Dino Bites

Dino Bites

Monday, September 29, 2008

Buster's new milestone

Buster is getting pretty good at moving. Unfortunately, he is getting quite frustrated because as he tries to go toward a toy, he often crawls backwards. (And don't worry about adjusting your sound--this is a silent movie.)


On the bright side, he can now go from crawling back to a sitting position. We had a lesson in FHE recently about choking hazards, featuring the marvelous empty toilet paper roll. It's amazing how well the lesson helps the kids remember what size objects must now stay out of the living room. Whether or not they remember to KEEP them out the living room is something else.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Peace Garden Portraits

For Family Home Evening on Monday, our activity was to go to the Peace Gardens and take lots of pictures. Everyone got turns posing and taking pictures. Here are a few of our favorites:

Missy

Kandy

Buster

Sunny

Quotable Quotes V

As I picked up the girls from school the other day, Missy suddenly said, "Mom, I am so lucky!"

"Why?" I asked.

"Because I get to see Kandy at lunch!"

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dental Dilemma Follow-up

So the dentist called this morning...I have 3 options: 1)Give an IV for full sedation, 2)Force her to take the oral sedative, or 3)Wait 6 months and have her checked again. Obviously the cavities won't go away, but maybe they won't be a whole lot worse. Right now they're so small that they weren't even going to give her local anesthetic.

My mom wants to know if they can just give her a shot instead of a full IV. I should have asked. In the meantime, the dentist said, "It would be best if you could just get her to take the medicine." Duh, like I didn't know that. I dare HIM to try and give it to her!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Dental Dilemma

All the girls went to the dentist a few weeks ago. Kandy and Missy came away clean, but Sunny has cavities! This did not surprise me as Sunny is the junior sugar addict around here, and she hates brushing her teeth. So we had to make an appointment to go back.

They gave her a prescription she was supposed to take an hour before the appointment to make her sleepy. She refused. I called, and they said to bring her anyway. They tried the "happy gas." That lasted about five minutes till she wiggled out of it. They gave her a chance to sit still. Ha! Sunny? That kid is perpetual motion.

They sent us home with a new appointment and a refilled prescription since she did have a teensy taste of it. As my "flusteration" wore off, I realized that making another appointment for a week later is stupid. She will not have changed personality or tastes by then, which means she still will not take the medicine, the gas, or sit still.

I believe in dental health. I understand at least some of the ramifications of untreated cavities. But what is a mother to do??? I called and cancelled the appointment today, and I asked for the dentist to call me.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Quotable Quotes IV

1. At lunch, Sunny looked at Buster and said, "We need to pull out his eyelashes." When I asked her why, she said, "Because he's a boy. Girls have eyelashes!"

2. At dinner, Missy was talking about brains. "When you're pregnant, your brain swaps out."