Thursday, July 24, 2014

the one with 104 teeth and just one cavity

I took all four boys to the dentist by myself this week. {Yes, I'm slightly insane.} For the record, it was far more chaotic than even I anticipated it to be but it was also far more efficient than I anticipated as well, so I'll call it a win.

All four needed X-rays and cleanings. Can I admit publicly that I've been a bit of a slacker when it comes the the whole "every 6 months at the dentist" thing? Am I the only that isn't great at that? Does that make me a bad mom? A lazy one? Or just a busy one? {I'm going go with with latter, as I am not perfect and refuse to beat myself up over things I can't go change.}

Any way, two of the four also needed orthodontist consultants, which our dental office conveniently provides right there, at no charge-remind me again why I have been putting this off?

Fortunately, no one needs braces or major dental work RIGHT NOW. Will someone down the road, maybe. We're keeping our eye on one of the boys-he still has a mouthful of baby teeth so time will tell.
Moose did wonderful. He had the hygienist and dentist cracking up with his mischievous laugh and silly stories.

Everyone in the office gave me grief about the fact that I brought poor Jackson to the dentist on his birthday but we had already rescheduled twice and I HAD to get this appointment in before school started. {For the record, we had his party and I took him shopping all day on Saturday-I will post about that later this week.}

All of the boys were very well behaved. The twins stepped in to watch Moose when I needed to talk with the dentist or orthodontist. I was extremely proud of them.

I didn't hesitate when asked if I wanted to schedule all four appointments at the same time for February 2015.
"Sure, why not?"

In the end, we spent about an hour and half there, 104 teeth were examined, and only one tooth had a cavity. Not a bad day.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Five on Friday

1. I don't think it is ever going to stop snowing or get warm again. This is literally the longest winter ever. I am no longer taking pictures of the snow, the kids playing in the snow or anything related to the snow. It's just repetitious at this point.

2. Last night's conversation between Bryce and Brody:
Bryce: Do you know you have more pizza on your face than you do your plate?
Brody: Do you know that I'm going to punch you in your eye?
{He will, the kid is ruthless.}

3. Jackson and 3 other boys at school are in an advanced reading program at school. He was telling about their newest project work:
Jackson: So there's this program called Powerpoint-it's awesome. We can add pictures and words to tell a story.
Me:  I can help you with that-I use that a LOT at work.
Jackson:  That's okay, Mom. I'm really good at it. I'm the graphics guy.
He's nine.

4. I just downloaded the EverNote App and I think it is pretty much the best thing EVER. I can take notes in meetings, use it for Master Club lessons, keep the kids' sports schedules all electronically. So much love.

5. In June I will be the proud aunt of a NIECE!!!!! You guys, I'm finally getting a girl to dress up!?! I see so much pink in her future...{tutus, American Girls, Barbies, Cabbage Patch Kids, so many things I actually know about!}...counting down the days until Gracyn's arrival!

Have a great weekend. It will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, but they are calling for more snow around these parts...hope it's warmer where you are. :)

Monday, January 6, 2014

lists with friends : week 1

My scrapbook friend, Mary Jo, has a cool new feature on her blog called Lists With Friends. Essentially, it's intended to help you capture memories in the form of lists throughout the year.
I thought I'd play along. :)

I'm a huge fan of technology, in fact everyone in my house is. All of the boys have an iPod touch and we all love all things Apple (well, maybe not the husband, but the rest of us are firmly Apple peeps.)  This week's list is inspired by Moose, who found his iPod touch after it being lost for 5 months! He was so excited it was like Christmas morning all over again!

(Disclaimer: Sometimes my lists will be weird random stuff like this, sometimes they will be scrapbook related, sometimes they will be kid related. I love lists.)

This Week's List -- Apps We Can't Live Without:

1. Facebook/Twitter-love it or hate it, I can't help it. I just NEED to check it a couple of times a day.

2. The Weather Channel-the weather app that comes with an iPhone is fine, but this app is awesome. I have 3 cities set up on it-Fairfield (where we live), Chicago (where my agency for my old job was), and Destin, Fl (where I dream of living).

3. Instagram- I take a lot of pictures, and I like making them look fancy.

4. Waze- I've been at my new job for about a month and I've gotten lost 3 times coming back from lunch. This app has helped me find my way back. It also helps me avoid traffic and suggests alternate routes. Love.

5. AtTask- Project management software app. I manage a bunch of different projects with lots of timelines-this helps me keep it all straight.

6. Clash of Clans- this is a game. I could lie and say it's for my sons but I won't. I'm currently building a level 8 Town Hall and I will destroy your clan if you try to attack my base. You've been warned.

7.Plants vs Zombies- another game. This one really is for the boys. Especially the 5 year old boy. He loves it.

8. Two Peas/Micheal's- I still scrapbook, and these are two of the best apps for inspiration and product info.

9. Shazam- have you ever heard a song and said man I wish I knew who sang that? No more with this app. You just tap the app, hold it up to the music, and bam! it will tell you the artist and send you to iTunes to buy it-genius!

10. ESPN ScoreCenter-because I NEED to know when our Wildcats are playing and if they are winning. Anytime, anywhere.

There you have it, my first Lists with Friends-hoping this will be a weekly feature on the blog. If you want to join us, grab the button and link up below in the comments or on Mary Jo's blog.