Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, July 27, 2009

Just hangin' around...

I have lots of pictures that are on a different computer and some still on the camera and some still on my phone.

We have lots going on at our house. Mallory is at her mom's for the rest of this week and back here for 2 more weeks this Sunday. Mallory is going to an art camp at Anderson Mill Rd Baptist. Mallory will be playing soccer again this fall and Tracy is going to be a coach so we're getting back into fall soccer mode. We have found a place where Julia Grace will be old enough to play soccer as well but we're torn between soccer and more swimming lessons. She really likes to be in the water but she does so well kicking and running after a ball. Julia Grace will also be starting preschool at St. James United Methodist this fall as well.

We're getting ready for birthdays - my mom will be ___ on August 7th. My grandmother will be 80-something on August 14th. My baby girl will be THREE on August 18th and my hubby will be 28 on August 19th. It gets a little crazy at our house in August but it's a good kind of crazy!

I hope everyone is doing well out there. I have lots more to post but it's close to bedtime and my pics aren't on this computer. Hope everyone is enjoying the last bits of summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Julia Grace goes to see Dr. Muncy...

On the way to see the dentist!
Julia Grace is laughing at Mallory.

Both girls... in between giggles!

Where did she go?

"Ee-pie"! There she is!

I thought he had it all with the TVs in the ceiling, the snowboarding game, and Dr. Muncy even upgraded from Nintendo to XBOX 360 in the waiting room.

But holy cow! He added a jungle gym area to his waiting room for 3-12 year olds!
They even provide socks if you don't have any!

Mallory is helping Julia Grace up the steps.

Julia Grace paused to pose for the camera!

That's Mallory crawling through the shifting tunnel thing.

The chase ensues...

Julia Grace is tuckered out from playing in the waiting area, screaming through her visit, and lunch afterwards at Chick-fil-a.
We took Mallory with us to Julia Grace's dentist visit. This is Julia Grace's third visit to the dentist. She's not really any more used to it than the first time we took her. She's screamed and cried at every visit. I guess it's a good thing they have rooms that are sound proof for the most part or she might be scaring other kids away from the place! Seriously - she started crying after getting off the play area and I warned the lady, Emily, that cleaned her teeth. I said I'm really sorry in advance because she is going to scream and cry because she doesn't like any doctors touching her. She said I know I read her notes. What? What notes?
Apparently Julia Grace has notes in her chart that say: "very reactive; bites". Nice.

Her checkup was good. No cavities and the bottom two molars came in sometime over July 4th weekend. They weren't in on Friday but were in on Monday at Dr. Muncy's office. She has two more that you can see the little points of the teeth pressing the gums and outlined. Any day now he says. I sure hope so! Julia Grace is having a hard time with them through the night.

She cried as soon as Dr. Muncy came in - even though he didn't try to cut up with her this time. He just said hello and she started crying. Now don't think bad of Dr. Muncy because as far as dentists go, he's the best one I've seen in quite some time and definitely the best pediatric dentist I've met. Julia Grace just screams bloody murder with any doctor. She has done it to Dr. Webb about 2 weeks ago, at the audiologists, and with the doctor at the genetic testing session on Wednesday (that's a post for another day and I don't know what I would have done without Mallory to help me).

Anyhow, she had a good checkup, didn't bite them this time, and cried/screamed a little less this time. They let both girls get a prize from the bucket. Mallory was a sweetheart and picked out something for Julia Grace instead of something for her. She is such a thoughtful child and really growing up on us. Each girl got ice cream at checkout too - Mallory thought it was de-lish! We took the girls to Chick-fil-a for lunch before heading home. Tracy won't take pictures of Julia Grace having her teeth cleaned or even in the dentist chair at all because she pitches such a fit. I guess I don't blame him so all I have are before and afters.
Just wondering - anyone else have tips for all the screaming and commotion at the doctor's office? I don't think she's scared of them, just doesn't like being touched!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

even MORE Riverbanks Zoo pics

More Riverbanks Zoo pics...