Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gdiapers > changing the world, one bum at a time.

My daugher has noticed that I've been spending a lot of time on cloth diapering sites lately. Things have changed a lot in the past 11 1/2 years since I first chose to try cloth diapering. I think when I mentioned it at the time, my mom (who cloth diapered all six of us) and my sisters thought I was a bit nutty. (but then, I get that a lot) So I started researching what is new in the cloth diapering community. One company in particular really stood out to both David and me. Gdiapers are a happy little marriage between cloth and disposable. It is a disposable insert in a breathable cloth diaper cover.

Gdiapers appeal to me on so many levels. First, you have this Australian couple, Jason and Kim Graham-Nye, who came to the realization that disposable diapers are the third largest contributer to landfills in the world. And those suckers take five hundred years to break down (to me that kinda takes the practicallity right out of the ease of disposablility!) So this couple decided to take that realization a step (or two or many) further! Gdiapers have been available in Australia since 1991. A couple of years ago, I'm happy to say, Jason and Kim bought the rights to the rest of the world and brought Gdiapers to America.

Like I said, I have been spending a lot of time researching cloth diapering options. There are many. And to be honest, when I first found out I was pregnant, I wasn't totally sure I'd go all the way cloth again. After the kids and I saw the video here which shows the biodegradablitiy of a gdiaper insert next to disposable diapers, I knew I really couldn't come up with an excuse that I could swallow. I mean, I want this world to be a better world for my kids. I don't believe in a disposable planet. I sent the link to David and he was sold in a second. Of course, I kept looking online for all sorts of cloth diapering options... my hubby and daughter had already decided Gdiapers was the way to go. (my son isn't all that interested, I mean, he is eleven, and we are talking about diapers here.)

As if the product itself isn't amazing enough. This company runs on the philosophy of being real and genuine with everyone you encounter. That is something I can stand behind!

I have been in contact with people from Gdiapers. They are very personalble and helpful. Michelle, from Gdiapers, is going to be in DC today. When she first contacted me I thought that was cool, but was pretty sure I'd have a very newborn baby in my hands and that I'd not feel up to meeting for lunch or anything. Well... that babe is still neatly contained and rather portable in my ever growing tum-tum... soooo I'm happy to say that I very shortly I shall be meeting Michelle and some other area gmums & gdads for lunch.

Who knows... maybe the baby was just waiting to be born to give me the chance to meet Michelle! =)

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Keith's Doggy Bar

Doggie thirsty? Be sure to stop by Keith's Doggy Bar, located at the Keith Lippert Gallery in Georgetown, DC. 2922 M Street :: Georgetown, Washington, DC 20007.


Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, David!!!!

I just wanted to take a moment to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my hubby, David! Please feel free to do the same! =)

This picture was taken by our 11 1/2 year old son this Sunday when we all headed up to see the Edward Hopper exhibit at the National Gallery of Art.

Happy Birthday David! =)

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

lemon tree very pretty

Realizing that the start of this little lemon is not the most exciting thing to any of you who might be reading this blog, I post it anyway. Why??? Because I'm darn proud of this little citrus fruit. This is from an indoor lemon tree that my friend gave to me. We had little lemon flowers which really are sweet, but I never expected fruit... nor do I know just how far this little guy will grow. Still, the kids and I are excitedly watching its progress.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

canal reflections


Monday, September 17, 2007

perfect day for sketching

Here's my little girl and her daddy , both doing what they love to do! On this day they are sitting on a stone wall above the C&O Canal
in Georgetown, enjoying the first really perfect-weather, beautiful day of the September Season. (my daughter informed me that September was just taking it's time figuring out how to be) I was sitting behind them both, knitting a baby booty for the soon to be newest member of our family. I looked up couldn't help but take this picture.

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