Friday, February 27, 2009

Time for another diaper

After reading a very informative and interesting blog from MckMama on potty training, I realized that it has been a very long time since I gave Izzie any "naked time."

Izzie used to be plagued with many maladies of the nether regions which forced me to change diaper brands 4 times, wipe brands 3 times and diaper cream brands 5 times. Also, it required daily naked time. Time where Izzie could let it all hang out. And since this usually happend in the morning, after she had spent most of the night in one diaper, she usually reserved her worst nether movements for this time. Oh what a joy, what a clean up. And anyone who knows me, knows I hate to clean.

Move to several months later, also known as tonight. Izzies maladies of the nether region are of the past, thanks to gDiapaers, Nature Babycare wipes, and Desitin, so naked time has not occured in a while. Phil and I are striving to keep the -30 degree weather where it should stay, outside. Izzie starts to get a bit overheated from all the heat and her polar fleece top. I decide that maybe Izzie should run around the house naked. (I always think kids are super cute when they're buck naked and running. Love that carefree, couldn't give a damn nature.) The diaper she has on is soaking wet, and she's very warm. Off come the clothes and the diaper. Izzie and I snuggle and play with her feet. We chat, we bounce along to the music, we have loads of giggles. I set Izzie on the floor to roam around.

She pees.

Just a little. I laugh out loud, slightly startling her. She laughes with me. I use the back of the wet gDiaper to clean it up. I tell Izzie that she just peed. I ask her if it felt good to pee. (As MckMama suggest.)

She squats.

Phil and I look on with slight horror. Is she taking a dump?

Nope, she just peed again.

Thatta girl. You show that floor who's boss.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's all over now!

Two days ago, Izzie walked on her own,

and has not slept since!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Busted!

She escapes!

Why get angry when you can have a laugh and take pictures!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy St. Valentine's Day

I'm not big into Valentine's Day, although I did give Phil a bike themed card which I think he enjoyed. So here is a short video of Izzie playing peek-a-boo to fill your sweet and "aaaaaw" quota for the day.

Oh, and the black blur that occurs a few seconds in is our cat Neala looking for some affection. Everyone wants the love!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Busy Day

Two things happened today. First, the family toddled off to a home inspection this morning. Secondly, I finished reading The Book Reader.

I'm in a bit of a state of shock. I think that is mainly coming from almost 3 hours of hearing everything bad about a house you're interested in. Still we decided to go for it. We have wanted a house for a long time, and the pickings are a bit slim. And Izzie really enjoys herself there. That is pretty telling for me. Most of the houses we've been to, Izzie has not reacted well. She's our own little house finder!

The house was built in 1904

Buying a house is a big freaking deal. I'm freaking scared about it, but it's now or never. It's going to take a while for us to work all the kinks out of the house, but it is over 100 years old. A house that old has kinks built into it. (Not really, but the kinks are to be expected.)

Then we go to The Book Reader by Markus Zusak. I highly recommend this book, but I really liked the Twilight series so there you go. A brilliant book told from the point of view of Death in Munich, Germany during World War II. It was at times difficult to get through, but that is because I am a big ball of emotions. Death is a wonderful narrator, at times sarcastic, dry but then beautiful. I laughed, I cried, I couldn't put it down.

Time to kick up the feet and play blocks with Izzie.

How quick a week can go by...

Haven't posted in a few days buy I want to bring you up to speed...

On Monday, Phil and I and Izzie went to see three houses. Out of all the houses we've looked at, the last one we saw that day REALLY stood out.

On Tuesday after much discussion, Phil and I decided to make a bid on the house. We went in and signed our life away. The bid was accepted without a counter offer with all appliances included!

On Wednesday my mother and her lovely friend were in town and requested a viewing. Our wonderful real estate agent, Ryan, let us in. They both loved it, except for the main floor ceiling which needs to be replaced eventually. (But we already knew that)

On Thursday we were approved from money lenders and governments alike. Only one more thing to do.

Today, Friday the 13th, we go to have the house inspected. (I first wrote "our home"just now but then took it out since it isn't yet.) If all goes well, then we seal the deal. If it doesn't, then we run screaming with our money.

We go in an hour and a half.

Wish us luck!

Monday, February 9, 2009


As I surveyed the room with Izzie in my arms I said outloud, "Man, this floor needs a vacuum. It's pretty dirty."

And Izzie looked me straight in the face and said, "Yup."


It was well past her bedtime, but Izzie was motoring around the house. Babbling, cruising, crawling and being very entertaining. I tried to put her down, but she was not having any of it!

So sleepy, so much to do!

And then I realized, we hadn't brushed our teeth! Our nightly ritual, an idea from my friend Jen, and I'd forgotten! Bad Mamma.

Well brush our teeth we did. Then I feed Izzie and she went down like a ton of bricks. Way to go little one, you keep your mamma in line!

An "old" pic of Izzie and Phil cuddling

Friday, February 6, 2009


No, not the type you think. Well maybe. If you're thinking house hunting, then you are correct.

Phil and I have been on the prowl for a few weeks for a house. We've driven all over town looking at houses. Scoping them out. Lying in wait for the perfect house in the perfect area in the perfect price range. Getting ready to pull the trigger on signing an offer.

Why are we looking now when the economy is sucky? (Yeah I called it sucky, so what?) Well, because we are apartment dwellers and would like to invest in a home. We'd also like to move into a bigger home than we have right now (2 bedroom) in preperation to maybe eventually having another child. However, with the economy being as it is (sucky) we have a VERY low price range.

So we have looked at really nasty houses, nice houses in seedy areas, and houses that look great but then you get to the basement and notice that there are wires everywhere or pipes that could give you lead poisoning. Alas, we have been searching in far.

It can get pretty depressing after a while. I'm trying to stay upbeat. Saying that the perfect house will come along at the right time. Then I go see a house and wonder why the perfect house is taking it's sweet time to show up. I'm excited to move into a house, so show up already! Thankfully there is no major rush for us to buy a house, we have all the time in the world. Or at least until our lease is up in June. But I get so excited looking at houses online that I get a fever. And the only cure is the perfect house. I'M WAITING!!!!! Calmly, of course.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

(Sorta) Wordless Wednesday:Fun with Ordinary Objects

One of Izzie's favorite games. (The rad is off, and
she knows how to check if it is hot!)

Argyle escapes while Neala is cornered

Then came lunch and a change...

Izzie's first imaginary box

Dancing with the table

Uh oh, she's spotted the camera!

Ack! Time to go!