Tuesday, April 27, 2010

For Mimi and Papa

My parents sent Miriel and Gavin some cute outfits recently, and I put the little dress they sent on Miriel today and snapped a couple quick shots (don't look too closely - a couple are a bit blurry).

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fabric Softener

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... makes my husband look like this (and worse), all over his body, for at least a week. And apparently it feels worse than it looks. Ugh. Somehow when I purchased the all-natural, 4-ingredient, new laundry detergent (Ecos) I didn't realize that the coconut-based "softener" in it was the same thing that he's allergic to in Downy (which is, by the way, mostly made out of a derivative of sheep, cattle and horse fat). Unfortunately, we've had the new detergent in our home for a few months, and I used it here and there before we ran out of the other detergent last week and then did 5 loads of laundry in the new stuff. That means I have no idea what actually got washed in the Ecos detergent, and now I get to wash everything in our whole house, twice, with second rinses and adding vinegar, to make sure there is no residue on anything. At least now I'm pretty sure of what it is that he's allergic to (the actual "softening" ingredient - quats) and I will make sure to avoid it at all costs from now on!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!


We hope you had a wonderful Easter full of the love of Jesus and the celebration of His wonderful gift of life! Unfortunately we weren't able to make it to a church service today because Gavin has a cough and runny nose, Miriel has a cold, and Chad broke out Saturday night with a nasty rash from an allergic reaction to our new laundry detergent (after we had finally gotten all 5 loads of laundry washed, dried, folded and mostly put away - ugh). We did get to enjoy time with family today, though.

Miriel is full of smiles lately (see the photo at the top of the page) and likes to make adorable cooing noises every once in a while. She's not even really upset with having the cold (yet, at least), just sleeping more. We are so thankful! Gavin continues to be full of fun and energy but has been a little more difficult lately, probably due to his top 2-year molars coming in, his cough and generally not getting enough sleep because of those things.

Here are Gavin and Miriel sporting their Easter garb!

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