Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Every Little Bit Helps

I had hoped to celebrate Earth Day with the arrival of a new baby. Unfortunately, it doesn't look that is going to happen. So here are a few of the other things we did today to try and do our part.

1) Used reusable shopping bags. So I try to do this anyway, but most of the time I either leave the bags (a) at home, (b) in the car, or (c) in my purse and I don't realize they are in my purse until everything has already been bagged and my son has had his fill of grocery shopping.

2) Ate leftovers for dinner. There's no sense in wasting food (something we do far too often).

3) Took a bath instead of a shower. I used a lot less water and the hot water heater didn't have to work as hard.

4) Went for a walk. It was a little overcast, but still nice to get out of the house.

I still used harsh chemicals to clean my bathrooms. The harsher cleaners just make the bathroom smell so much better.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Highlights

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday. We delayed the Easter Basket and Egg Hunt until the afternoon so that we could enjoy our church meetings and yummy dinner. The Easter Bunny gave Grant some books and an ABC puzzle. You can probably guess which item attracted his interest first. It took a little probing to get Grant to put down the puzzle and start hunting for eggs. He didn't really like the idea of putting his eggs in a basket; he'd much rather line them neatly on the floor. Grant may have got his love of showers from his dad, but he definitely inherited his OCD tendencies (lining up eggs, opening and closing doors, etc.) from his mom.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Like Father, Like Son

Our family is very aware of Nathaniel's love of LONG showers. If Nat had a never-ending supply of warm water, then he would stay in the shower all day. Currently, we only have a puny water heater which restricts Nat to two hour-long showers a day.

Grant also LOVES the shower. He likes that bath, but loves the shower. When asked if he wanted to take a shower, Grant's response was to race down the hall to the bathroom, tearing his diaper off in the process.