So, I was driving to the dentist this morning. I picked up Julia from school to watch Dennis and Jonny for me while I was getting my two cavities filled. How funny when one of the kids have the opportunity to miss school for an hour they will act like they have won the lottery if they are chosen. I chose Julia because all of her dental appointments happened to be after school, and she could afford to miss one hour. Anyway, when I told Jonny that I would be getting at least two shots in my mouth he asked, "Are they gonna put two band-aids in your mouth too, Mama?"
Needless to say my whole head hurt by the end of it....... even my eyelids were a bit numb.
Dennis is fascinated with glasses. He is always trying to put on these protective goggles and finally I bent them to fit around his ears. I had to hold his hand long enough for Anna to take a picture before he pulled them off only to try to put them back on. What a turkey!
Dennis is so stinkin' spoiled, it isn't funny........ but it is cute. The girls regularly take turns feeding him little pieces of crushed ice.
Wait a minute? Am I seeing right? Is that Annalyn changing a poopy diaper? Well, yes it is, and it is her very first one. With a little more practice, I think she will have Diaper Changing 101 down. While I do not in any way feel that it is any of my daughters' jobs to change their brother's diapers, I do believe that it is important for them to know how to, even at this age. It is the very beginnings of preparing them for motherhood someday right along with learning to cuddle him, feed him, get him dressed, and make him laugh. They all are great big sisters!
I made a huge pan of brownies the other day. William waited patiently with napkin in hand, for them to come out of the oven. Seriously.
Swim season is almost over, but when we have lots of company over, the kids don't mind the cold as much. Even John got in and had a great time with the kids.
Over the weekend, we made beef kebabs. They were simple and turned out great. MMmmm, yummy.
My friend Denise (and her kids) joined us for church Sunday morning and stayed for dinner. What's five more mouths to feed?
How crazy! Adam tried to transfer Caleb from his back to Joey's. I can't remember if they were successful or not, but no one got hurt.
One of the kids gave Dennis this hat. He loved wearing it until he tore it up.
Sometimes Adam and Caleb get into these goofy moods where they wrestle each other. Here is Caleb instigating Adam by trying to squish him on the couch. It worked.... enough said, but I broke it up before it got out of hand. For the first time ever, their horsing around ended on a good note, with neither of them getting hurt. I was proud of both of them for showing such self control.
Tonight, Andrew let me wiggle his very first loose tooth. How exciting. Me being overly excited for him to lose his first tooth, I tried to convince him to let me pull it out, but he just didn't think a tooth fairy gift was worth it--- yet. That's okay, he will pull it out or ask me to pull it out when he is ready.
Jonny has two warts on his elbow. Usually Grandma and Grandpa freeze it at their house, with it being no big deal. When I did it a week ago, he screamed and fought me, for no reason. I expressed how sad he made me feel like I was trying to hurt him on purpose. I let him know how I didn't think it was fair that he didn't act that way for Grandma and Grandpa. Well today when I asked if I could do it again, he let me, no problem. He was so brave, and cuddled while he cried a bit afterwards because it does sting to have a wart frozen. "I still love you Mommy, even if you fweeze my wart."
"Thanks Jonny." I let him fall asleep in our bed tonight.