Archive | Robert RSS feed for this section

Pictures From June And July

5 Oct

June 2015

David’s older cousins on my side

My niece Robin in my dad’s car

Playing at my grandpa’s house

Robin-chat at the Zoo

After the other cousins went back home

Petting zoo

We stayed longer so David could have more one-on-one time with his yiayia.

Travel breakfast

Travel dinner

Relaxing at home

The rash he had the next morning!

Basement for tornado watch

Basement for tornado watch

Tornado weather

13-week belly. Showing early

July 2015

Neighbor dog

Cop by birth. Half-cop, quarter doctor

Advertisements

The Last of the Fall Pictures

17 Dec

David has become quite mobile since October, and his huge fat legs seem to be shrinking a little with the constant exercise. They say that all good things must end some day; autumn leaves must fall.

Last week he and I were visiting my family in California. The four flights (David has been on 16 planes, not including in utero) were not as bad as I expected, and he made friends with other passengers. The trip was fun, but of course flew by!

Nov. 5

IMG_2892

Narcissus

IMG_2900

Nov. 9 I am not sure exactly when he started pulling up, but this was one of the first times. As soon as he heard me take a picture he started coming for the camera.IMG_2913

IMG_2915

IMG_2917

IMG_2922

Going to the grocery store

Nov. 10 Proof that the Suburban fits in the garage…with centimeters to spare ;) IMG_2927

IMG_2958

Nov. 12IMG_2932

IMG_2959

IMG_2950

Nov. 13IMG_2953

Nov. 15IMG_2962

IMG_2966

IMG_2967

IMG_2970

IMG_2973

IMG_2974

IMG_2976

Nov. 24 (Nine months today)IMG_2989

IMG_3002

IMG_3004

IMG_3006

IMG_3011

IMG_3023

Tom

IMG_3031

Eyeing the lens cap

IMG_3037

He always gets his man.

IMG_3046

IMG_3052

IMG_3075

IMG_3077

IMG_3085

IMG_3089

“Gotta go check on my cats.”

IMG_3104

IMG_3110

IMG_3111

IMG_3112

IMG_3118

“Are you sure they like me, Mama?”

IMG_3123

Is she keeping her friend close or her enemy closer? She tends to be nearby.

IMG_3124

IMG_3126

Nov. 2715497_924668804405_7509688421865020497_n

10404317_924668824365_3484746646549433814_n

10857902_924668784445_8361480784666697639_n

10382822_924668854305_8090163774277705367_n

My men at Thanksgiving

Nov. 28

Car crash

Car crash. Luckily he was ejected before the Camaro flipped

IMG_3166

IMG_3171

IMG_3173

“Hello, I’m fat.”

1452302_924668874265_7098149328530853396_n

Nov. 2910849860_924668914185_5353473609996181681_n

10409597_924668944125_5212519361013128009_n

10421216_924676573835_5004781679859075105_n

Loving homemade (not by me) sourdough bread

10384739_924676543895_4618849528795464744_n

10245568_924676513955_4719213384319154652_n (1)

Dec. 1IMG_3174

IMG_3178

IMG_3181

IMG_3182

IMG_3189

IMG_3191

The old litmus test

IMG_3194

IMG_3195

IMG_3210

And it was good.

Dec. 21907908_924676394195_4888885580786112609_n

10849912_924676364255_2240209637516040215_n

Striking a pose

Dec. 310845976_924676409165_3260530379355682273_n

Dec. 41004552_924676429125_7847638031787656866_n

10421543_924674822345_5189515367118045383_n

10868033_924676464055_6499530356141002544_n

Dec. 5 It is impossible to get good bath pictures because he is never still even for a second.1384167_924674662665_4591034028619661236_n

960119_924674777435_2739626075515527085_n

IMG_3215

I love this one!

Dec. 61964771_924674617755_8516067910516276022_n

10845969_924674632725_8308197728004819908_n

10858573_924674567855_920932643115541332_n

I’ve been told he has my nose. I don’t really see it!

Dec. 8 Heading to California

10857777_924674532925_8400442376265611544_n

A tarmac guy tapped on our window as he walked by and noticed the baby face plastered to it.

Dec. 9

10806407_924674502985_2360477265892554995_n

Breakfast at Yiayia’s

1782146_924674468055_3693995275285030905_n

He’s no Francie

11108_924674388215_4062825164944207404_n

1960065_924674433125_718949409067450593_n

Watching Mickey’s Christmas Carol…for like 10 seconds

10168158_924674328335_1492228792655314776_n

Waldo

10378259_924674303385_3385772893034217587_n

David liked this nativity.

