No Problem Dr. Gore

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Addisan went to the dentist for the first time last Monday. She did FABULOUS! I took her the Thursday prior for her to see the new environment, meet the staff, and sit in THE chair. She loved it. Our dentist opened up a whole new pediatric side to his practice filled with WII, a train table, TVs galore….everything a kid could ask for and more. Addisan was shy when we arrived for the first time and was not very talkative. She did though LOVE the chair. Since I HATE the dentist and knew I would not be the best fit to take her, Tommy did. Tommy said she did AWESOME except for the flossing. But let’s be honest, who really enjoys flossing anyways. Overall, the dentist experience was a success!

Addisan during her office preview.


Easter with the Girls…and Bunny Tommy

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We had a great Easter. The weather was perfect again! We had a nice relaxing day by starting off the day seeing what was in our Easter baskets. Since Addisan really doesn’t know that the Easter Bunny is suppose to bring mainly candy, we filled up her basket with $1 items from Target (oh how I love that aisle). The girls got some Sesame Street books, hair doodles, fun headbands, sidewalk chalk, a ring toss, and a few other odds and ends. They also got one Reeces Egg to eat…and since Campbell cannot eat hers, I ate it for her:) We then went to Huguenot Park. It is one of my newest discoveries in Richmond. It was disigned to accomodate handicap children by allowing them ramp access to get onto the platforms as well as has special swings and sandboxes. I just think it is such an awesome concept! In the evening, we went out to dinner with Popeye and Ju-Ju. It was nice not to have to prepare and clean up after a holiday meal! When we returned home, we went on an Easter egg hunt. Instead of putting candy in the eggs, we put pennies in them to make wishes at the fountain at the mall. We are trying to encourage better eating habits with the girls than what Tommy and I currently practice (though we are making healthier choices each week!). I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful family.

The girls’ baskets.

Campbell and her Easter bunny that sings.

Campbell and Ju-Ju bonding.

Popeye and Addisan opening up their Easter bags.

This is the shirt she received for Easter that we had to physically leave Gymboree because she wanted to try it on with the shorts….and when I told her we couldn’t do that at the moment because we had a fussy baby and meeting people for lunch….she threw herself on the floor. Oh how this girl loves bling…especially when it is on her clothes like this one shirt!

I love this picture because Addisan looks so grown up.

Tivo sporting his Easter spirit. Isn’t he just the best dog!?

Here is the prettiest Easter flower.

Addisan diving into her basket.

Pictures from the park.

Here are some pictures from Baby and Pop Pop’s Easter visit. Addisan LOVED the foam ABC and number puzzles that they got her…I think they might have been her favorite gift.


Iron Egg Smash Off

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I feel like it has been forever since I have blogged. I have quickly discovered how two kids keep you very, VERY busy. We had an awesome Easter weekend. The weather was perfect…sunny and cool….just the way I like it! On Saturday, we went home to see my childhood friends at the annual Iron Egg Smash Off. This is an annual event that Colleen’s family has been hosting since we were little. In a nutshell, or should I say eggshell, you bring one hard boiled egg to smash against others’ eggs. It kinda works like the basketball playoffs…you sign in your egg after it is inspected to make sure it is legal (you would be surprised to see what people will do to make their eggshell harder). One person is the smasher and one is the smashee. When the eggs make contact, only one egg will crack. Why this is…I have no idea. Try and you will see it is true. The person whose egg makes it through without cracking is the winner for the year and receives a trophy. But wait…it is not over yet….that winner has to take on the egg that won the previous year. If that egg then wins, that person also gets the winner t-shirt to wear with pride. I know it sounds kinda odd, but it is a lot of fun. We have never won nor have we come close to it. The winners tend to have a secret for their winning eggs that they don’t share. Below are some pictures of the day’s event.

Addisan found a dog to love.
Addisan and Drew smashing the “loser”eggs on the pavement. They had a good time doing this.

Campbell finally woke up to enjoy the festivities.

Addisan’s future husband. Just like her mom, she likes older men. It cracks me up that Drew would not completly put his arm around her:)

Sara and Drew enjoying some lunch.

Friends getting ready to smash off.