First Dental Appointment

on Thursday, June 3, 2010

O had her first dental appointment today.  I'm shocked at how well she did and kicking myself for not getting any pictures.  I scheduled an appointment for myself first and O second.  Apparently, there was a mix up and I didn't need to be there because insurance won't cover a cleaning for me just yet.  That's a different story.  We brought Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to read in the waiting room as it is her favorite book.  I think this is the first time she's ever not been entirely interested. 

Anyway, they called me in, sat me in the chair, found out I couldn't get  my cleaning and so they called O in.  I loved that she was able to sit on my lap and I think that made her feel more comfortable too.  The dentist came in first which is unusual and said that she just wanted to see how pretty O's teeth were and to count them.  She let O touch all of the instruments including the mirror and the pointy stick thing (I have no idea what the technical name is).  O did not like the light at all but the dentist called it Mr. Sunshine and she warmed up to it a little.  She said her teeth look great!  The dentist has a bit of trouble checking the bottoms because O loves to stick her tongue out when you tell her to say "ahhh".  She's such a cutie but had to say "cheese" so they could be counted.  Next was the part I was unsure she'd like, cleaning.  She let them use the electric cleaner and didn't start to cry.  I think it was because she already had her brand new dinosaur cup, brush and timer.

We ended our morning out to breakfast where we enjoyed french toast and strawberries.  I had the most massive latte ever complete with whipped cream.  What a pleasant first experience!

Welcome to June

on Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June is a busy month for our family.  We have two birthdays (my 25th and O's 2nd), Father's Day, numerous friends' birthdays and a multitude of other weekend summer events. 

We have been fumbling around with Tot school for a few months now but starting Monday (I know not June but close enough) we have a plan and are actually doing schoolish activities.  This week we are working on upper case A.  In all honesty, she can identify most of her upper case letters.  I feel it will be a good review for her to work through them one at a time before moving on to more challenging subjects as she's still very young.  We are throwing in some color and shape work as well but not primarily working on those.  A lot of the activities are based on improving her fine motor skills.  Updates will be coming soon!

June also signifies the growing season here in New York.  We planted two tomato plants and two pepper plants in containers and  we have one strawberry plant over at S's parents' house.  So far, our harvest is one strawberry.  Our biggest tomato plant has at least seven flowers and the smaller one has about five.  Our peppers look like they are about to flower.  My parents have a large garden with many different types of veggies.  We are looking forward to jarring some of them.  Also, we are hoping to repeat our apple and raspberry picking experience last year and make jams with those too  Yummy!  We are going to try to look for other farms to pick from too so we can get more variety.  This may turn out to be a very productive summer.