The Harnisch Family

The Harnisch Family

Mar 29, 2010

Macy is 3 months old!

Our little Miss Macy is 3 whole months old already!  :-)
McKenzie helped me snap a few photos to commemorate the big milestone day...

It was so cute when McKenzie said "WAIT, just a minute!"  She had to go grab her little camera out of her toy box.  awesome!
Today we celebrated Macy's big day by going to "Mommy & Me", then we went into Waterloo to hang out with the "country cousin" Cooke kids...ridin' around on Brook's John Deere tractor, fun fun  :-)  What a gorgeous day it turned out to be...We finished out the evening with a couple doc appointments.  Had to have McKenzie's skin condition checked out again.  Dr. Keller gave her a new steroid cream and oral antibiotic to treat her dermatitis/staph infection.  It was sweet, McKenzie asked Dr. Keller to take her itchies away...after the appointment McKenzie told us that she was ALL better now.  MAGIC!  :-)
We also discussed (once again) Macy's strange squeek that she does when she is sleeping/resting.  He recommended we go visit an E.N.T. doc to take a closer look at what is happening down her little throat.  floppy airways or trachael malachia is typical among Children with Down Syndrome.  This is certainly not anything that we are overly worried about, she will probably just outgrow this, however it will give us some added piece of mind to have someone look into it a bit further.  Better safe than sorry. 

Mar 28, 2010


Me, McKenzie and cousin Anna Banana Pants took a walk around to block and stopped by the park on the times had by all!  What a nice afternoon  :-)  Anna was complaining that the sun was hurting her McKenzie graciously allowed her to borrow her pink (skull & cross-bones) sunglasses...under one condition...that I let her borrow MY sunglasses and HAT.  okay, you win.  :-)
I apologize in advance for uploading ALL the pictures...if you haven't learned by now...this is how I roll...
Can someone please tell me who this little girl is?  I just do not think this looks like McKenzie at all!
Anna wait for me!  Wait for me Anna!
check out this little daredevil on the slide!  She makes McKenzie look like a little scaredy cat  :-)
Kenzie's neighbor Zach invited the girls over to dig in the dirt and play with bubbles.  what a sweetie!
oh and he did ask McKenzie on a date...a playdate that is!  LOL   We've got it scheduled  :-)  What a stud!
Time to head back home  :-(
Looking forward to many more walks around the neighborhood as the weather starts to get warmer.  Can't wait for Macy to be able to join us...still a little too chilly for her just yet.

Anna Banana Pants Weekend!

Everyone has a trigger...a word that makes you so excited you can hardly breathe...McKenzie's "trigger" is Anna...that teeny-tiny-super-simple word has magic powers in McKenzie's little world.  This word grabs a hold of McKenzie's brain, sends chills up her spine and turns her into crazy excited super-child!  "Mine Anna" she would say...everything is "mine Anna this & Mine Anna that!"
The fun began Thursday...McKenzie was ecstatic to find out that we were going to be bringing her cousin Anna home with us...for 4 whole days!  YIPPEE!  Her family was taking a special trip to Chicago for some shopping and to celebrate my niece Erika's upcoming High School graduation (that's a whole nother blog, I CANNOT believe our little Erika is GRADUATING soon!!!!)

Both girls were in heaven sharing and playing nicely.  This lasted about 30 minutes...let the girlie-drama begin!  One minute they were BFF"s, sharing babies and coloring together nicely...the next minute they were screaming at the top of their lungs because of course it was necessary for both of them to have the exact same phone in their possession at the exact same time (never mind the 6 other play phones in the room), to no more than 1 minute later turn back into BFF's laughing and giggling to their hearts content.  This theme carried on, not only with phones, but babies, strollers, juice cups and SHOES...oh the shoe wars.  WHATEVER!  I think it is just best that us parents just stay out of it and let them "problem solve" on their own...
 We made sure to schedule in many distractions over the course of the weekend (for my, Joe & Macy's sake).   Cousins Brook and Ally came over to play one afternoon...Grandma Lee babysat for a couple hours, Cousin Danielle visited as well to help out for a while...we went out to eat a couple times, went to church, took a couple walks...I'd say these girls had plenty keeping them busy!  All I have to say is "THANK GOODNESS FOR 3 HOUR AFTERNOON TODDLER NAPS"!
We ventured into Waterloo and met up with G&G Lee at El'Bee's for some Mexican food...only best Mexican food EVER!
Everyone who has ever been to El'Bee's knows that you cannot leave there without a tootsie pop.  So of course, we took 4.  We knew they would come in handy later when we needed to "bribe" the girls to calm down and perhaps sit still for a while.  We brought out the heavy "sucker ammunition" after bath time.   hehe.  They never saw it coming!  Haha suckers (no pun intended)  Worked like a charm.
  So...the question still remains "How many licks does it take to get to the center of the tootsie pop?
The girls were trying to figure it out.  The fact that they can only count to as many as 14 was kind of making the experiment difficult.
Sucker Showdown

I am so incredibly glad and grateful that our baby girl is creating so many memories with her little friends and cousins.  These memories are going to last a lifetime.  I am not sure if my cousins Renae or Amber read this blog...but I recall MANY MANY sleepovers with the two of you when we were little girls.  Oh what fun did we have?!  I would not trade those memories for anything in the world  :-)

Joe wrestles with the girls just before bedtime...what a GREAT daddy and uncle he is!  While it was fun having Anna spend the weekend with us...I honestly would have been pretty overwhelmed without Joe helping out!  oh, and by the way, Macy was an angel all weekend, so that certainly made it a lot easier as well.  Thanks for being such an awesome, easy going baby Macy!