Thursday, June 23, 2011

No cavities!

Parker went to the dentist for the first time about six months ago but that was just an initial visit where they just looked at his teeth and counted them. This week he went to the dentist for his first official cleaning!
Before we went he had to take a dose of prophylactic antibiotics (because of his heart, we do not want an infection!). Teeth cleaning is a leading cause for heart infections in patients with heart defects or transplant material in their heart (like Parker's shunt). So, we want to take every precaution we can.

He was such a big boy when it came time to get his X-rays!

And he loved the frog chair!

The tech said we would see how he does and TRY to clean his teeth. Well, he did amazing! He just laid there and watched the cartoons playing on the tv mounted to the ceiling.

They cleaned, scraped, poked and flossed.

The dentist came in and poked some more with that scary dentist tool!! Parkers teeth look great and no cavities. The only issue is that his baby teeth have no spaces or gaps between them (most kids do, to leave room for permanent teeth). He showed me the X-ray and Parkers big teeth are huge and take up the space of two baby teeth! Those teeth are going to be crammed in there. Poor little guy got my height and my teeth!! It's bad when the dentist prepares u for braces when your child is 3 1/2!!

Overall it was a great visit, And parker LOVED the spongebob toothpaste in his goody bag!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Some catching up to do...

It has been a few weeks since I have posted, life has been more than crazy. My school is in full force and Dennis is busier than ever at work. We are just in a crazy season of life right now and it will all be worth it very very soon!

Last week Parker got a new helmet for his bike and we cant keep him off of it!

This past weekend, we went to stay in a cabin at Lake Catherine with Stephen and Sarah. We had reserved this cabin over a year ago and I couldnt believe it was already time to go. I spent some of the trip studying but it was nice to get away for a few days.

We thought we would see if the kids would sleep in the sofa bed together but that did not work out so well =)

They were a little too silly! Sydney slept in the sofa bed and Parker got the roll away (no rails!!). They both slept in the living room and did great! The first morning they slept until 9:45.

We spent some time at the swimming area and it had a beach! Parker LOVED building sand castles.

We went on some hikes, we went to the waterfall but it wasnt running. It was still beautiful though.

We buried our feet in the sand!

We went on A TON of boat rides!

Parker and Sydney had a blast with each other!

We celebrated Father's day at the lake also. Parker and Dennis had so much fun fishing. Parker has never been interested until this weekend. He LOVED it!!

Also, on Monday night I got to celebrate Father's Day with my dad. AND we celebreated his 50th birthday. I really do have the best dad! I could not imagine my life without him.

The past few weeks have been hard. I have neglected my friends and family...Im sorry everyone!! I have tried to spend as much of my free time as possible with Parker and Dennis but this summer is just crazy busy with school. I am so glad that I was able to go to the lake with Parker and Dennis. We definitely needed some quality time together.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Another fun weekend

We had another fun weekend at the lake but it was soooo hot!!

We did Parker's favorite activity, rode the boat.
We had to get in a few evening boat rides because of the heat. It was really ridiculous how hot it was.

Parker didnt care when we went on the boat. Besides, It was so much nicer to go at night. He could still count all the boats and ducks.

We also did some swimming. At the beginning of every summer Parker is terrified of the water. He got over it pretty quickly and was swimming all by himself and jumping in!

These chest/arm floaty things are AWESOME!
I grew up going to the lake and I am so glad we can spend time there and that Parker can grow up going to the lake as well.

When we got home we played fetch with Oliver for a while and while we were outside, Parker spotted a huge hot air balloon!

He was so excited, it got really close and we could even hear them blowing the hot air! We see this balloon all over the city but this is the first time it has been so close!

And then we continued playing with Oliver =)

parker is so proud when Oliver will fetch the ball for him.

Before bed, Parker wanted to have his picture taken! His hair is so funny! It is always so perfect before he goes to bed (because we have just washed and dryed it)

he says its "so pretty".

Now, we are all back to the work week. Parker started summer school this week and LOVES his teacher! It is the assistant from his old class and he adores her =) Im back in school as well! Im hoping to keep my school work and clinical hours within the week days so I can spend the weekends playing =)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy birthday Granny!

Last week we went out to eat to celebrate dennis moms birthday.

Parker LOVED the card he got her. It was a toy story card that that he picked out. It played "you've got a friend in me".

Granny and Parker had a blast!

Happy birthday granny!!