Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dentist Appointment

It is that time of year for all of Camden's checkup's before school starts. Last week he had a dentist appointment. Dentist polished his teeth and checked for cavities...no cavaties....YAY!! I did have some questions for the dentist after we had finished the checkup. Camden has lost 5 teeth (top two front, bottom two front and a side one) and only one has grown back in. He lost his bottom two front teeth last November and they have not come through yet. The dentist said some teeth can take up to a year to come in but most of the time it only takes a couple months. He decided to do xrays to see what was up. The xrays looked good and he could see the bottom front permanent teeth trying to come up. He said Camden's mouth is very small for all his teeth (I had the same problem when I was a kid, should of had braces) and the space is so small for his premanent teeth to come through right now. If they do come through they are probably going to be crooked or some pushed back or ahead. I don't care what they look like as long as the darn things come through! Dentist also said he will probably be a good candidate for braces when he gets older! So anyways if these teeth do not come through we will be heading to an orthodontist to check them out. Since the other baby teeth he has not lost are sort of blocking the permanent teeth trying to come in there is a possibility we will have to start pulling some of his baby teeth....yeah doesn't sound fun! Also sometimes they will try and cut the gums to see if the teeth will come up. I don't like the dentist myself and he is starting to hate the dentist after hearing that! Pulling teeth and cutting gums...who would actually like the dentist after that?!?
He also has 4 more of his molars (not sure what they are called but they are the ones kids get in between the ages of 6-7) coming through and they are pushing his teeth to make even less room. So yeah this is not a major thing because it can be fixed but wasn't expecting to hear what he told me. I actually did notice a couple days ago a little white coming through the bottom gums....hopefully they both will just come through and we won't have to deal with the orthodontist!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


.....has been CRAZY BUSY at our house!!

I am having a hard time believing that the 4th of July weekend is approaching fast....ok so fast that it starts tomorrow! Crazy! Not sure when the past 2-3 months have gone! I always think that once the 4th is over the rest of the summer goes even faster...ugh!!

Anyways it's been so long since I have updated I am not even sure where to start.

Brad and I have been busy between work, running kids everywhere, weddings, weekend getaways, etc! Whew! I think we maybe have one or two weekends that are free until the end of August. I keep saying "Next summer won't be as busy!" Yeah pretty sure it actually gets worse every summer! Oh well I do like being busy but some days I just want to sit on the couch and do nothing!

Here is what has been going on with each of us.....

*Just was accepted into DRE school. He will have training down in Des Moines for a Month and training in Phoenix, Arizona for a week or so. Once he passes this school he will be a Drug Recognition Expert for the State of Iowa. He is very excited about this upcoming adventure!
*Still on the city council and keeping plenty busy with meetings, etc.
*He is home a couple days a week so he is always running the kids to kids klub, swimming, ballgames, etc. He also helped coach Cam's tball team this year.
*Here in a few weeks he is going out to Chicago to stay with Brandi and Jeff for a few days. He will be doing a ride along with under cover cop during his stay. The cop is actually good friends with Jeff and Brandi. I'm not so excited about this. The guy he is doing the ride along with I have seen on t.v. doing undercover work. So I have seen the area where he will be doing his ride along and it freaks me out!! The Phillies are playing at Wrigley while he is out there so he will be going to a game with Brandi and Jeff. (Brad is a phillies fan) They have season tickets right behind home plate and it will be pretty much all cubs fans?! I am guessing he might not want to wear Phillies apparell...lol!!
*We bought a new motorcycle in May so he has been trying to ride when he can. He says he wants to do some more riding but the weather doesn't always coroperate!

*My life the past month has consisted of working and running home after work (or having to leave work early) to pick up the kids, get them ready and scurry out the door to get to Cam's games. This happened 2-3 nights/week. It got a little crazy at times but we made it through it with no problems :)
*(Backing up a couple months)My wonderful hubby and kids bought tickets back in May for my friend Anne and I to see Tim McGraw....it was tons of fun!!!
* The end of May Brad and I were able to go to Altoona for the baptism of our goddaughter Clairie. We had a good time with the Sigwarths and were very honored to be there for Clairie's special day!
*Ready for the weeks to SLOW down. We have alot of upcoming plans/getaways in July/August/September that I am ready for but then again that means school will be fast approaching and we won't have many summer days left!
*Enjoying being able to make it to a few of my brothers bb games. He actually has been playing a few games close to us so it's been nice to go watch. He is a darn good catcher and having a pretty good year!
*Enjoying spending time with the kids outside, and going on bike rides. The weather hasn't been the greatest this summer but we try to get outside as much as possible!

*Graduated kindergarten the end of May. Wow it's really hard to believe he is going to be in 1st grade. We received his last report card and he did awesome!! His last dibels scores blew us away again.Very proud of him!
*Tball started the beginning of May and his last game was this past Tuesday. He told me the other night that "he is ready to sign up for next year!" The kid loves to play ball!!
*As Camden gets older I think he is going to start getting bored at daycare. As of right now he likes daycare and enjoys being there with all his friends. Our daycare has a kids klub every summer so I decided this summer to sign him up. He has it twice a week. One day of the week they stay in town and do something fun and the other day they take a field trip our of town. He LOVES it! A few of the field trips that I can remember have been: Nature Center, Mill Creek State Park, Cherokee Museum, Miniature golfing. It's a good way to keep the kids busy in the summer!
*Today he left for church camp. He really wanted to do the overnight camp but I wasn't so sure he was ready for that quite yet. We talked him into doing a day camp and next year we would allow him to do an overnight if he still wanted. He left this morning and we will go pick him up tonight. I am excited to hear about all his fun stuff he was able to do!
*Bible school next week....he always looks forward to this week!
*He is not ready for summer to be over but he is looking forward to the 1st grade.
*He is reading like crazy! Wow! He could read some words throughout the books but since the 2nds semester of Kindergarten he is really reading. He obviously needs help with some words but does well! It's nice because Maeci loves books so if I don't have time to read to her Camden will.
*This summer he is really enjoying riding his bike, playing with friends, and swimming!

