Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Commenting Troubles

So, I have heard from a couple of people that they are having trouble commenting on my blog.  I am working on solving this problem.  Right now I think there shouldn't be any problems with commenting by people that are Blogger authors.  If you try to leave an anonymous comment it won't let you, however.  Hopefully I will figure this out soon.  A certain 5 1/2 month old I know doesn't allow me much time on the computer though. :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Garage Sale

I just have to say Erin Cornell is the garage sale Queen in my book.  She organizes a mean sale and I enjoy participating (particularly because all I have to do is show up with my priced stuff).  She sure makes it easy and fun.  We had our annual garage sale on Saturday.  I say it was in honor of Earth Day.  We were recycling our stuff instead of tossing it into a landfill and making some money to boot.  We made a decent amount of cash but the most important thing is that we got rid of the stuff that we didn't need anymore.  I was more for getting rid of the stuff than making lots of moolah.  After the sale it was off to Goodwill because everything that I removed from my home was certainly not coming back in.  I did come home with a couple of things that I didn't have before (like an awesome globe).  Garage sale- Goodbye until next year.  I am sure we will have some more stuff to sell then.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cloth Diapers

We have officially been cloth diapering Liesel for 2 weeks.  This is something I fully intended on doing but did not start until she was 5 months old.  I know...crazy Erin.  After some trial and error it is pretty easy to do.  I actually like it.  I know we will still use the occasional disposable though for the uncomfortable grandparents and babysitters.  I am mostly doing this to save money.  It is an initial investment but will pay off in the long run.  I also wanted to diaper Liesel in the most healthy way possible and I think this is it.  Here she is in her cloth diaper modeling debut.  She is the cutest model I know!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


So, last Friday I noticed that Liesel is getting her first tooth!  She has had some tough nights but for the most part (thanks to teething tablets) she is handling it pretty well.  I am sad that my baby girl won't have that cute toothless grin anymore.  She is growing up too fast. :(

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

{5} Months Old (and 1 week)

Okay so I am always behind on these.  Liesel was 5 months old last Monday.  I know none of these are unique to Liesel as a baby but they are to our family.

-She is pushing up on her hands and feet into a full push-up with her bottom in the air.  It is pretty funny except when she pushes over forward, her arms collapse and she face plants.  It only takes a couple of these to make her cry. :(
-She loves it when we make kissy noises at her.  It always makes her smile except when she is really, really tired.
-She likes to practice sitting up but always falls to one side or leans over forward to get her feet.
-She still likes to suck her toes in the bathtub.  I think she really likes that she can suck the water off of them in there.
-She makes new noises on an almost daily basis; discovering what her little mouth can do.
-She has started to lunge and reach for just about anything we are holding; especially cups, food and the TV remote. 
-You can't keep socks or shoes on her anymore.  Good thing it is warm weather time.
-She is sleeping lots better at night with maybe only one wake-up.  Naps are also improving.
-Her reflux is still a little bit of a problem but definitely getting better.  She is still taking medicine for it.
-"Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" is her favorite song and it almost always calms her down when she is sleepy cranky.

What an adventure!