A drawing of St. Francis by our very own Monkey 2! (I know it's hard to see in the photo -- sorry.) The funny thing is that she submitted the drawing two years ago, while we still lived in Texarkana, and we forgot all about it. We had no idea it had been chosen, so it was a nice surprise to see it here!
Other happy news. . . .
And other things. . . .
Don't forget that The Spotted Box goes on sale at noon EST, and that they sell out quickly! You can get one here, or you may have better luck at the Etsy Shop here, where boxes will be added a few at a time.
And lastly. . . .
I've made the decision to start using cloth diapers! I am SOOO excited about that! I was completely ignorant and unaware of modern cloth diapering with all of my other children. I did not know a single person that cloth diapered. I started reading about cloth diapering while I was pregnant with Owen, and seriously considered doing it. However, my husband was very much against the idea. . . . he reasoned that we can hardly keep up with laundry now, and here I was wanting to add to the pile. But now I think the expense of disposables is starting to change his mind.
I have read that you should try several different types of diapers to find out what works best for your baby. Since I don't have the time or money to experiment, this is my plan: I am planning to sew my own. I figured that if I purchase the materials and fabrics, I can then try different patterns with minimal expense.
I'm thinking of trying these two options first -- tie-on prefolds with a cover, and pocket diapers (mostly for my sweet husband.) If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. I'm especially interested in what types of laundry detergent you use, and if there are any DIY detergent recipes that you recommend!
Oh my gosh. . . can you imagine Owen's chubby little legs in a pair of warmers?? Eeeeee!
I must learn to knit, just so I can make these.