Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dental Excitement

So we learned at the beginning of this summer that Sam, ahead of the curve as usual, had an extra baby tooth lodged in his gums between his two top middle teeth. We had an x-ray taken and it looked like his adult teeth were already starting to grow all wonky, as they had no real place to go, due to said extra tooth. After a bit of hemming and hawing, we decided to have one of Sam's baby teeth pulled so the dentist could then remove the extra tooth, giving his adult teeth a chance to come in a straight, and us a chance to avoid thousands of dollars in orthodontia later in life.
Predictably, I was the most nervous on our way to the dentist. We scheduled the appointment on Jeff's day off, so he could accompany Sam (read me) on this little adventure. They whisked Sam away almost as soon as we walked into the office and brought him back out a mere 20 minutes later. He was a little pale and a little swollen, but smiling as he presented us with a little case holding his two surprisingly large baby teeth. These were the first teeth Sam "lost" and he was pretty proud. He got a glowing report from the dentist, who was impressed both by his cooperation and by the fact that when asked what he would like to watch on the tv during the operation, Sam requested the Olympics!
A funny side note to all of this is that when I was doing some research about extra baby teeth, I learned that it is usually hereditary. When I was telling Morgan about it he was like, "Well yeah- don't you remember the set of braces I had to have, all due to one little extra baby tooth????" Hey, thanks for passing that along, Uncle Mo!


Tie-dye extravaganza

We recently went to a tie-dyeing party at a friends house. I have to admit to not being a huge fan of tie-dye, at least for my own wardrobe, but the kids, and Sam especially, love it. I think the last time I tie-dyed anything was at sleep away camp 20 odd years ago! It was actually a lot of fun to do it ourselves. We all loved the creative aspect of "designing" our own tee shirts, socks, and underwear, and then seeing how our ideas turned out. The boys look super cute in their creations and wear them, daily, with pride!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

My boys...

How cute they are!!

Patch in one of his best looks of the summer- high top chucks, a diaper, and nothin' else!

And Sam, super cool and rocking the ponytail these days!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Legos, how we love you!

I don't know who invented Legos, but man, that person was a genius!!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

construction fun

Yesterday our neighbor had a concrete truck come to her house to pour a new front patio. It was early, loud, and extremely exciting- for some of the members of our house anyway!

We had front row seats.

The snacks were an added bonus.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Happy August!

Well, I've been a bit of a lackadaisical blogger as of late. It's been a busy, fun summer so far and it has just been flying by! I can't say we've really done all that much stuff, but we sure have gotten in a good amount of summer time lazing around. The weather here in Napa has been amazing so far. We've had two heat waves, but otherwise have had endless days of blue skies, light wind, and sunshine. We did have a week or so of hazy skies and poor air quality due to the wildfires, but nothing too bad. We've spent many lazy mornings hanging around in our pajamas, followed by afternoons of reading and playing endless ball games in the yard. It's amazing how little the boys need to keep them entertained for hours- a ball, a bat, some sand, a bike, a few construction trucks and we are good!

Here are a few pics from a recent "art morning".

The artists at work.
A Sam original. I'm not sure if you will be able to see what he drew, but it is "Napa, flooded, where everyone had to ride surfboards to get anywhere."
My picture (drawn with the help of a book). Note the scowl from Patch, from having to pose.
Elias' contribution- both his picture and his face are part of the exhibit!