Sunday, August 31, 2008

alright. i've found a new love in my cloth diapering world. FLATS!!! and what am i using for this new-found love? MY RECEIVING BLANKETS!!! that's right, folks, i'm using abby's receiving blankets!!! and it's great!!! AND i get to use my wool as actual soakers now too!!! (too bad i just sold off a ton of it!) anyway, for those interested, here's how it works:

Step 1: lay receiving blanket flat on floor.

Step 2: Fold blanket in half.

Step 3: Fold blanket in half again.

Step 4: Take top corner and pull so you have a triangle shape on top of your blanket.

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Step 5: Flip entire thing over so that the triangle point is on the right.

Step 6: Take the left sides and start folding them in little sections a little at a time...

Step 7: ...keep folding in sections...

Step 8: ...and one last fold. You have now created the absorbent part of your diaper. You could add a hemp insert in between the folds if you like. I have to do that with Abigail because she's such a heavy pee-er!

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Step 9. Fold the bottom up about 2/3 of the way up. This creates your "pocket" for poop and stuff!

Step 10. Take the right wing and fold in.

Step 11: Take the left wing and fold in.

Step 12. There's your diaper! I've knotted it here but when it's on a baby, you'd pin it.

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and here it is (with a different blanket) on Abigail!!!!




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Sunday, August 24, 2008

just a few pics from our week this past week in augusta and at bible conference!

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abby trying her first french fry!!!

playing with grandma snelson

cheering grandpa snelson up in the hospital

having fun playing

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playing with mommy at the dr's office

abby loves her aunt laura!
she spent entirely too much time in her carseat this week!

spending quality time with greatgrandma
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

we went to the beach today!! now, it's not one of the "tourist beaches" but it's still a caribbean beach none-the-less!!! the water was SO warm! like swimming in bath water! it was great!!!! i, of course, got burnt to a crisp. even after putting 50 SPF sunblock on. grrr! anyway, here are some pics from today!!!

these are some children who live at the school for the blind. some are children of the officers who are the administrators there. some are the children of the cooks there. but they were too cute and fun to not be recognized!!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


i've always wanted to get my hair braided. it just always looked like fun! well, being in jamaica i thought this would be the PERFECT place and time to do it! so here it is! it took almost 5 hrs (4 hrs and 45 mins) to finish and it HURT!!! seriously, i was almost in tears! they pull TIGHT!!!! it's longer than i thought it would go, but i'm lovin' it! robert --- not so much!!!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

abby's first TMI!!! we've had horrible internet/phone connections this week so things have been rough with trying to stay connected to the outside world! but when you're in the middle of "nowhere, oklahoma" that tends to happen! abby has had a great time here at TMI!!! here are a few pictures of her adventures!!!

waiting with daddy at the airport

still waiting...

both mommy and abby are TIRED!!!

she is having the time of her life!!!
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abby's first time swimming!

snelson family fun time

she enjoyed the pool!!
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