Friday, October 26, 2012
She was wiggling that baby tooth forever, it seemed like. Most days we got "hey mom/dad, want to see how wiggly my tooth is?" Finally, I was starting to get worried about the way the new teeth were growing in out of place since the baby teeth were still there. On Oct 9th, we were driving to school and I decided that we'd better get an opinion from the dentist. I told her we'd be calling the dentist in one week if that baby tooth were still there. I encouraged her to play with that tooth with her tongue whenever she could.
She came home and after dinner that day and showed us that her tooth was barely hanging on since she'd been playing with it all day. I took a look and knew it was a matter of seconds--It was doing the 360 degree twist. "Go yank that thing out...just take a tissue and do it," I said--not thinking she actually would. She looked at me intently for a moment, turned around, walked to the bathroom, grabbed a tissue and yanked that tooth right out. Brave. I'm pretty sure I was never that brave.
So, first baby tooth lost, Oct 9, 2012 (right, bottom, for baby book purposes). Five dollars from the tooth fairy (I thought we weren't doing the tooth fairy, but Caitlin thinks we are--so, I guess we are?) Then the second tooth was lost on the 20th--(surprise! adult tooth already half-way up behind that one too!)--both middle lower teeth gone--Caitlin now $8 richer. She was way more impressed with the three $1 bills than the one $5 bill. And not even a gap-y smile yet. She's got at least 2 more loosey gooseys waiting that will go soon.
ah, the milestones keep going by...
Sunday, October 7, 2012
John cut Ryan's hair for his first hair cut. Since then, that's how we've maintained. But, last week, with family pictures coming up and his hair getting noticeably straggly, we thought he earned himself a real hair cut. That turned out to be daddy's territory, so off the boys went (with Caitlin) yesterday to get the hairs cut for real. As they were piling into the car, I waved the camera to John with a wide smile. I really could barely stand to miss it, but the way our schedules worked out yesterday, we just could not all go together. John came back with a tiny eyeroll and might have muttered "the things i do for love," under his breath sort of while he grabbed the camera out of my hands. Thanks, babe. Here's my little dude getting his first hair cut. He did great.
I had a conference to attend in TC this weekend, so I brought the kids along to visit with grandparents and cousins. They went to a corn maze on Saturday while I was at a conference and I met up with them after for some caramel apples (or just caramel, if you're Nora)
Friday, July 27, 2012
We, along with Rebecca and Don and Jacob, spent this week with Nana and Grandpa up in Frankfort. We arrived on Monday and hit the beach immediately. The kids had a blast jumping the tiny waves with each other and with Nana.
My dad took John and Don salmon fishing on Wednesday--they caught 9 or 10 salmon and then we ate them for dinner--the freshest fish we've ever had.
Before we left on Thursday, the kids beat up on Grandpa a bit....
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This post is a bit belated--I should've posted it about 2 weeks ago, but here goes. Caitlin and I were out for the afternoon getting our hair cut. John had texted me that the twins were horsing around in their room and not really napping, so as soon as we got home, my intentions were to get them out for a snack and get going to swim class. When I walked in, I could hear them talking and laughing. While Caitlin was going upstairs to get ready to swim and open Nora and Ryan's bedroom door, I kept myself busy in the kitchen for a moment.
After a second or two, I heard Caitlin yell something down to me, but couldn't hear what she was saying. I stopped what I was doing to listen again..."Moooom. Nora has a real boo boo. A real one." Unalarmed, since we do boo boos all the live long day around here, I asked the 3 kids to come down to me. A few seconds later, a bloody-faced Nora showed up in front of me. I cleaned up the mess from her face and saw where the wound was--it was a small, but open gash just above her eyebrow and it looked pretty fresh. Nora was not upset, not crying--nothing--just patiently let me clean her up and change her dirty shirt which had a bit of stain on it from the injury as well. She was not, however, answering any questions about the incident--totally acting like she didn't speak English.
I went to her room, and with the exception of a smear of blood on her bedsheets, no evidence could be found. Her accomplice was also pleading the 5th. John and I decided that, since the wound was on her face and didn't look like it would close anytime soon, we should take her to the ED. So, John took Caitlin and Ryan to swimming. Nora and I headed to the hospital.
On her way to the hospital, which is about a 15 minute car ride, she decided to take a nap. Once we got there, she fell in the parking lot and became much more concerned about her not-very bloody scrapped knees than her head. The triage nurse had to deal with her knees first before Nora would let her mess with her head--she got them wiped clean and a way-too-big bandage put on it--Nora was contented with this. After that, I answered "I don't know" to approx 15 people who separately asked me "what happened?" I had to convince the ED doc not to mess with her knee bandages as she was thinking that needed to be checked out based on Nora's answer to "what's wrong today?" Then, the doc recommended stitches--no surprise--that's basically why I brought her in. With a cut on her face like that I wanted to give it the best opportunity to heal nicely.
we've done that over and over), however I am surprised that it was Ryan's suggestion and that she followed it. She usually plays alone, but occasionally joins in with what the other two are doing. She is her own little woman and doesn't follow the crowd--or really like to be part of the crowd. So, maybe it's different when it's just the two of them alone in a room? Maybe they act differently when they just have each other? I'll never know.