Friday, July 12, 2013

7 Quick Takes

Joining Jen for quick takes this fine Friday.

1) While we were at his parents' house, Mike discovered his old pair of Easton sunglasses. He was really oddly excited about them and decided to pack them up and bring them home. He jokingly wore them a little in the car on our drive home, but yesterday... yesterday. I looked outside while he was cutting the grass and yep, he was wearing them. What's the big deal? Well, this is what they look like:

And by the time I took the picture, he had already cut the entire FRONT yard. The yard that tons of cars drive past all day. He's the coolest of them all.

2) I executed Operation Cradle Cap Removal for Lucy last night during her bath. I know, there is quite possibly nothing lamer in the world than someone blogging about their kid's cradle cap, but then I never claimed to be anything but lame. She has the very worst cradle cap under that luscious head of hair that I have ever seen, it was no fun to try to remove. I probably only got 15% of it off at the most, but the hair results were well worth the work.

3) Naomi has been really into using my stencils lately, ever since the other day when I made a card for a friend having a baby with a stencil and she hasn't stopped using it since. She just keeps making me "baby cards" and putting them on my desk, I think she is trying to send some sort of message.

4) After our blueberry outing yesterday I felt the need to bake something with the berries. I found this sour cream muffin recipe and I am not exaggerating when I say that these are the very best muffins I have ever tasted (despite the face she is making, Naomi loved them).

If you don't eat grains or refined sugar then I am sorry for your loss and you should definitely not open the recipe link. If you do then make them, oh please make them.

5) Today was supposed to be the beginning of potty training for Bernadette, but since Mike is the one who does the big several hour "potty immersion", not literally immersing her in the potty, but immersion in the usage of the potty, he is going to wait until tomorrow. Which means one more day for me to stare at the twizzlers that I cannot eat. Worst.

6) At 9 months old, Lucy is finally getting with it, bringing up the rear of almost every baby we know who was born after her and is starting to look like she might crawl one day.

She could have waited another 9 months and I would not have complained even a little.

7) Many many congratulations to Bonnie and her family on their sweet new addition!! Can we all just talk for minute about what a rock star Bonnie is for pushing 11 pounds of adorable baby out? A-freakin-mazing.

Head over to Jen's for more quick goodness!

15 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh, that picture of Naomi made me laugh out loud. And thank you for making me feel better about the task that is cradle cap removal. I look at the twins and think I still see a spot or two sometimes ...ya know, because it's only been three years since they entered this mortal coil.

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  2. Thanks for the recipe. I always enjoy baking with fresh fruit. I think will try it next week.

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  3. Ugh - my oldest had THE.WORST cradle cap ever. I still shudder when I think of it. Think entire top of head covered by thick scabbiness. Totally gross. And stencils are one of the few "coloring" items that still live in my house (that and some colored pencils and markers). Because who doesn't love to stencil?!

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  4. Follow on to the stenciling - get Naomi THIS (http://www.amazon.com/Kahootz-01002-Spirograph-Design-Tin/dp/B009VE38D2/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1373640524&sr=1-2&keywords=spirograph) for Christmas - hours of fun. I promise.

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  5. Thanks, Anna!
    And oh goodness you should have seen poor James' cradle cap. Mixed with his eczema you couldn't tell where the one ended and the other began on his whole head. The pediatric developmental specialist told me it was the worst case he'd ever seen... which made me feel like the best mom ever.

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  6. I didn't know what Lulu's cradle cap was (she had it really bad with seborrheic dermatitis) and brought her in to the doc after a week of it crusting over. It was so, so gross, and they yelled at me for not chiseling it off. It took me 3 washes and hours of combing. I would rather change 500 poop diapers than try to remove cradle cap.

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  7. I think I still have cradle cap. Some people might call it dandruff, but I'm sticking with cradle cap.

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  8. Isn't it funny how with the first baby you're waiting and waiting and want them to crawl ASAP, but with each subsequent baby mobility is less and less desirable? The twins were by far our latest crawlers and I'm soooooooo glad!!! I'm purposely not teaching them about anything close to pulling up on things so that maybe they won't be early walkers like the big kids? My life will be over when that happens...

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  9. Thanks for sharing that recipe and all that little girl cuteness.

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  10. Oh cradle cap is the worst!!! I make my husband deal with it!

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  11. My babies all get the worst cradle cap. What do you do for it??...I use coconut oil and then brush, brush, brush and it works "ok" but then it always comes back.

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  12. All the kiddo pictures: adorable.

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  13. I have found that if I use baby oil or coconut oil ( I really love coconut oil) with baking soda and a toothbrush it really helps. I just mix about a tablespoon of each and rub it on my sons head. Let it sit for a little bit and then scrub the heck out of it with a toothbrush. Works best during bath time.

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  14. Oh, cradle cap. My favorite is when the older boys try to act casual while picking at it whenever the sweet baby must endure it, and this usually happens in public. It's wonderful! ;) Always enjoy your posts so much!

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  15. Zuzu didn't get cradle cap until THIS MONTH (9 months old). Wth...I thought it was one of those things where if you miss out on it at the first, you dodged the bullet. She doesn't even have HAIR to hide it with!! Be thankful your child has an incredible mane...my badly looks like her poor head is going bad, like some sort of sad fruit.

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