Saturday, September 29, 2007

Okay, I give up! No more surveys!

Thursday, September 27, 2007


So here are two pictures of Kaylin just because she's cute!

I have been looking for a fall wreath for awhile, but never found one I liked, so when I read Kristen's blog, I was inspired to make my own. Fun! And I'm so excited for fall! There's something about the changes in the seasons, with the leaves changing colors and the temperature it! I guess God knows we like variety.

Another survey

Okay, so since none of you participated in my survey, except Michelle (way to go!), I have nothing left to do but conduct another one. This time, my question for all of you is: how often during the week do you take your little ones out? By out, I don't mean errands, but like to the park, the zoo--activities just for them. I feel that I don't take Kaylin out as much as I should; I get caught up running errands or going places for me. Oh, and feel free to answer the other post too! :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A little survey

Wanted to ask those of you who are parents, what is your child's favorite activity/toy? What occupies them for most of the day, that they like to do over and over? (It's okay to have several answers.) For example, Kaylin's really into books right now and we spend about 70% of our day reading. Of course, for her, the "reading" part only lasts for a very short time before she's up off my lap running to pick out a new book to read. And a lot of time she brings the same one. She also would spend all day outside and/or playing with water if I let her.

The reason I'm conducting this "survey" is to give me some ideas of things to do with Kaylin that she may really like, things that I haven't thought of before. Thanks for participating! :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Haven't had pictures on here for awhile, so I thought I'd add some. Been busy traveling around almost every weekend, and here are a few pictures from all of our trips. At the Japanese Tea Gardens in SF

Chasing the pidgeons in Eureka

My birthday
How I feel about having another birthday...

Playing peek-a-boo at a friend's wedding reception in Taft

almost picking her nose...

Our family

Family planning

Okay, so I hope this isn't tmi for too many people, but I wanted to get some suggestions (seems like that's all I do on here these days) about natural family planning from those of you who have chosen that route for birth control. (Is that what it's called?) I just got my period back (see, tmi) after almost two years of not having it (thanks to extended nursing). I've been on a low dose birth control due to the nursing since a month after Kaylin was born, but now that my period is back, I'm going to need to make some changes, either a regular, stronger birth control, or some other options, such as the natural method of charting my cycle. I don't really want to go on a regular birth control because I've heard stories of the hormones completely changing the woman on it. Also, I've heard a little about the possibility that birth control can cause abortions, and I definitely don't want that. I'm a little unsure about the natural family planning because it seems difficult to do. My period was always irregular (again with the tmi!) so it seems like it would be even harder to chart. Anyone like to share their experiences with it? Give some tips? I have a doctor's appointment on Monday with my OB so I need to make some decisions before I go because I know she's going to ask what I want to do. Thanks!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Snack time

I don't know about you other moms, but I find I am constantly worried about how much Kaylin is eating. She's a skinny minnie and the doctor and I have been watching her weight and growth closely to make sure she isn't dropping too much. How much she eats at meals always fluctuates, sometimes it's a lot, sometimes it's very little, and I know that is a common thing with toddlers. It helps me to look at how much she is getting in a week instead of a day. Anyway, I'm struggling with snacks. How much is an appropriate serving for a snack? Kaylin's constantly running around, so I'm lucky to get anything in her. Because of her allergies, we're a bit limited with food, but usually it's crackers and some fruit. But since she doesn't eat much at "snack time," I feel like I'm constantly running after her, trying to shove food in her face in a desperate attempt to get her to eat anything. I think most people have three meals and two snacks per day, but Kaylin "grazes" because she doesn't sit still and theres my whole worry thing, so I try to get her to eat something small every hour or so--a cracker here, a bit of fruit there, etc. So long explanation, but what I'm getting at is this: what, and especially how much, do you feed your kiddos at a typical snack time? and how many times a day do you have snack time? I know I need to stop worrying, but it's a work in progress. :)