Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Its finally official

(deanna) Well its finally official Emily and I are the proud owners of our business with the government of Canada. I finally hauled myself down to the big city to Revenue Canada to register our business, after weeks of trying to enroll online finally bit the bullet and called our fine government works and was told I had to go in person to register so I took their advice and woke up this morning packed my 4 month old up and his millions of things ( oh how I have forgotten how it is ti pack up for a baby) and I set off for Toronto. So I get to my destination and park well let me tell you when I say park I mean drive around
for 20 mins because for some reason every lot is full and its raining I may add, well I finally find a lot that I have no idea is how far from where I need to be. It turns out not far at all, I get to the office and am greeted by a not so nice lady who then tells me I need to go to a phone to have set up and follow the instructions so I do as I am told and get a very pleasant government work ( im not kidding he was great) so she tells me I didnt need to make this trek and that I could have phoned from home well you should have seen the look on my face :(

Monday, September 27, 2010

Daycare is full!

(Emily) As you will all start to realize, I like to pile my plate super high. So among other things going on right now, I've also got my home daycare up and running again after taking a year off to have my 3rd and final baby. I wasn't 100% sure if I was going to get back at it, but had a few requests back to back about daycare needs, so I decided to bite. I'm now completely full with adorable little babies who make wonderful playmates for my own little kidlets.


On our way

(deanna) Well I have neglected the blog for a bit but not by choice , I think I have sat down a few times and started to think and write but every time the phone would ring, the baby would start freaking out or my 8 year would start throwing a fit. Yes my 8 year old will still tests the waters with me and sometimes does it while his baby brother decides to give me a run for my money.
So here I am lying in bed sick with my iphone and It just came to me that I promised to write every other day :) sorry Em. So our website is on its way we are now in the creative phase of this long process and we are hoping to have the site launched by the end of November. I have never had a website nor had this ambition to run a site till Emily came into my life :) but here we are and I think I am just so excited to start to get out there and sell, sell, sell. My mother always said to take things slow but I can't lol!!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cherish those itty bitty moments

I love when I catch little moments during a chaotic day, where my kids are playing so sweetly together. Tonight my 4yr old and my 10month old were in hysterics with each other, playing their own little game. My 10 month old [Manning] was sitting on the table in his bumbo watching Mason [my 4yr old] , draw and create halloween arts and crafts, when Mason started holding up his pictures to show his baby brother, and then decided to play peek-a-boo. It was so adorable , I wish I had gotten a photo or even a video clip but it was such a sweet, sacred moment that I didn't want to mess with it with a little distraction!

It was amazing... and proved to me even more, that I am so blessed to have the three adorable children that I have, even if some days I might not always agree!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rainy Day activities ?

What sort of rainy day activities do you do with your little ones? We are cooped up inside today, and they seem to have SO much energy! I'm hearing lots of whining when they don't get what they want, and my daughter likes to do this shrill scream to get whatever she wants. Instead of hitting or snatching or even pushing, she screams because it always guarentees her brother will drop what's in his hands to cover his ears. aaaaaack. We've done hours of colouring, some crafts and even built a fort....but it seems I still need more for my 4yr old.

What are your ideas? Put them in a comment and be entered to WIN!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Babies, Babies,and MORE BABIES!!!

NO- I am NOT pregnant and neither is Deanna! { that I know of ...hehehe jk jk jk} But I used to run a daycare before taking a leave to have my 3rd little man. So I've been off for about a year, and I'm sort of toying with the idea of getting back into it. So I put my ad out there, and got a few responses but none that really interested me...until now. I'm not sure if it's the challenge, or the absolute love of little babes ...or WHATEVER but I've agreed to accept an 8.5 month old as of as soon as next week { they are yanking him from his current location because they aren't happy with it} and the second starts in Dec for 5 days a month { at 15hrs a day} he will be 1 at the time. Wouldn't it be somethin' if I converted these little bums to cloth as well ! ;-) I'm not a pusher, just an advocate and educator!

