Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 11

Today, I am thankful for our veterans. I am especially thankful for those in my family who served. My pop pop fought in WWII in Germany, and I am so proud to say that he served our country. I also have friends who are currently enlisted, and I am in awe of their bravery and courage. Thank-you, sincerely, for everything do you.

On a completely unrelated note, Tom and I decided to try cloth diapers for Jack. Let me clarify early, I am not really an environmental person, so I am making no claim that this effort is to the save the world. If you know me, you know I drink water out of disposable plastic water bottles (every single day), I just started recycling when my brother (he is an environmentalist) bought us a huge blue recycling bin, and I am definitely not the outdoor type (I like beaches). I talked it over with Tom and decided this would save money in the long run. I am going with the cheapest cloth diapers (covers and pre-folds, which are the diapers your mom may have used on you from a diaper service) because they fit our budget the best. I also looked into it and found that Tide Regular Powder is great for washing, so we are going with that. Yes, it means more laundry, but the cost of the water is negligible compared to disposable diapers. My mom is on board (which is important for when she starts watching Jack after I go back to work). I got a few different covers and diapers to try, and once we test we will see what works best. I am excited to try something new. It will definitely be trial and error, but I think it will be worth it. I will be sure to update on how the whole process works!

Another update: Lily's big girl room is painted! Woo! After the room is dry and touches up are finished, I am putting her bed together (and by this, I mean washing the linens and making the bed). Then, we need curtains, shades, a rug, and end table and the room should be ready to go. We are looking to get her moved in over winter break, so if the transition is a bit rocky we will have time off to nap when we miss sleep. Wish us luck!

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