FINALLY....our house has sold. We can finally start a new chapter in our life and boy are we ready. We have the builder all lined up...waiting on closing date in less than a week. Start dirt work, and off we go!
I'll have to run out and get a "before" picture of the land, then an after one after then house is up.
So, Jackson just turned two years old last month and it's now time for his first dentist appt. Off we went this morning to see how his pearly whites are doing....not good was the diagnosis.
His bottom two teeth both have cavities...already! I about cried when the dentist told me that. We brush every morning, every night and have since they first started coming in. He doesn't eat a load of sweets, so what's the deal.
The Dr. said it's just an sbsolute fluke. He said if kids don't take care of their teeth, then it's the top ones that get cavities first. Jackson's are in his bottom back teeth. Dr. seemed to believe that his little teeth never developed correctly and never got hard in the middle like they are supposed to. Thus, he has cavities in that space that's SUPPOSED to be hard, but is soft instead. ARGH!
So, August 23 is the date for two fillings. They said at this age it's a fight from beginning to end even with sedatives. I am so not looking forward to this. If they have to drill too much, he will have to have caps. Oh man, I sure hope not.
So, the last time I blogged was back in January. SO MUCH has changed since then, so time to play catch up.
January--Richard got a new job and he's liking it well. I started working at home and going into the office now and then when I need to do something that can't be done at home.
February--Jackson broke his humerus bone and thought we would have to go to children's for rods/pins/surgery. Ended up just in a cast/sling for awhile and all is good now, but boy that was a trying time.
March-we move from Greenwood to Ozark because we sold our house fast forward a few days....our house deal fell though but we moved anway. The gas bills were eating us up with the commutes. My dad had a kidney biopsy stemming from his hospital stay last spring Jackson got a big boy bed and he's doing well with it. My best friend had a baby and found out it has heart problems (50% chance of surgery)
April-We take a much needed vacation
May--Jackson turns two on Mother's Day We change realtors . I was SUPER busy with wildfires
June-our house STILL hasn't sold and we're praying very hard it sells soon. I know God has a plan, but I wish I was in on it, you know?
I miss my friends in Greenwood. Man, if you only knew. We haven't found a church home here yet and that's driving my crazy. That and NO ONE scrapbooks in this town! What's the matter with them? Don't they know how fun it is?
My little boy is a head banger....no, not the music kind. The I'm mad, I want my way or else I'll hurt myself kind and it's NOT fun. Dr. says it's just a phase, but a phase that I wish he would get through and fast cause I don't know how much longer I can take this. This is the latest picture of how he has hurt himself. This is the worst it's ever gotten and I hope he outgrows this phase very soon. It breaks my heart to see him like this.
My husband of 7 years, the father of our two boys and the love of my life! He's a funny guy who can certainly make me laugh, has a wealth of Razorback knowledge, and is very competitive. Hmmm, wonder where Jackson gets it from?
This is our 6 year old boy, Jackson. Aka..the great tormenter. He's a good boy most of the time...very competitive, inquisitive, and can be a bit lazy from time to time. He's a GREAT big brother and an all around good little boy. He makes us smile!
This is our 2 year old son, Ethan, who was diagnoised with a multicystic kidney while in the womb. He was given a 25% chance of developing cysts in both kidneys, which would have been lethal for him. It turns out, Ethan has a duplicate collecting system (2 ureters instead of one on his left side) PLUS an ureterocele inside his bladder. He's had 1 surgery and goes every once in awhile for tests and/or clinic appointments. He's been through a lot in his short life but we're just proud he's here with us!
A 4 year old mind....
August 12, 2009--So, yesterday Jackson and I were down getting the trash can at the driveway and Jackson stopped by the pond and said, "Shhh...Mom! I think there are sheep in the pond!" Of course, these were only frogs croaking but it DID actually sound a lot like sheep!
September 18, 2009--Did you know that Daddy has a voice like this? "RRRAAAHHH!" and mama has a voice like this? "RRRaaahhh!" and baby has a voice like this? "rrraaahhh!" (spoken in Goldielocks and the 3 bears fashion.)
November 14, 2009--Jackson: Mom, why do your breasts have milk in them? Me: Because that's they way God made them and it's the best food for Baby Ethan. Jackson: It sure would have been cool if God would have put apple juice in them instead!