Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I'm "It"

I've been "tagged" by my friend Angela at "Thatch" the Journey...Now in Progress. I "met" Angela online while we were pregnant with our soon to be two year old babies (again with the "babies" thing - I'm pretty sure it's going to annoy Meredith when she's 32 and I still insist on calling her the baby). She's a Texas gal, but I don't hold that against her. We have a good time ribbing each other. For example I almost peed (almost? who am I kidding? Bring on the Depends) myself laughing when she saw a photo of a snow blower and had no clue what it was. And upon seeing a photo of one of her very young relatives successfully hunting an armadillo I asked if you could eat them. She found that an equally hilarious question from a Yankee.

Anyway, on to the tag. I'm to go into my Pictures folder and find the fourth picture in my fourth file.This was taken on April 1st, 2005, which means Jamie had just had his first birthday 5 days earlier and Sabrina was still only three. This was Jamie's first experience on a swing and surprisingly he did not like it. This surprised me because things like climbing shelves and swinging from ceiling fans were all on his list of amusing activities at the time.

Moments after this photo was taken Sabrina would get a large splinter in her finger from the mulch on the ground in the other area of the playground. Removing that splinter proved to be one of the most challenging things I've ever done. She screamed as though I were planning on performing brain surgery without benefit of anesthetic.

Eventually she did allow me to remove it. And by "allow" I mean she only kicked me twice while Dave pinned her down and I pulled the splinter out.

I tag Hot Belly Mama, Laura at With Love From Pittsburgh, Eileen at Anger Management, and most especially my friend Kelly at A Goddess Rising because she loves photos.


Norkio said...

Hey, the brain has no nerve endings so brain surgery can be performed without anesthetic, like when they test an epilepsy patient's brain activity while they are awake. So, Sabrina, next time scream like it's an amputation and your mom gave you a chunk of wood to bite on. LOL

katherineolivia said...

Ok so CAN you eat them?

Irishembi said...

I'm glad a fellow Pittsburgher asked that.

Angela's exact words were "You're too funny. I guess one COULD eat armadillos, just as well as one could eat rats or bats or any other disgusting rodent. Armadillos are mean little boogers."

Keeling said...

awww is/was he a redhead?

Irishembi said...

Yeah he was a redhead up until he was about 18 months. Once he got his first short little boy haircut, it was all dark. :-(

So far Meredith's seems to be staying strawberryish! But then she's never had a haircut yet either.