Thursday, September 24, 2009

Crash and Burn

I almost called the Dentist and told him that we weren't coming. From the moment Elle woke up she was against going to the Dentist. But I thought maybe once we get there it wouldn't be so bad. Ha Ha Ha. She literally was kicking and screaming when I put her in the chair. And you all know how loud and defiant she can be. So the Dentist came in and tried to look at her teeth with me holding her, but that was not much help. They all seemed very relaxed and unconcerned with the whole ordeal, but I was completely embarrassed. Why can't I go anywhere with this child??!! They suggested that I just bring her with me to my next appointment so she can watch. When we got home I made her sit on the couch and brushed her teeth just like the hygienist would have. "See that wasn't scary at all."
"No it wasn't mom. Can I watch a movie now?"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What's your sign?

I'm a libra and therefore it means that it is my sign's turn to shine! (And my birthday will soon be here :)

This was kind of interesting. Keep in mind that Jed is also a libra. How can we be so similar and yet so very different? I guess that is why we get along so well. Where I lack, he fills in the gaps and vice versa.

Libra (Sep. 23-OCt.22)

Balance is the keyword for this sign, and when it comes to keeping everything on an even keel, a Libra will lead the pack. Peace loving and judicial, this sign abhors being alone. Partnerships are very important for the Libra, especially those on a personal level. With their winning personalities and cooperative style, they aren't apt to be alone for long! Friends and FamilyFun loving and willing to help out, the Libra makes an excellent friend. Even though they can be late and indecisive, once they're on the scene, they're ready to go. This flexible sign loves to spend time with friends and family and doesn't hesitate to initiate gatherings. Sociable and suave, Librans naturally draw people to them. They have a way of creating a compelling aura of harmony around them. When it comes to challenges, this balancing sign can see both perspectives in a disagreement, making them excellent problem-solvers. Companionable, they're apt to keep their friends and family busy. Career and MoneyHarmony is the keyword for this sign. For the Libra, maintaining this is of the utmost importance. They can be excellent leaders and will work hard to earn and deserve the privilege. Truth and justice always prevail for Librans as they go about their days. Working with others or in a partnership is ideal for this social sign. Artistic and persuasive, these folks are gifted talkers who do well in any position that provides a platform for them to chat. Careers that involve justice such as police officer, lawyer, or judge are excellent choices for Libra. They will also succeed at such occupations as diplomat, civil servant, interior decorator, composer, and fashion designer. Group settings pose no challenge for Librans - in fact, the more the merrier. Their strong sense of diplomacy serves well in almost anything they do. If you go shopping with a Libra, best to plan some extra time! This sign can be terribly indecisive when it comes to purchasing. Balancing their money, however, is a snap for Libra. Keeping a good balance between savings and spending money is a real talent for these folks. Their love of fashion and housewares can see them out and about in stores quite often. One of Libra's favorite pastimes is to shop for someone special. Love and SexFinding the right partner will be a priority in the Libra's life. For those already in a relationship, maintaining the peace and harmony takes center stage. A Libra alone is a sad thing indeed, not to mention unnatural. They need to connect with others. As lovers they are expressive, creative, and balanced. They love to make their partners feel completely and thoroughly satisfied from conversation to lovemaking. Librans' charm and dedication to striking the perfect balance with others makes them wonderful partners. LIBRA TIDBITS HealthEach sign has a part of the anatomy attached to it, making this the area of the body that is most sensitive to stimulation. The anatomical areas for Libra are the kidneys, lower back, adrenal glands, and appendix. Ruling PlanetThe ruling planet for Libra is Venus. This planet's action is gentle and harmonious. It governs beauty, charm, emotional contacts, possessions, unions of all kinds, singing, art, culture, sweets and sugar, and moral character. ColorThe color of choice for Libra is blue. GemstoneLibra's star stone is the sapphire. Lucky NumbersLibra's lucky numbers are 1, 2, and 7. CompatibilityLibrans are most compatible with Aquarius and Gemini. Opposite SignThe opposite sign for Libra is Aries. The Perfect GiftThe best gifts for a Libra are music and items that create relaxation. LikesPleasant conversation, beauty, balance, fairness, romance DislikesBeing treated unfairly, ugly places, rough people, making a final decision HouseNatural sign of the Seventh House. This house focuses on marriage, partnerships, public relations, open enemies, and other people. Famous LibransWill Smith, Gwen Stefani, Matt Damon, Eminem, Sting, Viggo Mortensen Best travel destinationsTibet, Japan, Burma, Austria, Johannesburg, Copenhagen, Vienna StrengthsSocial, fair-minded, cooperative, diplomatic, gracious WeaknessesIndecisive, will carry a grudge, avoids confrontations, self-pity Charismatic marksAttractive, graceful, medium build, no sharp features Best environmentAny place that is beautiful where the company is harmonious. Very social and happiest doing things in the company of another.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

And the award goes to...

We went to the Doctor's yesterday and I am the officially the worst mother ever. First off, the nurse was surprised and shocked that Elle wasn't in any kind of sports and activities or that she was in a preschool that didn't do routine eye exams. Second, after weighing Zander, she reported that he was in the 0.92% (18lbs. 13 oz.) I looked at the paper and didn't see the decimal point and read it as 92% and told her that that possibly couldn't be right. And she looked at me like I was the dumbest person ever and said "It's point 92% Not even 1%." Oh, so that little flick mark was indeed a decimal. Thirdly, I refused the MMR shot for Zander (I am planning on him getting it at his 15 month check-up. I just want him to weigh more and I don't want it combined with the varicella.) I even had to sign a waiver. Ridiculous! I am just very concerned because I know a whole slew of two year old's that have hearing problems and I wonder if it is indeed the MMR shot and the varicella together. Any way, I know a lot of you are going to agree that I am being ridiculous and other's are going to agree that I'm not. Keep it to yourself either way. But I did cry the whole way home thinking, "You watch he's going to get one of those diseases because I didn't have him get the shot. I'm going to regret it forever."

The Dr. said I should be more concerned with his third ear infection (item #4) Who knew? The kid doesn't even act sick! So also at the 15mnth check-up he's going to determine if Zander needs to have tubes put in. I accredit that to crappy genes (thanks Gram Gram :{ I don't get it. Every time Zander gets another tooth, he gets an ear infection with it. Which makes sense. When teeth are coming in there is more saliva and mucus produced right? That's why they druel and get a runny nose. The Dr. dissagrees. "Teething does not cause ear infections", he said. (Time to find a new Dr?) He's getting all four molars at once. Two have popped through and the other two are about there. If we could just get all the teeth to cooperate and come in at once! Any way, I'm a little hesistent to fill the prescription for anti-biotics and perhaps I will wait and see. If we have further SS then I'll go visit the friendly pharmacist at Target. Any one got a coupon?

So after getting Elle to pee in a cup--nothing short of impossible! and holding two children down for shorts, It was officially a horrible visit. Elle said it best when she declared, "I do not like the Dr! I don't ever want to see him again!"

I can't wait to see what she will say after we go to the dentist on Thursday!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yay me!

Did you notice the sunflower heading on our blog? I know it looks like a stock photo, but I took it. Pretty cool huh? I love the sunflowers around the home I grew up. They always meant that it was time for school to start again--and I loved school and couldn't wait to start back. So while we were driving around town, I brought some clippers along with me and stopped along side of the road to cut a bunch. And got this great shot too. Yay me!