Saturday, August 23, 2008

favorite thing friday

By the time my Mom and Jim arrived to our house early this morning, and everyone settled in to bed, it was 3 AM. Henry was awake at 5:30 AM and the triplets were up by 6:15 asking, "Noni here? Noni here yet? Where Noni?"

Once Noni was woken from her slumber, the rest of the morning the kids chanted "Noni, watch this! Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni, Noni. Noni. Are you watching? WATCH THIS!"

I'm fairly certain, the only thing that allowed me to function today, on less than three hours of sleep, is the large volume of water that I consumed throughout the day. Although right now, I'm not entirely certain if I am actually writing this post, or if this is all a dream?

It has been estimated that approximately 75% of the population is chronically dehydrated.

For the past several years, I've carried a water bottle with me every where I go and try to fill it up at least 2-3 times a day. But after an unfortunate incident involving an open-mouthed water bottle and a laptop computer, I stopped carrying my water bottle.


A few months ago, while shopping at my Mecca, I spotted a water bottle that looked promising.

The CamelBak Better Bottle comes in an assortment of vibrant colors ... has a "bite valve" option ... and a mouth diameter large enough for variable sized ice cubes.

And, it is BPA free.

I liked the look of this water bottle so much, I bought two of them. And then I went back to the store a week later and bought two more. And then, I was really disappointed that I had bought a different variety of water bottles for our children, because if I'd only known that these water bottles come in a smaller size for kids, I would have bought at least four more.

I love this water bottle.

is the type that I have.

is the type that Charlie has. (He isn't as fond of the straw. I love the straw.)

is the type that I wish I bought for our kids, and it is quite likely Santa will bring some at Christmas. (Although, he might pick them up here because they are $1.00 less, per bottle.)

Now that I have a water bottle that won't spill if knocked over, I once again carry it with me everywhere I go. Including to bed - which is where I'm heading before I fall asleep and land face first on the keyboard.


  1. I bought one of those 2 weeks ago and can't wait to get them for my kids since they keep stealing mine and slobbering all over it :-P

    Definitely worth the investment!

  2. We have these bottles and WE LOVE THEM!! I didn't know they made the kids sizes. I'll have to find those, and maybe my kids won't keep stealing my bottle.

  3. okay, your favourite things posts are wonderful. I found the stovetop griddle thing on the weekend at Costco and l.o.v.e. it. I made 2 big quesadillas at once last awesome.

    Now I'm going to have to get these!

  4. I am SO obsessed with these bottles!!! I only have one and I wanted to go back and get like 3 more. They are wonderful for kids!

  5. Just bought another one of those bottles for my sister's kids. They are awesome...and extremely durable. Buy REI...remember you get your patronage refund in more stuff from REI :) It's an addiction, but gear is always a worthy purchase.

  6. Every member of this family owns one of these water bottles! WE LOVE THEM!


  7. A friend of mine had one of these bottles and I was so enthralled by the bite value that I went searching for them right away. Took me a year before I found them in a local store. I have 2 of the large ones, two of the kids sizes, and I recently got the performance water bottle. I only have one issue with them. I find washing them to be a pain. When I had wash I taste the soap. So I started dish washing them with regular dish washing soap and I could still taste the soap. So I finally went out and bought the seventh generation dish washing detergent to use and now as long as I rinse them in hot ater afterwards I can't taste the soap.