Dec. 10 The kitten and the baby were very interested in each other, and each other’s toys. Pretty cute!

10847810_924674133725_2847362347458731644_n

Bed head

1604754_924674283425_8066304404081941216_n

10846493_924674253485_91328488947235786_n

10847934_924674203585_1644028932901171219_n

10846234_924674163665_6637475071637542608_n

Dec. 1110847840_924674113765_35815429520414640_n

Dec. 13 Christmas Tea1743559_924674358275_259499109089176993_n

IMG_3229

IMG_3230

IMG_3231

IMG_3232

IMG_3237

Crumpet selection

IMG_3238

IMG_3241

A very rewarding house to decorate

IMG_3243

Mo in the mirror

IMG_3245

IMG_3247

Finagling shortbread from Aunt Ellen

IMG_3248

IMG_3250

IMG_3256

I got lazy with the last bows.

IMG_3259

Uncle Robert and Davy sharing a moment

IMG_3263

10473506_924674028935_3211217308496590910_n

10421530_924674083825_6769325375207632614_n

Dec. 14

10849905_924673764465_7072119119159545626_n

They both liked the guitar stand as a toy, but Waldo eventually got knocked off the arm of the couch by his end of it.

10849750_924673689615_703751213275840559_n

10849827_924673624745_5358803624348480283_n

Last dinner with the grandparents

Dec. 15 Home again, home again10418869_924673594805_5532170345937346708_n (1)

We came home to a sad, empty house. (Well, the cats were there.) Josh is away, but just for the week! I am so glad he will be here for Baby’s First Christmas.

He Is Taking Over My Blog And My House

1 Oct

Here are some pictures from the last month or two that haven’t made it onto the blog because they were not related to our trip or the piano or the crib pads. To start us off, here is Dave relaxing in the bath with his neurotic lifeguard nearby. If you come visit, be sure not to let Tom in the room when you shower because he is super annoying.

IMG_1756

IMG_1759

IMG_1760

IMG_1761

IMG_1762

Here are his legs after his six-month shots.

IMG_2490

IMG_2491

I’m fine, really.

IMG_2493

I had him try on this dinosaur costume to see if there was any chance it would fit on Halloween. Nope!

IMG_2498

IMG_2505

IMG_2507

The pack ‘n’ play is back out! Seeing him play in it reminds me so much of baby Robert.

IMG_2512

IMG_2514

IMG_2519

IMG_2520

How the mighty have fallen.

On a day with nice weather I opened the back door in our dining room and realized the neighbor’s dog has just enough space to stick his whole head between the wall and the fence. Tom was sure surprised to see a big dog head practically touching the back door. By the time I got the camera the dog had gone into its house. But Tom’s fur was still puffy!

IMG_2522

IMG_2523

IMG_2524

Peaches.

IMG_2526

TOTAL JOSH

IMG_2534

I swear this big baby dwarfs my husband.

IMG_2538

But Ida dwarfs him. If p then q.

IMG_2545

Here is one of his new bow ties from OhSweetHome. You can see Davy was in a very playful mood:

IMG_2551e

IMG_2554e

IMG_2556

IMG_2557

IMG_2558

IMG_2559

IMG_2560

IMG_2561

IMG_2563

IMG_2566e

IMG_2567

IMG_2571e

IMG_2574

This one reminds me of Robin.

IMG_2575

This one reminds me of Brain, I think. (Try to take over the world)

MVI_2549e

Here he is ready to try green beans for the first time. I added butter and garlic and they were not great but he seemed to like them, just like his dad. Although his dad tasted these ones and thought they were terrible.

You can watch his dignified reaction:

August California Trip

10 Sep

David and I flew to California on August 23rd to visit my family. My parents had not seen him since he was two months old and it was making me sad so when I heard my older sister was planning a trip to San Diego I booked us an overlapping one. Then my little sister followed suit. (The Dominic effect.) Josh joined us for the second half of our visit before flying home with us.

IMG_1864

Logging some tummy time the morning after our late-night arrival.

IMG_1866

This is the musician we hired to follow us around playing beautiful melodies on the guitar. Well worth it.

IMG_1869

IMG_1886

Getting ready for a walk with Yiayia. Not sure what this face is all about.

