Sunday, August 18, 2013
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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
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Monday, August 5, 2013
A few weeks ago Audrey had a dentist appointment. So far she has a 100% crying record for crying at the Dentist...and the tradition continued. The dentist looked up at me and said "she might have a little cavity developing" It was over when she said "cavity". Audrey burst into hardcore tears. The dentist was taken aback by her...strong reaction, but she was so wonderful and comforting to Audrey. She did recommend sealants, so we made an appointment, and today we went back. Check up = bad. Sealants = well...let me just tell you about it.
Audrey had a different dentist today (there are two women who share the practice) and this lady also mentioned the developing cavity. Turn on the water works! Audrey goes into the dentist on extreme edge, and the slightest upset will send her into a free fall. The first sealant went fairly quickly, and then midway through the second one Audrey sat up, pulled everything out of her mouth, and spit everything out. She was very upset, I was holding her hand the whole time, and then when Phoenix saw how much she was crying he held her hand to (aww!). The hygienist grabbed the dentist back in to have extra support. They finished the last two quickly, and they were very nice and gentle.
I am fairly certain that we will have to get the cavity filled next appointment...I don't even know how Audrey will handle that! Poor girl. I remember being slightly on edge at the dentist, but I was never close to tears. She is just a sensitive and somewhat emotional little girl, but I love her just the way she is.
Posted by Rachel at 7:03 PM
How should I say this? Phoenix is...disgusting. Ever since he was "potty trained" it has been even worse. He used to put dirt in his mouth, occasionally mulch, I caught him licking the school cafeteria floor once, he touches every bug he can get his little fingers on (even the crusty dried up worms), and he really fights washing his hands. And then we (I) potty trained him. And a whole new world of gross opened up. He discovered that he can pee anywhere! Our front yard? Of course! The back deck? Um..duh! The neighbors yard when we are taking a walk? You betcha! All over the bathroom floor (because he intentionally missed)? Why not? Our basement stairs? Totally! He thinks it is "so cool" to make footprints in his pee puddles. Eww! And I cannot tell you how many times I have caught him playing with his...fecal matter...in the toilet. Every time I catch him doing it, I scream! You really cannot get more disgusting than that! I keep waiting for all of my lectures about germs, and getting sick, and how yucky that is to sink in...but so far my attempts have been unsuccessful. A few days ago I saw this quote that said "Boys are noise with dirt on them"...how true that is!
Phoenix also has developed a softer side to him. A "baby hungry" side. Up until a few months ago he was fairly frightened of babies, which I thought was funny. Then we went to a party for one of his friends who has twin sisters. I held one of the girls the whole time, and Phoenix kept coming up and interacting with her (they were about 10 months old at the time), he even tried holding her (under my supervision of course). When we were getting ready to leave, Travis asked if he wanted to take one of the babies home. Phoenix said "Yes! That one!" as he pointed to the one crawling over all of the cushions. A few Sundays later I held one of the girls during church, Phoenix kept saying "Can we keep it? It would be so funny! It can sleep in my room!" It was so adorable! Towards the end he wanted to sit in my lap with her.
I love my little bud. He might have really gross habits, but he is a super sweet lil guy.
Posted by Rachel at 6:44 PM