The grilled cheese sandwiches are a packing lunches survival trick right now. I make a whole bunch with ham in them and freeze them. The girls like them. Nate not so much. So, he gets trail mix.
I have nightmares about getting the lunches packed on time and getting the girls off to school. This morning we almost had a real life experience like unto my dreams but it all worked out.
I read Bringing up Bebe a while ago. Got it at the library. I knew I wanted to read it again and I found that the Durckerman author made a Bebe Day by Day book. This book is like all the good info broken down into easy to read chapters. I'm liking it. Easy to refresh myself on all the tips. Although, the original book is a good read, and someday when I have more reading time I hope to read it again.
I used to think these were so weird. Now I am all about zipper pj's. So much nicer at 2am than a whole bunch of snaps. This particular style has great access to that diaper you are wanting to change. After the zipper of course.
Love this sleeper also from Carters. Zipper the whole way down.
Terry cloth so soft, does not make me shiver like fleece can.
Glider Rocker. This seemed like a wicked splurge back when we got it for baby Mia. I can not tell you how many times I have thanked Nate for buying this chair. Not necessary but nice. So nice and cushy.
We bought a brand new crib back in the day and I'm pretty sure if I had it to do over again. I'd be looking for a thrift-ed one. Ours has served us well and all that but we would not have needed to get a new one.
Love their baby lotion!
The Maxi Cosi Quinny Freestyle 4.
I spent hours researching for the perfect stroller while pregnant with Mia. This might have been it, if we would have been driving a mini van at the time. It took up the whole trunk in the car and I am thinking we had to pop the tires off to get it in? Nice. Nate was not a fan. I loved it in Grenada as you can see. Mia looks a pit peeved to be demoted to the basket.
I'm pining for a Phil and Ted's. I think if you are looking for a
stroller and hope to have children closer than 5 years apart you will
want a Phil and Ted's.
say get all used furniture for the nursery if you must and splurge on
this stroller. It folds up nice. Wheels pop off in case you are still
driving around in a two door car!
Mini vans are great.
I hear full size vans
Ergo baby carrier.
You know, I since I'm talking all my favorite baby gear that I'm such a sucker for... I should mention the Ergo baby carrier. I had this for baby Ellie and it was perfect for our lifestyle in Grenada. Lots of hiking and walking etc. I never used it for Stuart and saw that it found a new home after realizing I didn't use it here. I guess we need to go on more hikes. All this to say the Ergo is known to be one of the most comfortable baby carriers. Nate would tell you it was very warm as well. But carrying a baby is going to be warm.
And Nate is a Martin. ( he's hot)
My name is Lydia Jo, Lydia is after my Grandma. But everyone calls me Jo. My husband is Nate and we are best friends. Love him! Also the mother to four children whom you will see many pictures of here. Mia is 8, Elizabeth 6, and Stuart is 4. Full of trouble. But so sweet. The newest member to our family is baby Olive.
So my love for photography was born out of a love to paint (oil paintings). I was always longing for that perfect photograph to use as a reference for a painting. Being outside during that golden hour when the sun is going down and everything is glowing? It used to just kill me, I love it that much… that glow! Words can not describe that kind of beauty. Anyhow... photography turned out to be a dream come true in this case... I can take the picture and maybe paint it someday down the road. But really, photography is art to me. I love to see what I can do with the camera. I also love Photoshop... to me... this is just another art form. A way to express myself.