IMG_1889

So glad I brought the real camera this time! My cell phone could not do this.

IMG_1894

IMG_1910

Yiayia is the reason for the season.

IMG_1917

My dad makes beautiful salads! Here you can see homegrown tomatoes, avocado, radishes, olives and feta.

IMG_1925

David had his first taste of water on the plane and immediately was a fanatic. Which was perfect since it was quite hot in CA!

IMG_1927

Playing with a crocheted washcloth in my parents’ kitchen sink

IMG_1931

Hanging out with his cousin Tricia and testing the capacity of the drool-catching bandana she made

IMG_1949

Out to lunch with his grandparents and great-grandparents. He noticed the camera and started doing crazy eyes, which was fine because the lighting was bad anyway. I do wish I had taken pictures with Grandpa once we got outside though.

20140827_121550

Cell phone shot :/

IMG_1952

Don’t you dare drop your water again…

IMG_1953

“Oops”

IMG_1964

The dining room was looking photogenic.

IMG_1974

Uncle Rob entertaining a jet-lagged baby

IMG_1979

Noticing the camera :)

IMG_1972

Dave with Rob & Alex

IMG_1983

This is Waldo, who was rescued from the streets of Little Italy and given Kitten Milk Replacer.

IMG_1993

Meeting Uncle Marcos for the first time

IMG_1995

Deciding he likes Uncle Marcos

IMG_1997

Deciding he likes Baby Dave

IMG_1986

Where’s Waldo?

IMG_1988

I like these people.

IMG_2001

Tired boy

IMG_2003

Little Christy. I thought this might be interesting in a few decades because of the media.

IMG_2013

Uncle Steve and Marcos checking out the 1940s Toast-o-lator. Toast is “walked” past the heating elements on an escalator-like mechanism and then dropped out on the other side onto a waiting plate. AKA “the aristocrat of toasters,” this baby is “shiny, clever and dangerous.”

IMG_2016

A colorful kitchen picture. Dad was making scrambled eggs for everyone.

IMG_2018

Christy self-soothing

IMG_2022

Dave had his first cereal on this trip. Pictured is his second cereal. Don’t tell me rice cereal has no nutritional value; when there is breast milk in it, it is a superfood. :)

IMG_2029

I love this chair.

IMG_2039

This is why I love this chair.

IMG_2054

The British Airways jet flew over my parents’ house every evening and was eagerly anticipated. It is a beast.

IMG_2056

I like pictures that show the neighborhood because they are interesting to look at later. Aw, look at Ty’s house all restored. Aw, look at Mom and Aunt Nancy checking out that yellow car.

IMG_2059

David: “Oh, there’s that plastic heart I love.”

IMG_2061

Robin: “The plastic heart is mine.” David, admiringly: “Okay!” Younger cousin syndrome.

IMG_2076

“I don’t like your captions, Aunt Emmy.”

IMG_2083

We made this cake for our Labor Day party to celebrate all the summer birthdays in our family.

IMG_2093

Some of us ate a lot of date bars on that trip. Or matrimonial squares, if you want.

IMG_2097

This selfie happened while Josh was in charge of the camera at the party.

IMG_2101

The Daves sizing each other up. Big Dave said Little Dave is worthy of the name.

IMG_2108

Dave being impolite to his second cousin Garrett, who was kind enough to want to hold him.

IMG_2118

Meanwhile, Christy.

IMG_2121

Mom cutting birthday cake. This lady knows how to entertain.

IMG_2111

A passel of Evangelous

IMG_2125

If you would have just smiled normally, I would have gone away!

IMG_2127

Come on!

IMG_2131

“Mother, she is patting my leg so fast I can’t see her hand.”

IMG_2138

The big kids. I think Dominic was being told to play catch parallel to the street instead of perpendicularly. Aw, look at the old house. Aw, look how close Aunt Sue parked to Mo.

IMG_2142

Meanwhile, David.

IMG_2144

Meanwhile, Robin. I love this picture, I think because of Mom’s expression.

IMG_2147

Sibs

IMG_2148

Our genial host

IMG_2158

Waldo

I wanted so badly to get an awesome picture of these two babies standing together. Josh took a lot but it never really worked out.

IMG_2164 IMG_2165 IMG_2166 IMG_2167 IMG_2168 IMG_2169 IMG_2170 IMG_2174 IMG_2175 IMG_2176 IMG_2178 IMG_2177

Oh, well. :)

IMG_2182

Josh looking like his mom and Davy looking like Davy

Here come beach pictures!

