Friday, August 29, 2008

Actual Child's Birthday

I"m feeling like the greatest mom right now. (sarcasm) I posted about the bear's birthday before I posted about my actual living daughter's birthday. So, here I go trying to make up. Miss Jadyn Joy came into our lives August 15th 2001. For the past 7 years, she has lit up our home with laughter, happiness, and lots and lots of singing and dancing! We have enjoyed every moment with her in our lives. This was a year for a family party for her. She began the day wanting homemade cinnamon rolls for breakfast. I later ran down to the school with some Taco Bell for lunch and cupcakes for all of the kids in her class. We had a great time. Later, I picked her & Brooke up from school early so we could go to Sweet 'n Sassy to have pedicures and manicures. They loved getting lots of fun colors on their nails with butterflies and toe rings to boot! She is definitely a girly girl. Later, we went with just our family to eat at the Crepe Maker then met the Danielson gang at the house for cake and presents. Jadyn wanted a chocolate cake decorated yellow... her new favorite color. I found a yummy recipe online that was delicious but only to be eaten once a year if you know what I mean. Later, she ended up having Taelyn and Bailey (cousins) spend the night. She had a great birthday and kept saying over and over, "This is my favorite birthday ever!" Thanks to everyone that made it a special day for her!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Happy Birthday.....Bear?

Yesterday Regan came in and woke me up to tell me, "Today is Bear's birthday!" "It is?", I said. Then she continued to tell me that yes, it was Bear's birthday and we needed to have a party for her. She then reminded me that we already have the balloons and streamers up for her that are still up from Jadyn's birthday, so apparently, everything was set. So, I decided to go with it. I mean, how many times do we get to celebrate Bear's birthday? I ended up asking Regan what Bear wanted for breakfast and lunch, and made them especially for her. We then went to the store and had Regan pick up cupcakes for Bear. She really wanted me to call and invite her Grandma's and Grandpa's, Aunts and Uncles, and all of her cousins for the party. I reminded her that some of them were in Arizona, and the others were probably busy with their own family home evening. Luckily, she was content with that answer and enjoyed every minute of us singing "Happy Birthday" to bear, and celebrating her birthday. Apparently Bear is 3 now. Here Regan is helping her blow out the candle and loving every minute! How cute is that?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Drug Dealer?

While in Arizona, we ended up having problems with our van and got a great deal on this Yukon XL because no one really wants a gas guzzler right now... except for us. Anyway, my family and I have had a running joke about how this car kinda looks like a drug dealer car. I mean, whoever had this before us totally pimped it out. It has super dark windows and they even took of the GMC/Yukon XL logos. It's kind of a scary truck I have to admit. But we love it. Unfortunately, I have found out the hard way that we're not the only ones who think it looks like a drug dealer's car. Apparently most law enforcement officers do too. Have you heard of profiling? Well, apparently there's such a thing as auto profiling. Here's how I found out. The day after we bought this, we got pulled over in Kanab. Apparently the tint is too dark and is illegal. Never knew you could have illegal tint. The worst came last week when I was driving back from my friend Mary Berry's house in Mississippi. I was cruising down the highway, chatting on the phone when all of the sudden I saw blue lights in my mirror. I was kind of afraid to pull over because it was an unmarked sheriff's car. Luckily, I saw another sheriff's car on the right side a little ways up and pulled over in front of him. I explained to the sheriff's deputy that I was nervous to pull over and began chatting with him. We were having a pretty good time talking while he was checking out my license/insurance and asking me a bazillion questions when all of the sudden I realized I had four sheriff's cars behind me and lots of deputies standing behind my truck. Next thing I know, I had a K9 dog with a deputy sniffing around my truck for drugs! The deputy talking to me said my truck fit the profile of a drug dealer and since I bought it in Arizona, they just wanted to make sure! WHAT? Holy Cow! I never in a million years would have guessed that to happen. THEN, he told me the dog got a hit on the truck for drugs and they continued to search through it and had the dog in the back and everything. I told the officer that that was the funniest thing I had seen as I had 4 cars, several officers and a very angry dog surrounding me on the side of the road. Do I look like a drug dealer? I told them I would really love to take a picture of the whole thing for my blog, but he said I couldn't because they were in the middle of trying to catch men selling firearms to children and didn't want them to know where they were. But he did say I had a good story to share with my friends. I'd say. He then told me I was lucky for not being pulled over in Memphis because since the dog smelled drugs, they had the legal right to tear my truck a part. Fortunately, Regan was a sleep in the back seat and they were super nice and let me go telling me to get it checked out further when I got back to Collierville where I live. The K9 unit here in Collierville is on desk duty right now because the officer's shoulder is hurt, so I still don't know where the drugs are but was told to try to find them myself. Yeah, good luck with that one. Haven't quite had the time to look for them yet, but I'll keep you posted. It was crazy!!! This picture is actually after we got the tint on the side/back windows fixed. Moral of this story, when buying a car, if you think it looks like a drug dealer's car... it actually could be. BE WARE!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

