Friday, 20 May 2011

The quest continues

Since Easter Sunday and Mother's Day were both so close together, I'm going to lump them into one post.

Easter Sunday was extremely low key this year.  I feel a little bad about it, since it was Zachariah's first Easter, but frankly, I just didn't have the energy to do much.  I also forgot to take my camera to Easter lunch with my parents, so the only pictures we have were taken on my mother's phone, which aren't very good.
Jonathan also took a few later in the day, but the girls were out playing, so they're not in them.
We backed Zachariah off of most solid foods shortly after this, because it was not agreeing with his tummy.  Now that he has so many teeth, he occasionally gets table food to nibble, but for the most part is exclusively breast fed.  We'll try giving more in a month or two, but purees were short-lived.  :)

On to Mother's Day!  Also a very low-key holiday this year.  We went out to lunch (again, lol!) with my parents, and then did a little shopping.  This time I did not forget my camera!  Notice the beautiful amethyst necklace I'm wearing.  It was my Mother's Day present, and I love it!!!
Celestia made me breakfast.  English muffins with scrambled eggs and hollandaise sauce.  Yummy!
I danced with Zachariah before church, making us late.  A good song came on Pandora, and I decided that dancing with my boy was more important than rushing to get out the door.  Not sorry.  <3
This is what our family is REALLY like!  ;)
Love that hand on my cheek!
Yum!  A napkin!
Zachariah noshed on breadsticks at lunch...
...and then nursed and fell asleep.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

On Easter weekend, we participated in a Guinness Book of World Records event - The Great Cloth Diaper Change.  The last count I saw was was that over 6000 babies participated from around the world to change the most cloth diapers at the same time.  In order for it to count, there had to be witnesses, and at least 25 babies in the changing place.  DFW had two events - one in the north, and one in the south.  We attend the northern event in Lewisville.
This is the diaper he had on before...
Lots of cloth diapering, babywearing and nursing going on here!
Wave to sister!
My beautiful friend Heather, and her Livvy.  Our big girls played together while the GCDC was going on.  It made my heart happy to see the three of them together!
And another sweet momma, Ashley with Zachary
Here is one of my friends from homeschool co-op, Jennifer

...and after.  I made sure to bring my favourite diapers.  :)
I love that I know so many wonderful, beautiful mommas!  <3<3<3

*Disclaimer* The following picture has nothing to do with the GCDC.
These boys melt my heart!

While the house is still asleep

It's been an eventful month in the Martin household.  Zachariah cut his first tooth on April 20, and since that time hasn't stopped.  As of yesterday he has six teeth!  I've had my hands full, hence the lack of blogging.  This will be my first in a series of catch up blogs!

We went to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens for what was supposed to be a homeschool field trip.  It was on the field trip calendar.  We were the only ones there, and no one at the gardens knew we were coming.  I've since found out that the field trip coordinator for our co-op quit.  Must have missed that memo.  lol  Anyway, the kids and I had fun once we stopped wasting time wandering around and trying to figure out where we were supposed to be.
How beautiful is that?  Love my babywearing babies!  <3
This tree was literally growing around the bridge.  Co cool!
<3 these three!
This crane followed us throughout the day.  :)
See, I was there, too!

The girls fed fish while Zachariah was snacking.
See?  There's the crane again.
Hello pretty lizard!
How about one for the road, Mom?
All in all, we had a great day!  I love to take my babies out and about to see beautiful new things!  :)