Archive for October, 2008

The Dentist

Timothy had his first visit to the dentist today.  I was a little apprehensive about how to control a squirming toddler, but how could I resist an offer for a free checkup and cleaning?

Things went great.  Since we went to a pediatric dentist, there were toys to play with, and Timothy loved it.  Once we went back, he didn’t have to sit in the chair, the dentist just had Timothy face me on my lap and lay down on my lap and the dentist’s lap so I could hold Timothy’s arms down.  He used a toothbrush and mirror to check out and clean his teeth at the same time, then he applied a little flouride to his teeth and he was all set.  Timothy does have a little bit of tissue connecting his upper lip to his upper gums, but the dentist said we could wait and deal with that just before he gets his permanent teeth.  It won’t be a big procedure to cut or anything, but at this age he would have to be sedated, and there’s just no reason to rush.  He said everything looked good, showed me how to floss his teeth with a pretty cool flossing tool, and even gave me advice on how to get Nathaniel to stop sucking his thumb.  It was a very pleasant visit, and Timothy came away from it clutching a toothbrush and a big superball.  I’m sure he’ll be happy to go back there in six months!

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New Camera!

Our old Sony digital camera had finally gotten to the point where we had to smack it before it would take a picture.  After some online shopping, we found our happy new little camera…the Nikon Coolpix S550.  We’re having fun with it so far, even though the kiddos are already in bed.  Ready for a few pictures?  Well, here you go!

Our sweet little sleeping baby

Our sweet little sleeping baby

Cute, isn’t he?  He does like to pull his blanket up from his legs while sleeping on his side.

Our cute sleeping toddler

Our cute sleeping toddler

Also cute, no?  Okay, so his outfit doesn’t match, but pajamas are pajamas in this house.  He just loves to sleep in this pose.

I just couldn't get Molly to look at me instead of Patrick

I just couldn't get Molly to look at me instead of Patrick!

At least it’s a sharp, clear picture of Molly’s tail end!

The nutdog, in her native state

The nutdog, in her native state

Ah, the sleepy nutdog.  Contrary to what anyone who has ever visited us must think, this is actually how Molly spends most of her time.  Well, not so much on the floor as on the furniture, but you get the point.

Patrick, tired after a run around the block

Patrick, tired after a run around the block

Patrick is going to attend Squadron Officers School next year, so he has to get in shape!  He has been running on a treadmill at work when he has time, and running around the block in the evenings when he has busier days at work.  This picture was taken after a nighttime jog.

There you have it…a few pictures from our new fancy-shmancy camera.  I hope to be able to provide more terrific pictures as soon as I have kiddos that are awake!  Goodnight!


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