Monday....was the fieldtrip with Jack. Thanks Holly for babysitting for Suzy and William!
Tuesday...Orthodontist consultation for this girl.....
The poor thing has a lot of dental work in her future. We learned this week that she will need an expander for her upper palate because there is not enough room for her teeth, it also is affecting her breathing, and her bite. This trait came from her daddy, which... imagine that -her dad's mouth is not big enough. She will also need braces (short term) for her bottom teeth. So next week starts the appointments to prepare her mouth for the expander (which we will turn a key every day to "expand" her upper palate) and braces. December 16th is when the braces and expander will go in. That day could not come fast enough for her. Isabella is so excited about getting these on....and is already contemplating rainbow bands or pink?? Thanks Malaina for watching our 3 youngest.
And then on Wednesday we learned this guy needs glasses in a serious way.....
Jack is very farsighted. He needs glasses full time. We were beginning to notice his trouble with his eyesight, so we were not very surprised. Jack is so excited to get glasses....but so disappointed he has to wait 7-10 days for them to come in. Everyday he asks, "How many more days?" I also learned I needed help. Well-with my eyes... I have been having lots of migraines lately, so I had an exam also. My prescription has not changed in 2 years, but my focus mechanism is "almost shot" as my Doctor put it. The way to help this focus muscle is to relax it by wearing glasses or contacts. I was so excited to hopefully find a source for these migraines that have been slowing me down for years. I just don't function well when I feel like a knife is stabbing the center of my right eyeball. And really - I had 3 migraines last week alone. A record for me. So I opted for the contacts....which my Dr. had right in stock. Thanks Elsie for babysitting for Suzy and William and picking Isabella up from school.
Thursday this past week we met with Jack and Isabella's teachers for parent/teacher conferences. I've never worried about Isabella's conferences in the past....our son is a different story. And Jack is not a bad kid, he just loves to talk. He loves to tell stories. He just makes me nervous. Like...what is he going to say next kind of thing. He's not as shy as his older sibling...which keeps me humble most of the time. He also doesn't love to read...which I know is o.k. -Isabella does and it is totally to her advantage in school (I know there I go comparing our kids) But Jack's teacher said he is average-to above average in his reading level and he does not participate in class as much as she wishes he would. He is just a little reserved in class. WHAT!??? Are we really talking about the same kid?? Well, I was just sooooo thrilled there were no problems reported, I could've kissed and hugged her on the spot. Before going into the meet with Jack's teacher Donovan admitted to me, He's just a tad nervous about Jack's conference. Because he is the most strong willed of all our children. Trust me if you are going to battle with him, you better go and get some boots and a comfortable chair. He just takes you for a ride. He tries to talk you out of any and everything...and the chair is for the comfort, because as far as food he doesn't like....He will sit at the table for a very long time. Very long.
So enough about Jack....You know I love him...right??? He just tests me in ways I never thought would make me so angry.
Isabella's conference went so well. I am so happy with her teacher. She reported that Isabella is a great student, and that she is a good friend. Her grades are very good, and it's so nice that she is loving school so much. Thanks Malaina for watching all 4 of our kids so we could go meet with teachers. You are such a sweet young lady!
So with all this babysitting I needed I got to return the favor for another friend.....Look who we got to snuggle with....
O.k. So we didn't get the baby the whole time (he went to a wedding with his parents)...But we did get little cousin Karis for a couple of hours. His mama thought he would need to eat, and apparently I've run dry. After the wedding Lyndon and Krista stopped in to pick up Karis and we got to enjoy two-week old Jeremy while we chatted.
Oh seriously look at those big beautiful blue eyes!!! Jeremy you are so cute!
So it's 10:30...and lunches need to be packed, clothes need to be laid out, my bath needs to be taken, and here I still sit. Over and out friends.
Quote of the day:
At the dinner table last night Donovan and I kissed and I might have snacked on his neck just a little.
Jack: "I have to say that is really gross."