Thursday, April 29, 2010

Saturday details & Dentist Appt

I finally have a chance to talk more about Saturday. :) First was Landon's 4th birthday party. His party was held at Marble Slab (same place as where Grayson had his 1st). We got there exactly at 2pm. I helped Kelly add the last of the streamers. It got crazy REAL fast with all the kids. I took pictures for Kelly since she was so busy. When it was time for Landon to be sung to he was so excited about his cake he had already stuck his fingers in icing. lol Then he wanted to blow out the candles during the middle of the song. Too cute! The party went well & he got a lot of great gifts.

Before everyone started leaving Grayson went over to look at this little girl. He smiled & did the shy thing. He turned quickly, slipped, & slammed his mouth into a metal chair. I saw something white fly out from his mouth but didn't know at the time that was part of his tooth. I swooped him up in my arms immediately. That was so AWFUL!!! Our poor little guy was crying so hard. I finally got a look at his mouth & noticed bleeding & there it was a chipped tooth. I freaked & told Nathan. Grayson was still screaming at this point. His lip & gum kept bleeding. I immediately hollered for Kelly to come over to look at his tooth (she's going to school to be a dental assistant). She was telling me how it looked okay other than the chip. We had to keep an eye on his gums to make sure they stopped bleeding. Thankfully I was able to get Grayson to calm down & the bleeding stopped. I sat down & nursed him for a few minutes. After he had some milk he popped up smiling. He acted like nothing ever happened. We were so relieved. It scared Nathan & I so bad we were almost in tears.

I was wondering if I was even going to be able to still take the prom pictures after that incident. Thankfully Grayson was back to is cheerful self so I went ahead with it. I told the group to meet me there at Marble Slab since it was raining. It really worked out great. The lighting was perfect for indoors. The girls looked GORGEOUS!!! The guys looked spiffy too. They were a fun bunch to take pictures of. :) I'm still editing the pictures & told them I'll have them copies of the cds by Sunday. So I'll probably post pictures next week. Katie's Mom has already asked if I'll take her Senior pictures too. :)

We went to the last & final birthday party of the day. It was Nathan's second cousin's Brice & Brooklyn's 4th birthday. They had a Deigo & Dora Fiesta Party. They even hired these people to come out who were dressed up like the characters. It was rather hilarious seeing these adults wearing ENORMOUS heads & boots. I have pictures of them don't worry. Grayson was soooo excited!! It was funny how enthralled he was especially since he never watches any kiddy shows like that. He's never shown interest. I finally got close to Diego & Grayson immediately pulls away. Too funny. He was okay as long as they didn't move. Before we left we went upstairs to meet the newest member of the family. Nathan's other cousin recently had a baby girl named Reese. She is sooo small. Oh my how perfect. Grayson loved looking at her. He wanted to get down & touch her. I wouldn't let him since she was sleeping. We had to hurry & Grayson wasn't happy.

Some of you have already read about Grayson's first dentist appointment on FB. For the one's who haven't I'll catch you all up. I took Grayson to get the sharp edge smoothed & to get his teeth cleaned(for the first time). I get there & the dental hygenist cleans his teeth. That was horrible for Grayson. I had to lay down & hold him on my chest. He fought it so hard. The lady was very gentle with him but that didn't matter. Afterwards he had to have an x-ray. Once again I had to lay down & hold him. He hated that even worse. He fought & cried so hard. You would think someone was trying to kill him the way he acted. I felt so bad for him. I know it had to seem so scary to him. His x-rays show no nerve damage, thank the Lord. The denstist comes & he seems nice. He looks at Grayson's tooth & says that its loose(its not). Then goes on to tell me that he wants me to come in soon (after things have been cleared up with my insurance) for Grayson to have a ROOT CANAL. I was like what??!!! On a baby!!! Then he wanted to put a resin over it. I was just dumbfounded by that response. I was thinking, "okay the x-rays show no damage but you want to do a root canal...ON A BABY??!!" I didn't say what I was thinking though since I was just in shock. He leaves then the lady tells me about how I can't go back there with him during the procedure. HUGE RED FLAG!!!! You talk about getting upset when hearing that. I looked at her like she was out of her mind. After I left I just freaked out & cried. They tore my nerves up so bad. We're not going back EVER!! I call Kelly & give her the 411. Of course she freaks out like I did. She told me she would talk to the dentist she works with that day & let me know what she says. She called me back & told me that dentist is notorious for suggesting unnecessary procedures. I believe it!!

Another thing I didn't like about that office is when I heard there opening message over the phone talking about how breastfeeding over 9-12 months is bad for a babies teeth. The people were nice & that was it. I'm going somewhere else for a second opinion. The only reason I went to that place is because supposedly my insurance covers most of it.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Saturday was crazy busy but it went well. First birthday party went great until Grayson fell & chipped a tooth. I'll go more into that next time. Thankfully he's okay. Prom pictures went very well even though there was rain. I'm excited about looking through them all. Second birthday went great & with no injuries. We were so happy to go home & crash. Too bad it was late by the time we made it home.

