Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Exploding Microwave

It's been a while since I posted a funny story about my sister, Tracey's, crazy kids.

Tracey called me earlier today. Here's how this true story goes:

Tracey's in the bedroom (probably tending to Olivia) when she hears a loud "Pop!". Isabella, who just recently turned 3 years old, runs in the hallway yelling, "Mommy that bright light scared me!". Tracey said Isabella's face was white as a ghost and she went out to the kitchen to investigate. The microwave was still going and was now making a "grr...grr...grr" sound. She opened the microwave door to find a Kool-aid Jammer inside. Kool-aid Jammer packages are made of tin/foil and therefore spark and explode inside the microwave.

Tracey has no idea what possessed Isabella to put the Kool-aid inside the microwave. But then again, we don't really know what possesses Isabella to do anything besides the fact that she is 3 and loves to explore and must try things out for herself rather than taking your word for it that it could be dangerous.

Luckily, no one was injured and no fire started (although this could have easily happened...scary!!!)

a) Kool-Aid Jammers should be enjoyed cold from the fridge and not nuked
b) Don't teach your 3-year old to use the microwave (of course, they're so smart they generally learn on their own anyways)

The microwave is now caput!

On the bright side:
A similar incident of "exploring" happened with the apartment elevator and Isabella no longer will go inside one without an adult very close at hand.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Hearing Test

Not sure how many of you knew this but Sarah failed her infant screening test when she was first born.

I honestly wasn't really worried (well, maybe a bit) because she seemed to be reacting and responding to sound very well...turn her head towards our voices and the cat meowing, open her eyes wide when we turned on her mobile, get a fright at loud noises.

But you just never know so...
Today we went for our secondary testing...and she passed in both ears. YAY!!!

And we're doing really good in all other areas too. Nanny and Poppy Hynes were here last week to visit and got to see the baby for the first time so that was pretty exciting for all of us. You should see all of the clothes they brought - some new stuff and LOTS of hand-me-downs from cousin Chloe. I had to buy a closet organizer to fit it all and still have to pack away some bigger items in bins. Seems like we won't have to buy clothes for this kid til she's like 2 years old between all of sisters!!

AND we have a big box FULL of the cutest shoes!! he he --- Baby is starting out on the right track. That's my girl!!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Lost my Mind

I just came home from the baby shower the ladies at my church had for me. Thanks Ladies! (even tho' none of them read this blog but anyways...) Got some great stuff, baby was sleeping in the car on the way home, pretty normal, right?

And then...

The ultimate "baby brain" thing happened:

I was standing at my front door, arms loaded down, and there I was holding the automatic TRUCK key/door opener thingy and pointing and clicking and pointing and hitting the button again at the HOUSE door for it to unlock. It was just for a second but still...OMG!

lol...thought you might enjoy your daily giggle at my expense.

Seriously tho' when does this brain mush thing end? Ever?

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mothers Day!

To my wonderful mother and to you all you other fabulous moms out there, hope your day is filled with all the great things you deserve for having the toughest job on earth!

With a new appreciation, here are some of the latest and greatest pics of my little reason for enjoying this day!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's Official

Facebook has been taking up too much of my internet time and I haven't been blogging...not good.

So here's an update on Baby Sarah:

At her last doctors appointment on Tuesday, May1st, she was a whopping 15lbs 4oz and 23 inches long!! Yup, quite the little porker apparantly. Obviously no problems here with adequate milk production. he he.

She also had her first vaccinations - that did not go over so well. When the doctor put the needle in her leg, she stopped suddenly, got this really confused look on her face, and then let out a shrill "Waaaaaaa!!" And then she kept staring at the doctor - he said she was making sure to remember his face for next time. Poor little girl had quite the fussy day yesterday. And it seems when she's really fussy the best thing to soothe her and put her to sleep is the vacuum cleaner - go figure!

Sarah also has eczema on her arms, legs, and tummy as well as continuing with a bit of cradle cap on her head. It's not too bad I guess but it makes her skin quite dry and I have to keep cream the doctor prescribed on her all the time intermingled with a good lathering of olive oil. So at any given time of the day my baby either smells like the pharmacy or the kitchen. Whatever happened to smelling just like a baby? Oh well...

Here's a few recent pics...

Chillin in the bouncy chair.

With ducky in my crib

Snoozing in mom and dad's bed

Enjoying a sunny day outside with mommy (mommy really needs to get some sun!)
Mommy put me down for a nap...on a camping chair! (don't worry...mommy was keeping a very close eye on me)
Not very happy about the reason for those bandaids on my legs.
See y'all on facebook. Bye for now,Myrna