Saturday, March 28, 2015

Isaac's First Dentist Appointment

Isaac had his first dental check up today. I had noticed some build up a couple months ago and figured it was time to get him in for a cleaning. And at that point we started brushing his teeth better. 

With the busy year we have had we actually didn't get him added to our dental coverage. Thought we did and had plans to, but never got done. So we knew if we went it would be out of pocket. I declined X-rays this go round as well as the six month follow up. We will corn back in 9 months once he's on our insurance. But one cleaning and visual exam is done and all looked good. 

We had been reading the Berenstein Bears visit the dentist all week in preparation for the big day. Isaac was excited to find out if he had a cavity or not and was looking forward to wearing the "bib". 

Our dental office sets aside Saturday's for children. Isaac has been sick so I didn't want him playing with the toys, so we watched the fish instead. 

First sitting in the chair, giving me this funny look. 

Wearing cool shades during his cleaning. 

He was all about keeping his mouth open, even when he didn't need to be. 

All done, no cavities and prizes to show for!!! 

I love this kid!! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Minnesota Zoo ~ First Warm Day

We made it to the zoo again today, without turning around this time. A few weekends ago we went and as we were getting out of the van a dad was leaving and shared how packed it was inside. So we ended up turning around and going to Ikea instead. Isaac is now big enough to play in the ball pit or "ball kit" as he calls it.

Today was supposed to get up to 70... ended up hovering in the 50s with clouds and wind, but we didn't let that stop us from going outside and seeing the outdoor animals. There is a lot to do indoors, which we did last time so we skipped all that this time.

We picked up breakfast on the way out of our city, but realized we left the other snack tray for the stroller at home so ran back home for that. Then as we were a few miles from the Zoo I realized we forgot their jackets and hats! We had blankets in the car but no hats, so we ended up buying them new hats from the gift shop. They had matching gloves with and we also had a 20% off coupon for being members so it wasn't a complete waste, but seriously with twins everything should be buy one get one. If you have to buy two of the VERY SAME thing, throw me a bone and give me the second one half off or something. Sheesh, twins!

They are so adorable so it didn't matter in the end :-)
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Isaac was excited to see the Tiger, although he wouldn't stand and watch it walking back and forth...
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We saw a moose, caribou, camels, bears, hogs
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Turkeys, birds, wolves, coyotes, and more bears.
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Emma is pretty proud she got her sock all the way off. Then it was soaked and too cold to actually put on, stinker!
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We learned from last visit the zoo had no food to offer us that we'd like. So we packed our own lunch. We ate outside and then headed for the van where everyone took a nice nap on the way home. Well everyone except mom and dad. It was still early in the day that we played outside a little once we got home. Preparing for temps to drop back down this week so we need to get in all the outdoor time we can while we can.

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The girls turned 10 months last Tuesday. I got these pictures on Wednesday. We have been battling sickness the past couple weeks. It started with Emma having a fever on a Wednesday - Friday, which caused us to miss music class and ECFE of that week. Then everyone was doing good until Mary got a fever the following Wednesday, causing us to miss ANOTHER music class and ECFE. Really stinks missing our activities. That Friday we went to Ikea because we just had to do something. I ended up wearing Mary cuz she wasn't feeling well. Isaac got to play in the play land, which was awesome because it's FREE and it was a nice break for me. Although they get you because you think you are getting out of the house and enjoying a free activity but then you don't have a talkative preschooler at your side and can actually pay attention to shopping and end up spending a few hundred dollars. They know what they're doing :-P

Anyway so Mary's fever ended up lasting longer and we were started to get a little worried but I told myself if she is still running a temp end of Sunday that I'd take her in on Monday. It ended up dropping Sunday so that was good. But then Monday morning Emma got a fever!!! So we had to miss our Tuesday make up music class. BUT by Thursday and Friday all were well and we finally made it back for our last music class and an ECFE class. It felt so good to be back in the swing of things. And last week the weather warmed up so we've been able to be outside EVERYDAY. It has been fantastic!!

So besides the sickness we've just been trucking along. The girls are exploring more and more everyday and babbling and talking with us as much as ever. They are both crawling and cruising.

Emma has started to say words and we will catch her repeating us every now and then "Emma" "mama" "dada" "isaac" "hi". Emma now has a total of six teeth, four on top two on bottom. Just today Emma started standing on her own in the bath, but she prefers to cruise along furniture. Oh little miss Emma did have quite a milestone yesterday on daddy's watch. (I was away at a volunteer event) Kyle said he came out of a quick shower, less than five minutes and Emma was at the top of the stairs with Isaac! Needless to say I came home to the gate on the stairs, haha. Thank goodness she didn't fall down! Emma loves music class and was copying everything we were doing with the shakers last class. They both dance and have a beat. Emma likes to kick her foot up and grab her toes when nursing, it's so funny. She also loves to clap.

No sign of teeth for Mary yet.  Mary stands on her own and is really wanting to walk but doesn't make it long after standing. We've noticed, or at least this is the case the past few days while out, that Mary likes to run off and explore while Emma prefers to stay by our-side. Mary likes balls and likes to bite her tongue when she laughs. I have nick-named Mary the boob-snatcher because if Emma happens to pop off while nursing, Mary will lunge over and steal her side.

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When I got the blocks and my camera out to get photos of the girls, Isaac had to get his 'camera' out. He is so cute with it. He has some left over blueberry oatmeal on his face, but boy he looks so OLD in this picture!
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February Pictures

Playing catch up. Here are some pictures from February 23rd that I found on my camera. Just playing around the house one chilly morning.












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