Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sleep-over fun

Kelly invited her friend, Michelle, to a sleep-over tonight. Kelly and Michelle became good friends through their competitive gymnastics team. Kelly burned out and quit last year, but Michelle is still competing. Even though Michelle is a tiny little thing, she is only a year younger than Kelly.

The theme of the sleepover must have been 'You Tube Fun' because they were in Kelly's room hooting and hollering over the 'you tube videos' they were watching. I couldn't resist snapping this picture of them.

They want to create some videos tomorrow and post to 'you tube'. We will have to see about that!

Tooth Fairy

Kelly had 6 of her baby teeth removed on Thursday. An oral surgeon in Germantown did the extractions and he was just wonderful. They gave her a little valium to help her relax and take the edge off. Then, they gave her anesthesia so she wouldn't be awake during the procedure.

The first picture is of her about 30 minutes after the valium.

This picture is of Kelly and the nurse after the procedure. She does not remember sitting down in the office, or anything that she said on the way home. She was pretty funny in her 'medicinal stupor'. In case you are wondering, she has guaze in her mouth.
She left a note for the tooth fairy that night that said....

Dear Tooth Fairy,
I just had surgery and got 6 teeth pulled and went through pain, so can you please give me a little exra money please!

I think the tooth fairy felt sorry for her and gave her some extra money AND a new Webkinz. Kelly seemed to be pretty happy about that!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Where there's smoke....

Thank goodness there was no fire....this time!!

This is what you get when you put your computer bag on the stove, and somehow by putting the bag on the stove you accidently turn it on......

After putting my bag on the stove, I turned around to read the mail. It wasn't long before I started smelling something funny. I turned around and saw smoke billowing from underneath the bag. You don't even WANT to know what I was saying as I yanked the bag from the stove!! Carleigh came running in the kitchen wanting to know what was going on.

We immediately opened the doors and windows to let the smoke out. I was so thankful that I didn't go to the back of the house like I usually do. For some reason, the smoke detectors didn't go off, even though the batteries are still working. Maybe it was the lightening speed in which I yanked the bag off the stove. I don't usually put my computer bag on the stove, and I don't know why I did on Friday. But I do know that I will not do it again!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Oh, Puh-LEEEEZE, Woman!!!

Tonight's highlight conversation between Kelly (10) and Carleigh (7).

Carleigh: Kelly, how much money do you think I have in Webkinz World?

Kelly: Like $10,000 or so

Carleigh: No, $12,070! (rather triumphantly)

Kelly: Well, I have over $30,000. You will never be able to catch up with me.

Carleigh: Oh, Puh-LEEEEZE, Woman!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Vandy Girl - Close Call for our Dog

This is our very sweet baby 'Vandy Girl'. She will be 14 in October and we were worried that she wouldn't live long enough for us to celebrate that milestone. Not that we have a party or anything, but we do take notice of it.

If you notice in the picture, Vandy is tilting her head to one side. The tilt is MUCH less noticeable now than it was this past weekend. Additionally, she was unable to stand on her own, but now she is getting her 'land legs' back. Her hips have been bothering her for quite some time and we thought that her legs/hips had just finally given out on her. Luckily for us, we are pretty sure it is old dog 'Vestibular Disease' (symptoms like inner ear problems).

Her poor little world was just spinning which caused her to be unable to get her balance. Our kids were devasted (no more so than I was) to think she might be in her last days, so we are just ecstatic for her to have this problem instead! We know the day will come, but we just aren't ready for it yet!!!