Monthly Archives: August 2011

Trip to the Dentist

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Caden had his first visit to the dentist this week.  I know what you are thinking… he is 5 and this is his first trip???? I have no excuse really except that it was terribly hard to take time off of work.

He did OKAY…. The dental assistant was overly chipper for 10 o’clock in the morning.  It reminded me of the Kindergarten teacher from the Robert Munsch book We share everything!  Caden liked her though, so I guess what she was doing was working.  She started by counting all of his teeth.. good news he had brought all 20 with him, we didn’t forget any at home.  Then she began to brush his teeth with cookie flavor paste.  First she asks him what his favorite cake is- chocolate maybe?  His response… “My mom doesn’t buy me chocolate cake, because she doesn’t have any money.” WHAAAT?  Where in the heck did that come from?  Seriously, I wanted to melt into the wall.  Just when I thought we were going to get through this ordeal quick and easy, Caden Beau decided that he had enough of the cake paste.  He sat up thrashing and screaming…”I don’t like this stuff”.  After that it was like a battle to get through the floss, and the actual tooth brush brushing.  GOOD GRIEF… See I knew there was a reason I hadn’t taken him to the dentist, yet.

Needless to say, we made it out of there with NO cavities!  His teeth looked great!  We will try it again in 6months!
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Summer Days

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As summer vacation comes to an end, I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed my two rug-rats this summer.  Sure.. I have had trouble going to the grocery store with both in tow, haven’t been able to sleep in due to a precious little boy that wakes up at the crack of dawn, and am completely exhausted by the end of the day, but this summer has given me my identity as a mom back.

MB: 5years old

MG: 2years old

I realized that by working full time, I had completely lost the notion of ENJOYING my kiddos.  They are funny little people that have a lot to say about well everything really.  I also realized this summer the importance of my family and what I really love the most about my life is just hanging out with my munchkins and my hubby.  We have had Sunday family dinners with my parents and grandad.  We have had summer evenings on the back porch with a glass of wine, we have taken the kids paddle boating, swimming, and to the beach.  Most importantly I have reconnected with my family and completely forgotten about that thing called work.  I am looking forward to the fall season and all that it brings with it, but I have to admit I am not ready for Summer to end yet.  I need a little more time to sit barefooted outside, listening to Carrie Underwood, and sipping my wine.  I need a little more time of morning cuddle time and figuring out what adventures will await us during the day.  Most of all, I need a little more time to hug my baby boy, tell him how much I love him and how proud of him I am.  You see I don’t want summer to end, because when it does that means my baby is going to Kindergarten.  😉  (Sigh… sniff…sniff)