Since Jack is at school and Braden is totally zoned in to a new learning app we have on the iPad, I thought I would take a minute to do an update! My mom and I took Jack and Braden to the dentist on Friday and I had a feeling it was going to be a bit interesting for Braden boy since he is very strong and when he doesn’t want to do something, well, he doesn’t do it! When they first got there they were both sitting in the chair together and I thought it was all going to go well but when Braden had to get out and do his own exam, he wasn’t thrilled. The dentist asked if we thought Braden was going to “sing” and if we should go in to a private room and I told them I am sure he would “sing” very loudly so in the room we went. It took all of 2 minutes of Dr Chaet looking at this teeth and putting on his first fluoride wash but Braden was not happy. I have said it a million times, this child is unusually strong and he was pulling out all the UFC moves in there including the one where he can wrap his legs around my waist and practically break me in half! Jack did well out in the big boy chair. He had his teeth cleaned, wore the glasses they gave him to protect his eyes from the light, and by the time we left the office most of the ladies were sporting their green Jack Morton Foundation bracelets. Dr Chaet said Jack’s teeth look great and that made me happy because I was a little nervous about the decalcification he has on some of his teeth but he thinks it is from before all the work he had and nothing new. We go back in 6 months for Jack and he said that “Killer”, or Braden, can came back when he is 30. Of course this is all said with smiles and I can say that if you are looking for a great dentist or orthodontist for your kids, Dr Chaet and his team are top of the line. They are great and Jack actually loves the office so it’s a win/win situation…and I am sure Braden will come to love it too! You can find there website here… www.smilesbyapdo.com
A few pics…notice Braden’s mouth wide open…that’s what he does now when we tell him to smile!!
Yesterday we received the long awaited “Babba Box” If you don’t know what that is…go to www.babbaco.com. I totally should have thought about this idea because it is smart and easy. This lady, Jessica Kim, is a mom herself of little ones and thought it would be a great idea to have a whole team of people (pediatricians, nannys, moms, psychologist…) get together and put together a box that you little one can get every month as sort of a planned activity. I try and think of things to do with the kids but there are times when you just run out of ideas and then this box arrives and it is amazing! This month’s theme for the box is “Feelings” so when we got it yesterday I didn’t really know what to expect. Jack was super excited to get it! Inside every box are activities that you will create, explore, story tell, and connect on the computer with. Jack get’s to create sock puppets and feelings face magnets so he can learn to express when feelings he is having, explore with magic glasses that have mirrors in them so he can see behind him and with these “feeling glasses” he can try and identify what others are feeling and use a journal to log it for 5 days, story tell with a book that they give you about others and being a sharing, caring person, and then connect with some apps for the iPad which is what Braden is doing now. As I write this is sounds as if we are all full of glitter and rainbows, but you get the point. It is something different to do and it is a learning experience as well. Each box provides activities that use your child’s motor, cognitive, and creative skills and it’s all wrapped up for you! The box comes with everything you would need to do the crafts down to the glue and scissors. It is really great! So if you are a friend of mine and have kids my age, you will probably be getting one of these boxes as a gift for birthdays because I love it that much.
Here are the magic sunglasses!
Jack decided to go and change while I was putting Braden down for a nap so we could make his hand puppets and he came back in his Hamilton High jersey…he asked if it was too big…
While they were drying we checked out one of the apps…he was laughing so hard at the song!
Braden was now up and not so sure about it!
Warming up to it…
Ooops! Pulled off a “hair” and thought he broke it!
Now for fun…