IMG_2188

Oh, Christy!

IMG_2193

Pale boys keep to the shade.

IMG_2196

Burying Dominic’s legs

IMG_2201

Robin inspects the waves.

IMG_2203

I don’t know if Dave liked the ocean.

IMG_2226

I could see how it could kind of freak a person out at first.

IMG_2233

He seemed interested.

IMG_2248

IMG_2249

Once in a while there’s a big, unexpected wave and you grab for your kid.

IMG_2271

If I hadn’t been in such a hurry to get my pale baby out of the sun, I would have stayed longer and helped Dominic build something out of sand.

IMG_2273

Christy and the volleyball she borrowed from a nearby family

IMG_2279

IMG_2282

Worn out!

IMG_2292

Whether he realizes it or not, he’s the young fun uncle.

IMG_2297

Hug from Bobbie

IMG_2300

A brief appearance by Christina

IMG_2302

An hour or two at the beach will do this to you. ;)

IMG_2307

Betsnina

I’m glad I finally got to see the USS Midway Museum. The Midway was the largest ship in the world for ten years and the first warship too big for the Panama Canal. It was decommissioned in 1992 after 47 years of service and now it is sitting in the San Diego Harbor and you can walk all over it and touch everything.

IMG_2317

IMG_2320

Welcome aboard, Dominic

IMG_2325

Walking among the airplanes and helicopters stored inside the ship.

IMG_2338

Watching a video about the engine that won the war

IMG_2333a

What a cute test pilot.

IMG_2335

This plane has wings that fold for more compact storage. Pretty cool!

IMG_2341

Upstairs on the flight deck

IMG_2345

Flight deck of the USS Midway, with some familiar people

IMG_2347a

IMG_2351

The only reminder that you are on a ship and not solid ground

IMG_2357

David is looking a little weary by now. This is the inside of a helicopter.

IMG_2361

The Coronado Bridge

IMG_2364

IMG_2405

I liked reading these call signs from Desert Storm.

IMG_2425a

We found a bench on deck for Dave.


IMG_2429

IMG_2430a

IMG_2434

Lunch after at Seaport Village.

Josh, my mom and I took David and Robin to Scripps Birch Aquarium in La Jolla one day while Stephanie was working.

IMG_2449

Pretty incredible view

IMG_2466

After we meandered through the dark room full of tanks, I think the babies were both ready for naps. Dave had just whacked my mom in the face when this one was taken. (I have proof)

IMG_2471

Robin did not smile in any of them. It’s not her way…

IMG_2483

Just the ladies

Well, that was about a hundred photos. If you’ve made it this far you must really like us.

It was a great trip. David got to know my parents and vice versa, and I’m so glad my brothers and sisters could be there at the same time with their kids! Just wish it could happen every day.

Easter 2014 and California

3 May

Davy and I spent Easter in San Diego this year, leaving his poor dad home with the cats. Here are a bunch of pictures from the month of April, most of which are from our 4/19 – 4/29 trip.

David sleeping on his side

After-breakfast cat nap at home

I have been so wimpy about trimming his nails that he went through a major mitten phase. I am happy to report that we have moved past it together, however.

boxing gloves

Boyish

packing

Helping me pack the day before we left for CA

I was also very wimpy about dealing with his cradle cap for a while, because my first attempt (coconut oil) left his poor scalp red and irritated. So the cradle cap was allowed to get really bad after that! We have since sucked it up and dealt with that too. :)

blue pjs 1

We spent the morning of the 19th getting lots of quality time with Joshua.

blue pjs 2

Josh is just a prop sometimes.

blue pjs 3

We love Dada. The spray bottle is for Ida.

blue pjs 4

A slight resemblance, I think.

gfk to msp

The 45-minute flight to Minnesota went really well. He fell asleep before takeoff and slept until landing.

msp to san

The 3.5-hour flight to San Diego was a little rockier at first, but he eventually fell asleep like this, and slept a long, long time!

We arrived late at night and the next morning was Easter. We went to church with my parents and Robert, and then we went to lunch at the 19th Hole and walked home. It was his first walk outside!

easter outfit

Ready for a nice Easter nap (just like his grandpa)

easter nap

I have been informed that I hold my baby too much. <3

The weather was pretty amazing, at least to us. David got to go outside every day, sometimes barefoot! I loved being able to sit on the porch. I hope you California residents don’t ever take that for granted.

outside barefoot

Insisting on standing

chilling with mama

These were my favorite pajamas of Baby Dominic’s. They are a tight squeeze for Davy already.

