Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

     As a mom you start to focus on everyone else's birthday instead of your own and this year Hubby was supposed to have some work stuff to do and was going to miss my birthday. This didn't happen though because his schedule changed and so we had a nice dinner out even though the kids had already picked out a gift for me a few days prior (a stuffed Toothless from "How to Train your Dragon" and a Starbucks card), hubby showed up with some truffles and more Starbucks for me and I got to pick out a Pittsburgh Pirates Jersey since I had been wanting one.
     We had a cake and the kids sang to me at work which is always a blast! Some of the preschoolers also made me cards in the morning which was adorable!

Blowing out my candles!

Froggie having some of my cake!

Big Brother showing off his icing face!

     It was a great birthday and I have (less than) 365 days until I'm 30 - at some point once I'm feeling more caught up I will post my list of 30 things to do this year!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

First Visit to the Dentist

     Tuesday I took Big Brother to his very first trip to the dentist. We had been mentioning it to him since my last cleaning in April and had bought a book about visiting the dentist. This book was cute and Big Brother seemed to like it, I think it's always nice to give kids a heads up before you ask them to do something new. If you want your own copy here's the link to it on Amazon.

A great book for preparing for the dentist!

     We got there and Big Brother was a little grumpy since he had woken up from his nap not all that long before we got there. (Neither of the kids are "morning people" and take quite a bit of time to readjust to being awake). He was pretty excited to head back and get into the dentists chair and he was polite with the hygienist. We decided we would try to do a full appointment and just get as far as he would let the appointment go. I had low expectations for him letting her clean his teeth since it is like wrestling an alligator to do it at home. 

a little unsure, waiting to get started.

     He made some faces about the light and so the hygienist offered him a pair of sunglasses to wear which made him pretty excited. He was such a good listener and did GREAT letting her clean and floss his teeth. She let him hold the suction tool and he seemed to enjoy that. After his cleaning we took a trip down the hall to try to do an x-ray but after trying to adjust it and get the protective apron on him it didn't work out. The apron was too heavy and he just wasn't quite tall enough to fit within the machine's reach. 
     After the x-ray we headed back to our little room and the hygienist let Big Brother pick out his new toothbrush (A superhero one with Thor on it!), some kid's toothpaste, Buzz lightyear floss picks and a roll of floss. She even gave Froggie her very own princess toothbrush for being so good while her brother was getting his teeth cleaned. 

being a champ and getting his teeth cleaned

We had to wait a little bit for the dentist to finish with another patient before he came in and Big Brother started to get bored and lost interest in the novelty of the dentists office so he played with the car he had brought in and investigated his goody bag some more. Once the dentist came in he was back in his chair and let him check everything out. He counted all of his teeth again and told Big Brother that they looked very nice. We were complimented on how well taken care of his teeth are (which is not what I was expecting given my previously mentioned Alligator wrestling-like experiences)

Showing off his nice clean teeth!

     On the way out of the office Big Brother was able to pick something out of the treasure chest. He thought long and hard about what he wanted to pick and ended up choosing a GIANT bubble wand. Hubby and I had also picked up a set of duplo blocks that came with a book as a reward for a successful appointment and let him pick what he wanted for dinner. He picked Chic-fil-a so that he could play and have ice cream. The girl at the counter even let him go back and make his own ice cream cone!
     Over all it was a pretty awesome experience, he'll probably feel like he needs such a big ordeal after every other appointment but at least he'll want to go back to the dentist!

He made his ice cream all on his own!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Where, Oh Where has Froggie's Mommy Gone?

     Sometimes life just seems to get in the way. For whatever reason I have stalled out on the blog and it has been over a month since I've posted. I realized the other day while I was starting yet ANOTHER draft that I haven't actually FINISHED any of the drafts that have been waiting. (There are AT LEAST 10!)
     I'm going to be making an effort to "catch up" on finishing my drafts and getting them out into the land of Facebook and Pinterest. Here's a picture of Froggie before her tumbling class this morning.

Dancing before class started.