Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Time for Halloween Shopping!!!

We've already started looking at Halloween costumes.  Of course we have - it's only 2 months away and I'm dangerously obsessed.

Mostly we started looking because D will tell me he wants to be an obscure "guy" like Blue Beetle or Hawkeye - and I was fairly certain that there weren't costumes for those.  So we hopped on our favorite costume site - to check it out - and we were pleased to find out they DO have Blue Beetle - but not Hawkeye.

However, while we were there - D discovered a set of guys that he's not been introduced to, but now has a dangerous obsession with...TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES.

So - I'm not posting pics of costumes YET for voting because it's up in the air.  Most days he's sure he wants to be a ninja turtle - but he occasionally throws out Batman, Optimus Prime or even a ghost or the voting is postponed.

Just know it's coming.  You know you're excited.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Steam, Process, Feed

When D was a baby I had big dreams of making my own baby food.  But with a full time job, full time husband, full time dog, full time house, just didn't pan out.  I did what I could but for the most part he ate organic jarred baby food.  Which is great.  But I still realized I might be able to do this more cost-effectively with my own ingredients that I choose.

The baby food-maker that's a combo steamer and processor came on the market just a year or so ago.  GENIUS.  There's already SEVERAL brands - but it seems like this is the answer I wanted!  These little machines handle both processes and take up little to no room in your house.  No pans to wash, no food processors to clean for a tiny amount of food, no mashing to be done in pots/pans/bowls. 

I just wonder if anyone has used one of these...this is the guy I'm considering for baby #2...the Beaba Babycook.
Most of the reviews are positive.  There's always a few Debbie Downers of the world too.  But it seems like a great idea!

Thoughts?  Have you talked to anyone who has one?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Will we or won't we?

It's been an argument as to whether or not we will find out what this baby is...

For those of you who have followed "In the Wings" for years, you will recall that we were informed that D was a girl for about a month before learning he actually was a boy.  So, needless to say I'm not the most trusting.

All that aside, I feel like I wouldn't mind waiting.  Being surprised.  Waiting to hear the doctor announce "it's a ___!!!" like they do in the movies.  But as Dain says, it's a surprise no matter when you find out.

I was the one who didn't want to find out if you hadn't guessed...and Dain, being the logical one, does.  But I have had a bit of a change of heart...just looking around our teeny tiny house and seeing all the stuff laying around.  Stuff that is not one iota neutral in gender...meaning that if D's done playing with it, and we have a girl...unless she REALLY loves's not necessarily going to be of full use.  So I'd like to do a big clean-out if it IS a girl this time around.

(PS - I'm not saying that any daughter of mine will be playing with pretty princesses and pink frilly stuff at all hours of the day [have we met?] and I would want any daughter to have a few superhero toys - but the chance of another Meyer offspring being as obsessed with "guys" as D is, boy or girl, is slim to none).

So - we may find out.  Maybe.  I still reserve the right to change my mind...I have 6 weeks.