Tuesday, March 24, 2009
St. Patty's Day, Spring Break and stuff

Happy to report we survived Spring Break.

MacKenzie didn't get a part in the play, but made the crew. She was happy, then backed out due to a cheer try-out time controversy. She DID make cheerleader, as did her two best friends, so all is right with the world - when you are in 6th grade.

We had Landry's pictures made the day before the tooth fairy came. Funny how that worked out ;) The first try didn't go so well, but the we tried again in the afternoon and she acted like a model at her 100th photo-shoot. Crazy girl.

The dentist went well. She wasn't too happy the same day, but has bounced back with a vengeance! She didn't understand why she couldn't SEE the tooth fairy, but happy she got $3.00, since of course, she's three years old.

We're now into Spring and ready to start cheering, volleyball, going to baseball games - Woo Hoo!! - and getting ready for the summer.

We had a great St. Patty's Day, complete with corned beef and cabbage. We all wore our green and talked a little about our heritage. It was a good day.

I'm going to start some courses in social counseling, I'm excited to be doing something for me - other than being mom.

Bob and I are looking forward to a weekend in Austin full of Longhorn baseball in mid-April. It couldn't get here soon enough! We need and deserve a little Mommy/Daddy time.

We may do some backyard remodeling work the next few weekends depending on the weather. Bob wants to enlarge the patio, so we'll be leveling and moving rock. Hope our backs aren't too old to handle it!

Not much else to report. Katy survived Padre and needs to make the most of school for the next few weeks. She's having withdraws getting back into the swing of things. Sydney - well - she's just "Sydney". Not much else to say if you know her.

More to come. Happy Spring!

posted at 11:34 AM

Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Baby teeth... uugghh!!
Many months ago I wrote about baby teeth. I don't remember if I shared the traumatic experience of Landry falling down the bleachers at a football game and knocking the two front teeth into her gum. None broke and I'm certain it was more traumatic for me than her. Until now.

After three visits to three dentists this week, two have come back with the same conclusion, the right front tooth needs to be pulled. First of all, just let me share, I was "in shock" with the first visit. I think if the doctor could have pulled it right then, he would have. They say the gum is infected and therefore could cause the permanent tooth, which is forming, to become infected.

After the initial shock, we got two other opinions and have become more comfortable with the thought of having a snaggled tooth little girl for the next 4-5 years. BUT the thought of being there and watching, doesn't appeal to me at all. Having her *somewhat* asleep is four times the expense of not -- however, it may just be worth it. Another mom story from hell, if you ask me.

On to the older ones......

MacKenzie is trying out for the play at school this week. She's really nervous, but I think she's SUCH an actress. I've been the source in talking her into the audition so I'm hopeful it's not a horrible experience and she makes at least SOME part.
She's trying out for cheerleader the week after. This has been the current source of our money and time sucker for the last month with extra cheer practice and the big motivational speeches. I'm certain Daddy is secretly hoping she doesn't make it, due to the funds. However, it's such a huge honor and ego boost for an 11/12 year old. I think she needs it as much as she wants it.

Sydney's name on her Facebook for the last week has been "Sydney no phone :(". She decided I wasn't warranted in the fact I asked her for her phone after a particularly smart elect comment... So we had it turned off. Surprise, surprise, she's decided who is the boss after a week of no cell phone.

And then there's Katy... Why is it no matter how great your life is when you're eighteen, you think it's horrible?? Never until you look back years later, you decide, wow I had it pretty good then. She has a car with insurance and paid cell phone, plus lives in a dorm with a meal ticket, plus comes home every weekend to be a crazy party person, but still, life sucks. I would love to have her problems. She's doing great in school (Can't imagine why with Tuesdays and Thursdays completely free to do whatever). Anyway, her lucky boyfriend comes home this weekend from Pennsylvania, so life will be good again until a day or two before he leaves. Then she's off to Padre with her girlfriends. Life should suck so bad for the rest of us.

They are all wonderful girls with truly different personalities. We're so very blessed to have them and all their problems.

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posted at 10:22 AM

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