Tuesday, April 7, 2009

First Haircut

Today I took Miranda to my "stylist" for a haircut. Ok..., if you know me at all, you know the thought of me having a stylist is kind of amusing. Really, it is is my friend Amy from church who does a great job with my hair 4-5 times a year which is the most I can make it in to see her.

Miranda's hair is beautiful, but was pretty uneven in the back, as we have never had it cut. This was her very first haircut! Thanks to Amy and also to Elizabeth for letting me borrow her camera--I was on my way to the salon and realized I didn't have my camera--PANIC!!! Elizabeth's house was (kind of) on the way and she let me borrow hers.

The back of her hair, post-cut. It is so much more even now.Ta-Da! The view from the front.

Miranda was a trooper this whole day. She has been doing great since she got her ear tubes in February. Today, though, she woke up with yucky goo coming from both of her ears. Thankfully, the goo is draining because of the ear tubes. Pre-ear tubes, she would have gotten a raging ear infection and fever and been in tons of pain. Now, with the ear tubes in, we just have to do antibiotic ear drops for 10 days.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Florida Trip

We have had a great few days here in Florida visiting my parents. We are excited to head home tomorrow to see Matt, but will miss the warm weather and beaches here in Florida! We've gone to the beach every day for anywhere from 2-5 hours. Miranda has done really well, usually taking an hour nap in my arms under an umbrella whenever we're out during naptime. I hope she gets back into her routine once we're back home! Here are a few pics from our trip.
At first, Miranda didn't quite know what to make of the water and sand.
Once she had been at the beach a while, she was happy playing in the sand with the boys and running around in the shallow water.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Debbie, this post is for you

...and all the rest of you who've asked if I'm going to keep the blog going. The answer to that question is that I'm not really sure! But, here's a post and lots of pics to update everyone.

We had a big snow in January and it took me about 20 minutes to get Miranda all bundled up, only to spend about 2 minutes outside because she hated the snow!Here are the boys measuring the amount of snow in the backyard.And, of course, being St. Louis, about a week later we had a 60 degree day and the kids all had fun playing outside!
Max has been practicing how to hold Miranda on his hip. I think he's doing a great job! Miranda has been practicing eating with a spoon. She's doing a great job, also! (About a minute after I took this picture, I thought "What the heck am I thinking giving Miranda a GLASS bowl of yogurt???" and I poured it all into a plastic bowl.Miranda has recently learned how to climb up into the chairs at the kitchen table and thinks it is great. I, however, have not learned yet to not leave things within her reach on the table!Miranda is an excellent Jedi knight. Here she is practicing with her fellow Jedis.Here is my perpetual 1st place science fair winner. He and Matt did a project on pendulums. I'm really excited for him because he won first place last year also, but wasn't able to take his project to the city-wide science fair because we were in Guatemala. He was a great sport about it.

So, there's an update from us. If you actually still read this blog, let me know and maybe it will give me incentive to keep working on it!