This week really flew by! Here’s a bit about what went we’ve been up to…
* Lincoln is 9 months old!?! Crazy. I still have to take pictures and do his “official” monthly post, but his well-baby visit went great. He is healthy, growing and right on track developmentally.
* Also, my cousin’s adorable baby boy just turned one, so here’s a birthday shout out to Asher! Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend 🙂
Happy Birthday from Lincoln! Disclaimer– We may have taken this picture to wish Nani a happy birthday several months ago… but I know Lincoln sends his birthday wishes to his cousin too 🙂
* I started reading a new book that I am obsessed with. It’s called, “Beyond the Sling” and it’s by Mayim Bialik. That’s right. It is a book by Blossom. Anyway, it’s all about how she is raising her two boys. Now, of course, I am really enjoying it because most of my parenting choices echo the things she is discussing… I suppose if someone is doing things in a completely different way then they might hate the book. But, if you are at all curious about natural childbirth, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. I think this is a great book that introduces the concepts in a non-judgey way, from the perspective of a real Mom. (Also, did you know that Blossom has a PhD? in neuroscience? Also, I’m sure she loves being referred to as “Blossom”…)
*I just discovered a new website that I am very excited about called Brickyard Buffalo. It’s another “deals” website like Totsy or Zuilily or Gilt, but all of the vendors they feature are small, independent artists/companies. Does Lincoln need these adorable bicycle leggings? For 20% off, probably…
I love them. There are more cute prints at the vendor’s website, Sugarlime Lane.
* I’m still working on my “declutter, clean, simplify” mantra, and I am making some progress in Lincoln’s closet that I hope to share soon. Along with my decluttering, I am trying to make some changes around the house to be more “natural” and “green.” I know it’s the trendy thing to do nowadays, but truly it’s having a baby that has made me reconsider and want to change. Pre-Lincoln I was already using household cleaners from Method and Seventh Generation and trying to eat organic as much as possible; I’m just trying to continue those things and make some more adjustments. One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is all of the plastic in our lives nowadays. I’d like to start using more glass, cloth and/or wood when possible. I’m starting small by replacing our plastic Tupperware with glass food storage containers. I am also planning on looking for more wooden/cloth toys for Lincoln going forward (not that he needs anymore toys right now– we have gotten so many amazing gifts and hand-me-downs!).
Did your week fly by too? I hope so 🙂 Also, if you have any tips on living more environmentally friendly, please feel free to share!