My boy went to the dentist last week for his very first visit. I wasn't sure how this would work because he is not a very good patient at the doctor's office. To my surprise, he did quite fabulous and it only took a bribe of "sugar free" gum! The visit did not consist of much. They just let them get used to the chair, the room, the dentist. So basically, I paid $65 for the dentist to count his teeth and say to come back and he would clean them. Although I felt it was totally unproductive, he at least knows what to expect next time.
He did say some funny things. After the dentist finished the 10 second, $65 count, Gunnar smiled and said, "that took thee minutes." Yes, my three year old felt we got scammed, too. When we walked out the door, he laughs and says, "That wasn't that bad." We shall return next month for a $120 cleaning. I hope it takes longer than three minutes.........
Since we have moved in, which just passed the year mark in February(cannot believe that), I have been planning to get some shelves up in the kids rooms. They each have some furniture pieces, but no actual shelves. Slade needed some badly. I hosted a shower at my house this past weekend, so we did some sprucing up projects. Just in time for the party, we got all the shelves done and they look awesome!!! I'm so happy with them!!!
Gunnar's rooms. (sadly, these cell phone pics are to be desired) I had them painted a dark navy blue and they really look nice.
I put up several things from when Kyle was a kid. The Twister Game spinner is from Kyle's house in Morton, the animal barn and McDonalds were all toys of Kyles. Also his little Bert & Ernie from Seasame Street are in the glass pumpkin of Margaret's on top of the stack of books. The blue sign by the monkey is a sign Kyle had in his room growing up, too.
Love the corner shelves!!! The basket of stuffed animals at the top are some of Slade, Finley, & Gunnar's favorites or sentimental ones when they were little babies.
Finley's shelf turned out great above her window seat.
Slade has shelves on the other side of the window, too. He needed them the worst because of all his trophies. I just really love how everything is displayed.
Another project I worked on was this photo collage. I have tons of pics and frames that were still in bins from when we moved. I bought turquoise and black spray paint and recycled all of my frames and put in my favorite photos! I am so excited how they turned out!!!
On a side note, I sprayed the frames while it was windy out. Um, that night, Slade brought it to my attention that my hair was blue. Yep, all my hair had a thin but VERY noticeable blue sheen. I tried not to freak out, but was afraid that I would be leaving the house doing my errands with blue hair. I googled "how to remove spray paint from your hair" and found out that mayonnaise will take out spray paint. Yes, yes, my friends, mayo works!!! A word to the wise......do not spray paint while it's a bit windy outdoors.
Some things I don't want to forget Gunnar said. He's my very funny kid.
I was trying to hide from Gunnar and jump in the bath. He's on a kick and likes to play in the tub like he's a fish and ends up getting water everywhere. I had told him no bath till tonight. I had managed to bathe and was drying off when he appeared at the bathroom door. He said, "Mom, you take a bath, then I take a bath."
This morning I told him that he had school today. He asks, "Mom, but can I watch Netflix a little minute?" Every block of time to him is a "little minute". Haha!
G has gotten into the habit of lounging around in his pajamas all day on the days we stay home. I had to dress him for school, to his dismay. He looked at me and whined, "I don't want to change, I want to wear comfortable clothes!" Let me just add, ALL his clothes are "comfortable" as he wears cotton pants and shirts most days!!!
He likes to pretend like he's a dog and crawls on all fours, barking, growling, and licking. He came up and licked me on the face when I was talking on the phone the other day! LOL! So when Kyle drops by the house in the middle of day, Gunnar immediately runs up to him and asks Kyle to play "puppy". Kyle pets him and plays fetch. It's all quite funny. Lately, though, when G gets mad at us for whatever reason, he says, "I'm not going to play puppy with you anymore!"
And there's so many more......I will have to keep thinking of them!!!
I vowed to get my holiday photos up before Valentine's Day. Nailed it-with two days to spare!!!
The three Smarties on December 25th, 2013. I'm still wanting to write 2012, in which I am now two years behind. But then again, that's how I roll.....behind and out of the loop. In any case, we had a wonderful Christmas day!
The kids passed out goodies and I fixed breakfast and we stayed at home and watched A Christmas Story and all was well. Any day that I can eat a late breakfast, light a fire, watch a Christmas classic, and open gifts with my favorite four people in the world is pretty darn close to perfection.
Finley wanted the American Girl Doll with blond, curly hair.
Slade was in desperate need of a new bike. He loved it!
Ahhh, the magic wand. A Christmas hit this year.
Merry Christmas! Side note: Kyle and myself were in attendance on this day, but there is no photographic evidence to prove it. For all you know, we were passed out on eggnog in the basement.
It's a good thing Kyle made a run to the grocery store on Christmas Eve because he remembered to grab a batch of cookies for Santa! I, on the other hand, did not remember. Good ol' Dad!!!
Santa received a selection of United Bakery's best holiday cookies. I felt bad that we didn't "make" them, but guess what?!? Santa did not care! No cookie is better than another cookie in Santa's eyes.
One particular person thought he needed to sample all the cookies.
After they set them all up, they moved them to the fireplace.
They left some cute notes, too!
And he had to sample the milk, as well. It was good.
Now they are ready! Lots of work to get Santa a decent snack.