To start with, we went to the dentist. Can I just say, switching dentists is ridiculous. It took me 30 minutes to fill out the paperwork for 3 of us. I think that there should be a standard form that asks you for your lifetime of information - like a resume of your medical history. You just update it before you go to a new doctor or dentist, and then you are done. Or even better, your insurance company just sends a copy of all the medical records that the doctor needs and you just stay out of it. They paid for it, right? Your insurance company should know more about you then you might even remember. They might be able to even blackmail you..."hey, you remember that rash? I do. Pay up or we will post it on facebook."
Anyway, it was a pain and I admit that I was a little concerned about going to a dentist in Guam. I know that sounds awful but there are no dental schools here and all the hygenists are from Guam. I might add that they are pretty relaxed about enforcing most laws here so it wouldn't surprise me if there was some dentist that had all of their cousins working there...just sayin.
OK, this place we went to was acceptable. It was not as amazing as the dentists we had in the states, but it was sufficient.
Cody was pretty content in the dentist chair. My kids love the television. (They get that from their dad.)
Cody has a problem with some of his speech sounds. You can understand most of what he says but some sounds make him sound German...or maybe Russian. Anyway, I took him to a speech therapist to have him evaluated. She did a bunch of tests with him to see if he had any learning disabilities that might cause him to have a speech problem. After they asked if we had dropped him on his head as a child and if he ate paint chips, etc., he took these crazy tests where she put out a paper with a pattern on it and he had to match the pattern with the blocks. At the time I took this picture he had already done a half hour worth of tests. He got 100% on almost all of them. He is 4 (like, turned 4 in August.) So you can see that he is a little tired but he likes the puzzles she is giving him. So we get to this one:
The teacher was very impressed and Cody thought the test was awesome. She told me that this was 8 year old comprehension stuff. In the end, the teacher told me that the normal range for these tests (which test your internal thinking) is 85-115, with 100 being the mean. He scored a 139. I was very proud, obviously. This kid is going to find a cure for cancer - or at least get paid a lot of money to crack codes.
Moving on, I signed both my kids up for a ballroom dancing class, taught by my friend. Katy usually quits all organized sports and activities that I sign her up for and true to form, after the first day, she said she hated it. Cody, however, liked it so I had him finish out the month.
1. It is a Saturday afternoon at 4PM.
2. She is walking around the house in a hooded coat.
3. She has decide to have a bowl of ice cream...
4. ...and a champagne glass full of "ice cold water" to go with it.
5. She also has a bad attitude.(You might not be able to tell that from the picture.)
These are my kids and this is what we have going on. I have a Halloween post coming right up. We kind of go crazy at Halloween. I need to get some pictures taken and then you can see what we "have done with the place" for Halloween.
Quote of the week: (from Katy):
Mom: Katy, finish your breakfast, you only have one bite left.
Katy: When I burp, it means I'm done. I already burped, mom.