Monday, April 23, 2007

And then there were ten

What a weekend!! So Eammon arrives home on Friday and I'm cast aside like the previous nights leftovers and it's all Baba, Baba, Baba!! So Eammon had a swelled head until the next morning when life returned to normal and I was once again the cat's meow or more accurately Miao Miao's meow! About the chocolate, all that Eammon brought back was English chocolate and though we can get some of it here at specialty markets, it's generally way over priced. It's one of those things that we look forward to when friends or relatives come over from the UK or when Eammon travels and brings it back. Thank you though to everyone who offered to restock our supply when we run low, it was a very sweet offer.

IMG_1620a Saturday night was our local adopters gathering at Georgia and Jeff's home, they were great hosts and we had a wonderful time. It was fun meeting some new families and it's always a good time when this group gets together.

IMG_1623b Most of the conversation was about the extended wait and how it's getting to everyone. I can only hope that all my wonderful friends get their referrals soon as I hate hearing of their pain and Maisie is looking forward to playing with all her new playmates.

P4230162c I was having fun chatting, catching up with everyone and lapping up all the compliments on my chocolate mint brownies. Maisie was having a blast running around and next thing we knew Eammon did some little dash, twist, reach something or other as he was playing with Maisie and that was it, he did something to his back and now is laid out, drugged up and will hopefully be up and moving again soon. Now I'm really Maisie's favorite person as Eammon can't even pick her up which little Miss is not happy about!!

Sunday morning Maisie and I drugged, fed and watered Eammon before heading off for a fun filled play date at the park with some of the girly girls, Amelia, Kacey and Liza. Julie had planned the day and even made an awesome lunch for all of us. Thanks Julie it was a blast!!J with K and A  d

Maisie  e

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After the play date Maisie was quite tired and took a nice long nap!! Afterward I was cleaning up her room and decided that I was going to attempt to move Maisie from the pack and play into the crib come that night. So I disassembled the pnp, moved the crib tent to the crib and got everything all set up. Come bedtime it was a tough go, a lot of tears, a lot of rocking and soothing but eventually Maisie did fall asleep in her tented crib, in her own room and slept until about 7:15 this morning!!

So here we are, Monday and I awoke with a bit of a headache but doing okay and Eammon is still pretty much on his back. Our usual Monday morning library outing wasn't happening as the lady who used to read took a new job and until the open position is filled, library story time is on hold. So we're doing stuff around the house and my headache was getting worse and worse. I started seeing the flashing lights so I quickly took some migraine meds only to make myself sicker. After a major chunder and a nap with the blanket over my head I was feeling well enough to do the one errand I needed to attend to and to also take Eammon to the doc to have his back checked out.

P4230157h The headache still remains but is doing better, Eammon is still drugged and taking it easy and Maisie after a lot more tears, lots of rocking, cuddling and soothing is on her second night of sleeping in her crib. And yes, I did risk a flash shot just to document this historic occasion!!

So how did this post get it's name? Because it's springtime and all the new little goslings and ducklings are here! Yesterday one of the ducks came to the door with twelve adorable ducklings. But alas this morning when she arrived and I was videotaping Maisie seeing the ducklings, only ten ducklings remained.


  1. Oh my goodness...I know this post had lots of subjects but I just can't get over the teeeeny little ducks! Scoop me up one will ya please?

  2. I'm so impressed with Maisie's development. Watch, in a couple weeks she may be graduating from Harvard... (grin)
    Oh, and yeah... thanks for the recipe... that's what I needed! OMG, those brownies are to die for. Please bury me in this. LOL. Hugs.

  3. Yippee! Maisie looks so comfy in her crib!

    Gosh I hope Eammon feels better soon. Doug is at his HD store visit right now!

    Those ducks are adorable!

  4. Thanks for sharing that with us, I hope we can make the next gathering. It sounds like so much fun! Great pics..Congrats on the sleeping and hope hubby feels better

  5. Maisie sleeping in her crib- that's great! I don't know how I'm going to get Ava in her crib for the night. Each attempt has only lasted an hour or two before she wakes up crying and then I break down and bring her back to bed with me. Glad you guys are doing so well together. Hope everyone is up and feeling better soon.

  6. I didn't get a single brownie. Not a one. In my family, the saying goes, "There are two kinds of people, the quick and the hungry." I should have learned my lesson by now.

    I hate that for Eammon. Back problems are the worst! Hope he's feeling better soon. Keep those drugs coming.

  7. I sympathize and understand all too well those headaches and flashing lights. I hope you are feeling better and that the headache isn't still lingering! Eammon too with that back!

    What a lovely photo of Maisie sleeping in her crib. You are a fabulous and patient mom and I have enjoyed your blog for a long time now!

  8. What I can't get over is how BIG Maisie is getting!!!! WOW!


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