Thursday, March 08, 2007

Spring is coming!

...and I just put syrup taps into our maple tree. The sap is finally flowing after a long cold spell. I rigged up some plastic tubing so that the sap flows through the tubes & through the lid of the collection bucket. That way miscellaneous things like twigs or bugs can't get in.

Zari has figured out how to grab things and put them in her mouth. Fingers are a favorite--hers or ours. She also likes playing with small stuffed toys, which means we have to tell Zeke all the time: "no, not for you."

A friend lent me a play gym for Zari. She likes to bat the toys around and--of course--put them in her mouth.


I just started putting Zari on her Baby Bjorn Little Potty this week, and she LOVES it! She used to fuss frequently when I peed her over the toilet. Now, she sits contentedly on the potty, kicking her legs and looking around. We are doing even better with EC because she will happily go whenever I offer.


14 comments:

  1. Jen.b.in.az3/8/07, 5:30 PM

    Wow Rixa, Zari suddenly looks so HUGE! She's just beautiful, and I love watching her grow...so what will you do with the sap once collected? I can only imagine you hunched over a giant cauldron in the woods, a la Little House on the Prairie :)

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  2. You and Zari look so cute together :D

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  3. I love the pictures you take of Zari. She is beautiful. Did you get my email?

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  4. Looks like she is so much FUN!!! Enjoy your baby daughter (I know you do)

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  5. Oh my goodness, could she be any cuter! That potty looks like a great idea, too.

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  6. jenb,

    boil boil boil boil
    Voila! you have maple syrup!

    It's about 30 gallons of sap to 1 gallon of syrup.

    Hunched over my stainless steel Siemens X-tronic gas convection oven...not quite as rustic as your image but it gets the job done.

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  7. Ohhhh....she's just cuter every time you update the pics. I'm getting one of those potties...as in right now today immediately. =)

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  8. thanks everyone for your compliments, I'm flattered!

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  9. That last pic is so cute! Of both of you!

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  10. I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you I think you are an AMAZING strong woman and I was deeply moved by your birth story and all the pictures and video. I had an emergency c-section with my second baby on Nov 3 so he is the same age as your new one. I cant wait to follow your blog. While I didnt have a homebirth or do EC I still love to hear your views and respect how much effort you put into being the best mama possible. You rock!

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  11. I meant to leave my blog
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  12. Hi Lisa,
    thanks for joining this blog! I say "join" because we have a great community here now. I'm off to read your own blog.

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  13. adorable, do u like ur bjorn toilet seat? im going to ec w/ my baby boy.. he is almost 5 months.

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  14. I loooove it! I bring it everywhere with me, since she loves sitting on it and will go right away (if she needs to go, of course!). Definitely worth the $10.

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