Saturday, February 28, 2009

Visiting Dustin

Jason, Diego and I went to Debbie's to see little Dustin. We had a really nice visit and the little family of FOUR is doing very well. Brian Jr seems to be well-adjusted so far. He very enthusiastically pokes Dustin from time to time but that is to be expected.

Diego and Brian Jr had a blast playing in Brian's room while we all stared at the baby. Brian Jr. has a thing for Jason and held him hostage in his room for a lot of the time. That was pretty cute and it gave Big Brian and Debbie a little break from Mr. High Energy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Made a little fleece diaper cover

It isn't the most waterproof cover. Maybe the more I wash the fleece, the better it will get. I really need to get some old sweaters from the thriftstore and try to felt them up. Those are supposed to be the best.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Little Dustin Woodrow Smith was born today!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Impromptu Playdate

Diego made a friend yesterday. His name is Vaughn. He is 17 months. We were getting coffee in Northside and they saw each other at the coffee shop. They played together for probably twenty minutes or so. It was really cute.

He's also started posing for pictures! Grinning like you wouldn't believe - unless you saw it.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Diego can catch a ball now!

Jason is playing catch with Diego. Very cute. We were pretty excited when he actually caught the ball. He throws pretty well too!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cutest Diaper Covers

I heart applique. Check out these cutie patootie diaper covers and swim diapers at Olive Jane's shop at

One of my favorites. Carrot Tops Applique! She is giving away a free cover to a lucky randomly chosen winner if you blog about her shop. Pick me!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Collecting old wool sweaters

If anyone has any wool sweaters or mostly wool sweaters that you were planning on getting rid of, would you email me because I am collecting them to make wool soakers for Diego. I am really considering making the switch to cloth diapering at least part time and I found a pattern to construct diaper covers out of old sweaters. Now I just need the sweaters!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Diego and Brian

Debbie brought lil Brian over yesterday. We had a blast. Diego was so upset when they left. He was inconsolable! It was so sad. They played for hours. Diego is even trying to say "Brian".

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Roasted Broccoli

Last night, I roasted some broccoli and it was divine. So much better than steamed. Diego loved it. He kept picking up a different piece and eating all the little blooms off the ends and putting it down to pick up a new piece. He didn't want much to do with the fake chikkin cordon bleu thingy on the plate.

I bought him a pack of crayons the other day at Kroger and he is obsessed with them. He holds them like a magic wand or something. He can't get the grip right to apply pressure and it makes him a little cranky. But he keeps trying.

We met a new pediatrician yesterday in Hyde Park. He was pretty cool and I think we will stick with him. The two docs we have met in Cinci before him were just okay, and way to far away. So this is just perfect. I hate meeting new docs but this went really well. He was engaging and chatty. He didn't seem rushed. He seemed interested in Diego and good with him.

Diego is 22lbs and 32 inches tall! He is in 50% for height and 10% for weight (I think). All in all, the doc says he's doing well. And the fact that he isn't a picky eater is astounding but it may not last!

I had to return his car seat that I searched high and low for because it doesn't fit well in our car. So frustrating. He has just about outgrown his infant seat so the search is on! I am looking at the Boulevard by Britax but it is so expensive even on sale! Grandpa N. and Laura bought it for us off our registry and I had to return it because it wasn't suitable for Diego as a newborn. It was supposed to fit 5lbs to 65lbs but he just looked so small in it and I wasn't comfortable. So I exchanged it for the infant seat (Go GRACO Safeseat!) and the stroller package, which worked out really well for us and we are still using it and will likely be able to use it for baby number two.

Oh and I got a potty seat for Diego. You are supposed to introduce a seat at 18 months so they get used to seeing it. He loves it but he thinks it is best for standing in at this point!