Monday, January 17, 2011

To Tell You the Tooth...

This cute boy lost another tooth today courtesy of the dentist (who had to break it out with pliars).

Of the four teeth he's lost so far, three have been broken out by the dentist and one was lost to a playground accident.

I am NOT a tooth person, and I'm definitely NOT a loose tooth or pulling tooth person.  My prayer is that the rest of his teeth get loose and fall out the regular way.  Join me if you, too, are NOT a tooth person...please!  I need all the help I can get!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

I think one of the biggest challenges faced by parents is potty training.  With the oldest, we didn't struggle at all with #1, but #2 was a different story altogether.  I tried everything (even went so far at to cut a hole out of the crotch area of a pull-up so he could still wear it but poop in the potty at the same time.  It didn't work.).

The girls are now mostly potty trained.  The #1 is good--almost 100% success.  The #2 was still a hide-under-the-kitchen-table-and-grunt-it-out issue until very recently.  I guess it really is true--you have to wait for them to be ready or it is just going to be a power struggle that the parent loses every time.  My babies aren't babies any more.  *sigh*  That's not a sad sigh, just a tired one.  I wouldn't want them as babies any longer than necessary. 

Now if we could only get their coughs to go thing at a time, eh?

Sunday, January 09, 2011

We're getting a new-to-us minivan from Arizona.  Phil researched, called around, shopped around, and finally came to the conclusion that a minivan on eBay was our best bet.  I've been a little iffy at times, but I'm going to stay positive.  Next weekend, I'll have my new(er) ride!  It has a DVD player with wireless headphones, Stow-n-Go seats, a 6-disc CD player, and keyless entry with remote open/shut.  I will be super-spoiled.  Yay!