Saturday, August 31, 2013
And Jonathan and I were released from our callings a few weeks ago. It has been a month and we still don't have callings. I've given up and am going to go volunteer in Primary since I'm pretty sure that is where they are going to stick me anyway. Why prolong the inevitable, right?
Friday, August 30, 2013
David climbed a few places, too.
David then begged us to let him sit in the dunk tank. Didn't take long for him to get dunked!
He enjoyed it!
Then Andi got a balloon parrot that I inherited somehow.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Andi did NOT like me taking her picture.
She did, however, really like the PB&J and goldfish crackers they served.
Andi and Melia have been best friends this last year. They pitch fits in nursery if they don't get to sit together, they are always playing together, and when Melia introduced Andi to her grandmother a couple months ago Melia said "This is my best friend, Andi."
Friday, August 23, 2013
The morning started at 4:30 a.m. I got up, got ready, ate breakfast (Jonathan made it or I would not have eaten), then got Peter. We were out the door at 5:00 and arrived at the hospital to get him check in and registered. After that it was a waiting game until about 7:00 when they took us back and got the pre-op stuff rolling for his frenulectomy, x-rays, and dental repairs.
Despite the fact he was really hungry and tired, Peter played well and was really happy the whole time he got prodded and measured and weighed. He was happy to inspect everything, and play with everyone.
They took him back and I went back to the waiting room and... well.... waited. Since I knew this would be a longer surgery than Andi's, and I knew that just sitting there would make me crazy, I brought along some crocheting to keep myself focused and occupied. It worked. I didn't get anxious until I saw the doctor and he told me I had to wait until I could see Peter.
The anesthesia was hard on him. He was super cranky and disoriented. He kept tipping over randomly, so I had to keep a pretty good hold on him. Sucking his fingers was difficult, so he was upset about that. We got home and he went down for a nap. Once up he was very happy to see everyone and play. I'm worried about his stitches, but I'm watching them. I'm afraid he may have busted them out of the incision on his lip...
So here is the crochet project I worked on during Peter's surgery:
I turned around and made another one in pink for Andi. Super easy and fast, I love it! And cute to boot! :)
And now, proof that my kids eat their veggies:
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Morning bike ride.
We went 5.5 miles.
David was tired by the end.
Andi and Peter liked riding in their trailer.
After lunch we picked up our car. They had a fun Go-Cart in the shop.
Kids were excited to try it out.
We got home. Peter was exhausted.
I taught a quick piano lesson then went to the awards ceremony for the library's Summer Reading Program.
Andi was so proud of herself.
And they got lots of fun things as prizes.
The best part is the ice cream they give out at the ceremony.
After dinner we went and picked pears.
The kids enjoyed it for about thirty seconds.
Then Andi and Peter ran off to the slide and playground our friends have in their backyard.
Little while late it was just me and Jonathan collecting pears.
We got two bags. We'll be making lots of canned pears, jellies, and preserves. Yum.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
We did learn that David has ground his teeth down something fierce. His canines are flat across the top, and he's ground a big groove into the top one on the right that his lower tooth fits into. Dr. Martin recommended an appliance that will space David's teeth out and discourage him from grinding. He also recommended getting David's tongue-tie clipped because it is causing crowding issues in his bottom teeth. So I'm off to find someone that can take care of that for me since he cannot..... yay...... not.
Andi has her appointment next month. She was all upset about not having a new toothbrush tonight and said she needed to go to the dentist, too. Ha!
Made water kefir a few days ago and my first brew was a success! Everyone enjoyed having "soda" with dinner last night, and I was glad to have be able to add some extra probiotic goodies to our diet. The milk kefir has been a weird one to get used to, personally. It has a very yeasty flavor that was totally unexpected. Turns out it is normal for kefir to have that, store-bough kefir is just processed differently so it has less of the probiotics and no yeast flavor. So I'm enjoying the fresh milk kefir, it just was different than expected. But the water kefirs are a smashing success! We had a ginger/lemon one last night, I'm making cranberry for tonight. Yum! Now if my kombucha SKOBY would just get here....