Full of the giggles

Brooklyn and Jeremiah have such a way with Asher. They really can get him into these giggle fits often. Fortunately, I had my camera ready for it yesterday.


Laughing Gas

So, after taking Brookie to a routine dentist check-up last month, we found that one of her permanant molars is actually growing in at an angle (almost sideways) instead of straight up. As it's growing in, it's pushing on the baby tooth right in front of it, causing a bit of errosion. To prevent the development of an abcess, she was scheduled to get the baby tooth pulled so that her permant molar has some more space to figure out how to grow correctly. Anyway, a little laughing gas, a few shots into the gums to numb, wiggle-waggle-pull, and it was out. Oh. My. Word. Seeing Brooklyn 'under the influence' of laughing gas is something everyone should witness. She came to the appointment just nervous enough to be a little extra giggly, but once that gas set it there was no stopping her! She wouldn't quit giggling! I wish I would have recorded it. I was laughing too hard right alongside her (as were all the nurses and her awesome dentist).

She was thoroughly entertained by the fact that she couldn't feel one side of her face for a few hours and had no ill side effects. Hooray! Thanks, Dr. Bothun!


Happy Birthday Jeremiah!

A lot can happen in five years, you know. A baby can speak his first word (so happens to be "ball"), a toddler can chase his big sister around the house with his arms stretched in front of him chanting "butt, butt, butt, butt...", a little boy can lock himself in his bedroom without any idea desire to unlock it (regardless of the fact that he's sitting in a dirty diaper and undoubtedly hungry). Said boy can also require mommy and daddy to hire a locksmith to get him out of said room. A little boy can become so fascinated with trains that he stand by the window (that just so happened to be right across the street from the railroad tracks) and say, on repeat, "too too tains a bye bye an hont hont" (the choo choo trains are going bye bye and they say 'honk honk'). Lots of toy hoarding can take place. Dozens (oh yes, dozens) of toys can be found under a certain spiderman pillow on any given night. "Hulk SMASH" can be heard echoing off these house walls. Yes, Jeremiah has kept us utterly entertained from day one. We are so excited to be celebrating yet another year of your life. Love you so much, buddy! Happy 5th birthday.


Talk about HUMID!

You know, heat I can handle. Humidity is another thing. It's just so gross out! It's sort of an unwritten rule around here that if we're outside, our hose better be turned on in some shape or form! Today, it was the slin-n-slides turn.


The kidlets

I had so much fun taking pictures of the kids these last couple days, I thought it'd be fun to share. The first is actually one that Christy Bode took out at my in-laws last weekend. The rest are just in our yard. I love our kidlets.