Monthly Archives: May 2009

Baby Black Beard

I believe I met Baby Black Beard tonight. She is about two and a half feet tall, with blond hair, blue eyes, and a black mustache and beard! Don’t believe me? Here is my proof!


No, we did not feed her mud! She happened to have her first taste of black beans tonight. Nobody was impressed but Candice. She even went for seconds! Wanna see what she thought about the bowl I served her in?



Doesn’t she look satisfied and about to pop?


This concludes the story of how I became acquainted with Baby Black Beard. Stay tuned for the story of Baby Clean Face. 🙂

Tabetha’s Tweets 2009-05-17

  • I think my 15 month old has finally adjusted to going down for a nap without her pacifier! Now to get her through bedtime without it! #
  • Anyone know how to remove inkjet printer ink from a shirt? #
  • Now, thanks to @stretchmarkmama, I can do this!!!! ★ ♫ ♥ ☆★ ♫ ♥ ☆ #
  • Just found a really cool site for online and/or printable worksheets!!! #
  • @lgedeon You could always tweet it in reverse reverse chronological order! 😉 in reply to lgedeon #
  • 10 years after getting my cast iron skillets, I think I might have them seasoned correctly! Now they keep that shiny black look. #
  • Just enjoyed a bowl of unsweetened oatmeal with raisins (therefore technically slightly sweetened) for the 1st time in my life! #
  • How could I ever have disliked raisins? How?! #
  • Oh cool! I can’t wait to try this out!
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  • I cooked 14 pounds of green beans and 3 pounds of onions today!! That is definitely a first!!! #
  • me to 9YO, “You should always try to make sure that only positive words come out of your mouth…aw man! I forgot to spice the green beans!” #
  • @simpsonsparadox It would “seam” that we have the same anti-“seem” issue. 😀 in reply to simpsonsparadox #

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Happy 90th, Grandma!

My grandma turned 90 years old today!! Can you imagine? I am curious, though. Do you expect to live to be 90 years old? If so, I wonder what life will be like then? For me, that will be 2067.

(Okay, now I have a confession to make. I just spent a full 2 or 3 minutes figuring out what year I will turn 90. Let me give a hint to those who happen to be as tired as I am. Take your birth year, add 100, and subtract 10.)

Anyway, Happy Birthday, Grandma! I love you!!

But Don’t Sock Up!

I have always been weird about my socks. I don’t like it when:

  • I sleep in them
  • they get wet
  • they get wrinkled or twisted
  • the heel slides down in my shoe
  • the seam is against my little toe
  • the top is too loose or tight

I did mention that I was weird about my socks, right? Do you believe me?

Well, take it from me, the picky sock girl! I have found socks that have none of the above problems. Introducing the cool and comfortable fuzzy socks!!

These socks are SO cool! They don’t wrinkle or fall off, yet they don’t cut your circulation either! They seem to repel water (to a reasonably degree…don’t jump in the pool to check them out). They are comfortable alone, yet they feel very soft and comfortable with shoes.

If you have that urge to try something new in this area, you should give these a try! Of course, you should not stock up because you are not me, therefore you may not personally like them, and if you do like them, you still won’t be me because that is impossible (for anyone except my hubby).

Miracle Diaper Rash Remedy

Several years ago, in a desperate mission to comfort the burn of my infant’s bottom, I did an internet search and found the best solution for diaper rash that I have found yet. First let me clarify that the type of rash she had was a yeast rash from teething. The doctor usually prescribes Nystatin for it, but it doesn’t seem to work for my little ones.

Candice is now cutting molars and seems to be miserable at both ends. Because my children have fair and sensitive skin, it doesn’t take much to cause a rash. I put this mix on her red and raw bottom last night, and the redness was improved by at least 50% this morning!

Here are the instructions for the (not so) “secret” formula:

  1. Clean the diaper area, preferably with a warm wash cloth (wipes can burn).
  2. Place a diaper under the child.
  3. Spread Desitin on the rash until you have a medium thick layer.
  4. Sprinkle baby powder on top of the Desitin and mix it with the Desitin with your finger
  5. Spread a thin layer of Vaseline on top of the powder and mix it in.
  6. Wipe the remaining goop off your finger onto the clean diaper.
  7. Close the diaper and dress as usual.

Now, after you get this on your child, you will think your child should be walking funny with all that goop on his bottom, but believe me, he’ll be much more comfortable by morning. You can use this mix any time of the day, but I see the best results over night.

I would show pictures to prove my point, but I don’t guess that would be appropriate, huh? Not to mention the fact that I didn’t take any! 🙂 Oh well, you’ll just have to take my word for it, or better yet, try it yourself…I mean on your child….that is, if you happen to have a child in the diaper age range. 😐


Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
– Philippians 2:14-15

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
– Philippians 4:8

I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
– Philippians 4:11

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
– 1 Corinthians 10:31

But godliness with contentment is great gain.
– 1 Timothy 6:6