Friday, October 30, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
October is SIDS awareness month. Some of the recommendations for safe sleep include being sure that puffy pillows and blankets stay away from your baby, and dressing your child for sleep so that he or she doesn't get too warm and overheated. Sleep sacks are popular for insuring that blankets don't end up covering your baby's face, yet your child stays cozy all night long. aden + anais makes a soft breathable cotton muslin sleeping bag that is perfect for this.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
I just wanted to do a quick update since we have a few coupon codes that are expiring next week and giveaways that are still open for you to enter!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is the second year we've done this and its becoming a wonderful family tradition that we all enjoy! Sometime in October I put up a tree (last year it was on Lucy's door, this year its on our bulletin board since her door is taken over by alphabet flash cards). Every day each member of the family gets to choose something that they are thankful for and write it on a leaf that we then add to the tree. Today Lucy said she was thankful for our house, Julia is thankful for birds, Ross is thankful for work, and I'm thankful for my husband. We enjoy this activity all the way up until Thanksgiving and its a great reminder to celebrate all through the month leading up to the holiday. I saved all of the leaves from last year in a plastic bag and labeled it with the date. Its fun to be able to look back and see the various things that we were thankful for last year.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Trees of North America (identification book)
DK Eyewitness Explorers Trees - lots of info, good photos
Be a Friend to Trees by Patricia Lauber - good info book
Why Do Leaves Change Color? by Betsy Maestro - good info book
Fall Leaves by Mary Packard
Trees, Leaves, and Bark by Diane L Burns
How Do Apples Grow by Betsy Maestro - good info book
Trees by Ernestine Giesecke
My Favorite Tree by Diane Iverson
Trees - Usborne First Nature book by Ruth Thomson - good info book
Leaves by Rena Kirkpatrick
Look What I Did With a Leaf by Morteza E Sohi
A Tree Is Nice by Janice May Udry
Taking Root by Allan Fowler
I have to admit that we use disposable diapers sometimes. Gulp! I've been thinking of investing in a system like G-diapers, or Gro Baby for those times when I need to use a disposable diaper. These systems use a disposable liner that attaches to a reusable cover. The inserts are much more earth friendly than a disposable diaper. Gro Baby is giving away an intro pack to bloggers who write about it, I'd love to try these out for the new baby!