Aunt Steph and Cousin Robin arrived after a couple days and met Dave for the first time. Steffi and I realized we don’t really know how to handle (without awkwardness) each other’s babies, because they are in such different stages. Robin is an awesome kid. I was so glad she was pleased to let me hold her or hang out with her whenever I wanted. I hope Davy will be as chill and happy and chubby at 9 months.

robin in chair

Happiest baby award

4/23

Cheek shot

I can’t believe I forgot my real camera. The bad pictures are from my cell phone, and the clearer ones are stolen from Betsy. I tried not to take too many of hers.

mom robin porch

They look like their dads! Mini.

When Betsy arrived with Dominic and Christina, we walked in a small parade to the playground Dominic loves. David borrowed his cousin’s car seat and stroller, which is much easier for him to sleep in. So easy in fact that he slept through the whole outing. Aunt Sue was basking in all the babies.

4/24 park

Mom is so cute

Christie is so interested in babies. David didn’t mind being called Rah-rah (Robin) and she brought him toys and rocked his chair.

Christie rocking baby

On the Friday following Easter Sunday, we had the extended family over for dinner. The day started with baby baths in the kitchen sink.

bath David

He looks like his mom sometimes.

bath Robin

Robin!

em stef deck

A bunch of chubs. And Steffi :)

em rob couch

Could the Robs be more precious?

em rob couch 2

She likes watches.

daves

The only picture we got of the Daves. They liked each other though.

em rob self

I call this one “Niece and aunt in pajamas”

em rob self 2

“Variation on a theme”

shelter island

Sunday morning we walked around Shelter Island with Aunt Carol. It was overcast but it’s always nice to see the ocean.

david bay

David borrowed Christie’s pink blanket.

pismo beach 1986

It reminded me of when I borrowed my cousin’s pink sweatshirt at Pismo Beach.

meanwhile in ND

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, as Ms. Carbone would say. Keeping the pack ‘n’ play warm.

nap on me

More holding my baby too much <3

boy cousins

Before heading back to TX Dominic agreed to try holding David. “Sometimes babies are too heavy.” Try carrying him around in your belly, Dominic.

grandpa

David with his grandpa

Dad had the foresight to insist on a family picture before Betsy departed. Sorry, Christie, I think you are yawning. The low quality of this image is my fault!

family photo 2014

Missing the spouses :(

sunshine baby

Enjoying a little more nature before returning to the tundra. We were really missing Josh by the end so we weren’t too sad to go.

I needlessly dreaded the 3.5-hour flight back to Minnesota. David was a little angel! And how could I have known the person next to me would be a no-show, so we weren’t crammed between two strangers. I was able to nurse him with relative privacy, and he slept peacefully the rest of the time. Too bad our house doesn’t sound like an airplane during naps.

SAN airport

At first we were like

SAN to MSP

But then we were all

Our flight out of Minnesota was delayed, as usual. David got a little fussy while we waited at the gate, but I would much rather deal with fussiness there than on a plane.

MSP delayed 2

This is how we deal with fussiness.

My swaddled baby was a huge hit among the other passengers. One guy said his girlfriend would think it was the cutest thing she had ever seen, so I let him take a picture. I never said I was immune to flattery.

MSP delayed 1

I dread the day a swaddle won’t work on him anymore.

The nap lasted almost until we landed in North Dakota.

MSP to GFK

Here he is on the flight back.

Josh was waiting for us just past security, such a welcome sight. I don’t have pictures of the reunion. My phone was probably too dead for the camera to work. Story of my life.

a boy and his cat

Reunited with Tom

a boy and his other cat

And Ida

The next day was Josh’s twenty-eighth birthday. When I texted him asking if he would prefer a cake or cookies, he said both. So he got both, although it took me two days to “frost” the cake. I made one round layer and twelve cupcakes, and poked holes in all of it to fill with vanilla pudding before topping with Cool Whip. I’m glad I tried it with the cupcakes because they were really good! Unfortunately they weren’t ready for him to take to work on Friday, so we’re spending the weekend trying to eat everything ourselves before it gets stale or mushy or both.

poke holes in cupcake

fill cupcake with pudding

top cupcake with cool whip

On May 1 David had his two-month pediatric appointment. At nine weeks old, he weighed 14 lb 10 oz (putting him in the 95th percentile). His head is 80th percentile and his length is supposedly 58th, but I’m sure that is wrong because he seems about three feet long.

