Monday, June 30, 2008

call it crunchy...

but we are switching to cloth diapers. it's something we had talked about doing with antonio from the beginning but we were given so many disposables that we didn't want to waste. and then we got sucked into the convenience of them. but we're finally ready to make the switch. we've been doing a lot of research as to what we need and what it will take, and it seems really doable. cloth diapering has a come a looonng way. seems like the only real difference between plastic and cloth these days is a few extra loads of laundry. i can handle that. we're gonna get started with antonio this summer so we are in full cloth diaper swing by the time "grillo" is born. (oh yeah, we're having another baby in december!). i'm pretty excited about making the switch. it'll be better for those precious little bottoms, better for the wallet in the long term, and better for the environment.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

First Flat Tire

Yesterday after commuting approximately 900 miles over the past year I got my first flat tire. And of course it had to be the rear one to make it a bit more difficult. But I actually was prepared. I had my new pump, a Topeak Mini Morph, an extra tube and my pry babies. The pump worked like a wonder compared to all the other compact bike pumps I have used before. So all in all it was I was able to change the tube with nothing more than a few ant bites (yes, I didn't realize that I sat near a path ants were using and was bitten a few time on my rear.)

Friday, June 20, 2008

my little foodie

here is a short list of some of the foods that antonio will eat without a fight:

- roast cauliflower with thyme
- grilled zucchini stuffed with onions, breadcrumbs, and mozzarella
- gnocchis with homemade marinara sauce

yet i cannot, for the life of me, convince my child to eat a chicken nugget. not even one bite. i would never have imagined that it would bug me that he won't eat fast food (he doesn't like french fries either). but seriously, who doesn't like chicken nuggets.

Monday, June 16, 2008

mixed bag

Antonio is 1!!! My sweet boy had his first birthday on June 1st! I think he knew it was his special day, his face would just light up when people sang to him. He was blessed to spend his first birthday with most of his abuelos, his aunts/uncles, and all his cousins. We had a wonderful time and threw him a birthday luau since we were at the beach.

Speaking of which, we got to go on a week-long beach vacation. We had a wonderful time at the Outer Banks. A nice long vacation where we weren't scurrying about was long overdue. I can't wait until the next one. (Even though there was a rampant strain of "pato-virus" going around. :)

Each day I am amazed at the things my son can do. He puts the phone to his ear and talks into it when he's playing. He makes "vrooom" sounds as he pushes around his toy cars. He dances. He claps. I could go on and on. I must comment on what I learned he can do today. Apparently he has figured out how to use a spoon. How do I know this? My sneaky little mouse found my sugar holder in the cabinet in our dining room and sure enough I find him with sugar spoon in hand, sugar crystals all around his mouth, and a huge smile on his face.

What will he figure out tomorrow...