Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Maple Leaf Lake

I got home from work tonight to find the kids playing in the giant puddles in the front yard. Adam was on his way running to the ditch to clean up some garbage and found quite the surprise! I was pretty shocked my mom let loose and allowed it, especially in a brand new polo shirt and jeans! Sara thought it was stinky and smelly, which I would agree. After a while Adam thought it would be better to take his shirt off. It was fun to feel their joy and wild abandon! Here are a few of my favorites...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Mom what's a bouffant?

You just never know what is going to come out of the kids' mouths lately! Sara was sitting on my lap and she said "Mom, what's a bouffant?" I have no idea how she even heard of the word. So we googled it on my computer and clicked on Images so I could scroll thru and show her what a bouffant was.

I told her Grandma Marilynn used to have a bouffant and asked if she wanted to call Grandma and tell her to bring a picture. Of course she was excited to do that!

"Grandma, why did you used to have your hair in a bouffant?"
I could hear my mom laughing thru the phone.
"Can you bring a picture of when you used to have a bouffant? A really really old picture?"
Mom asked her a question and Sara said "No, I don't want great big poofy boufant on top of my head! I just want a little curl. Some of these pictures we are looking at don't even qualify as a bouffant!"

Mom and I were laughing so hard we were crying. Sara couldn't figure out what was so funny.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

First dentist appointment

I have been wanting to take the kids to the dentist for about a year. I know, sounds crazy that something can be put off that long. It was last August when all the medical issues started with Sara...and then Adam. Emotionally I felt like I couldn't process anything else during that time. Once we hit a few months break from that I finally made the appointment.

I really liked the office. It was super kid-friendly with things to do.

And they were very welcoming to us as new patients!

Sara, as usual, was a total rock star. She climbed right in the chair and started talking to the nurse. She asked for an Ariel toothbrush which the nurse had to search for. No problems with x-rays, no issues with getting her teeth cleaned. The dentist was able to tell already from her x-rays that she will need braces. Her mouth is very tiny and her baby teeth are close together. You can see the adult teeth waiting to come in already crowded and slightly overlapped. No cavities.

As for Adam, he tends to be a bit more nervous about new things, especially medical related. Can you tell by this picture with a forced smile?

He didn't like getting the x-rays and having to put the little square in his mouth that was the film. He absolutely hated getting his teeth cleaned. He didn't like the "whirly" toothbrush or the stuff they used to clean them with. He kept moaning and wanting her to stop. We held hands and I told him to squeeze which seemed to help. He has one questionable spot on a tooth that they are going to watch to see if it develops into a cavity.

Sara wrote her name on the chalkboard on the way out. They each left with a bag of goodies - Adam got a red car and Sara some bubbles to go along with their new toothbrushes, toothpaste, sand timer, and dinosaur floss wands. Since we have well water, she also wants us to buy some water with fluoride for the kids to drink sometimes. Toothpaste with flouride helps the teeth that are already in. But drinking fluoride helps the teeth that aren't in yet.

On our way out a woman in the waiting room asked if the kids were twins. Wearing my PMOT shirt that said "TWINS" across the front I affirmed her guess. She said "they are so adorable!" Adam replied "Thank you" and the woman said "Wow, polite too!" Adam responded "Of course I am!"

They were very excited tonight about using their new toothpaste and learning to spit!