Monday, March 14, 2011


Well, write me down on the list of poor souls who hold out hope that feeding their baby solids will help them sleep better.  Owen is still sleeping pretty terribly, and while I'm still fairly positive teeth are to blame, I decided to eliminate the possibility that his belly is never quite satisfied and started to feed him some oatmeal (or, as Zoe calls it, "baby opameal" it) a couple weeks early (he'll be 6 months in 2 weeks!).  I think it's too early to tell if it's made a difference, but he seems to like it at least, and I'm excited to have moved on to a new stage.  I had been looking forward to showing Zoe how fun it can be to feed little babies their first foods, and she was really excited to be able to be the first one to feed him.  Anyway, I'm not holding my breath for any change in sleeping, because I don't think I've ever once heard of it making a difference.  Doesn't hurt to try, though right?  At least now while I'm scratching my head about why he might be waking up every hour I won't have that little voice in my head wondering if he might be a little hungry.
We had another great weekend with Nathan, which will be happening more and more now (YAY!)....went to a couple of museums on campus and to a park we hadn't been to before, although the weather was too windy to really enjoy it...
One night for dinner, we made scary spagetti.  It's possible I was the one most excited by it, and I didn't even have any since I'm a vegetarian.  Oh well!
Zoe and I spent some time doing some painting on the patio on one beautiful day...tried a couple of new things including painting coffee filters with a salad spinner.  The blog I got the idea from, TinkerLab, used paper plates, which would stay put better...after some experimenting I finally taped the filters down on the underside and it worked alright...we'll have to try again with something stronger and see if the paint spreads out differently...
Also, I came across the idea in a random craft book at the bookstore to turn plastic liter soda bottles into little windmills...another thing I think we'll experiment with, but for a first attempt it was fun...adds a little cheer to the patio for sure...
I found another way to use the scraps from those egg cartons from the other day...Zoe named him Satellite.
Finally, today Zoe spent a lot of time on our stoop giving out her beautiful things to people passing by.  Actually, she gave out a bunch the other day and wanted to give out the rest today.  She must have handed out 20 of them.  Every time she gave one away, she would come running back to me with the biggest grin on her was so sweet.  I told her that she was probably brightening a lot of days for people and she was so proud.  After she gave them all out she asked me if we could go in and make more to give away!  What a sweetie pie.
Waiting for people to come
Have a nice day!


  1. How does she come up with this stuff? Someday she will be the ambassador to whatever country the US is having a difficult time communicating with. Whose day wouldn't be brightened by a little cutie pie handing them one of her treasures? Love the scary must have tempted you Sarah!
    Love you,

  2. Oh my gosh. Love that Zoe. What a sweet kid.

  3. Scary Spaghetti! What a great idea :)