Running to Stand Still Just another day in the life….

February 29, 2008

Just in case…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 4:19 pm

….your two-year-old sticks your Costco card in the optical drive of your computer, here’s how to fix it. 

Yes, this morning Irelynd was pretening she was shopping at Costco and stuck my Costco card in the disc drive of my laptop.  The card got sucked right in like a cd.  After freaking out for a second, I desperately pushed the eject button over and over hoping it would magically eject like a cd.  Of course it didn’t.   I tilted it to the side and shook it, hoping it would slide out…no luck.  So I swallowed my pride and called Apple technical support.  After giving the woman all my information, she asks me “how can I help you today?”  I told her not to laugh and that she has probably never “heard this one before.”  She said she has heard “everything” and to “try me.”  So I told her what happened; and after her fit of hysterical laughter had ended, she said, “you’re right, I had not heard that one before!”   So we tried a few things and when they all failed to eject the card, she told me to simply shut the computer down, tilt it, and see if the card would just slide out.  Sure enough, it slid right out once the computer was shut down.  The funniest part of the whole thing was at the end of the conversation she asked me “how bad did you hurt your two-year-old?”   I reassured her that my two-year-old was perfectly fine.  She just won’t ever get to pretend she’s shopping at Costco again!!

So there you have it….how to remove a Costco card from a laptop optical drive.  You’re welcome.

February 28, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:42 pm
I have not blogged about this subject because quite frankly I’m embarrassed, and feel like somewhat of a failure in the mommy department regarding this issue.  With that being said, Irelynd’s third birthday is quickly approaching (late May), and she is not potty trained…at all.  It’s not that she doesn’t get it or she is confused about what to do…she just refuses to sit on the potty and go.  It’s really starting to frustrate me, but everyone keeps reassuring me, “she will do it when she is good and ready!”  Hmmm, after our conversation this afternoon, I’m not so sure about that.
This was the conversation we had this afternoon after Irelynd got home from preschool.
Me:  “Did you go pee-pee in the potty today?”
Irelynd: “No.”
Me: “Did Ainslie go pee-pee in the potty today?”
Irelynd: “Yes.”
Me: “Did Emma go pee-pee in the potty today?”
Irelynd: “Yes.”
Me: “Did Sabrina, Keira and Landry go pee-pee in the potty today?”
Irelynd: “Yes.”
Me: “So where did you go pee-pee?”
Irelynd: “I went pee-pee in my diaper and I LIKED it!!
Now do you see what kind of stubbornness I’m dealing with here?!

February 27, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 3:45 pm
Irelynd has recently learned some stalling techniques to put off going to bed.  One such technique is “just one more Bible story…please?!”  Now how can we turn down that request?  Yep, we’re both suckers.
And this tired little thing has recently decided she no longer has a bedtime.

February 24, 2008

Our day.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:55 pm
It was a crazy busy weekend….lots going on.  More on that later.  Fortunately, we had a few minutes this afternoon to relax outdoors and take in a beautiful, South Texas day (oh my; I just used beautiful and Texas in the same sentence)!! :-)

February 22, 2008

Crazy Haidyn…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:51 pm
….is refusing to go to sleep tonight. Unfortunately, this has been the story for the past few nights. She’s lucky she’s so cute….otherwise she would be in big trouble!

February 20, 2008

Not so “well” check

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 11:29 pm
I took Haidyn to the doctor yesterday for her nine-month-old well-check. Other than having bilateral “extremely infected” ear infections, she’s doing great! :-(
9-month stats:
Weight: 18.2 lb (50%)
Height: 28 3/4 in (75%)
Head: 47 cm (big) :-)

February 18, 2008


Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 3:55 pm
Haidyn was fearless on her very first trip down the slide.  Now, if we could only convince Irelynd to go down by herself! :-)

February 17, 2008

New tricks

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:15 pm
Haidyn performs some new tricks.

Lest I forget

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 12:06 am
We were headed home after making a late afternoon trip to the store, when Irelynd suddenly yelled out from the back seat ….”look mommy and daddy, there’s the moon!!” After we acknowledged her observation of the moon, she said the cutest thing I’ve ever heard her say…”can we reach up there and pick it?!” If only I could have recorded her little voice asking that precious question with such earnest sincerity.
Just one of the million cherished moments I don’t want to ever forget.

February 15, 2008

Mystery solved

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kari @ 10:59 pm
Apparently lipstick is a multi-purpose item down in these parts…but how can I complain?!
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