Thursday, July 31, 2008

Smooth like butter.

Am I the only one that loves to be the first to use butter, margarine, peanut butter...etc? I. Love. It.

Why toddlers shouldn't eat raspberries

Jordan had some raspberries for breakfast. They were pretty messy, but he loved them. I washed his hands and face, before taking him out of his high chair and as he walked away I noticed this. Basically, he got raspberries everywhere. I'm not quite sure how, but he did.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yard Sale Treasure

I love yard sales. I don't know what is so pleasurable about looking through used junk, but I like it. Occasionally I find something I just can't live without. I found this lion for a whopping fifty cents, and couldn't pass on it. I mostly bought it because it fits in with Jordan's jungle room, and thought it would be a cute decoration. I didn't realize Jordan would love it so much. It was so worth the 50 cents!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

This post contains 0g of fiber.

Watch out world!! The Hadfields are eating more fiber! Benji wants to lose a little weight, and has been so good at making it to the Drayson Center everyday for a vigorous swim. I decided to help by offering a better diet. So, we are eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Benji said last night that he already feels a lot better, and his pants fit a little better for church. I have more energy, and love that our meals are so colorful. We spend a lot more time in the produce section at the grocery store, which makes Jordan happy because he thinks he's surrounded by a bunch of basketballs. The cantaloupes, watermelons, apples and even grapes are all balls.
I don't want to bore with all the details of what we eat, so I'll just use breakfast as an example. We used to eat a bowl of cereal (usually something sugary) with skim milk for breakfast for a total of 1-5 grams of fiber depending on the cereal. Now we eat 1/2 cup of bran cereal with fresh blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries on top (almost 20 grams of fiber!), whole grain toast, and a few apple, peach, or cantaloupe slices (another 3-5 grams of fiber).
The only down side to eating so many fruits and veggies is our fridge. It's packed! Here's a picture:

I've really enjoyed trying new recipes that call for lots of fiber, and adding extra veggies, and beans to the recipes already in the regular rotation. If any of you have good, healthy recipes send them my way.
Now do you know why I have to make my own baby wipes? (Ha! I just had to throw in a good fiber joke somewhere!)


About one minute ago I was in an earthquake! It wasn't a very big one, but it lasted a long time. The pictures were all swinging on the walls, and a few books fell.
I asked Benji to take out the garbage and right after he said no the earthquake happened. I like to think he was being punished.

Jordan's accident

Yesterday, Jordan was playing a fun game he made up all by himself. He would grab a crayon from his room, and run to the kitchen and put the crayon under the screen door so it would end up on our porch. One time he was running back to his room and wasn't watching where he was going and smacked right into the door frame of the bathroom. After some loves, Tylenol and a cookie he felt much better, but he still has a nice shiner on his forehead. Poor guy! I hate seeing him in pain!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Jordan the Home Teacher

Benji's home teaching partner was out of town on Sunday, so Benji took Jordan instead. Isn't he the cutest home teacher you ever saw? Just don't call him to help you move.

Homemade Baby Wipes

I LOVE making my own baby wipes. They are not only so much cheaper, but they aren't as harsh on Jordan's bum, and they make his skin super soft. I used to make disposable wipes from paper towels, but tonight I made my first batch of reusable wipes. I bought a few packages of baby wash cloths. They were on sale, and I had a gift card, which was an added bonus, because they ended up being practically free. Then I used this recipe for the wipes:

2 cups of warm water
1/8 cup of baby shampoo
1/8 cup of baby oil
a few drops of lavender oil
a tablespoon or so of aloe

I put all of the cloths in an old baby wipe container, but a Tupperware container with a lid would work as well. Then just dump the solution on top of the wipes and let them soak. I hear you can also leave the solution in a spray bottle and spray each wipe as you need them, but I usually have a squirmy, poopy toddler and it just wouldn't work.
I have been reading on-line and supposedly homemade wipes have a tendency to get moldy. I haven't ever had any of my wipes get moldy, but if you are wanting to make your own and you are worried here are some suggestions:

Tea tree oil is supposed to stop mold from growing, but some say the baby oil works for that as well. I also hear lavender oil helps keep the mold out. I have used both and haven't seen any problems, so maybe there is some truth to that. I also clean out the container before I make a fresh batch, and I only make one batch at a time. So there you go. I'm pretty excited to use my new soft wipes...just not so excited to wash them. :)

Trains, planes, and automobiles

Jordan is a lucky toddler. Since we live a few blocks from the hospital, train tracks, and right next to a busy street Jordan frequently sees and hears some cool things. He loves the helicopters and ambulances at the hospital and the semi-trucks, buses, and loud bullet bikes that fly by on the street. Although, his favorite has to be the trains. Lately, when he hears a train coming he yells, "woah!" and then runs for the door. He loves to go watch the trains pass and then wave good-bye.Watching the train.

Waiving good-bye!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Just Another Blogger....

Well, here is my blog. I've been reading many of my friend's blogs lately and decided I needed to try it out. I love my life, but I'm afraid many of you will find it rather dull. I wake up, feed Jordan, go for a walk, put Jordan down for a know the usual duties of a stay-at-home mom. Good thing I can talk about Jordan for hours, he will give me plenty to write about.

Well, stay tuned.....