Wednesday, August 31, 2005


Bitty Man, Mama, and Daddy are all storming heaven with prayers for those affected by hurricane Katrina.

We're also making a donation to Catholic Charities. Other worthy charities:
American Red Cross
Salvation Army

Blog readers may be interested the Instapundit Blog for Relief where you will find links to dozens of other charities supporting the relief efforts in the Gulf Coast. For news and commentary, check out Michelle Malkin and Times-Picayune Breaking News Weblog.

Pray, give, pray, and give some more.

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Daddy and Bitty Man Four-Eyes. (Let's hope Bitty has Mama's eyesight instead of Daddy's!) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Bitty's favorite things: Little People and cars! (With Thomas the Train a close third.) Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 15, 2005

Big Mistake, Costco... HUGE!

Recently, the main topic of discussion at playgroup has been Costco's decision to stop carrying Pampers brand diapers and instead carry the *new* Costco/Kirkland brand of diapers. All of playgroup is in agreement that Kirkland just doesn't cover the mustard, so to speak.

I gave Kirkland a try, I really did. I bought a box a month ago but within 2 days of use realized they ain't no Pampers. Half the stickie tabs wouldn't stick and there were more leaks than Karl Rove's office.

So we begrudgingly bought a box of Huggies, the other brand Costco still carries. And I quickly remembered why we stopped buying Huggies two years ago. Not enough elastic at the legs and too little absorbent padding -- especially where little boys need it most.

Which forced us to do the unthinkable. This past weekend we joined Sam's Club. For one reason and none reason only -- they carry Pampers. $35 membership fee so we can purchase our diaper brand of choice. And we're not the first family from playgroup to jump ship to Sam's Club. I have yet to find one Mommy who likes the Costco brand of diapers.

So, Head Honchos at Costco, each time we go to Sam's Club for diapers is one less trip to Costco that I'll be making. We go through one box of diapers a month. Each trip to buy diapers we inevitably also buy groceries and other household goods totaling at least $100. One less trip a month, times 12 and that's a pretty big annual loss for Costco. Multiply that by all the Mommies who love their Pampers... sure hope your profit margin on those Kirkland diapers is worth it.

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Bitty's Favorite Website

National Zoo Panda Cam

The live panda cams provide a window into the world of the National Zoo's new giant panda mother, Mei Xiang. She gave birth to a male cub on July 9. Bitty loves watching the baby panda, as does Mama. (Thanks, Grandma, for the link!)