Sunday, October 23, 2011

Mineral Oil Miracle

Add this to the list of things no one tells you about being a mom: antibiotics can (and will) give diarrhea and diaper rash. Poor bean's butt has been on fire... Yes, TMI. I did a text cry for help to some of my favorite mommas, and wouldn't it just so happen that my favorite go-to mom, Beach Bum, had the perfect solution. 

Cotton balls and mineral oil. No kidding! And Boudreaux's Butt Paste- a favorite of mine. All you do is soak the cotton balls in mineral oil and use them in lieu of wipes during a dipe change. They get the mess clean, they don't burn, and they moisten the little tush. Then smear a layer of BBP and you're good to go! I finally have my happy baby back again!

We had a little bit of a fail this weekend. I think we waited too long to go pumpkin hunting. "Hurricane" Irene damaged a lot of the pumpkin patches here, so we were only able to find a table of small pumpkins :( We had no cash and were out in the country (and by country I mean an hour away from the city in the beautiful Rumson, NJ) and so we were ghetto as ghetto can be and snapped pictures with the pumpkins and left. Does this make us bad people?
This is the face of a baby who has no idea how cheap her parents are.

Pardon the crazy hair. I should throw away that waving iron immediately.

In unrelated news: have you ever used The Picture People for photos? I want a cheap easy Christmas present for the grandparents, and they have a photo package that comes with 10 prints (that's the grandparents and then some!) for $135 and they have coups online all the time. I usually don't use the mall photo people, but the fam won't notice the difference, right?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like... Halloween?

Howdy! It's your favorite missing in action blogger. No excuses, just fun here! Work has been as hellacious as ever- I should know better than to volunteer for every single extra assignment known to mankind. Luckily for everyone, I've got a 5 day weekend ahead of me. We have big plans, including Grace's first professional photo shoot, a trip to the pumpkin patch, and MAYBE a brief stop off at the beach (you know, so she can eat sand for the first time.)

Since last post, Grace turned 7 months. I lost and gained the same 2 pounds. I started training for my half marathon, got a promotion, turned 27, and had my first rainy days in my Hunter wellies! I'd say we've had a great 3 weeks.

I should be getting my blog makeover sooner than later, and I couldn't be more excited. Nothing says "I will promise to write more often" like a blog makeover, right?

Here are some pictures from our adventures this month.

Birthday brunch... Grace was too thrilled with the ladies at the restaurant and her first high chair experience to look.

A future Sephora addict. Poor daddy!

Can we let Halloween pass before the Christmas lights come out? I mean come on! 
Rockin the new Frye boots from mi madre.

We love swings, yes we do!

Standing already? Stop it!

Volunteer events in Times Square- just part of the job :)
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