1st Dentist Visit

Anyone who follows me on twitter or facebook knows about the boys appointments yesterday.
They had their first dentist appointment.
They did fabulously. They were so awesome and brave and let him in their mouths to check out all their teeth and stuff.
Callum's teeth were great, he does have a crossbite which will have to be corrected around 4 years old with a retainer that will be bonded to his baby teeth to correct the bite before his adult teeth come in.
Taylor's visit however was disappointing. He had FOUR cavities.
Nothing has made me feel like the worst mother ever than that visit. I felt like I had been neglecting him or something. FOUR cavities on a two and a half year old. Three of them were very small and won't take much to fill. That last one was a WHOPPER. It's on a tooth that he will have until about 11 years old the dentist said.
He's going to have to have it all drilled out and have silver put in it because of how bad it is.
The other three can have a white filling.
The worst part of it is how they're going to have to do this.
They'll give us medication to give to him an hour before his appointment. That will relax him and only sedate him slightly.
They'll bring him back by himself into the office and will have to pappoose him so that he will be still and can't flail his arms around.
The dentist said that he should only need two appointments at about 40 minutes each for all four.
The first appointment will be for the three little ones and the second for the big one.
We have to seriously pool some money together. The medication he has to take beforehand is $150 on it's own.
We're looking near $1000.00 for the four cavities.

Besides all that, the boys were great, got their new toothbrushes and stickers and we were on our way.

I spent the rest of the night holding back tears.
I have become a juice and tooth brushing nazi.

** after thinking about this long and hard. I definitely want to get a second opinion. I didn't feel comfortable from the get go with him having to go back alone, or us not even having that option. The dentist's excuse of him not needing the distraction has been deemed totally BS by me. They may not mean any harm...but I just can't take that chance.

Pumas and Bunnies

We took the boys to the zoo this weekend for Scotty the baby elephant's second birthday festivities. They weren't really interested in standing still to watch all the birthday celebration so we wandered the zoo. They were in a hurry and everytime they saw one exhibit they would say "ok next". We finally got to the Pumas and it was feeding time.
They asked what they were eating and I had to think to myself if I should lie or just come straight out and tell them they were eating bunny rabbits. They were beautiful white bunnies too...just in time for Spring.
I've always told myself that I would never lie to my kids when they ask a straight out question and I wasn't going to start with the bunnies.
I told them they were eating lunch and they were rabbits.
The rest of the weekend when telling everyone what they saw at the zoo they include the Pumas and that they were eating bunnies and enthusiastically tell everyone "no more hopping for the bunnies"!
At least they took that well.


As a mom of toddlers I've learned that given the choice, they'll eat their pudding like doggies everytime.


Yesterday was quite a trying and hilarious day.
I was frustrated with the unorganized clutter in the house.
Callum's diaper undid itself under his shorts. Poor thing was standing in the living room screaming "pooooop!" He had pooped and it rolled out of his shorts onto the floor.
Hey I never said being a mom was a glamorous job.
I of course tried to sooth him and tell him it was no big deal. We cleaned it up and went on with the night.
Then, I decided to vacuum the living room and poor Taylor had a panic attack while I did so.
He thought for sure I was going to vacuum up his cars and proceeded to cry so hard he threw up.
I didn't hear all of this over the vacuum of course.
Apparently in some alternate universe of his I am the bad mommy that laughs maniacally while vacumming up all his prized possessions.
Josh's car wouldn't start after his night of school. We got it towed by AAA to the shop by his work and of course was fine this morning...no problem at all.
We have a fickle car.
I'm glad to have a new day today and am trying really hard to be positive about all this car business.

The Sick

We've had a sickness hit the house. Poor Callum has been sick since Monday and Taylor has just started coughing.
We brought Callum to the doctor Tuesday and he did so well. He loves his doctor.
He's such a peanut still weighing in at 30 lbs at 2 and a half years old.
She said his lungs were clear and his ears looked fine, so we just have to let it run it's course.

In good news the boys have been doing fabulously in their big boy beds. We're going on a week of no instances of them going down in their room all by themselves! The only stipulation by Callum is to leave their door open which I of course do anyway.

We're very excited around these parts! We're finally getting a weekend in the 70s! Hopefully we can get out to the zoo or at least a park and play outside.


Polar Bear Plunge

My husband Josh participated with his company in the Polar Bear Plunge this year. They raise money for the Special Olympics of Kentucky.I was so incredibly proud of him.We went down to the river around 11 for him to sign in and get ready. There was a huge turnout, I didn't realize so many people participated but was glad to see that.The boys were so cold since it was in the 30s and it was incredibly windy. Shannon went with me to help with the boys and we ended up having leave at about 12:30. It also started to sleet when we were leaving. I took Shannon and the boys back to the house and missed Josh's plunge.He said it wasn't as bad as he thought it would be, even though the water and the outside temperature were in the 30sThey had a hottub waiting for everyone who plunged so they could warm up.
If you'd like to donate you can still visit his company's website through the Polar Bear Plunge's website for donations.They raised $2,245 out of their $5,000 goal so far!

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