Ok, well Irene was one crazy
bitch, I mean hurricane.
All this- board your houses, tape your windows, gather your most prized possessions, cancel your baby's first birthday party (yes you read that correctly), and THANKFULLY- she spared us!
Kinda pissed about having to cancel Kelsey's First Birthday Luau (I know we were excited to share some pics too!), but our lovely state was in a state of emergency and I invited lots of mamas-to-be and other mamas and family and friends that I really wouldn't want to risk their lives to travel even 5 miles. So we have rescheduled the party- it makes mama sad that some people can't make it now, but we will have them there in spirit.
I don't know why, I mean its not like we were cooped up for 3 days while Irene blew through this state...ok sarcasm got me through those three days, but the girls are wound up and there are some major sillies that needed to make their way out cue "let's get the sillies out.." from Yo Gabba Gabba. And- I digress, but it was one hell of a day here. I, myself, was desperate to get out and get moving, so we ran some errands- which were damn near impossible because every store on my list was closed due to power lines still being down. So we made lemonade out of those lemons and went outlet shopping! I needed to grab the girls some things for fall, so we took care of that and we walked the entire outlet a few times so mama could get a little workout in- thank god because we didn't exactly eat the way I usually do while staying at my mom's for our hurricane retreat.
Of course I got all excited for a night out at the boardwalk with the girls, my BFF, her hubby and beautiful daughter- and then- HOLY HELL BREAKS LOOSE! Julianna had been having "hitting" issues all day today, which were corrected by yours truly, but she then decided that it would be brazen of her to push her litttle sister's head into the coffee table while she was dancing- WTF was she thinking?!?!, Anywho- Kelsey split her top gum wide open around the new tooth that
kept me from getting a wink of sleep just poked through last night . For those who have never witnessed a facial injury of any sort- let the disclaimer be put out there- anything above the neck bleeds like hell! And that is exactly what happened. Once RN mommy got the bleeding to stop, she was back on the move- she made her way to the fridge and wanted her milk cup, so I hand it to her and voila- she opens her gum back up and we now have a whole new ball of whacks! RN Mommy to the rescue again (where is my supermom cape for this?), clotting situated, Kelsey eats dinner without incident, 20 minutes later- loud belch from baby and now we have upchucked the blood we swallowed- GROSS KELSEY!! Kelsey had reflux as a newborn and we are investigating its potential to still be around due to this belching and vomiting sitch we have here.
Needless to say- the $7 bottle of prosecco mama purchased to put in the punch for baby's party went down the good ole hatchet tonight (well not quite all of it), because it was one of those days!
Thank god it is over, and Irene is too! Take the sillies with you Irene! Good Riddance!