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"Hi... I'm Oates."

Welcome to the "Oates" Page!



Kyra and Mike are pleased to announce the birth of a healthy baby boy:

Sunday, December 29, 2002

2:27 PM EST

18.5 inches

5 lbs., 12 ounces

Mom and baby are doing just fine.

Dad is still being neurotic about the car seat.

Looking for more info? Well we're still pretty darned tired!  We'll get this page updated as soon as we can.

In the meantime -- here are the first photos!

What's the deal with "Oates?" What do you mean by "Oates" anyway?  Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to find out!

Time is up to play the numbers in "The Oates Pool!" [December 29, 2002]

We have pictures! Check them out...  [September 1, 2002]


If you're here, you've probably already viewed the Flash presentation. If that's not the case, point your browser to http://www.kyra-mike.net/oates/ -- but make sure your sound is turned on and you have Macromedia Flash 4 or greater installed. (More often than not you'll be brought to the page which will let you download it.)

So? What do you think? Leave your comments here!

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Name: Jennifer Mulvaney
Where from? Atlanta


AWESOME! I love it!

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 17:45:49 (PDT)

Name: Judy and Seth
Where from? Fairfield, Connecticut


B'sha-ah Tova!!! We're thrilled and hope to share many simchas to come.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 18:11:25 (PDT)

Name: Hal
Where from? Rockville MD


B'sha'a Tova! מזל טוב We love the Flash presentation.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 18:16:01 (PDT)

Name: Mike
Where from? New York


Great news! Great presentation! Gonna have to play it again.

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 18:27:23 (PDT)

Name: Rachel
Where from? White Plains, NY


That was so awesome. I love the Geisen shout out! Mazel Tov!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 18:57:02 (PDT)

Name: Julee
Where from? LA baby


Ok so I didn't get a shout out (haha) but wow..such great news...I would have been disappointed if such wonderful news had been delivered in a mundane fashion. Much luck and love to you both. Julee

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 19:11:32 (PDT)

Name: Leeky Robbins
Where from? Tampa, FL


The SchuSheins rock! That was a fantastic presentation, and I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY for you, you and the New you! ;-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 19:40:41 (PDT)

Name: Stacy
Where from? Arlington, VA


That was incredible-- well, Mike, even if Worldcom goes under soon, you have plenty of marketable skills (as we knew already from the days at UMD Hillel). I am so excited for this kid!

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 20:00:50 (PDT)

Name: Myles
Where from? Raleigh, NC


You two are nuts! I love the site. It sure is an original way to let people know. I'm just disappointed that I wasn't the first to know :-( Congratulations to both of you! I know you'll make great parents. So... are you kickin names around yet? :-)

Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 20:18:17 (PDT)

Name: Savta
Where from? Rockville


Just to clarify -- Expecting a third grandchild is as momentous and exciting as expecting the first. Every grandchild is FIRST! I send you a multitude of love and good wishes.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 04:55:47 (PDT)

Name: Lauren
Where from? Wayne, NJ


Congratulations! Let us know how it goes :-)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 04:56:06 (PDT)

Name: Linda Byard
Where from? Yellow Springs, Ohio


I'll be walking around with a smile on my face all day. Such a trendy announcement and such wonderful news! Best to the three of you, Linda

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 05:31:38 (PDT)

Name: Mary
Where from? Atlanta


You guys have raised the bar on spreading the baby news. No longer can people just call and say "We're pregnant." Everyone will say "So wheres your webpage?" Many congratulations - I am sooo happy for you guys. Kepp updating the website with "fun" Kyra pregnancy episodes (as if nausea can be fun...).

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 05:51:43 (PDT)

Name: Julia Fine
Where from? Washington, DC


Mike and Kyra, that is GREAT news!!! YAY!!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 05:57:15 (PDT)

Name: yonat
Where from? Silver Spring


AWESOME! MAZAL TOV!!! (i made everyone in my office watch the video)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 06:10:07 (PDT)

Name: Tammy & Mark Gorodetzky
Where from? Bethesda


Mazel Tov!!!!! We can't wait to meet number 3.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 06:20:46 (PDT)

Name: Sandra
Where from? Atlanta, GA


So, I see little yellow rubber duckies somewhere in your future. Count on it! Are Tymothy, Fyona (or the multitude of other SchuSchein characters) experiencing any sympathy morning sickness and/or food cravings? Many blessings of wonder and joy to you all!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 06:24:30 (PDT)

Name: Steve & Sima
Where from? At our age, happy to be on top of this earth


I always knew I was a good Uncle -- now I can be a GREAT Uncle (or will I still be Aunt Steve?) Sim's off in Fla for a Hadassah convention -- I'll let her know the great news. MAZEL TOV from all of Western Schusters. Can't wait to see you all again.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 08:25:51 (PDT)

Name: Sarah & Raphe
Where from? Santa Cruz, CA


Wonderful news! Congratulations, mazel tov, all the words that can't begin to convey how happy we are for you!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 09:12:13 (PDT)

