So since I was laid off last July I have been trying to find ways to save money. Recently I have decided to switch to cloth diapers. I know I am thinking I have lost my mind, since I just ordered them this last weekend and haven't even received them yet. But I have several friends that swear by them and one that is actually addicted to them (silly girl). I'm a little nervous but anxious at the same time. I really am hoping it works out so that we can save some money.
I am really happy that Joey has taken to breastfeeding because that has also saved us a ton of money not having to purchase formula. Yaay Joey!!! I am also looking at making my own baby food once he gets to that point. No i'm not turning into a hippy and no this isnt like me, but in this economy and only having one income, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
I just realized I havent posted anything on here in months :( sorry! Life has been a little busy since Joey graced us with his presence!!! My little guy is already 3 months old, wow they grow fast. I wish I slow things down a bit, trying to cherish every moment with him tends to go to the side sometimes when you have a 2.5yr old running around demanding attention as well. Maddie is great with her little brother though. She loves "her joey" so very much and is very protective of him. She always wants to know exactly where Joey is and lets me know when he is crying ;) (i guess i didnt hear the high pitched screaming). What a great big sister! My little brother Mike deployed to Iraq 2 days before Joey was born, and we all miss him terribly. Rob's brother who had depolyed last May got to come home early to go to some special training, we are very greatfull that he is out of harms way now.
Right now we are counting down the days till my mom comes to visit in April. I am so excited that she finally gets to meet Joey, Maddie will be soo happy to spend time with her granni. I cant wait! Then it will be time to start planning Maddie's 3rd birthday, I can believe that we are already there :( time flies way too fast! Here are a couple update pictures of my sweet babies, and my awesome brother Mike in Iraq
I finally found a good pumpkin patch close to home this year... normally we drive an hour and half to go to a patch near a friend of mine and we would have done that yesturday as well but her little girl was not feeling good. So I did some searching and found Hunter Farms in Union. Maddie went on her first Hay ride :) she was waving at everyone that we passed on our way out to the pumpkin fields. Once we got to the pumpkins this little one walked forever before she picked out her pumpkin (with some help... she would have kept going otherwise) The thousand pumpkins before this picture were just not good enough ;)
Here is her pumpkin and if you couldnt tell by the face its a little heavy ;)
She "has" to help daddy take the pumpkins to the scale The one thing this place didnt have that the other one does are mini hay bails that you can purchase, so maddie and i will be taking that trip after all ;)
Miss Maddie think Chopper is all hers. She is a good little mommy and is always watching out for him. She can be a little rough sometimes, when he first came home she treated him like a stuffed animal :( a little scary, but she has gotten alot better and is picking up under his arms instead of his neck. Chopper thinks it his job to keep her running, he loves to chase after Maddie and nipping her in the butt. It took about a week for Bandit to come around to liking the intruder in his home and now you cant separate the two of them, those two are always wrestling, Chopper may be ALOT smaller than Bandit but he can pack quite a punch! Now I just wish he was as easy to house train as Bandit was.
At the end of July I was laid off due to the economy. Maddie continued to go to daycare part time thru August, in the mean time i was looking for lots of activities for her to do to keep her from being bored at home with me. My little girl is a great gardener, she has managed to grow 3 pumpkin plants. Cant wait to see if we have 3 little pumpkins for Halloween!!!
My name is Jennifer, most call me Jenn :) My husband Rob and I have been married now for close to 5 years and are the very proud parents of a 3yr old little girl and a very handsome little man! Madyson Paige and Joseph Michael are the light of our lives. Maddie was born June 19th 2007 and Joey was born November 22nd 2009. Rob is from Ohio, he came to Washington with the Navy in 2005, and has since then left the navy to work for a contractor that works on the submarines. Didnt go far ;) I think i have a wonderful family and i love them with all my heart!