Friday, May 29, 2015

My tiger and clown are growing up...

We are in full swing of summer-prep around here with the yard, summer trip-planning, summer babysitting schedules and end-of-school year wrap ups. It's definitely RIGHT around the corner.

Jason has a huge family-friendly work trip at the end of July in Orlando that he qualified for that we're trying to finalize some plans for. We're extending the trip by a few days to surprise the boys with an amazing birthday present - Legoland and Disney the last week of July!
I mean... since we're already down there and everything...

This past week the boys performed in their kindergarten circus acts - it was so darling. I felt a little sad watching it at one point knowing that kindergarten is almost over. Forever. I don't have any other kids to go through it since they're twins. Each year is my ONLY year to experience all their developments and after this year, they seem like such KIDS instead of 'little kids'. Waaahhhh

We spent last Sunday up in Green Bay to see my grandma. She's taken a turn for the worse and I wanted the boys to see her again before she lost all her speech, which after that day, she did. She's been transferred from her assisted living home to the hospital for IV pain meds since she was extremely uncomfortable. I'm sad since I know her room was cleared out a few days ago and she'll remain in the hospital now under hospice.
I prepared the boys before going and they seemed ok, but then I decided to prepare them one step further and said the simple sentence, "you remember what happened with Grandpa a few months ago?" and Jax became extremely upset, started crying and yelled at me to stop talking about it... ??? wow, I didn't expect that outburst. I held him and told him I wouldn't talk about it again. When we got to grandma's room, the boys were very mature and spoke in her ear and sat nicely through the visits off and on through the day. I feel like they're coming to a place now that they're understanding as much as they can at this age. I feel like I've stolen a little of their innocence with teaching them about life and death and Heaven this year, and Brady being so scared when we almost lost Jax in January... this year is truly for the birds in my book...

*** Onto less hevy/sad, let's talk about the dentist.

I took the boys to the dentist this week and they had great checkups. I had a good talk with the dentist about Jax and his ever-disappearing front teeth. They did their assessment and looked at X-Rays and they came to the conclusion that he's ok for now. He's close to the nerve in one of the teeth, but they think it will fall out before he hits it (KNOCK ON WOOD).
Apparently it's extremely common for kids to grind their teeth down pretty far by this age, but it's also common for the grinding to stop by age 8, and also adult teeth are incredibly stronger then baby teeth. They think his reflux and vomiting have compromised his teeth even more, so the fact that they're all nubs doesn't surprise them too much.
Since his front teeth are almost flush with his gums, we have to physically wiggle his teeth ourselves each night, to help them come out. They are loose now they said, but they'll take forever to come out since they're not going to be wiggled by anything!
They will watch closely for wear-patterns on any new adult teeth every 6 months and take action if they see it becoming an issue. I want to protect those new teeth!

We had to stop Jax's hunger-inducing med because he got a random GI-bug with lingering diarrhea for almost a week. We kept him well hydrated and it wasn't constant, nor was he lethargic at all, but I had to stop the med. I want to start it back up again this week. We noticed it seemed to help for about 4-5 days and then wore off. I think his metabolism cranks it out pretty fast.

The weekend is here again. Looks like a final cold rainy snap wants to move in just in time for a weekend planned full of little league games and a special Star Wars themed night at Miller Park for the Brewer game with the boys...  gotta love the upper midwest in late spring!

Little boys are always SO helpful in the store...

Jason and I are working on re-staining our patio furniture.

The chairs are taking us forever!

With the boys off of school for 4-straight days, and Jason out of town, they had to come to the grocery store with me. I didn't realize how long it's been until they started 'helping me' shop!

I think this may have been their last time riding in this thing together (tear!)...

Jax lost his 3rd tooth in school this week. Both boys were SO excited to come home tell me!

Our tiger in the circus!

The boys immediately took off their clothes afterward, so my photos aren't the best! I need to check Jay's phone for circus-photos (I was video recording).

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