Grace had her first real visit to the dentist yesterday. Didn’t think to take my camera; I could have made a cute scrapbook page. Sad face. But anyway, she did an awesome job.

First, I had an exam (no cleaning) and Grace sat in a kid-sized chair next to me, just watching. I gave her a magazine but she just watched the whole time. Then it was her turn. She got into the chair and leaned back with no hesitation. They give patients big sunglasses to protect eyes from splashing and the bright light. Grace’s had Tigger on it. Not that she ever needs incentives to wear sunglasses.

At first she was hesitant to open her mouth when the dentist was checking her teeth out, but by the time the hygienist got in there to brush and floss, she had warmed to it. She sat still the whole time and never made a peep. She did hold tight to my finger when I put it in her hand though, and she hopped out of the chair the second everything was done, before the hygienist even got the little paper bib off.

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Connor is getting to be quite the little talker. He says:

  • Yes
  • No
  • Bye
  • Hi
  • Mama
  • Dada
  • Diaper
  • Woof-woof
  • Rawr
  • oooooh
  • Uh-oh
  • Pup

Today at mom’s group, the kids were singing a song that ended with “splash” and putting their hands up in the air. Connor spent the rest of the time throwing his hands up and saying something remarkably close to “splash.”

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It was just two of us again at mom’s group but we had another nice chat. Erin is great with the kids and doesn’t seem to mind doing the child care for the time being. We also talked about possibilities for promoting the group. We’re really hoping things pick up once the Mass nursery opens so in the mean time, we’ll just keep hanging out. We talked about kids’ liturgy during Mass (she’s a volunteer), books, TV shows, library trips, working out, our husband’s college careers (both will be done in 2009), praying the rosary and trying to sit in silence without thinking (neither of us can do it yet). That’s a lot in an hour!!

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