*Awww this girl gives me a run for my money!! She is so stinkin' naughty somedays. She is also pretty loveable!! She can be a sweetheart with lots of hugs and kisses but if she is mad, watch out! Her attitude at this age is nothing like Cam at the age of 2. I have two completely opposite kids!
*She has no fear-She will do about anything!
*Mimicks everything Camden does!
*When she is mad watch out because she is going through another hitting stage. (It's not to bad but she is still doing it)
*Loves to drive her brother crazy! She always wants something he has and vice versa. It usually ends up in a fight...and Maec does NOT back down from her brother!
*She does love her brother and somedays they do get a long well. When he is not home she is always asking "Where's brother, Where's Tamden (Camden)?"
*Loves to draw with markers, read books, and ride her little bike!
*Literally OBSESSED with her babies. She sleeps with them and they go everywhere she goes. Usually she wants to take one or FOUR babies with where ever we go. I usually try to limit it to 1-2...lol! She rocks and feeds them. The latest is she has to burp them! She is so funny sometimes!
*Talking like crazy! Her new favorite saying is "uh oh spaghettios"
*Brad told her the other day 5 times that she needed to go clean her room. The last time he told her she folded her arms together looked at him with a grouchy look and said "Fine" and she trudged down the hallway to her room! Lol! She is a pistol!!
*She can count to 10! One day we were counting and I thought she could just count to 5 but she kept counting to 10! She also knows a few of her colors. Blue, Purple, Red and Green
*Has another obsession-ELMO! She insist that she watch Elmo Pets a million times a day. The first thing she says when she gets up in the morning is "Watch Elmo Mommy?"

Well this is getting way to long so I am going to end it! I know I went back and forth between stuff but I just wrote it as it came to me. Hope everyone has a good 4th of July weekend!


......has been absolutely BUSY!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

There is so much sickness going around here it's crazy! I walk in to daycare and see signs of what my child was exposed too, you see a status on FB having sick kids, and Camden always is telling me someone is sick out of his class! Wowzers! This has been a horrible winter for the colds in my house. Camden was always sick up until he was 1 or so. After his immune system was built up he maybe gets 2-3 colds A YEAR...which wasn't so bad! Well just this winter I think he is on cold #4! Maeci has had her fair share of colds this winter too! Last week Camden starting running a fever on Wednesday night so I called the school on Thursday to tell them he would not be in. The secretary told me just out of Camden's class the day before there were 6 kids out with Influenza A, B or strep....and it's really bad in the school. Oh great! He had a horrible cough, runny nose and a fever....off to the doctor we went! Doc said this has been a really, really bad winter and the last few weeks for the cold and flu! If it continues he can see more schools shutting down. Luckily Camden's test were all negative so he just gave us a med to help with the cold and off we went. Little did I know this fever would last for 5 days! He did not go back to school til noon yesterday. His fever is gone but his cough is still awful at night...but we just have to let it runs its course! Camden brought home a note yesterday after school that was talking about all the sickness going around and last Friday they had 9 kids out of his class sick! The doctor also told me that they have had a couple cases where the kids are testing positive even though they have had flu shots! (They might have had a more mild case of Influenza if they got the shot) Hmmm.....I thought I was safe getting my kids the flu shots?!? I am hoping whatever Camden had doesn't spread in our house to everyone else! Hopefully Spring is coming SOON and we can get rid of these germs and let some fresh air in the house!

Friday, March 4, 2011


Parent-teacher conferences were a couple weeks ago and since we didn't have to meet with his teacher she called with some test scores of his! He took the 2nd part of the dibels testing a month ago. The first part was at the beginning of the year and his scores were great and well over the average score. The second part he did awesome! The averages are different from the first part to the second part. There are also some more parts and more advanced areas...like more reading and mathematics. We are so proud of him as once again he scored well over the average on all the parts of the tests. In a couple test he scored 25+ over the average. Way to go Camden!


Last night I was reading Maeci an animal book and I was asking her what each animal says. After awhile of the animal sounds she was kept saying "mommy" as we were reading the book. Not sure what she wanted so I said "What does mommy say?" Maeci's response (as she is points her finger at me) "No, No"
Do you think that she hears that word from me a little to much?!? I think so.......

Monday, February 14, 2011

Officer's worst nightmare....

Last Friday Brad called me at work with some horrible news. An officer that works for the Sheldon Police Department (Obrien County) 17 year old daughter was killed in an accident. It's a nightmare to lose your daughter but also a nightmare for a dad/officer to be on duty that day and be the first on the scene. Brad has always told me this is one of his worst fears about his job. It has happened to someone that Brad works with and we are very saddened of the tragic loss of this young girl. Please pray for Officer Woods and his family during this difficult time. Pray that God will give them strength as they lay their daughter to rest tomorrow.