So keep current, we may have a little welcome baby post for the fun insanity that will be starting up SOON!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Ladies Night Out

(Emily) Well I should do that more often! Last night I went out with some girlfriends of mine, and some mom friends from a moms social networking group. We went to a club in Richmond Hill and had a GREAT time! I say it's all in the company you keep, it wasn't a Toronto club that's for sure, but we had a great time. My favourite part about going out with the girls is getting all done up, hair staightened, nice outfit...SHAVED LEGS! haha

So I say to all women who are mothers or wives or both- GET OUT on the town with your friends once in a while, let loose, and let your hubby change those beautiful cloth bums and put beautiful babies to sleep! You will feel like a new woman, once you give yourself that break!

it's Official! We have a name!

That's right! Stay tuned for the launch of  Maple Bottoms Baby Boutique coming sometime this fall to a computer near you! Looking for cloth diapering info to tide you over until we open? Send us an email! emily.deanna@rocketmail.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Busy mama!!!

(deanna)Well its been a few days since my last post and oh has it been a crazy week as we speak I am cooking dinner, taking care of my 7 year old and my 3 month old, working on my computer trying to register our business and oh the phone just rang and its my mom who feels the need to talk to me about a snowsuit she purchased in Montreal ahahah!
And the whole time I'm thinking if Emily can  multi task so can I she is my SUPER mom whenever I think I cant do this I think of her not to be so corney but I am blessed to have met her and am very happy that I have chosen her to embark on this new journey of our new business.
Last year at this time I had just found out i was going to have a baby and after 7 years from my first I was just not sure I could do this all again how would I manage yes it seems silly because of the large gap between ages of my little ones.
But then I started to talk to my fiance's best friends wife and at first I thought well this will probably be an occasional aquantance someone I see when my fiance says we have been invited to their home or vise versa but then something happened and we hung out more and more and found that we had things in commen, and she introduced me to cloth diapers and the rest is history.
So I guess you can say that the cloth diapers brought us together, so in my eyes cloth diapers have a meaning not only are they great and economical but they have also broght me to someone that I can see knowing for a life time. So thank cloth diapers and Emily.

Monday, September 6, 2010

I'm a Jk mama now!!

(Emily) Well , the day is finally here! My oldest starts Jk tomorrow... I can't believe it, I really can't! He's 4yrs old now and starting school at an actual educational institution!! He's been in preschool since January, which has been WONDERFUL and I miss it so much, and so does he , but this is a....SCHOOL! He's even riding the school bus, I think when that day comes , when he climbs on that bus for the first time and picks his seat to wave from the window...THAT'S when I might shed a tear or two....or five minutes worth.

But right now, I'm sitting here labelling all of his new clothes, bag, lunch bag, shoes.... getting him all ready to meet the teacher tomorrow!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sleepy Baby

(Deanna) Well this blogging is easy I found myself thinking of what I was going to write about tonight so without jinxing myself it is day 4 and our little man has slept through the night yes that is what I said "sleep" both for baby and parents.  So the schedule goes like this up at 9am and awake pretty much the whole day with the odd 15 min nap here and there then at 5pm he's down till 7pm and then again at 9-10pm he is out for the count .I double up his cloth diaper and he is out till 5 or 6 am.  Wow this is great for all of us, mommy and daddy are now much nicer to each other because we can now sleep more than 3 hours.  But I find myself automatically getting up at about 3 am to check on him even though I have this awesome monitor thanks to Emily this thing is fantastic I can hear my little guy breath this monitor is so sensitive I have never had one so good. Well we'll see how the next while goes "hopefully we can keep this schedule"says my fiance but little does he know we are on baby's schedule not the other way around.

Cloth Trainers......

(Emily) So I'm thinking WAY ahead here...but I need to start looking into some cloth trainer diapers for my daughter, who just turned 2. She sometimes has interest in a potty but I'm not pushing anything yet. With my oldest, boy, I just put him in undies and away we went...but that turned into a little bit of a stressful situation for mummy because I was cleaning up a LOT of accidents..he would hide under tables, and hard to reach places, to do his business...not fun!

So food for thought- what kind of cloth trainers do you like and which should I try? Will start my seach soon....I'm loving etsy   and will probably search there first.