Shining My Pearly Whites: First Trip to the Dentist!

Yesterday afternoon Amari had his first dentist appointment at Cooper Point Dental. We picked him up from school a little early for his 12:30 appointment from daycare and handed him his toothbrush so he could brush his little baby teeth, of course, Amari brushed his teeth for about two seconds before deciding that  Ernie needed his teeth brushed instead. After brushing his teeth we headed inside the dentist office to wait for his first appointment. Amari seemed pretty relaxed in the waiting room and played with the toys that they had until being called to the back to get his teeth cleaned. The Dental Hygienist seemed very great with kids and Amari warmed up to her instantly, he even showed her how he brushes his little pearly whites at home. =] He was most intrigued by the the chair and when she showed him how it goes up-and-down he kept asking her over-and-over to do it again-and-again until Dr. Nguyen came over to count his teeth. Amari took on look at Dr. Nguyen and closed his little mouth tight. Trev had to coax Amari to open his mouth wide by saying, "Awe," for the doctor. He said that Amari's teeth look great and now we need to start teaching him how to floss his teeth, which could be fun right? I doubt that. He is going to fight us on this one. After his appointment he got to pick out a toy from the toy box and went home with a new Cars toothbrush, toothpaste, and his first box of floss. His next dentist appointment isn't until October. We got six months to teach him how to floss. Wish us luck, LOL! =D

Brushing his teeth in the car.

Sitting in the chair.
Teeth brushing time!
Going for a ride in the chair.
=]
Had a great visit at the dentist!

Wordless Wednesday - Little Bunny Eating Ice Cream!




Baby, It's Spring!

Well...at least it feels like spring for the moment anyways. The weather has been lovely for the past few days and our little family of three has enjoyed it very much. Yesterday we went to open Amari a savings account all the way out in Lacey only to discover that we needed his social security number. We were a little annoyed. It would have been nice if Twin Star put it on the pamphlet of things to bring for opening a savings account for a child. Trev was pretty adamant about going to the Zoo, but I suggested we save that trip for another day. Instead, we headed to Cabela's! I have never been to Cabela's but Trevor insisted that it would be a fun experience for all of us even though we were not buying any camping, fishing, or hunting gear. When we walked in we were greeted by a big yellow plane. Amari was more than thrilled by that and kept saying, "Mommy, plane! Daddy, plane!" He is very intrigued by planes and gets pretty excited when a plane flies across the sky. The cool thing about Cabela's is the fact that they have animal cadavers all over the store that hunters have donated and they display them as an exhibit. Amari loved it and kept asking us what all the different animals were as we walked around it. They had elk, deer, raccoon's, wolverines, different kind of bears, and they even had a polar bear and a sea lion. The polar bear was huge and I couldn't help but take a picture because it was one of my favorites. They even have a small aquarium with salmon, trout, and bass. Amari was scared of the fish but didn't seem to mind looking at them. He would just freak out whenever Trevor tried to put his hand against the tank, LOL. We walked around for about an hour before we headed over to Ken Lake to enjoy the sunshine and warmth with the rest of the family.

 Polar Bear at Cabela's.
He was huge!
 Amari in awe as he looked at all the animals and the yellow plane.
 Massive Sea Lion. 
 Looking at Trout and Salmon with Daddy.
Amari was scared of the fish, LOL.
 We checked out the Africa exhibit.  
 Baboon about to take down a Cheetah. 
Amari kept calling it a Kitty.
 Swinging! =]
 Throwing marshmallows at GiGi.
 Goofballs these two are.
 First time on his bike. =]
 Waiting to swing.
 Big boy on the swing all by himself.
Nana and Papa's backyard on a lovely spring afternoon. =] 

Wordless Thursday - Skateland and a Visit to Tia's Farm 2 Weeks Ago!

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Day 5, 6, and 7 of HFMD

Amari has passed the 7 day hump of Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease. His butt is  completely clear now and his feet are starting to clear up as well, which is good. Yesterday he fought me as I tried to put on a pair of his shoes, LOL. Little Man fits the meaning of his name. Amari does mean strength in Swahili and I must admit, his pretty strong for a two-year-old. He has a couple blisters on his hands that are starting to crust over. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that he will be able to go to school tomorrow. He misses his friends and keeps asking for "babies". We will continue to give him Aveeno baths until his rash is completely gone and I will continue to run amuck around my house with Lysol Disinfecting spray and and my handy-dandy wash rag until the end of April.  HFMD, unfortunately, stays in the system for over a month. I'm still crossing my fingers and praying that Trevor and I don't get infected. I have to keep reminding myself that if we were going to get it we would have gotten it already. I'm just glad that Amari is feeling better again and back to his happy-go-lucky and energetic self. =]



Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Can't believe that we are more than halfway through the month of March. The spring equinox is in a few short days and I am more than thrilled about it too. St. Patrick's Day just happens to be another day for the Durant family even though I have a little bit of Irish blood running through my veins. My maiden name happens to be Irish after all. My unique cake recipe, (which I like to call my ethnic background) consists of Colombian, German, Irish, English, Spanish, Sicilian, Lithuanian, and African-American. Trevor is French-Canadian, German, a wee bit of Irish, and Native American. Our family is pretty diverse and I am the type of person who likes to celebrate almost every holiday, but St. Patrick's Day for me is not about dressing in green so I don't get pinched and drinking ale all night long and acting a fool. St. Patrick's Day for me is like Cinco de Mayo. Just another day and another excuse for people to get drunk. Most American's probably don't even know what St. Patrick's Day is all about. But enough of my ramble, the Durant's celebrated St. Patrick's Day by doing absolutely nothing! Trevor had to work all day and Amari and I hung out at home while he recovers from Hand-Foot-Mouth-Disease. We did venture out to Applebee's for dinner and Amari wore his green "I'm a Wee Bit Irish" shirt. He seemed pretty happy to be out of the house now that he is feeling better. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

 "Kiss Me! I'm a wee bit Irish!"