Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Horse Back Riding on the Beach

Sari's riding instructor invited her to go on a camping trip at Pismo Beach where she takes the horses along and they go riding on the beach. As it turned out, the weekend of the camping trip was the same weekend as Tyler's last football game and his awards ceremony. So, Sari and I headed off to the beach by ourselves and left Craig home with Ash and Tyler! We had so much fun!!!

We headed over on Friday morning and once we got there and got all set up Sari got to go out and ride Chester (her favorite horse) out on the beach. Funny thing is, most of the horses love the water. So they actually go out into the water and ride and play on the horses. She had a ton of fun.

The next morning she had to get up early with the rest of the girls and go feed the horses. After we all ate our breakfast all of the riders headed out again to go out on the beach with the horses. From the time they leave camp, saddle the horses, ride to the beach and hang out, ride back to the stables, untack the horses, and make it back to camp it is about a 3-4 hour time frame. So once they got back from their morning ride it was time for lunch and a nap. Everyone pretty much did just that and then got ready for one more Saturday ride. When Sari got back from her 2nd ride we hung out for a bit and ate dinner then headed home about 9 o'clock that night.

We were sad to leave because we were having so much fun! Her riding instructor says its even more fun to go camping in the mountains with the horses. So I guess next trip we'll be heading to the mountains.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ashlie's Trip To The Dentist

Ashlie is a very funny girl. Poor Sari always to have some issue with something, either dizzy spells, glasses, asthma, cavities, now braces. It's always something! Ashlie just sits by watching as Sari has all of this stuff "done" to her and medicine to take etc. Ashlie has been trying to need glasses for the past couple of years and the eye doc keeps telling her she has basically the most perfect vision you could ever have! She's never had a filling and is hardly ever sick. I think sometimes she fake coughs so we will give her allergy medicine.

About a month ago she started complaining that she had a tooth hurting on the bottom in the back. I took her in to see the dentist and after a complete exam and x-rays we determined that she has some permanent molars growing in that are causing her some pain. Poor kid couldn't even get a filling done! Until yesterday.

When she got up she showed us this spot on her upper gum that was all swollen and nasty looking. So I got her in to see the dentist. Once again, the problem is that she has 3 permanent teeth ready to push through and it is crowding her baby teeth right there. But that wasn't the end of it! One of the baby teeth that was being squished had a cavity in it. They had seen the cavity but since the tooth was getting ready to be pushed out anyways they didn't do a filling. Well, that tooth got infected and the swollen part on her gums was the infection attempting to drain. So, the doctor numbed her up and attempted to pull the offending tooth! Except we learned the hard way that infections don't numb very well :( It was quite the traumatic experience for Ashlie - to have to get her first shot in the mouth and have a tooth pulled and for it to not deaden very well :(

She did survive, although not happily, and we managed to make it home with a cup full of gauze, a tooth in a glittery holder, and a prescription for antibiotics. She laid on the couch most of the day with an ice pack relishing in all of the attention.

Today she is fine. She left a very nice note for the tooth fairy and was excited the tooth fairy left her some money in return and let her keep the glittery tooth holder :)

Translation of Letter:
Dear Tooth Fairy,
I tried to be brave at the dentist. When they pulled my molar out, it hurt so bad that I started to cry. Make sure that you get my note! I still believe in you! By the way, I got the sparkly tooth holder at the dentist. Cute, huh?!


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tyler Turns 4!!!

So even though I am very behind in blogging, Tyler actually did have a 4th birthday! And he asks us at least every other day or so if he is still 4 :) Tyler decided he wanted his birthday all about Batman. So I made a Batman cake and he got a ton of little Batman toys. He loves them, but within about a week he started asking where his Thomas cake was. We were wondering if he was leaving the trains behind, but as for the last couple of months since his birthday he still very into his trains.

He had a great time on his birthday. We got him a bike with training wheels. He loves to go on bike rides now.

He is such a fun little guy and we are so blessed to have him in our family. He definitely causes lots of messes and mischief but brings even more laughter and smiles. I love watching how his mind works. He loves to figure out how things work, especialy wheels! He can lay on the floor for several minutes just rolling a car or a train back and forth watching the wheels.

As you can see from the pictures he doesn't sit still very often, so for him to be still for any amount of time is quite impressive :)