Name: Maita
Where from? Los Angeles


Congratulations! To echo my father, I always knew I was a good cousin, but now I get to be a GREAT cousin! :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 09:12:32 (PDT)

Name: Renee
Where from? Seattle


I can't believe I didn't know before Kyra ;). B'sha-ah tova -- I'm so excited for you, and to meet the little munchkin!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 13:36:21 (PDT)

Name: Aviva Akselrad
Where from? New York


Oh, that is wonderful! I'm really glad we found each other again, just in time for you to let me know. Congratulations and all the best!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 14:28:45 (PDT)

Name: Aaron
Where from? Winchester, VA



Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 14:44:16 (PDT)

Name: Maura
Where from? Virginia


So Mike and Kyra are having a baby...poor kid. :) Mazel tov! You guys sure will be unique parents. If you could handle me, you can handle anything so I know your kid will be great! :)

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 15:48:49 (PDT)

Name: Dave Kiser
Where from? work


Pretty Cool. I like it!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 16:05:35 (PDT)

Name: Marie
Where from? Arlington, VA


Mazel tov, Mike and Kyra! I'm so happy for you!

Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 20:07:31 (PDT)

Name: Ariela
Where from? Tel Aviv


Wow!! What exciting news! Definitely, glad I asked what's new. What a cool site. bsha'ah tova! I'm sure you'll keep everyone posted in January with an updated site. KIT.

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 04:09:17 (PDT)

Name: Jen Lacoff
Where from? Chicago, IL


AAAAACKK!!!!! The biggest Blockbuster this season!! Love the movie trailer feel... I guess you're "in production." Look out world, you're in for something special with SchuSchein III!!!!! MAZEL TOV!!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 09:01:38 (PDT)

Name: harvey and phyllis
Where from? scarsdale, n.y.


you should be working for hollywood! very creative, captivating. best of all, we're looking forward with God's help, to a new addition to the family in january. good luck and thank you for sharing such good news with us.

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 09:20:49 (PDT)

Name: Josh Rabin
Where from? Camp Ramah Palmer


Woopee! I'm so excited! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it! Mazel tov!

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 11:19:38 (PDT)

Name: Elissa
Where from? New York


Mazel Tov!!!! I'm SO happy for the both of you!!!:) BTW, loved the flash media video thing...

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 14:58:51 (PDT)

Name: Adina and Shoshana
Where from? Hoboken, NJ


Adina: "I liked the movie. I didn't know all the words. I want to play with my baby cousin." Shoshana: "ba ba ba ah ah! gghr khkh"

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 16:07:23 (PDT)

Name: David and Sarah Barak
Where from? NorthWest side- represent, yo!


b'shaah tovah, and a great presentation :)

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 19:49:03 (PDT)

Name: Paul & Suzy
Where from? Atlanta


WOW!!! You two (three) are awesome!! Mazal Tov b'sha'a Tova! GREAT ANNOUNCEMENT!! ShouSchein Productions is ready for Prime Time. We look forward to seeing y'all real soon.

Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 21:37:05 (PDT)

Name: David Bachrach
Where from? down the street


I thought there was going to be more about the house.

Friday, July 19, 2002 at 05:48:36 (PDT)

Name: Michael Perkins & Shoshana Danon-Perkins
Where from? Georgetown


B'sha'ah Tovah! You guys really are heading into being "adults". I guess that happens when you hit a certain decade. :)

Friday, July 19, 2002 at 06:14:53 (PDT)

Name: ilana and daniel
Where from? Reston VA


Mazal Tov!!! Loved the the movie. Looking forward to updates and anxiously awaiting the arrival of Schushcien III!

Friday, July 19, 2002 at 13:51:47 (PDT)

Name: Jenni Mac
Where from? Oakton VA


KYRA AND MIKE!!!!! i'm babysitting all next summer... my wish has finally come true ;) i couldn't be happier for you both! MAZEL TOV :)

Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 12:04:45 (PDT)

Name: Beth, Michael and Jamie
Where from? Aldershot, England


Is it going to be a tadpole, frog-face? Mazel tov! Wonderful news and presentation. Good luck. Feel well. Just a reminder- we named our son after your website, so we expect a suitable gesture in return. We shall shortly be unvieling our new website: Kermit. Love B,M&J

Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 13:40:23 (PDT)

Name: Jeremy & Christine
Where from? Woods Hole MA & Kilifi, Kenya


Woo hoo! A hearty bicontinental mazal tov, from Jeremy (and many other Korrs and Montrolls) in Woods Hole and Christine in Kenya. We look forward to teaching Young SchuSchein all the same dances Mike and Jeremy learned as 3rd graders!

Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 19:28:48 (PDT)

Name: Beth
Where from? Miami


I am so excited for you guys. Congratulations!!! I Hope to see you guys when you bring the baby to the grandparents.

