Back to (Home) School 2012 ~ Our School, Our Students

Summer is here and in full swing and we’re gearing up for a new school year. We’re finishing up “leftovers,” clearing off shelves, re-organizing and starting the process of gathering next year’s supplies. It’s a process that will take us at least a month or more. Some of you are still doing school, some of you are already beginning the new year, some of you may be thoroughly enjoying your summer break. But with back to school season right around the corner for the public school system, there’s a good chance that most of you are starting to make plans

Mother’s Journal, May 18, 2012

Another week already! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Saturday was spent with family and Sunday was quite lovely. My husband took the kids to buy me some Mother’s Day cards and gifts and Drama Queen wrote me a Mother’s Day song. She played it on guitar or us at our Saturday gathering. It was a nice weekend. =) In my life this week… This week has been full and busy! Not so much with running around, but there’s been a little bit of that, too… I’ve done some house cleaning, some uncleaning, some more cleaning (doesn’t

Life With Braces

Daily Life for Princess is now divided into many little segments of taking out and putting rubber bands, cutting food into little bites, brushing-flossing-rinsing and repeating, repeating, repeating. How’s she doing? She’s doing pretty good. She misses gum. She’s already tired of cutting things into little bites and she’s already planning a “No More Braces” dinner for the day she gets her braces off chock-full of favorite foods she can’t eat right now.. nevermind that date is 15 months in the future! Overall she’s doing well, her mouth is adjusting. She’s become a pro at getting her rubber band on

The *B* Word.

BRACES. We’ve known for a long time (pretty much always) that Princess was going to need braces. We had no idea. The overbite was obvious. What wasn’t so obvious was the cross bite (the right side of her teeth don’t meet right, or much at all) and the deep bite (the front teeth on her lower jaw are significantly higher/taller than her molars). Princess’ diagnosis is a Class II Division I Malocclusion. It’s the kind of thing you’d expect to see with children who were habitual thumb suckers.. except she never was. She’s always been this way. My mom swears

Curiouser & Curiouser

I love my little girl’s blue eyes. Uh, blue? Blue with sunflower centers? It will be interesting to see if her eyes continue to change as she grows older. (Though I will be terribly sad if she ever loses all of the blue..) I love my girl’s blue sunflower eyes. This week’s Popinjay photo prompt is “curious.” Visit Michelle for more curiousness.