Friday, December 16, 2011

The tooth fairy stopped by

On the first of December, we had an appointment to get some dental work done on Landon.  He has had a lot of issues with his teeth even after spending time brushing them twice a day.  No matter what we do, we couldn't save his little baby teeth.  They had to come out.

The dentist we saw, Dr. Kotil, was amazing.  On the day of the "surgery", we didn't get to see him until after everything was completed.  He ended up taking eight teeth out instead of the seven he planned.  So Landon is going to be pretty gummy for a little while until his adult teeth come in.  He put some stuff on Landon's back teeth to protect them and also took x-rays to give us an idea what is going on with Landon's adult teeth.  I am happy to report that all his adult teeth are there and perfectly healthy!!  Yippy!!  We were so worried that he wouldn't have adult teeth since we aren't sure how much the lymphangioma was affecting.  I think a ton of bricks were lifted off of my shoulders when Dr. Kotil told us that everything was fine.  I couldn't have been happier.  We kept thinking the worst (more to prepare ourselves than anything) and thought that he might have to have some sort of implants put in.  My head was spinning with how much that would cost and how he would have to go under again...ugh!  Thankfully, we don't have to worry about any of that!!!  We even got to go home with a cup of the teeth that Dr. Kotil pulled. :)

Landon has done great with recovery.  Although Landon's tongue did get a little swollen after for a few days, he handled it like a champ.  Now, he is totally back to normal and you can tell he's a lot more comfortable.  He eats more now and we don't have to worry about anything when we brush his teeth.  He's even had a couple of his adult teeth poke through the gums!

We took our cup o' teeth home with us that day.  A few days later, when Landon was feeling better we told him about the tooth fairy and asked him if he wanted to give his teeth to the tooth fairy.  His eyes got big and nodded yes.

About to go to bed with our cup o' teeth on the nightstand for the tooth fairy.

The next morning, Landon woke up to $8 on his nightstand instead of his teeth!  His eyes lit up when he saw the money on his nightstand and immediately grabbed it and, of course, starting looking at the numbers. :)

I told him to hold up his money so I could take his picture...he's such a literal Larry. :)

Checking out those numbers. hehe

Now every time I'm brushing his teeth he talks about getting money for his other teeth!  I think he's gonna be sad when his teeth stop falling out! :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Our Turkey Day

Since I moved to Nebraska and became a military wife, I've learned that holidays are what you make of them.  If you can't go home for the holidays, you make the most of them with the people around you.  Every year Braydon and I try to have our friends over to create our little military "family".  It's made up of any of our military friends that don't go home for the holidays.  We have done it every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  This year we got to celebrate Sydney's first Thanksgiving and she loved it.  She tried stuffing, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.  She really liked the stuffing and shoveled it into her mouth.  She didn't really care for the cranberry sauce but that's okay...just more for me. :)

Shoveling the stuffing in her mouth. hehe

Landon may look like he's crying or in  That's his smiling face. :)

Landon sat at the big kid table with us and did a number on his plate too.  He loves mashed potatoes and turkey so we didn't have to fight with him much to get him to eat. :)

We are so thankful for our wonderful friends and for my family's health this year.   Thank you to our military family for your help with Thanksgiving dinner!  We are so glad you put up with us! ;)