Time for the dentist

July 28th, 2017

Let’s see that one again, shall we?


• The dentist told me with great amusement: 

“Snakeboy had the best description I’ve ever heard. I was scraping some tartar off of his bottom front teeth when he said, ‘It feels like you took off my gums, ran them through a trash compactor and then put them back on again!’…. I wasn’t even touching his gums. And I asked him if he had a trash compactor and he said no.”

• How cute they are in their little sunglasses

• How did their legs get so long??
• The dentist squeezed in sealants for Scooters right after his cleaning!

• Sweet Shoo-Shee stealing everyone’s hearts with her chubby cheeks and pudgy legs

• How Joo-Jee wanted to be just like his brothers and get a ride on the chair, have someone look in his mouth, get a bag, and get everything from the drawer in his bag

• The poor floss didn’t stand a chance… Lasted maybe 10 minutes before it was emptied all over the floor and randomly picked up as Joo-Jee tried to floss his teeth

“You bet!”

July 26th, 2017

We get a lot of comments from people about our family when we go out in public. And even though it happens a lot, it still catches me off guard and sometimes I’m not sure how to respond.

Like yesterday when I went in for a physical. We sat down in the waiting room and a man looked over and asked how many sons I had. 

“Four sons and she’s a daughter.” I gestured to my boys and then reached out to touch Shoo-Shee’s stroller.

“Wow!” His eyebrows rose. “Your hands are full!”

“Yes, they are.” I smiled. I get that comment a lot and never know what to say… Yep!

“You have one full hand!” he continued and held up a hand.

I laughed. That was a new one!

“Four fingers and a tum.” He pointed to his fingers and thumb.

“That’s true.” I nodded and smiled again.

Then after my appointment, Scooters asked if he could try the blood pressure machine and I said sure.

As we waited, a woman pushed her elderly mother in a wheelchair down the hall where we were.

In a voice laced with a heavy undercurrent of contempt, the elderly mother asked, “Are they all yours?”

Something about the way her voice sounded brought out the perfect response in me. 

“You bet!” I beamed back. “They are all mine!” Then I smiled around at my awesome children.

The daughter pushing the wheelchair smiled back. “What a good-looking group of kids.”

“Thank you! They sure are.” 

A story from the Old Testament

July 24th, 2017

(Birdbeak loves getting new chores on his chart and last week he was very excited to do this one for the first time: Wash the back door window! Such a cutie…)

Birdbeak loves to read his scriptures and recently inherited a new (used) set from Scooters who just got his brand new baptism set. 

So Birdbeak brought his new set to church yesterday and began reading his Bible. When he realized what he was reading, he excitedly turned to me during sacrament meeting and said, “I’m reading about Adam and Eve!”

Oh, it was so cute! He marked off the verses as he went along and got them out again tonight to read some more, telling me about Cain and Abel. He’s so excited to have his very own Bible.

Earlier today, he came out during quiet time, where he had been listening to The Scripture Scouts: Old Testament. The Scripture Scouts are his favorite and he asked me if he could tell me a story from the Old Testament. He also said he wanted an Old Testament of his own and I explained it was already part of his new Bible and that’s what he’d been reading at church! Boy, that made his day. :)

Then he told me all about Jacob and Esau and tricking their Dad. 

“Because Jacob gave a meal to his brother, so Esau would give him the birthmark.”

Oh, my heavens, I love this child!

“Wait,” I said, not sure I heard right and hoping I had. “So Jacob gave him a meal. And then Esau gave him…?”

“The birthmark,” Birdbeak filled in. 

Just like I hoped he would. :):) 

“Ah, I see.” I said and nodded.

No way am I correcting that adorableness!!

Day Out with Thomas!

July 23rd, 2017

The beautiful train ride and plush seats

The great Punch and Judy puppet show

Finding my sons climbing random things

Princess Shoo-Shee-Foo-Fee’s first train ride

How much Joo-Jee wanted to find and wear a Thomas shirt to the train ride

Giving our new hand leash for Joo-Jee a test run and loving it- he never wandered off!!

And Thomas!

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