to be out without the kids. *wink*
What kinds of things have you had to compromise on with your spouse?
Is anyone else having issues with Typepad? I have tried writing out this post twice now and it keeps going beserk on me. *sigh*
Anyways, this will be a more upbeat post. Let's just pray that typepad can get it together this time eh?
On Friday evening, Dan, Madi and I headed out to Disneyland to meet up some friends from Knott Avenue Church. It was so fun to get together with the group. We had about 16 people all together, so you can imagine when we go on rides and the attendants ask how many in their party.....heeeeee! Madi really enjoyed staying up way past her bedtime since we didn't leave the park until about 11pm. (She was completely knocked out on the car ride home). But she did sleep in until 8am. Hallelujah!
Some photos of the evening:
Madi and her friend Taylor. They are about 2 weeks apart in age, but Madi often gets confused for a 3 year old because of her height. But don't be fooled. She definitely acts like a 2 year old. Sheesh
Watching fireworks. This was Madi's first time and she loved it!
On Saturday, our car broke down (see post below), so on Sunday Madi and I just hung out at home. I tried to keep her as busy as I could. But you know how that can be with toddlers. Please tell me it gets easier!
A pumpkin cake at allrecipes.com. But please don't use chocolate frosting (I had a craving); use cream cheese.
I love this girl.
Doing what we do best!
I also did a little "green" shopping. I purchased 6 reusable grocery totes from herobags.com, which is a site I found on gorgeouslygreen.com. I love that site and I love how Sophie Ulliano posts different tips and videos on how to be eco conscious in your home, cooking and personal care. Check it out if you haven't already.
I also visited Central Christian Church's online campus on Sunday. Since I couldn't be at any of the services, it was nice to be able to worship and hear God's word via the internet. I personally think being at church in person is much better since you are surrounded by other fellow believers, but sometimes you just can't help it. So this was a nice alternative.
I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. Tonight the fam and I are going to have dinner at our favorite sushi spot for my BIL Steve's birthday! Happy Birthday Steve!
Last night was absolutely amazing. We had the fabulous Shawn McDonald come and play at our college and young adult service. His story is amazing and powerful.....you can absolutely see and hear the evidence of God working in his young life and saving him from the dangers of drug use. We were so blessed to have him last night. I do have some pictures, so I will upload tomorrow for you all to see.
I am so glad that Dan and I got to meet tons of new faces last night. We are so completely humbled and blessed to be serving in ministry together and to meet other twenty somethings who are fired up about spreading the flames of Jesus Christ across campuses throughout Southern California. Prayerfully, we hope that many of you will continue your passion, continue serving in your local churches and reaching out to those who do not yet know the goodness of our Lord and Savior. His grace and mercy are far above any gifts we could ever receive on this earth. So keep sharing and praying for those you love!
Now onto new things:
I bought the book Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano the other day and I am completely fascinated. I started by checking out the beauty portion of the book, since that happens to be the part I am really interested in right now. That and household items. Anyway, I was stunned at the amount of chemicals many of the brand name cosmetic companies use in their products. A lot of the ingredients are known carcinogens which absolutely freaks me out. I have already begun sweeping through my families cabinets in order to check our products and see what items need immediate disposal or that I can use up and not buy again. A very interesting read. I am going to be going through household stuff next. My hubby thinks I am nuts, but I would like a healthy home. And healthy bodies.
I think every woman should read gorgeously green. Don't worry...you don't have to forgo shaving your legs in order to be green. Because frankly that is just wrong.
Anyway, I am thinking of hosting a Gorgeously Green Girls party. Will have to check with my man first and see when he can disappear. I am up for any party. Love parties.
Well, that is all I have right now folks. Hope to have something more interesting tomorrow!