Woke up early this morning for church. Barely made it but it was so worth it to go. After church we spent the day with Nathan's family. It was lovely. Good food, play time for Grayson, & knitting time for me. I finally finished my 2nd wash cloth. There was also naptime for me & Grayson. He napped more than me but he really needed it. Nathan & his Dad put on new brake pads, calipers, & rotars on our car today. The breaks started grinding yesterday. Nathan was going to get someone to fix it all today but they wanted to charge $600. Instead he bought the parts & it only costed us $250. So much cheaper for them to do it. We praise God for that!!!

In the morning I'm hoping to get Grayson his first dentist appointment to smooth out the chip in his tooth. While I'm there I'm going to see if they will go ahead & clean his teeth. I had already planned on getting him an appointment soon but not for the reason I'm going tomorrow.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Busy Saturday

Tomorrow is going to be one BUSY day!! We're going to my friend Kelly's son's 4th birthday party. Should be a lot of fun. Sounds like there is going to be ALOT of people there.

Then afterwards I'm supposed to take the prom pictures. Unfortunately there's supposed to be evening showers. Please please please pray it doesn't rain tomorrow...especially between 4 & 5. If it does happen to rain I have a few back up ideas of other places to take their pictures. I'm praying I can take them in the park as planned. Natural light is soooo much better. I want these pictures to turn out great.

After the pictures are taken we then are going to yet another birthday party. Nathan's second cousins are turning 4 also. It should be fun. Its supposed to be at a park if it doesn't rain. If it does then its going to be held at their house.

To make things easier present wise I asked both Mom's what do the kids need. Kelly suggested pajamas for Landon. I could tell she was relieved I asked. She said he didn't need anymore toys. That's exactly what I got. I bought him two pairs. One pair is exactly like Grayson's. :) Now his little brother Rylie need the same pair so they can all match. haha Vanessa suggested clothes. She did mention the toys they are into just in case I chose that. I bought each of them an adorable outfit. I'll have to take pictures. :)

I'm definitely going to have to start my day with coffee. I need prayer for TONS of energy. During all of what I have to do I'll also most likely be chasing Grayson around as well.

Quick prayer request: My Grandmother broke her wrist today from a fall on her way to the mailbox. Please pray it heals quickly & the pain goes away. To make matters worse its her right wrist.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Catch up

Its been a while since I've updated. Hard to figure out where to start. I wish I could get myself into updating every week. That would be nice. Usually the time's I'm eager to right there's no time for it. Then when I have time I draw a blank. Oh well.

We had a wonderful Easter. Grayson had so much fun hunting eggs for the first time. He would get an egg in each hand & bang them together. His first Easter egg hunt was at church. He also dyed eggs for the first time. He loved holding onto that spoon & bringing the egg to the surface. The morning of Easter we gave him his basket. We put a few candies, a stuffed bunny, & a hand knit(made by me) toy bunny. Sadly it was partly finished. I STILL lack stuffing it & adding a cotton tail. Grayson loved it. :) After church Grayson hunted for more eggs at his Nana & Papa's. It was hilarious watching him. The eggs were boiled so when he would bang them together they would crack. They felt weird to him so he would just throw them in the floor. Priceless.

Saturday the 10th Korey & me met Adrienne at the library to knit. The main library has a knitting circle. I didn't realize that until Adrienne had told me about it. I was thrilled to find that out. We could bring our own projects or knit scarves for their shop. We chose to knit scarves for their shop. They provided us with needles and yarn. I brought my own needles to use. It was a very lovely time. I can't wait to go back next month.

Recently I was asked to take Prom pictures for a group of teenagers from my church. I was flattered that they asked me. Okay actually it was the Mom of one of the girls who asked me. Katie & her Mom had been discussing what they were going to do about prom pictures & my name came up. I guess it does help that I put pictures on facebook. :) This Saturday the 24th I'll be taking their pictures downtown. I'm so excited & a little bit nervous too. These are important pictures & I don't want to screw them up. This is also a paid gig too. :) Linda asked me how much & I said $30. Apparently she didn't think that was enough & said, "Well, we'll make it worth your while." So I'm curious if to see how much I make in the end. I plan on burning the pictures to cds & making a separate folder of the one's I play with. I do plan on taking some fun photos. One in particular will be getting them to all jump up in the air. Hopefully my camera will cooperate & catch them in the air on time. I'm going to test it before the day of the shoot. Should be fun!

I made a new Etsy shop. I'm in the process of getting things ready to add to it. I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks to have it up & running. The new name is Yellow Sparrow Designs. I'm in love with the name. :) I plan on adding a variety of things to it. I'm in the process of picking out some prints that I'd like to add to the shop. Hopefully those go over well. :)

Either this week or next I plan on painting the hallway!! Finally getting to paint something. We finally bought a sample & painted a spot on Sunday. The color is called Falling Leaves. It was very orange with the first coat. The second coat looks more pumpkiny now. I plan on buying another sample this week called New Penny & seeing if I like it better or not. It has a little more red in it. Although Falling Leaves is growing on me. I plan on taking pictures when I do get to paint. Currently the walls are a pale green. I'm ready for COLOR!!! As of right now Grayson has the nicest wall color. Its a blue denim.

That's the end of my random entry.

Coming Soon!

This more of a reminder that I need to write SOON!! I need to catch up. May be in bullets but it needs to be done. I'm behind on writing, reading, & commenting on others entries.

I plan to write later when I have enough time to concentrate. ;)