Monday, July 22, 2002 at 18:02:33 (PDT)

Name: David
Where from? New York, NY


Congrats! The more the merrier when it comes to Scheinbergs. Great flash presentation; I always appreciate fellow production work!

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 10:14:43 (PDT)

Name: skot
Where from? monticello,fl


SLEEP!!! while you still can!!!!!loved the show.

Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 19:53:10 (PDT)

Name: Jessica Brand
Where from? Philadelphia


I AM SO EXCITED!!!! ANOTHER SINGING KYRA AND MIKE!!!!!!! You will have to teach him/her lots of Billy Joel. I love you guys!

Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 12:35:41 (PDT)

Name: Marc Meltzer (and Meira)
Where from? Olney, MD


Hmmm... If it's a boy, I'm partial to the name Ezra. The presentation was quite awesome. You realize that your child has a lot to live up to after that! Be well!

Friday, July 26, 2002 at 08:58:34 (PDT)

Name: The BFM (guess...)
Where from? Somewhere in Northern VA


Mazel tov. The site was too cute. Maybe he/she will turn out as good as mine did...:)

Friday, July 26, 2002 at 17:24:02 (PDT)

Name: Sarah Nachlas
Where from? Israel (right now)


Congrat! Even without the sound the intro. to the next generation was great, but I have a secret. I already knew! Zack told me right before I left for Israel. Again, congratulations and aim for the 14th!

Monday, July 29, 2002 at 02:18:29 (PDT)

Name: Elaine
Where from? Washington, DC


Unbelievable page! We're not even going to try to match that one, let alone beat it, when the time comes. I'm just going to sit back and enjoy yours. MAZAL TOV!!!!!

Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 10:14:29 (PDT)

Name: Abbie
Where from? Chapel Hill, NC


Mazel Tov! Great news and great website. Wishing you all the best...

Tuesday, August 6, 2002 at 14:14:18 (PDT)

Name: Diana
Where from? New York City


I don't even know you guys and I'm so happy for you! This is a terrific website. I found you while looking for Jewish wedding sites to help design our ceremony program. Think of me as we tie the knot on 9/1/02. Mazal tov!

Thursday, August 8, 2002 at 12:51:13 (PDT)

Name: Rachel G.
Where from? Gaithersburg, MD (where else!)


Mazel tov!!!!! I am so happy for the both of you. I am sure that you will definitely have a happy, smiling and laughing child! All the best!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 21:30:22 (PDT)

Name: Bekki
Where from? VA-NYC!


This page was so cute and clever, and I didn't see it coming at all! Mazel Tov, Yasher Koach, and any other congratulations that you think are necessary :) Hope the baby is more fun than a barrel of monkeys, or close.

Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 16:54:59 (PDT)

Name: Ellen
Where from? NJ


I'm soooo happy for you!!! : ) Mazel tov!!! : ) E

Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 07:34:23 (PDT)

Name: brandi queener
Where from? Westerville OH


Incredible site... How proud you must be... It left me with a lump in my throat!! Congratulations to you both and your lucky baby to be. I wish you all the best

Friday, August 30, 2002 at 14:32:01 (PDT)

Name: lancat
Where from? depends on what im on ...


UUNOT .. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA CONGRATS TO THE BOTH OF YOU ! I wish you all the best and a joyful healthy family

Wednesday, September 4, 2002 at 14:24:44 (PDT)

Name: Rebecca [not the hot one from Tulsa :-) ]
Where from? in a very good place in my Worldcom carreer...


Words of advice: You Shuschein baby must struggle and fight to ensure that you have a fair chance to turn out to be conventional...conformist... average...of the norm... traditionalist... and most of all-republican!!! Beware of your parents!!

Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 11:48:10 (PDT)

Name: Pam Hoffstrom
Where from? Chicago



Friday, January 3, 2003 at 08:48:53 (PDT)

Name: סבא
Where from? Maryland


לאבי צבי.. מזל טוב ברוך הבא We are proud to welcome you to the family!

Monday, January 6, 2003 at 09:10:46 (PDT)

Name: Joanne Lipkind
Where from? Rockville, MD


Just wanted to say CONGRATS!!! He is soo cute sofar. Haven't been to the website recently but when I saw the announcment come through I was like YEA!! Talk to you both soon...

Tuesday, January 7, 2003 at 13:37:15 (PDT)

Name: Talila
Where from? Pasadena MD


Mazel Tov! What a cute family you are. Savor each moment they grow up so fast!

Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 16:16:28 (PDT)

Name: Sagatela
Where from? Germany.


You are amazing. I love your site.

Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 05:17:02 (PDT)

Where from?



Monday, December 29, 2003 at 20:51:31 (PDT)

Name: oates loser
Where from? not a loser


you people are losers and your kid will not be cool. trust me

Sunday, February 29, 2004 at 23:05:48 (PDT)

Where from?


I hope your baby dies

Friday, October 1, 2004 at 10:57:17 (PDT)

Where from?


I know where your child lives

Friday, October 1, 2004 at 10:58:28 (PDT)




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