Tuesday, March 08, 2011

3.8.11 :: 14 weeks & 218 weeks


Quentin is 14 weeks old & Sean is 218 weeks old today.


Today I tried to tackle some of our never ending laundry. (Seriously, it's really never ending!) I was just telling Jamie the other night that it never ends, and that I was getting somewhere with it, and then when we went to go put the kids to bed... what do you know? A full basket in their room. Laundry breeds. I swear. Today I finally took care of a toy load, that I have been meaning to wash for Quentin. I also finally picked up a tsp just for the laundry detergent. The Sears guy that came last week told me that I have been using way too much laundry detergent per load for a front loader. He said forget those cups that come with the detergent, and for a small load use 1 tsp and for a larger load use 2 tsp of detergent. Seriously? That's all? Yep.. you wouldn't believe how much suds there still was in the machine with just that little amount of soap. He said that the soap build up from that much soap could ruin the inside of my machine (where it drains) causing my machine to drain slower, not work as efficiently and break down quicker. I don't want that happening... so I shall listen to the Sears repair guy.


I really don't know why it has taken me 3 kids to get a bottle warmer? Sean & Mack both liked their formula warm and then their cow's milk (until maybe last year I was still heating Mack's milk). It seems Quentin likes his formula warmed too. I thought it was about time I invested in a bottle warmer and I am so glad I did. We have a lot of First Years products, and I can say that I am very pleased with them.


Today I made 4 loaves of banana bread (recipe here). 2 whole wheat for our house (one with chocolate chip and one without) and 2 in regular flour. I made those 2 for 2 of my neighbors. One that her son is friends with Quentin, she was saying the other day how she loves baked goods but that her son doesn't let her bake, and the other for my other neighbor who just had surgery for breast cancer and had some expansions done and was in a lot of pain (and home with a sick child too). She was saying on Facebook how she was having the most rotten day ever, so I thought a little banana bread would cheer her up. Plus, it's always good to be "neighborly", right?


So after the loaves were baked, fresh from the oven, I set on foot and walked over with Quentin to my 2 neighbors. Quentin had something to give one of his friends, anyhow, and one loaf was for them, and the other for my neighbor who just had her expansions (as explained above). By the time we got home, Quentin was fast asleep. His first time exposed to fresh air (usually outside in his bucket I close his bundle-me to cocoon him in from the harsh winter cold), but alas the weather is getting a little warmer. (Doesn't Quentin look ridiculous in that large snow suit? I don't know what I was thinking getting 3-6 month size)

Today's Link Love:
- Recipe for Whole Wheat Goldfish Crackers.
- Love this chick's photography blog.
- This tea cup cozy is really cute.
- Love this girl's photos from her trip to San Fran in 2011 and 2009.
- Huggies Enjoy the Ride Rewards 5 free Points: BKKDNLKMKHRHPGB

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Today is my dad's birthday... he doesn't read my blog, and I've already wished him a great day several different ways (phone, facebook, etc..!) so I hope he had a good day!


Hippy Chick said...

I alwways pop in and read your blog, and today I had a good laugh. The snowsuit picture reminded me of the scene in A Christmas Story where the little brother is bundled into his snowsuit and his arms stick straight out. Your little guy looks so cute! I know he was so cozy in there. I'm sure your neighbors loved the banana bread!

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Tara said...

Seriously? 1 tsp for a front loader? OK, I've been using WAAAAY too much!

kim said...

Quentin looks adorable in his snowsuit :)

sapphireblue said...

That's a vent air bottle right? That's what I have. I think I would like to get one of those bottle warmers.

Maureen said...

Ohhhh... I wonder how much detergent you are supposed to use for a top loader if you aren't supposed to use the little cuppy thing. Eeek.

Tracy said...

Love the pictures of the boys, and I can't believe that Q is already 14 weeks old! And yes, I'm jealous that he's sleeping through the night. O still isn't - and he's almost 9 months. Ugh. Quick question - do you use liquid or powder in your front loader?

g-girl said...

wow, just one teaspoon, really? that's probably true for me too then. our washers here are front loaders as well. we'd save so much more on laundry detergent if we only used a teaspoon! you're such a great neighbor. i'm sure your banana bread was much appreciated! ooh, i loved that girl's pics from her trips to sf too! I've never seen those cement slides!!

Erin said...

I can't wait to try that recipe for goldfish crackers!

Amelah said...

Banana loaf looks awesome. I really need to figure out a good GF recipe! I miss it!

dawn said...

I always used a bottle warmer for my boys too. Quentin looks so cute snuggled up, and his face is really filling out. I love those cute cheeks!