2 month pediatric

It can’t be easy to measure a wriggling baby.

He had three shots in his legs at the end of the appointment, and it is one of the few times I have heard him really cry. Once I had calmed him I had to put him in his car seat to go home, but I wish I could have held him longer. You know, because I hold him too much. But the poor guy!

after vaccines

This picture still breaks my little heart.

He fell asleep before we had reached the car, and took a nice long nap that afternoon. The next morning he had a fever, but as far as I know it didn’t surpass 100.7 and it was gone a few diaper changes later.

vaccine sleep

And now he is waking up so I’m stopping! Bye.

Flowers

4 Jun

I bought gladiolus bulbs, strawberry plant roots, begonia bulbs and a hydrangea plant from the BX in early April. I planted all but the gladiolus around that time and none of them did anything. The hydrangea actually had green spots like the beginning of leaves and then they turned brown. Thanks, BX.

However, I noticed this yesterday:

hydrangea

I think that’s hydrangea and not a weed. This exciting development led me to plant the ten gladiolus bulbs that I had assumed were duds. When I took them out of their perforated plastic bag some of them had even begun to sprout. So when you see this next picture of my first ever flower bed, look past the six Asiatic lilies to envision the sword-like foliage of the ten gladiolus that will be there next year. You should also be picturing about 11-13 tulip plants, because yesterday Robert, Alex and I looted some from a location that will remain unspecified. And also, in the far left corner, picture five garlic plants, which I transplanted from the glasses on my kitchen windowsill. And feel free to imagine the evil bush about half its current size.

Asiatic lilies

I still have some rock arranging to do when the rain stops.

Are you picturing about thirty blooming plants and the subtle smell of garlic wafting here and there? I am. :)

next year

Next year, little flower bed. Next year.

Here is one of the looted tulips.

tulip

June Already

3 Jun

In a few short days we will have been married for one year! It’s hard to believe.

Once the flooding is past, warm weather in the plains means this:

lawn mower

and a lot of this:

mowing lawn

(and treating for dandelions 2x)

and some of this:

tractor

For the boy.

And it also means mosquitoes, but mosquitoes mean aerial spraying which means C-130s which are cool in my book.

Look at a our poor neglected dying tree.

dying tree

Josh spent hours pruning it and the shoots growing up around its base.

bud

Robert and Alex came to visit. Ida has been getting near-constant attention and is acting out less.

robalex

I put them to work in my poor neglected flower bed full of rocks and a huge prickly shrub that until lately hung over the sidewalk and grass. Whoever lived here before us did nothing to the lawn or garden but leave some of their kids’ broken toys around.

rocks

The plan is to plant my Asiatic lilies and some red and yellow tulips I’m going to steal from abandoned housing.

rocks2

Josh tamed the shrub but I’m tempted to poison it. It is so very sharp.

I also let them have fun sometimes.

quiddler

Yesterday I made one quart of concentrated low-sud laundry detergent from a recipe I found on Pinterest. I used half a bar of Fels-Naptha soap and a half-cup each of Borax and Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda. Boil it down, cool it off, whip it.

fels-naptha soap

Fels-Naptha can be used as a stain remover or to treat contact dermatitis.

blend

yum

whipped laundry detergent

It has the consistency of lime chiffon.

jar of laundry detergent

One tbsp per load. I should make a cute label.

If we decide we like it enough to replace our normal combo of All Free & Clear + Oxy Clean, here is the breakdown in cost:

$0.49 1/2 bar Fels Naptha
$0.18 1/2 c. Borax 20 Mule Team
$0.24 1/2 c. Super Washing Soda
$0.91 / 64 loads or $0.01/load

vs.

$14.98 Oxy Clean
$13.98 All Free & Clear
28.96 / 146 loads or $0.20/load

Or to put it another way, $2.45 vs. $34.71 per year.
Or, when we have six kids, $7.35 vs. $104.13 per year. With the money we save, we can have our minivans detailed every month.

All I know for now is this new stuff smells very nice.

Josh bought Ida a “super scooper” at the dollar store and she absolutely loves it. Robert led her to believe that it is a brush and an exciting toy all in one. We haven’t taken it to the litter box yet. :/

super scooper

Coming soon: flower bed update; the real reason we went to the dollar store

%d bloggers like this: