The Blues Brothers…and Sister

Along with the cute photos you saw yesterday, I also got several not so cute ones…but they did make me laugh!

Spencer was really happy for pictures…

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and then too happy! ha!

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I told Maxwell to “sit up straight” and got this, along with Spencer’s variety of faces…

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This one is actually pretty cute, I just wish Maxwell was looking at the camera…

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and then I got this which just cracks me up. I didn’t pose them like this, they just all stood there. I didn’t nail the exposure and it’s a little dark and fuzzy which is too bad because I kind of think it’s awesome!

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Love this crazy crew!

Sunday Blues

We all made it up to church Sunday and my crew looked so cute in their blue I had to get my camera out. In an attempt to get Samantha to stand close to her brothers and to try and get everyone to look happy, I told her to give her brothers a hug. I love how they turned out.  :)

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Those definitely remind me of our Christmas card picture a little bit!

There were hugs for all…

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and a little cheek squeeze too!  :)

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Can’t you just hear Spency laughing here?

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No Sunday blues when you’re with this crew! Only smiles!

ps – Baby’s wearing my dress from when I was little!  Smocked by GJ!  :)

Adventure playground

Happy Monday! It was a great weekend but still so hot, so so hot. I’m done with these 95 degree days and ready for some crisp, cool weather! Despite the temps, the kids and I still made it down to the new elementary school playground where they had a blast and I melted. It really is a cool playground with all sorts of fun things to climb on.

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Spencer went across this spider web several times all by himself!

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He was proud of himself – and I was too!

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Maxwell went super high on the Eiffel Tower thing – higher than the kindergarteners are allowed to go during recess!  :)

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And don’t ask me how those two boys were making it in their long pants! It was sweltering! But, they love their long pants and I gave up that fight a while ago.

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Can’t wait to play more in some fall temps soon!

Weekend ready

Who’s tired and ready for the weekend?

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Clearly we are! That guy had a busy week battling the dark side of the force…he also had a full week of kindergarten with an ear infection. Yep, took him to the doctor on Monday and poor guy had an ear infection. After a dose or two of bubblegum medicine, he was back to normal and didn’t miss a beat…though clearly he was a little more tired than usual.

This one also had a bit of a cold so stayed home from school on Monday but had a great day at school on Wednesday! No crying at drop off! Mrs. Laura said her personality is really starting to come through and that she’s a hoot! ha! She said you can definitely see she has no problems making her opinion known! :)  That’s my Tootie!

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This guy is the only one that has escaped the congestion around here.

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Let’s hope it stays that way!

Have a great weekend!

Mouth Trauma Drama again – yes, again

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Spencer fell out of bed on our Disney trip and really messed up his poor mouth. I’m obviously a magnet for mouth injuries – I had plenty as a kid, Spencer “busted his whole mouf open” about 2 years ago, and then Samantha tried to knock her teeth out just about a month ago. These mouth injuries better stop happening because I know my luck is running out!

As a reminder, Spencer fell out of bed and hit the bedside table with his mouth. His lips were busted, his front tooth was shifted back and bleeding…not good. I texted the dentist the next morning from Disney and got an antibiotic called in to start him on right away. Spencer forged ahead like a trooper but his mouth was sore and swollen. You can see here how swollen the entire right side of his face/mouth was…

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and here you can kind of see in there how busted up his gums and teeth were.

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Poor buddy. When we got back to Birmingham, I took him up to the dentist. Again, he was such a trooper. He wasn’t so sure about the x-rays…

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but did what he was told!

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The dentist said the X-rays all looked good. He said we got really lucky in how he hit – the front tooth did get pushed back out of alignment, but not so far back that it interferes with his bite. That means we can just leave it alone! Thanks goodness. So, now we just had to wait and see how his teeth would heal, whether or not they would turn gray, and if they would tighten back up.

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He also said the worst part was going to be the ulcerated sores all in his mouth…he wasn’t kidding about that! I’ve never seen Spencer so pitiful and miserable as he was for the next 3 days. Those mouth sores were KILLER. He could barely talk. He didn’t want to eat or drink. I knew it was bad when he couldn’t even eat the chocolate ice cream he asked for!  :(

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It was no fun at all…for anyone! He kept wanting to look at his poor mouth…this picture makes me laugh because he was trying to get a photo of his mouth and you can see my face in the background just feeling all the hurt for him!

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But, he healed up and we went back to the dentist for a follow-up this week…

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The dentist said he looks great. The front tooth tightened back up and isn’t discolored (though there’s still a slight chance but I’m thinking we’re in the clear!). I can’t believe we’ve managed to escape the dreaded gray tooth again!! Hooray!!

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Here’s hoping for NO MORE MOUTH TRAUMA DRAMA in this  house!!