For awhile there, I thought that our kids were all hip and cool with their nalgene sippy cups.  UNTIL….it was announced that the plastics used to make these cups and so many other cups, baby bottles, etc. are the worst kind of plastic for leaching the chemical  BPA, (a synthetic sex hormone that mimics estrogen) which can cause fertility problems, cancer, etc.

95% of all baby bottles and cups on the market are made with BPA, at levels which can disrupt their development.  

If you want to read about it, this is a good article

Anyway, I went ahead and ordered some of these

(this is not my kid)**

I’m excited to get them in the mail soon!  And let’s hope they come out with some more alternatives for parents needing alternatives.  argh.

A few other little randoms:
The doll I made for Hosanna May for Christmas. 
Her name is Sylvia, and she’s already looking a little ratty…hair especially.  🙂


This is the daffodil plant my momma bought me as an attempt to help me rise out of my pit of winter blues-dom.  It helped for sure.  The flowers are gone now, but there will be more (I hope).  I love flowers.


Hosanna’s newest favourite thing to do is play dress up with all the hats, scarves and mitts.  She’s a peach.  I like her. 


**mystery kid photo credit:  the reusable bags website


title-less wednesday

the sun is shining today, and i’m off to my friend julie’s for a play-date!

my baby’s gonna be 3 next week!  i can’t believe it. 

i guess i’m gonna plan a good ol’ lightning mcqueen birthday party!  whoot!

well, happy wednesday to you all….

coming up soooooooon:   100 things about me.   (i bet you can’t wait!)

oh, and here’s what i’ve been feeding my husband every morning for breakfast for the past 2 weeks…. he actually likes it….and feels better when he drinks it!


ingredients:    organic bananas (frozen)  1 or 2
                         organic apples  1 or 2
                         raw spinach   (handful)
                         raw baby field greens–mesclun mix  (handful)
                         dollop of honey 
                         teaspoon of ground flax seed
                         water (to engage the blender blades)

blend, blend, drink and enjoy!   the kids love these “superman smoothies” as well. 


i take it back.

today, i take back everything i said here

it’s been one of those days weeks.


ach vell.

happy wednesday!

(see what i mean?!?!   i mean thursday.)

oh and happy heart day!

wordless wednesday: girl after my own heart.

the coffee i mean.
not so much the athletics.  ha!


(somehow i got the italics stuck on this post.  can’t turn them off.)


so i decided to quit being a wimp and get my butt outside. i bundled up the kids in their gear, put hosanna into the little umbrella stroller (doesn’t work so well on snowy sidewalks, but too hard to get the bigger one into some of the stores….)and headed out (30 minutes later) down the street to “the clothesline”, which is our local second-hand shop. i LOVE to go thrift store shopping!
so, we arrive at the store after battling the COLD, biting wind and snowy sidewalks. (i have no mitts either, for some reason….like they keep walking off???!?!?!)
i find a cute jacket.  yay!
i make my way slowly through about 1/4 of the store…hosanna’s fussy….she’s whining and distracting me.
then joshijah informs me he has to go pee. no potties at this store. argh. i consider telling him to “just go”….until i remember that he’s not wearing any pull-ups. just some curious george absorbancy.shucks.*sigh*

ok. better be the responsible parent that i am.

we paid for the jacket and high-tailed it home.
another adventurous day in the life of me.
did i tell you all that i am going to norway with jeremy in march!?
yep.  for 10 days.


hmm…ok, so i am apparently a creative and worldly man-child.  which disturbs me a little, i have to say…just slightly.
gosh, and how’d they know about the hard drugs? 
all you other lost fans out there…give it a try….i know you’re dying to know!


I have got a SERIOUS case of cabin fever these days.  ARGH!
The weather here is SO C-C-C-C-Cold, it would be not right for me to take the kids outside.  Besides, why would i want to freeze my dang knickers off?!?!?!
So, here i am hunkering down, but BOY am i bored.  sure, there are a hundred things i could be doing.  but i don’t wanna. *whiney voice*  i wanna go and play outside.  i wanna walk in flip flops and a tank top to the park and push the kids on the swings.  i want to get the hoe out and start getting the garden ready for planting.  i want to walk down the street and look in the windows of the shops. 



*pulls hair out*