Thursday, June 20, 2013

So Long Springtime ...

Sorry this didn't get posted until Thursday! Teething slows everything down if you know what I mean. :) So before we get too deep into this post I will warn you, it contains a lot of random, make-up-less, baby, flowery, mismatching jib-jab and pictures. The thing is, that pretty much sums up this Spring. 

Once upon a time Father's Day landed on June 21st  (An old friends birthday) so I have it in my head that the 21st is the big day. I woke up the morning of the 16th and logged onto Facebook to see a bunch of old photos of my friend's dads. Oh. LLLLLAME. So I totally flunked Jared's first "Dad's day". I think he understood though. Growing up I never knew when Father's Day was because I didn't have a relationship with my dad so how was I supposed to know? The nice thing is, as an adult we are slowly getting to know each other and that is a good thing, I think. ;)

Above is a picture my Pops sent me of him and my little self. See where Onyx gets his roundy head? My sweet little Moonboy.  

Since it's been warmer out, it's been more fun to be into cloth diapers since I can line dry them outside. I must say though, I don't know how they did it years ago without the convenient snaps, inserts, and cute patterns (for encouragement ;]) not to mention a washer machine. My SIL took a 1 week cloth diaper/hand-washing challenge and I think she is a total champ for it. You didn't see me volunteering ;P She could explain the challenge so much better than I could, so you should just click her link if you're interested at Jessi and the Boys. (Aren't my nephews cutie patooties? She makes sweet ones.)

Why do I use clothies? I have a ton of reasons but let's keep it simple for ramblings sake. Firstly, cost. Initially cloth diapers are expensive but they pay for themselves in just a couple of months. (Fortunately for us, my lovely Auntie bought all of Onyx's. Bless her heart!) I don't want to spend thousands on diapers. No, no, no. If I had thousands to spend on things it certainly wouldn't be artificial poop holders. I'd buy a Jeep and a whole lot of leggings and maybe some spices, and maybe... anyway I wouldn't spend it on diapers. Secondly, no one even knows how long it takes for "sposies" aka disposables to decompose. It's thought that it could take anywhere from 250 - 500 years. I don't want to participate in that mess.

Genesis 2:15 Jehovah took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it.

I know the world is already pretty messed up and filled with waste but why add to it? I guess I am trying and that is all I can really do! I wouldn't judge anyone who uses disposables however... Yes, they are easier in some  ways. I even put Onyx in them when he is sleeping or I would have to change him every two hours, even at night, and trust me, I am up with Moonboy enough during the night. Little stinker ;)
Onyx is officially "cruising" now. He is so proud of himself. Something that I've noticed about Onyx is once he's done something he is right to the next thing like, *boom*. If this carries on in his life I've worried that it might make him quite the terrifying daredevil with no attention span -OR- he might learn from his mistakes and become the most cautious kid ever. Who knows? I don't need to worry though.

Luke 12:25 And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his  span of life?
>True dat.<

Our gardens are doing splendidly. Water. Weed. Fertilize. Restart. All after Onyx goes to bed for the night with our headlamps on. More pictures soon!

^This is my "I work out." Outfit. I am really working my butt off... or up?  (I don't know how to phrase that exactly...)

Jared goes on walks with me almost every evening once he comes home from work. I love that man.

Jared ever so kindly let me take some of the photos from his phone for this and next week's posts. He is a better photographer of the little things than I am. I like me some people. That's where I shine in photoland.

Okay so here it is. I admit, baby fever is coming back and that is a fact. The good thing about that though is, right now and for a while I would rather have flat abs than a newborn. I still haven't worked off that baby belly. Vain? I think maybe that's not the point. Maybe it is? I don't think so. You see, where most girls (I used to be like this) want to be stick thin, I just want to be fit. I wanted to get back down to 120 pounds like I was in highschool but I did two Summers ago and I looked awful... aaaaaand I missed my boobs. That sucked. So fit it is. Even if I have an almost 8 month old crawling over me while I do crunches (And who cares, he thinks I am hilarious when I work out. Maybe it's the huffy-puffy faces?) I WILL DO IT! And babies. More babies later - adopted and not. (I am looking forward to that adventure!:D)

It's so amazing that these two ^ are my family. Jared, the sweet boy I fell held over heels for (have you ever wondered what that expression meant?) is holding our  little boy. Our little boy! I just love 'em!!!

This Spring was great. Mild weather, sunny skies, and a bizillion flowers were all something to be celebrated. Now forgive me if I totally FREAK OUT this Summer. I don't do hot. I hate hot! After last Summer being the hottest Summer of my life, all while incubating a super heater-baby in my belly I am freaked! I'll make it through though. It's either that or .... melt?

So here we are on the last day of Spring (and it's pouring out!) and I can't wait to see what adventures this Summer holds! I am going to have a walking baby!

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