Monday, May 28, 2007

gDiapers, Day 1

Lovely day

Ada and I have been out every day enjoying this wonderful spring weather which limits the time available for any blogging. We've been having a great time going on picnics, finding parks with swings, chasing birds near the waterfront, taking long walks in the stroller, kicking legs at the sight of dogs, birthday parties, trips to Ottawa, going to giant garage sales and on and on. This summer is going to be so much fun.

I have been using disposable diapers since the day Ada was born, and I've been feeling guilty all along. I just know that I would not have the patience, energy, or time to clean diapers, and I know that diaper services are guilty of using really harsh chemicals that are bad for the environment anyways. I have been researching diapers, and last fall I found an amazing product called gDiapers, which are flushable diapers. They have a washable outer pant called "little g's", and a breathable, environmentally friendly inner core which is very absorbant and will biodegrade very easily. Unfortunately, they are only available in the United States. But through the help of some wonderful family members I finally got a starter kit and Ada is now on day 1 of our trial run. So far, I've flushed one down the toilet, and it worked just like they said. And she looks very cute in them, if I do say so myself. I'll keep everyone up to date on how Ada and I enjoy them.

And since Ada and I need to go out and enjoy this beautiful day, here is a smattering of photos from the last few weeks.

First Swing

Party Girl

My first Mother's Day

Out and about


Along the Canal

Going for a ride

Stopping to smell the lilacs

At the Tulip Festival

Look at Daddy!

Ada dearest

Friday, May 04, 2007

Calendar Girl

Favourite monkey

Ada and I have been really enjoying this wonderful weather. Isn't it fabulous? We've been out every day enjoying the fresh air and the sun on our faces. We've been walking along the harbourfront every chance we can get, chasing ducks and seagulls and laughing at the dogs prancing around in the sun. We went to Centre Island a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my birthday with a fun bunch of friends, and Ada enjoyed her first picnic lunch (of pureed mangoes and squash) and played on picnic blankets watching us running around with kites and frisbees.

First picnic

Trying out the picnic blankets

And for her teeth count: She now has two adorable teeth coming up on her bottom gums. Her new nickname: Chompers.

She's really been getting active, rolling around easily now, and insisting on marching around chasing animals and toddlers. And she's talking up a storm these days. Here's a cute video of her helping me sing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm":

And on to some exciting news! We all know that our little Ada is an adorable girl. Well a couple of months ago we had the opportunity to have Ada take part in a photo shoot for a calendar to raise funds for the SickKids Foundation. We didn't know for sure if she would definitely be a part of the calendar, especially since she spent most of the photo shoot chewing on her mittens or toes. I found out this morning that she has indeed been chosen to be part of the calendar! The photographer, Elaine Tran, hasn't told me which picture will be used or which month she will be in, but I will find out soon enough. During the photo shoot she said that Ada will likely be in the winter months (probably January, February, or March), but I'll keep everyone posted! We're really excited to be part of such a great project for this important foundation. So make sure you all get the 2008 SickKids Calendar!

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