Me and my niece Emily (she's one month old now)
This one is Tank (who will be 5 next month) and my little sister Lele (real name Leah...lovely, isn't it?...much better than Marsha which sounds so heavy and clunky...Leah is so light and lovely and cheery!)
My sister Coco (who's real name is lovely as well-- Christine) put this together. She's Emily and Benjamin's mommy... My boys are the bald ones, Ben is the one with the cool rock-star hair! I guess we need to work on photoshop'ing those arms out of there as well... hehehee... ;-)
We had a great time visiting my folks in Fort Worth. Everyone except for my little bro was there. It's getting increasingly difficult to get all five of us kids together each year...and that's not counting the missing spouses. It doesn't help that we live in different cities and different coast's even. But it does make the time we spend together that much more precious!
Anyhow, we drove back late last night and avoided rain until we were about an hour out. So not too bad. There's been quite a bit of flooding here in Houston, but we fared pretty well. I can hear the deafening sounds of frogs right now... I'm not kidding, it is really loud out there! You can't even carry on a conversation outside without almost yelling. WEIRD. The frogs, crawdad's and all sorts of wet-loving creatures are out in full force tonight. It does bring for some great bird watching in the morning!
Oh, the cavity. Or perhaps cavities...as in plural. And why oh why does this have to happen to Dash! While he is the eldest of the three kidlings, he is also the most...what's the word I'm looking for?.... sensitive. *sigh* I need to call around tomorrow and find out who takes our insurance. I hope the pediatric dentist will accept our DMO. I am SO dreading this! But my ever sweet and loving dh has volunteered to be the one to do the dentist duty. While I hope he has a little compassion for Dash, I worry that he'll be too tough on him. I'll get over it though, especially since I just can't even think about listening to the whining, crying and whatever else that is bound to come with this visit.
The good thing (or is it a bad thing?) is that he has never been to the dentist before. So there are currently no negative associations with the visit. He only knows about the happy Berenstain Bear's book/video on a visit to the dentist. Plus some other Nick Jr or Barney shows about it. I have not taken any of my children to the dentist yet because of the many conflicting pieces of advice from dentists, friends, and even doctor-- go when they get teeth, go when they're three, don't go unless they have some type of pain, etc. *sigh* and *SIGH* again...
Please pray for Dash and the dentist...that we find the right one and can get in immediately. He's been complaining all afternoon about his tooth hurting. And it even looks like a cavity to my untrained eye! Zoiks. I'm ill just thinking about it. I had several cavities when I was little and absolutely HATED going to the dentist! While I never threw a fit over it (I knew better than that!), my little Dash is not quite as much of a people-pleasing-rule-following-authority-following individual as I was. So please keep him and his tooth in prayer. I feel really bad for the little guy.
Any advice? Anyone? Anyone?