Aug 26, 2011

Our Last Hurrahs of Summer

When I told Cille summer was almost over, she decided it was time to get back to the daily grind...
Stella chose the sticker, so Mommy chose the placement...
The Guillory family hosted an end of summer bash that was too much fun!
BFF's!!!
Seriously, they just warm my heart...
Cille LOVES her Ethan...
See what I mean?

Cille has four new molars coming in, so she's been trying out big girl food lately...
I mentioned recently that both girls went to the dentist before summer was over.  Well, Cille's trip to the dentist was a little more of an adventure than Stella's was.  We had done a race the weekend before the trip to the dentist, and Damon left the bike rack on the truck.  As we got out of the truck for Cille's appointment, (late, I might add) Stella decided it would be a fun idea to jump up and hang on the bike rack, much like she does on the bars at gymnastics.  This would have been a fun idea, except for the fact that there are many sharp, metal hose clamps attached to the bike rack, one of which sliced deep into Stella's palm.  Wailing and gnashing of teeth ensued.  I gave her a wipe and instructed her to keep pressure on it, then we rushed into the dentist's office.  I remembered there was a pediatric clinic in the building, so my plan was to let the dentist know what was up, then throw ourselves on the mercy of the doctors at the clinic.  Turns out the clinic was right next door, and we raised such a ruckus in the waiting room that one of the doctors graciously agreed to help us out even though they were super crowded, running behind, we had never been there, had no appointment, etc.  Dr. John Barbara was our angel of mercy and I for one was soooo thankful that he was able to help calm Stella and glue her back together.  He even convinced her she was like Humpty Dumpty.  Here is a post-treatment shot of her wound. It was MUCH worse than it looks here...  
But back to Cille, because, after all, it was her big first trip to the dentist.  She was a very good girl while they were cleaning her teeth.  There was minimal fussing and she was a big fan of all the dentist office amenities, including her froggy toy and especially her new toothbrush which she loves to eat/use every day...(she smiled in some of the pictures, but this one was the least blurry!)
We also went to Minden for a weekend to visit Grandma Tonie and Grandpa Crane.  Cille had a great time playing with Grandpa in the truck...
This screen shot that I found on my phone explained a lot to me.  Number one, I figured out how some of my apps randomly disappear.  It let me know that somehow one of the girls had discovered how to remove apps from my phone and also somehow figured out how to take a screen shot.  I am still struggling to learn both of these things.  Maybe I should ask Stella or Cille...
Cille loved New York and chocolate Teddy Grahams at Grandma Tonie's house...
The end of summer is always bittersweet for me.  Bitter, because I know that once school starts I won't get to enjoy spending all day with my two favorite girls, but sweet because I know that God has other kids that He needs me to help out.  I also love to start the cycle of fun fall activities and holiday traditions once again.  Thank-you, God, for giving us another summer full of sweet memories!  

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