Google+ Adventures with Baby Boo Bear: October 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Tushie Talk Tuesday: Fell off the Wagon

I epically failed at my goal of "disposable free by September".  In fact....I don't think I did more than 2 or 3 loads of cloth during the entire month.

I confess...I spent more time purchasing soaps, swaddling blankets and organic toys at our fav CD shop than diapering supplies.

So what happened?  Simple.  LIFE happened!

We were so busy that the convenience of disposables won over the past month.  Am I upset, discouraged?  Of course not! 

I am committed to jumping back on the fluff wagon as of yesterday and starting fresh....with some freshly washed clothies of course!

Do you guilt yourself when you fall off the "fluff" wagon?

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10 Month: Mommy Must Haves

Since I wasn't blogging as a brand new Mom I didn't get a chance to write about New Mom Must Haves (don't worry - someday I will).

Instead here are my current must haves....not necessarily related to being a Mom at all!  Just stuff I love!

There won't be a ton of pictures because a lot of my must haves are random things!

1.  PSL. 
Yes, this is my #1 current must have.  No, I do not think that is sad.  In case you aren't familiar with the lingo...Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.

2. Comfy, black capris.

I'm obsessed with these this fall!  They are the perfect transition from shorts to pants (okay...let's be pants).  Plus they always feel comfy in my post-baby body.

I am obsessed with a few pairs I got from Joe Fresh.  Although I got a hole in the butt during Tough Mudder of my fav pair so I'm on the hunt to replace them!

3.  Infinity Scarf

I love, love, LOVE scarves.  My newest favorite is the infinity scarf!  I ordered some from Etsy and started making my own which I think are even cuter...of course.

4. Anointment Lip Balms

Great flavour and all natural!  Perfect for protecting my lips this fall!

5. Headbands

I'm growing out my bangs.  I always have a headband on these days!!  Plus keeps my hair out of Emmett's mouth.

6. 31 Bags.

My newest obsession!.  I'm currently using the Metro bag in lieu of a diaper bag.  I'm also loving the utility totes!  I love every product I've ordered from them!  The list of products I still want just keeps growing. 

Those who were familiar with my Coach obsession can only imagine what this means.

7. Slip on shoes.

Because some times I just don't have a hand to put on a shoe!

8.  A & A Dream Blanket

Yes...I steal this from Emmett....I want my own

9.  Bath & Body Works 3 wick candles

You need the new fall scents.  I love burning them and curling up with a good book!

10.  Mason Jar Glasses with Straw

You need this!!  I drink at least 3 a day to make sure I'm getting enough fluids.  Something that is to easy to forgot with an active kiddo!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

10 Month Must Have's

I can't believe I am writing this post....I have a ten month old.  10 MONTHS!  Is someone playing a joke on me?  Seriously, this isn't happening right?

I can't believe how fast the time is going!....I also realize that I skipped our 9 month must have's.  Perhaps I chose not to write one because I was in denial I had a 9 month old.

Well in honour of having a double digit baby I'm going to do a double digit post!  My 10 - 10 Month Must Have's for Emmett and my own personal 10 Mommy must have's (tomorrow)!

1. Aden & Anais Dream blanket

This blanket is amazing.  4 layers of soft, breathable muslin.  It is Emmett's new favorite crib blanket.   Mommy bonus?  Actually there are two! 

1.  It is light weight so I don't worry about him getting tangled or trapped in his crib with it
2.  It is big enough to snuggle under (A & A does make a grown up blanket which isn't available in Canada yet....once it bet I'm snatching one up!).

2. Nuby Monster Snack Keeper

Emmett is up to 3 meals and snacks a day.  This snack cup is great because he can grab the snacks himself without making a mess AND he thinks that it is a toy!

3. Hatley Rain Bundler
Emmett has a very wide foot and finding shoes to fit is a challenge.  I like Robeez because they are soft sided and the width is generous.
5.  Sippy Cups
Emmett still refuses to hold his own bottle.  He can....just won't...sigh....
He will use a sippy cup with a straw to drink water (no juice - hates it) however I can't trick him and put formula in it.  It's like he knows!
We use this one...
6.  Sorting toys.
Emmett tries so hard to fit the right shape into the right hole or match the right piece of a 3D puzzle to the board. 
We recently purchased a few of these to keep him busy.
7. Push toys
We have this one for my parents house:
And we have a Jeep for at home.  He loves walking around behind these! 
8.  Lovies.
Emmett is starting to develop favorite toys and items and notices when something is missing.  His current favorite is a Scentsy Buddy.  A Lion that we have named...Lion.  Original, I know.  And his minky blanket that Mommy made him. 

Tis the season for colds....nuff' said!
10.  I'm going to lump together all our medical things here.
Between colds, teething and upset tummy lately we have used the following frequently: Baby Vicks Gripe Water and Tylenol (which isn't actually Tylenol but the name of what we use is escaping me right now...and trust me it is driving me INSANE).
So there you have it!   Stay tuned for My Mommy must haves tomorrow!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Welcome Fall!

Oh hi there readers....waves sheepishly....

I have been the worst blogger lately!  Most people have crazy, hectic summer schedules but not us!  Fall = chaos for the Columbus family!

Since my last post we have done the following:

Apple Picking
One last trip to the berry farm
Weekend away at a cold, wet Girl Guide camp (well me...not the boys)
Craig & I completed Tough Mudder Toronto

Modelling Mommy's coveted orange headband.

I thought about overloading this post with pictures to recap but decided I'd rather apologize, beg for forgiveness about my absences and spend the time writing next weeks posts (which WILL have lots of pictures). 

Until then I leave you with cuteness overload (all with it)....

Little handsome at the apple farm!

First family photo for a few months!