Sunday, July 14, 2013
Teeth week and some snow
Unfortunately I got rather bad news about both Hannah and Ruth's teeth. The x-rays showed deterioration between some of their teeth - were fillings are required. So we made bookings for Wednesday (the only two openings they had left this week) and I did some research to see what I can do to help sort out the problem - long term. The dental nurse had spoken to me a couple of years back about making sure the children did not eat through the whole day (something she says can easily happen when they are at home).
Although Rachel needs to improve her brushing in places - I was very pleased that all her teeth (which are all permanent teeth now) are fine.
Unfortunately the ballet teacher was sick and cancelled ballet today. In some ways I was rather thankful though for the afternoon at home with our busy day ahead tomorrow.
Wednesday 10 July. Filling day. Hannah was at 9:15 and so I dropped the others (except Asher) at a friend on our way up to the school. It is such a blessing that Hezekiah is so happy to go visit there now. Hannah was so very brave and we only had some tears right at the end.
Noortje then popped in after lunch to help watch the children while I took Ruth for her appointment at 1:30. Thankfully Ruth had a lot less to do and she was able to get it all done today. Hannah still has to go back on the 31st to get the other side done.
Thursday 11 July. The photo on the left was taken today. When Asher wears this top the girls call her Ratatouille. :-) Ruth has had a little bit of a runny nose the last two days and Hezekiah started last night. There are so many people feeling rather sick at the moment so we cancelled bible study for tonight.
The box that the groceries came in was also enjoyed so much. First in the kitchen as soon as it was empty...
and then it got moved to the lounge where it became a boat. It was sweet to see Hezekiah pushing Hannah around after he had had his turn. I was amazed that he was strong enough to do it. They really did have hours of fun with this box.
here. 6 of them got eaten for lunch but that meant 8 went into the freezer for Brendon's work lunches. The girls are keen to do this every two weeks so that we can stock Dad up on yummy lunches and they then also get to enjoy it on the day of making. We are running low on my first small bottle of coconut oil but I have ordered a 10 litre now.
We also have to wait until next month when I order more almond and flaxseed flour with my monthly bulk food order and then perhaps we can get even more made and they will get to enjoy pizza more often too.
Brendon decided to give the wood box a good clean out as there was a lot of bark building up on the bottom. Hezekiah decided he would be able to help really well by climbing in. He then threw all the pieces out for Dad. What a great little helper already.
Kerry popped in with her children on her way back from town. Always a treat for all the children to get some time to play together. Hezekiah had been playing on the iPad and we were really impressed with him as he allowed Joshua to have a "turn". Normally he cries every time the iPad is taken away and it's become a bit of a problem lately. So I was extra pleased that he happily watched Kerry helping Joshua.
As always it was lovely getting some time to chat with Kerry.
We discussed getting our Saturday get-togethers going again and are planning the first one for August once the school holidays are over. The focus will be really for the older girls - doing a bit of a bible study with them. I know Rachel will be excited about it and invite all her neighbourhood friends. It will be great if we can get a nice group of girls together regularly.
Sunday 14 July: Rachel was packed and ready early this morning. Holly offered to take her into town to church with her today. Rachel has also been invited to a birthday party tomorrow - so Holly will drop her there on their way home this evening and Rachel will get to have a sleepover too. What an exciting start to the holidays.
The theme of the party is red and Rachel was so pleased to find I had not given away this red jacket. It had been given to me at some stage (2nd hand) but although I liked it - I never got around to wearing it. I am glad it had not been given away though and that it fitted. She is getting so tall now.
I suggested they get outside to play in it but by the time they were all warmly dressed it had stopped.
Thankfully there was more snow in the afternoon and they got out there again.
Fun in the puddles.
There really was snow. Here is a video for proof. :-)
It sure was cold out there though. Even with good gloves on my hands were freezing. We were both grateful to get back inside and have a nice cuppa to warm up.