Archive for the ‘The Family’ Category

A Trip to the Dentist

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Well, We had a SUCCESSFUL trip to the dentist on Saturday. I was so relieved!!! We have had such great luck with Andrew- never a flinch or a squirm. So when it came time to take Matt, I was unprepared for the struggle that it became, at one point on one appointment, I had to put the, then, 15 month Evelyn down on the floor to sit on Matt and pin him so the dentist could look at Matt’s teeth without the kicks and hits that the hygienist received. So this time when Matt told me that he was scared of the dentist wen he was three but now he is almost five (his B day is on Saturday) he is happy to b at the dentist. And he was right! He sat with his mouth open the whole time with no squirming or moving away, no crying or continual wiping of his eyes so that no one knows he is crying or anything!!! Evelyn had her first time an was wonderful, she listened to the directions and let them clean, floss, take x-rays, and paint on the fluoride all without any problems or fights (except when they put the lead apron on her for the X-rays- ‘Heavy Mom, off, big Mom.’) She was soo good and cute, I had to post some pictures, I am so proud of all of them!!! 🙂
Matt in the x-ray chairEvelyn's x-rayEvelyn is trying to see the 'toothpaste'

Nana’s Visit

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Alyssa’s mom was able to visit for a week and help out around the house right after Robert left. Andrew was still in school so he mostly did his visiting on the weekend. Matt graduated preschool on Thursday while Nana was here. We went on Friday to mom’s college roommate’s home in Bountiful and my kids played with her grandkids and had a blast playing croquet, perfection, on the swings and slides all in Candee’s backyard.

Candee's house Bountiful UT

I want to see!

On Saturday we went to the Tracy Aviary in SLC in the morning and then we made it over to the Heber Valley Railroad for a Train ride. The kids had a blast. We fed baby Parrots at the aviary and got to see many other birds.

Everyone enjoyed the train ride and we sat in the open air cars and got pics with the conductor and everything.

On Sunday we had Lance (Alyssa’s cousin) up from BYU for dinner and the kids had more fun jumping and climbing all over him.

Evelyn got to go shopping with Nana and got several pairs of new shoes ( I never thought a shoe fetish could start so young!!) . Evelyn also got to cook in the kitchen with Nana to make pancakes.

The boys got new swimsuits and all the older three had a blast playing in the water outside while Nana and Mom and Rora watched. The weather was so weird, in the 40’s when Nana arrived and then up to 90’s by the time she left. WE all enjoyed the sun though it was a bit warm (currently we are in the 40’s with rain again- BRRR!!)


Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Well, here it is week two of Robert’s Deployment this summer and things are OK. Andrew has one more week of school and Matt got done last week. Alyssa’s mom came for a week long visit and stocked the freezer for quick meals (for which we a grateful). Rora is currently trying her first ‘crying it out’ session- I know she is tired but I can’t hold her all the time until she is asleep. She is such a sweet baby but she wants me to be going to sleep with her all the time and I just can’t I need to do something in the evenings to keep my sanity- other than holding a sweet sleeping baby. I am new at blogging but I keep up with most of my friends through theirs so I thought I would give it a try. Also I thought it would be a good way to send pics and keep all updated. I will probably get better with time but my goal is to set up a spot for the funny things the kids say and a spot for generic blogging with pics and one for my current craft projects to show off what I am accomplishing (besides mother of 4, RS secretary, friend to many…..)

World Domination Status: On Schedule…

Friday, May 9th, 2008

We have begun our plan for World Domination – the blog has been implemented.

Now where did that Big Red Button go?