Friday, January 21, 2011

Carrying on the tradition of dentist and ducks

Tuesday the kids had dentists appointments. The only way to get them to be seen within a reasonable time frame of their last visit was to have Jake miss school since we visit the pediatric dentist down the hill. So with the continuation of the gorgeous weather, I decided to make a day of it and treat the kids to Civic Center Park after their appointments. This is exactly what we have done after their dental appointments in the past. (see link for some cute comparison pictures and here for more pictures from this park)

For homework the next day, Jake had to write about a special day. Here is what he wrote, "We went to the park. First we went to feed the ducks. Next we walked to the playground. Then we ride are bikes. Last we played on the stage. We had fun." Grammatical errors aside, I don't think I could have summed it up any better.

Sunbathing turtles:







With the ducks, turtles, playground and trails for bike riding, it never ceases to amaze me that the kids favorite attraction at this particular park is the giant amphitheater. They love running around it.


And I always give you guys the posed pictures but this is how I bribe them to smile, "Give me one perfect picture and then you can do a silly face pose". Well, this is their idea of silly. Daddy is a former Marine. Somehow I don't think Jake's gun obsession is going away anytime soon:


And so it was a wonderful day and it made me miss the days when Jake was not in school full day 5 days a week and we could take off to fun places like this during the week. Not to mention the fact that poor Jadyn just does not have good teeth. She had 2 cavities at her visit last year and now she has 3 more, which means 3 more visits to the dentist in the next couple of months. She seemed to take the news well and we will be working with the dentist on more strict preventive measures. And heck, on the bright side, maybe it just means we will have to go visit the ducks more often too.


Joanna said...

So cute. Sorry about the teeth. I'm pretty sure Michael got my bad teeth too. Sigh.

Damn, I am so jealous of those turtles right now.

Carrie77 said...

Nathan's had two cavities, so I don't look forward to his dentist appts. as cavities are not cheap, even with insurance!

DesiDVM said...

omg the gun obsession. Why is everything a weapon with boys? And no marines here, I think it's the XY thing.

I know what you mean about missing the days before school, I feel like I never see J now that he's got his own thing 5 days a week.