Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Remember that snowstorm I mentioned? The one that left us stranded at home for a few days? Well, this is what it left behind. Nice, huh?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

"My Dentist, My Friend"

We're currently experience snowstorm #999, 999,999 of the season which means we're pretty much stuck at home for today and possibly tomorrow if the predicted amount of snow really does fall. Last week we were lucky enough to have sunny skies for a few days and temps that climbed up into the 50's...unbelievable for February really. It turns out that was just a cruel joke, because today we once again have blowing snow and howling winds. On a positive note though, being stuck at home gives me time to update the blog....
Last week the kids both had appointments at the pediatric dentist. They both went last year and it was a complete flop. Graham cried non-stop and hysterically refused to get in the chair. Amelia also screamed so loudly one would think she was being tortured. The dentist assured me that since the kids screamed so loudly with wide open mouths, that she was able to sneak a few quick peeks at their teeth, that everything looked good, and that we could try again in a year. So, a few months ago, operation "The dentist is soooo cool" was put into full swing around here! We read "My Dentist, My Friend" almost obsessively, talked about how their teeth would sparkle, and let them know that a few treats for bravery would be involved. Thankfully, the recent efforts paid off and we had two very cooperative, brave patients!
Sporting cool shades! The kids wear sunglasses so they aren't staring straight into the bright lights. Yep, that's Daddy Jeff off to the side. I was smart and arranged for back-up. After our appointment last year, I knew a 1:1 ratio was crucial.
Graham was intrigued by the tools and wanted the complete explanation of how they worked and what they'd be used for.


Success x 2!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from our little sweethearts!

Friday, February 4, 2011

If You Give a Moose a Muffin

We took the kids to see the play "If You Give a Moose a Muffin" at one of the local children's theaters. That book has been favorite around here for a very long time, so when 6 months ago I heard that it was going to be performed, I immediately got tickets. 6 months is a long time to wait, and with the toddler version of the concept of time (basically non-existent) we kept the play a secret until the day of. The play was a great surprise for Graham and Amelia. They loved seeing one of their favorite stories come to life on the stage. As cute as the play was, I have to admit that it was just as much fun to watch the kids react with excitement as it was to see the actual performance. I love seeing things through toddler eyes!