PSA -Public Service Announcement

Okay, I know I still have lots to catch up on, but this takes priority. I have to warn the public of this strange occurrence that has recently happened to Jadyn and could happen to thousands of girls across the world. Apparently, backs of earrings can get stuck inside of ear lobes! That's right. You heard me. Earrings can and do get stuck in the middle of ear lobes and can't get out unless surgically removed. It all happened like this. I noticed that Jadyn's ear looked infected while we were in Utah for a family reunion. Upon us returning to the homestead where I could actually take care of it and change out her earrings, I went to remove them and was shocked and amazed when I couldn't find the back of the earrings... IN BOTH EARS!! That's when I noticed that I could feel the backs inside of her earlobes, but could only see the tip of one of them. Jeff messed with the one for a while and finally got it out, but try as we may, could not get the other. Long story short, we spent many hours trying to help this wounded ear. The pediatrician tortured her for 30 minutes, the E.R. Dr wouldn't even try and sent her to the ENT specialist. The ENT specialist said that it was lodged in her earlobe and stuck in tissue so it had to be removed in the hospital during a surgery! HOLY COW! Is that the weirdest thing you ever heard? Apparently, they see this all the time. Everyone told us that until one stops growing, the skin is constantly changing and can grow over the earrings unless they are twisted every day to prevent this from happening. What? Isn't that crazy? They have even seen this problem with teenage boys/girls that have any kind of piercings. Huh! Really? Would have been nice to know BEFORE this happened! Why doesn't anyone tell us these things? She has had these earrings for almost 3 years without any problems. Would have been nice to know. Here she is in the hospital this morning. So, 3 Doctors, several hours and thousands of dollars later... lesson learned. BUT HEY, she did get this cute bear, a green Popsicle and some mint smelling gas that gave her a good nap. AND, they didn't have to cut her ear at all. He just used forceps to get the thing out. He said he had to pull it gently, kind of like delivering a baby. That's one man I KNOW has never delivered a baby. Consider yourself WARNED! Warn others! Funny thing is, I can hear my Dad's words in my head saying, "If God wanted you to have holes in your ears, he would have made you with some!" I have to admit though, give her some more years and I'm sure she'll end up with earrings again... when she can take care of them and twist them herself!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Surrounded by Crazies!

I have so much to catch up on with the continuation of my trip in Arizona and on to Utah for more family fun. It's late though, but I had to quickly put in these pictures of my Krazy Krummenacher family. My sister married into this wacky world. I have to admit, they are a lot of fun. Here's some quick shots of Nate and Brent (my brother in law) having some fun. Nate decided to dress up for his sister Sarah's 15th birthday. She had a nice "quincenera" for her birthday. Nate and the kids dressed up like Mexican singers and sang Happy Birthday to her in Spanish. It was so cute. Wish I got a picture of the group. Where do they come up with these ideas? Here's Brent being.... Brent. Not sure what he's thinking. Brent and Nate are together for this last picture. I can't even remember why they did this. It was just some random thing they did one afternoon. (Yes, Sarah, I said random). Brent even wore his new physique to the restaurant that night. My sister's family is so much fun to be around. We all just crack up all the time watching them. Just a reminder that it's okay to be silly in life. It sure does make it fun.