Tuesday, November 13, 2012
a post on Neighborhood Toy Store Day, which were too cute not to include. The rest of the photos on this side are from one of the last sunny days we had.
Design J. I didn't have much to say about our annual trip to pick out pumpkins on Thursday, so I filled it mainly with pictures. The cute journaling card is from Bella Blvd's Thankful line.
Simple Stories' Snap! fun. At the very bottom is a picture of LB all smiles at dinner time, with a small Smashbook pocket holding some hairs from his first hair cut. I didn't attach it so that I can still pull out the envelope and look at those wispy baby fine hairs.
We were all shocked when the dentist found five cavities! We brush those teeth all.the.time! I couldn't believe it, I make her brush at least three times a day. I felt terrible, like a horrible mother, and sad that she'd have to under go getting fillings when I know she is so afraid of things like that. Part of the reason is because our town is notorious for not having added fluoride, which I've brought up with the dentist before. She hadn't wanted to start drops, so I was very upset when the cavities showed up.
The fluoride thing is not just an excuse, it's been a hot topic and bit of a controversy in our area. It's pretty common for everyone's kids to have cavities, which is why there's been such an uproar, petitions, etc. The dentist said they were all very, very, small and in the very back where it's hard to reach to brush and where she sees cavities the most often. Yes ER could floss more, but they are so far back it's unlikely she would be able to get in good there anyway. My friends all reassured me, but I was still so upset I couldn't sleep almost the whole night after it happened.
I used one of the Albums Made Easy journal cards from WeRMemory Keepers to journal about the appointment. This line has recently shown up at Target, in the scrapbook aisle but in with the albums at my store. A bunch of bloggers have posted about them so I won't go into too much detail, other than to say they are a great deal so hurry over and look at your store for some. I included the cute picture of the tooth fairy and her pet tooth that ER drew in the waiting room so there would be something fun and happy in there too.
The week schedule, which I included in part because things are a bit out of order, is a striped journalers freebie from A Vegas Girl at Heart. It went perfectly with the WRMK one next to it.
After our photo shoot we caught up on some yearly fall outings we like to do. First we tried going to the big pumpkin patch but it was a let down this time. The hay ride wasn't going out to the field, just around it. Then once we walked all the way out, we found there were hardly any pumpkins and the ones there were not very nice. They're usually pretty expensive, the smallest size runs $10 so we didn't get any. Out by the entrance they still had the animals out and pumpkins on the ground, but since the whole point of going there is for the experience of going out onto the field I have no idea why they brought them up.
We live out on the edge of the country so if we want to pick out a pumpkin from on the grass we have lots of cheaper options. I'm kinda sad they changed things so much. There was some trouble with the crops in general this year, so we're wondering if that was part of the problem. Maybe the pumpkins weren't that good so they brought the best out, but I hope things are back to normal next year!
After that was a bust we went back to the house on the main road through town that has pumpkin all over their yard for sale. We call it the pumpkin house. We picked out a few more pumpkins so we'd have one for each family member. Then we finished the day with a trip to the cider mill for fresh donuts, cider, and views of the river. LB was pretty unsure of the donut at first, but once he had a bite or two...he decided that perhaps weren't trying to give him something yucky after all.
Phew! This was a long one! Thanks for making it to the end, next week is even longer, with four inserts because of Halloween and our church's Silent Auction. I hope you'll come back next week for that one :) I'm linking up as usual with Jessica at The Mom Creative.