Friday, October 24, 2008
Oh, how I can relate to her!!! She has taken the words right out of my mouth concerning this issue. It truly is a scary thing to have to deal with this particular allergy on a daily basis. I like the fact that the guest blogger cleared up the differences between food allergies and food sensitivities.
I encourage anyone who knows our dear son, Lincoln, to read this post!!
**And just a gentle reminder to any family and friends---I promise I don't keep asking about nuts to offend anyone. I do it b/c I love my son and know the seriousness of his particular allergy. Please continue to be patient as I will never stop asking about peanuts!!! :)
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Wow, this was from way back--June 2003. Mullin and Lincoln hanging out together, covering themselves with a new Thomas beach towel. Thomas is long gone, now. They have both moved on to Star Wars.
My sweet sister gave me free tickets to the Arizona Science Center which included entrance to the amazingly cool Narnia exhibit. I was very disappointed that no picture taking was allowed. I loved looking at all of the costumes, and I wish I could have tried on the White Witch's icicle crown.
After walking through Narnia, our kids had a great time exploring the rest of the center. My kids were thrilled to have a field trip day, since they were not on Fall Break as my sister's kids were.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
And here he is without the braces! Just look at those pretty, straight teeth! Even though the price tag made us wince at first, we knew it had to be done. I hate to even think about it, but those braces cost more than my engagement ring, wedding dress and wedding photos put together!
Dr. Larrabee was the coolest orthodontist ever!! He and his staff were very professional and friendly. His patients can earn "Larrabee Loot" based on performance, teeth cleanliness, report cards, and wearing the Dr. Larrabee t-shirt, and the loot can be turned in for all kinds of prizes. All in all, I think Mullin earned like 3 $15.00 Target gift cards and a few $10.00 Starbucks gift cards. The office made having braces as fun as possible. My other two would get a little jealous over Mullin earning prizes and stuff. Dr. Larrabee surprised Mullin with a "going away present" which was a tub of popcorn, a Dr. Pepper, a free movie pass and lots of candy!! It was filled with all of the foods that cannot be eaten when one wears braces.
Mullin couldn't wait to taste popcorn again, and yes, that was the very first forbidden food with which he stuffed his face! Later that evening we all went to Fuzziwigs, a candy store, to celebrate Mullin getting his braces off. He really was a great patient and didn't complain too much about all of the tasty treats he couldn't eat. And boy am I glad that I won't have to cut up his apples and carrots into tiny little pieces anymore! :)
Congratulations Mullin for a job well done!!!
Friday, October 03, 2008
Well, I am updating this post to include my daughter. We've finally made it back to the third history book in the Mystery of History series. As I am typing, it is now September 20, 2013 - 5 years since my original post of my boys painting like Michelangelo.
This is definitely a memorable art project, so if you and your kids are studying Renaissance artists, I highly recommend this very simple, and not-too-messy art project!
*Just tape a piece of paper to the underside of your kitchen table, and let your kids paint a masterpiece. :)
Shiloh is 8 in this photo, and 5 years ago, Mullin was 9, and Lincoln was 6. My how the time flies!
We have been studying artists of the Renaissance, so for a Friday project the boys painted on the "ceiling" which obviously, was the underside of our kitchen table.
Lincoln tried to paint people since that is what Michelangelo preferred to paint, when he did paint. Michelangelo didn't even like painting--said it was for women.
I think the boys might be subluxated now from straining their necks. Anyone know any chiropractors?? I just can't imagine the neck pain that Michelangelo must have suffered!
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