Thursday, September 28, 2006

And the worst mother award goes to.......

I am THE WORST mother in the world! I know you are thinking, "whatever, you are overreacting!" Oh just wait and see what you think after you read this.....

Okay, so yesterday I get home with both the girls. I parked really close to the garage door on accident. So, I walk around and get Brynn out of her car seat and shut her door. I walk around the back of the van and proceed to get Sadie out. Well, I hear Brynn crying....I assume she is crying because she is used to walking around the front of the car and she couldn't fit between the van and the garage door. So I yell over to her, "Brynn come on, it is okay just walk behind the van." I am now getting the diaper bag, my purse, etc out of the car so I am hot and frustrated. Brynn has not come around yet. So I yell again (sternly this time), "Brynn hurry up so we can go inside." I start to walk towards the house and realize she still has not come and is still crying. So, I set Sadie and all of the bags down and stomp (very angrily by this point) around the van as I am yelling, "Brynn quit playing around and get inside the house." I get around the van and see that Brynn's fingers have been shut in the door! I absolutely loose it!!!! First of all, we have a van that has the automatic shutting doors that I thought were suppose to be childproof!! I never thought this could happen. I get her unstuck and run inside to rock and cry together. I wanted to take her to the hospital, but Justin calmed me down and convinced me that there was no permanent damage. So, today she has a swollen, reddish-purple index finger. Way to go Mary Beth!

See, now what do you think!!!!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Little Helper

I think we are going to have to start keeping an eye on big sister! Yesterday my mom had the girls and I guess Brynn thought that Grammy needed a little help with Sadie. Mom walked into the room and found Brynn attempting to change Sadie's diaper. She had pulled her over to the bars, gotten a new diaper out, set it beside her, and had gotten one side off when mom found her. Now if only we could figure out a way for her to get up and feed Sadie during the night........hmmmm......

Thursday, September 21, 2006

One Month Old

Sadie is now one month old! I would say it has flown by, but that would be a big fat lie. Now we are going through the 'fussy phase.' From 10pm-midnight EVERY night she screams. It doesn't matter what you do or how you do it, she is not going to be happy. Finally she will just lay her head over and crash out. By then I usually have a headache and Justin wants to sell her on the black market. Luckily, both girls will sleep in until about 10 but this won't do me much good when I go back to work. Maybe this will be a short phase!

Nothing too interesting has happened here. We are going to a wedding Saturday night, so we will be baby-free!! I told Justin that I didn't even know if I was more excited about going out or getting to sleep the entire night!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Long time...

I know it has been awhile since I last posted, but things have been a madhouse around here. Sadie got a royal case of thrush. I am talking all in the mouth, around the tonsils, and down the throat. Needless to say, we didn't get any sleep for a few days. She is doing much better now and even sleeps five hours straight at night! It's funny how the first time they sleep for a long period like that it freaks you out! I woke up every hour making sure she was still breathing and then wondering if I should go back to sleep or if she was about to wake up. I woke up Justin to tell him how long she had been asleep, but he wasn't impressed at all. Oh well!

We went to Dublin (Justin's parents) and Brynn had a blast riding the 'tractor', mom on the other hand wasn't too impressed.

Let me zoom in on that for ya......
Yeah, I was a little freaked out by that one!

My dad took us to the fair and Brynn mainly just enjoyed looking at all the lights.

Justin was just thrilled to take another picture! (and no we did not plan the oh-so-cute matching green outfits!)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Since Grandparent's Day is coming up (you can thank me later for reminding you), I thought I would post some pictures of the girls with their grandparents.

Meet Grammy Betty and Papa Steve (my parents)......yes I know Sadie looks a little weird here.

And this is Papa Chuck and Nana Pearl (Justin's parents).......and yes I know Brynn looks like she just did something really bad.

We are so blessed to have such wonderful grandparents who take such amazing care of our kids!!!!

Friday, September 01, 2006


This is the picture I was trying to upload the other day. I don't know if this is a hug or the beginning of a headlock.........
Brynn was helping me give Sadie her first tub bath. I think Sadie drank a little water during the process, but Brynn enjoyed getting to help mommy!