Saturday, February 21, 2009


Homemade Baby Wipes--- I love them!

Take 1 roll Bounty Paper Towels Select-A-Size (white) and cut in half with big knife.

In Rubbermaid container (12 cups or more) pour in the following:

2 cups water
2 tablespoons baby wash
2 tablespoons baby oil

Dip paper towels (cut side up) into mixture quickly and remove.

Turn over and place paper towels (with cut side down) back in container.

Wait about 15 minutes and pull out wet cardboard center

Enjoy your baby wipes!!!

I also made some homemade laundry detergent. I have used it on Cash's clothes and it worked fine. The real test will be Ryan's work clothes. Will let you know how that turns out. Here is the recipe.

2 gallons Water (hot)
1 bar Soap (grated)- I used a Zote bar (in the detergent sections-its only 98 cents!)
2 cups Baking soda

Melt grated soap in a saucepan with enough hot water to cover. Cook on medium-low heat, stirring frequently until soap is melted.

In a large pail, pour 2 gallons hot water. Add melted soap, stir well.

Then add the baking soda, stir well again.

Use 1/2 cup per full load, 1 cup per very soiled load.

Side Note: For the bar soaps required in the recipes, you could try Fels-Naptha, Ivory soap, Sunlight bar soap, Kirk’s Hardwater Castile, and Zote. Don’t use heavily perfumed soaps.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Me and Cash Man waiting on the doctor

Sitting up there like a big boy :]

Cash had his 1 year appointment on February 9, 2009. Poor thing got 3 shots but he did really well. These are his stats. HEIGHT: 26.7' (<5%) WEIGHT: 14LBS 6 OZ (<5%) HEAD CIRCUMFERENCE: 17.5 INCH (10%). The doctor said that I can stop the formula and switch soley to whole milk, take him off baby food and stop giving him a bottle. That makes him a toddler, not a baby anymore! Dont know if I am quite ready for that yet. hehe He doesn't take formula anymore, but he sometimes still gets baby food and in the morning and at night he still gets his bottle. During the day we do a sippy cup. We couldn't do everything cold turkey!!!! hehe

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fun in Ruidoso

Taken from the balcony of our condo

Right outside the window

Ronnie and Dawn

Me and Ryan

Just handing out. Shannon, Misty and Ryan

Our hubbies. Ryan, Cody, Jose and Ronnie

Me and my hubby on Valentines Day

Misty and Cody Johnson

Just chillin

All the pretty ladies! Dawn, Misty, Shannon and me
We finally got to get away! We went to Ruidoso for Valentine's weekend with the Jenkins, Johnsons, and the Rodriguez's. We got there Friday afternoon and hung out for a little bit. We went to Farley's and ate and had few drinks and visited. Later that night, after everyone arrived, we played Scattegories. I hadn't played that game in years!! It was a blast! The next day was full of shopping for the girls and skiing for the boys. That night we went out to eat at a mexican food restaurant called Casa Blanc. We all turned in early from just pure exhaustion from the day. Lets face it. We aren't as young as we use to be. hehe The next day we got up and ate breakfast at the Log Cabin. It was very yummy. Then we all headed home. The trip was short and sweet but just what we needed.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Party Time!

Not loving the cake too much. I think it was maybe he felt the pressure since about 20 of us were all surrounding him just waiting to see what he would do. hehe

Mom and Cash with his new Radio Flyer Wagon

Dad and Cash taking a ride

Sitting in his wagon with his favorite present. The singing card.

His new book from Nana and Allen

The Gifts
Thanks Everyone!

Uncle Sully and Cash Man

Mamma and Gavin and Pappa and Cash

Nanny, Kelli and Gavin

Cousins Jamie and Ashley

Nana feeding Cash Man

Karen and Holly

Momm and Cash

The night before on his actual birthday I gave cash a piece of chocolate cake. He like it alot!

Happy Birthday Cash
Wow, what a year! Time sure flies by when you are having fun. :]

Friday, February 6, 2009

My baby is 1 year old!

3 days old.

3 months

6 months

9 months

1 year

My precious baby boy. Today, on this day, one year ago you were born in Lubbock Texas at Covenant Lakeside Hospital at 6:19pm. Weighing in at 5lbs 8 oz. You had a little trouble with your oxygen level and had to stay in the nursery. We didn't get to see you until the next day! It was aweful! But you were strong and pushed through it and are a strong and healthy boy today.
You are able to say Mama, Dada, baba, byebye, and this morning you said Papa!!!!!! Your 4th tooth just broke through yesterday. Not walking yet. You love music and stop whatever you are doing when you hear it and start dancing. You love to ruff house with your daddy. The higher you are thrown in the air, and the ruffer we play with you, the more you laugh. I love the way you light up when you see your daddy come in from work. You LOVE to take a bath.
You are the cutest, most precious, smartest, lovable, funny etc..... thing there ever was and I am so proud to be your mommy. I love you more than you will ever know!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Need to laugh?

Cash pulled a good one today. I was cooking supper and Ryan was out in the garage. I could hear Cash playing and I went around to check on him and he was in front of the back door playing. I went back in the kitchen, and then I heard him playing with his music table. I went around to check on him again, and in front of the back door where Cash was sitting was poop! Dog poop!!!! Apparently Mattie couldnt hold it (she hasn't felt very good lately) and just decided to go in front of the back door and go on her merry way. It was smeared all over the floor and then taking a good look at Cash, he had it all over him!!!!! He had been playing in it!!!!!!! With it on his hands, his legs and apparently on the bottom of his feet (because there was poop on the carpet) he decided to go play with his musical table and got it all over it!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh!!!!!! I ran to the garage yelling at Ryan to come inside immediately! Ryan stripped him down and bathed while I had to clean up the poop!!!!! I thought i was going to throw up! We dont think he tasted it because there was no evidence on his face. Thank the Lord!!!! Sorry i dont have a picture of it all. Taking a picture was not the first thing on my mind. Dont worry, I cleaned the music table with a toothbrush brushing in every little crevice there was. I dont think I have ever cleaned anything so thoroughly. :] Just thought I would share.