Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dental Drama!

So today I take Olivia to the Dentist (same office where I used to work) and I knew that it would be difficult since she had two cavities that needed to be filled, but I was completely unprepared for the high drama! First of all, I did not even tell her we were going until we were actually driving there (smart move on my part). She seemed OK with it, and I could tell she was trying to be brave. We got through the shot (phew over), then Dr. Jeff left the room for a second, and the anxiety started. I spent the next few minutes explaining in much detail to a distrustful five year old how each instrument worked and why it was going in her mouth. I mean this kid won't even eat pizza, and now I expect her to lay back, open wide, and let strange dental instruments, one after another, drill in her mouth? I should have known better! Anyway, Olivia basically curled up into a ball in the dental chair and sobbed while three adults and Sydney tried to beg, plead and bribe her to finish. The worst part was that she was half way done and there was no turning back. Finally, it was over and we successfully filled ONE of her two cavities. Yes, that does mean that we will have to go through this again! The worst part? knowing what Dr. Jeff and Tara will do when Olivia comes back - roll their eyes and take a deep breath. At least that's what we did when I worked there! :) Thanks guys for being patient with my DRAMATIC five year old!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Babysitter on the Block

Yes! I, Sydney, have started babysitting and would be happy to watch your kids!

Here's what I can do:

Play awesome games with them

Fix them Peanut butter and Jelly sandwiches

Kiss their boo boos

Put them to bed with a story

Basically, just be the best babysitter ever!

Call me anytime!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Photo Session

Check out these awesome pictures my sister-in-law took! Thanks Molly! If you ever need a photographer, this who you should get! Here is a link

Monday, July 6, 2009

God Bless the USA!

Olivia and "Blue"
Fresh Corn on the cob at the Parade

Sydney and Chloe

All the girls

Tom and Georgia

I love the Fourth of July! There's something about fireworks and freedom that just gets me excited. I love the bright Red White and Blue colors, the aroma of barbecue, the powerful patriotic music, even the heat of the sun. I guess it's sort of magical for me that we all come together to celebrate our great country. Have you ever noticed the people around you when you watch a big fireworks show? Everyone is looking up with such wonder and awe. That alone gives me the chills. We spent the fourth this year in Jackson Hole. I love the small town country feel of Jackson. The exquisite Tetons and Snake River are majestic. It's funny how when you get older you appreciate the beauty of things more and more.
Tom and I, along with our girls + Sydney's friend Chloe spent the weekend swimming, shopping, riding horses, enjoying the bungee trampolines, and of course, the fabulous 4th of July Parade. What a great time!