Sunday, May 29, 2011

Renaissance Festival

Adam really wanted to take Sophie to the Renaissance Festival in Arrington, TN. I'm always game for good stories so I agreed to go. Sophie loves Rapunzel so Adam had her convinced we would see Rapunzel at the Festival. Well, we didn't exactly see Rapunzel, but we sure did see some freak flags flying high and proud. WOW. Kudos to the dedicated people who dressed in full costume when it was about 100 degrees outside. My favorite part was listening to a man and woman argue in the parking lot about how his sword should be worn. It was definitely worth it...for the story! And Sophie got to ride on her first school bus...which she was pretty excited about!

Our little fairy! We figured at least one of us should be in costume!
Her new wand...
First ride on a school bus!
The castle...actually a residence!

Wiped OUT

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wife of the MILENNIUM

Sophie's neurologist felt that she needed to have an MRI to rule out any known cause of her seizures. Vanderbilt scheduled her MRI for 3:00 in the afternoon. Sophie was not allowed to have anything to eat after 6:00, and nothing to drink after 12:00. Whoever made these rules and appointments clearly has never had to try to keep a young child NPO.

The night before her MRI, Adam got an invitation to go golfing at The Governor's Club in Brentwood, a very exclusive (translation: expensive) golf course for the day OF her MRI. Adam was smart enough to tell his buddy he needed to check with me, but the first words out of his mouth were...."it's not every day you get an offer to golf there..." So...I let him go. In retrospect, it's not everyday that your child has an MRI either...but who's counting?

What this meant is that I had to entertain Sophie without allowing her to eat...all by myself while Adam went golfing. Then I had to take her to Vanderbilt and sit in the waiting room with her screaming...all by myself. Adam had to leave his golf game on hole #15 so he didn't miss the MRI...that's a shame (actually it was EXPENSIVE).

Anyway, Sophie and I spent the morning at the pool. She did manage to find a rogue 1/2 full package of fruit snacks that she inhaled after 6:00...but other than that I did a pretty good job!

Here she is at the pool...

They pretty much met us at the door with Versed and they let her color on the sheets! THANK GOD for Children's Hospitals! Sophie did great and her MRI was basically normal with the exception of a massive sinus infection! Poor baby!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Safety First

She's ridiculously cute...and safety conscious...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011