Baby’s First Dental Exam, Take Two

by HereWeGoAJen on April 24, 2014

Elizabeth’s dentist has really been pushing me to bring Ryan in. And since Ryan is a generally go-with-the-flow baby, I figured why not?

When I told Elizabeth that her brother had to go to the dentist, she became concerned about the fact that she would be at school and unable to accompany him. So I told her I would take lots of pictures.

Waiting room:


After his x-rays:

(Guess where the TV is?)

He was a little sad during the cleaning, but as usual in almost all sadness situations, he stopped crying when they stopped cleaning.


And then he got to hold a pen, so life was pretty great after that.




And did he mention that TV in the ceiling? Ha, a TV in the ceiling! He’s never seen anything quite so amazing and amusing.


He did fantastic and they were able to do the entire exam, x-rays, cleaning, and fluoride. This is vastly different from Elizabeth’s first dentist visit, where she was more than twice as old and screamed (SCREAMED) the entire time we were in the office and they did almost nothing.

Ryan was presented with a car toy and a mini cup of ice cream afterward. They also gave me an ice cream for Elizabeth and let Ryan pick a toy for him to take to her. I told them she would like another lip gloss because she keeps the two they’ve given her before in her bedside drawer and treasures them. Ryan saw the lip gloss and immediately threw aside his car and selected a lip gloss for himself. He spent the rest of the time there rubbing on his lips, cheeks, eyebrows, eyeballs, etc. He was pretty happy about that.

Ryan took a two and a half hour nap afterward, so obviously he found the whole experience pretty tiring. Elizabeth was THRILLED with her lip gloss and her ice cream and cannot wait for her next dentist appointment. Ice cream. Genius dentist.


Floor Vacuums

by HereWeGoAJen on April 22, 2014

The other day, Elizabeth went into the pantry after she got home from school and got herself a snack. She picked out a bag of dry cereal and was walking around munching on it. I was working in the kitchen and a few minutes later, she called me into the front hall, all excited.

“Mama! Mama! Look! Brother and I are mouth vacuums!”


They both thought this was so fun. Also, Ryan will basically do whatever Elizabeth tells him to do.


After they finished off the first bag, which she had been portioning out, she got a larger bag and dumped the whole thing out.



At least they finished the whole thing off and were eating a nice whole grain snack.


Ready for School!

April 21, 2014

Ryan is almost always awake when I leave to take Elizabeth to school, so he usually comes along for the ride. Since we don’t have to get out of the car to drop her off (her teacher comes out to the car and gets her out, it’s the best), I usually don’t get Ryan dressed […]

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Friday Night Leftovers- Untouched Backpack Edition

April 18, 2014

•Elizabeth came home from school today with her backpack in mint condition from when I packed it on Monday. (Her class leaves their backpack at school for the week and it is only sent home Friday.) •The Easter eggs I sent for the class Easter egg hunt (which was today) were still in there untouched, […]

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Milk Head

April 17, 2014

“Elizabeth, do you know why Brother’s head is all wet and crunchy looking?” “I thought it was funny to pour milk on his head.” “Please do not do that again, I do not think it is funny.” “Well, Brother and I think it is very funny.”

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April 16, 2014

I bought a box of Peeps at the store the other day. Elizabeth was enchanted and spends most of her time now begging to be allowed to eat one. Only she calls them Peepers. Which is basically the best thing ever. She’s doing very well in Peep consumption simply because we enjoy hearing her talk […]

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Nap Baby

April 15, 2014

Ryan woke up from his nap this afternoon about fifteen minutes before we had to leave to pick up Elizabeth from school. Normally, I give him a few minutes to roll around in his crib and get his bearings, but today I wanted to run a quick errand on the way to school and we […]

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Car Car Shoes

April 14, 2014

This afternoon, I was carrying things up and down the stairs and I left Elizabeth and Ryan downstairs together. When I came back down, they had been in the dress up closet together and had both put on dress up shoes. Elizabeth had on “click clocks” and she had helped Ryan put on his “car […]

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