Monday, March 29, 2010

Knotts & the Park

While Connor was suffering at the dentist. Emily got to go with Bigi to the park and Taylor got to go with Daddy to Knott's. Both Bigi and Daddy said the girls just weren't that into it. I don't know if they didn't like not being with their sister or what? They've really never been apart except for the few days in the past when one has been sick and stayed home with me and run errands with me. Hmm. Maybe we need to do it more often??

Taylor at Knott's

And yes I know I missed two days (this past weekend!) of posting. But what can I say. Had I thought about it, I could have posted the above picture. I've learned I need to be more aware of what I can post. I forget sometimes I can quickly e-mail a pic we took to the blog. I'm learning and this month (only two days left!) has shown me that I can update a little better than I have been. I can't promise the next months will get you as many updates as you've had but you will get more!! =)

The Dentist

I've been kinda procratinating this post. Not that I don't want to talk about what happened at the dentist with Connor but it's just writing the whole thing out doesn't really make me go yeah. But anyway, here we go!

We woke up that morning probably about 7am. The appointment was set for 9am but I was told to call earlier and see if they were running on time or not. So we woke up and I was hoping they wouldn't start asking to eat because Connor could not eat for 6 hours before his appt so that meant no breakfast. Also, Emily was going to go with Bigi to the park and feed ducks and play and Taylor was going to go with Dad to Knott's Berry Farm. (But more on that later). I was able to stall them after they asked to eat. (whew!) And we continued having them play. At about 8:15 I called and she said why don't you get here at 8:45? So we took off. I got to the dentist and he actually didn't start until 9:30. Whatever. Connor got to watch Thomas in the waiting room and play with some toys there. Before we left the house though, he started to whine and say he didn't want to go to the dentist and Taylor started crying because she WANTED to go to the dentist. Yeah, just you wait until your first exam!

So in waiting all this time, Connor never once asked for something to eat. Only when we were at home. So thankfully I didn't have to hear him whine or cry that he awas hungry. Once it was our turn, the doctor came out and gave Connor a shot to basically put him sleep. He sure didn't like the shot and cried even though the doctor was AWESOME about "sneaking" it in. But after little bit, he was fine. And let's just say, he had one heck of a trip for about 30 seconds before he fell asleep. He was trippin' on his hand and Thomas on TV.

So I took him back to the room and they situated him and started the IV and then started with xrays to see if there were any other cavities besides the original 4. Nope. Whew! BUT two of the cavities were deeper than they thought. One of them had actually infected the root so they had to do a Pulpotomy. The other four were fine and could be filled a "normal" way but this tooth now has a silver crown on it. So now Connor has a silver tooth.

After they were done (it took 1 hour and 40 mins! Yikes!), they placed him in another room where he proceeded to sleep for about an hour, maybe more. Once he woke up, we were free to go home. He was disoriented and dazed but that was "normal". I had to carry him out to the car and we were told his coordination would be off most of the day so no stairs, make sure we pick up things so he won't trip and no playing with other children (do they know he has twin sisters who he LOVES to play with??).

Well on the way home, he was complaining he was dizzy but he still wanted to go to Toys R Us and pick out his Fire Truck. (I had promised the next time we go to the dentist he could go to Toys R Us and pick out a fire truck). I said why don't we go home and rest and then we'll go later that afternoon. He was adamant so I said fine but we had to stop by the house so I could get the stroller. There was no way he'd be able to sit up in a shopping cart in his condition. So we stopped by the house, picked up the stroller (and Daddy tried to convince him not to go to Toys R Us but he started crying so I said we'll just got) and went to Toys R Us. Now I know why I don't go on a Saturday! Gosh there were a lot of people there. But we found a fire truck and went home.

When we got home we moved him into our bedroom and him and I laid down and he watched Dora while I dozed. At around 3pm he said he wanted to go play. I was like are you sure? He said yes. So I said be careful. He was still a little disoriented and walked a little to the side but once he started playing he was pretty much back to his old self. He did fall off the chair once in the living room when he leaved a little too far forward but he just laughed. He started eating at snack time too and never complained about his teeth.

His only complaints were when I took the band aids off his arms. You would have thought I hit him or something the way he was carrying on. He doesn't remember any of it and asks what happened to his cavities. I told him the dentist took them out and threw them away. He has also been asking why he has a silver tooth now. I told him because he had cavities and they needed to fix it. But that now we need to brush and floss better and see the dentist every 6 months for a check up and cleaning and hopefully we'll hear her say see you in 6 months! So hopefully, we can take better care of our teeth.

I know this wasn't necessarily a case of bad brushing. The dentist said because of the way his molars are (deep indentations) we probably couldn't have prevented this but we could have caught it earlier. We put sealants on the other 4 molars that were not fixed. And I've made appts for the twins since the dentist says teeth shape is hereditary. Both the girls are getting their second molars now so we are doing a better job of brushing and we are flossing daily. I will NOT skip a day anymore and they are going to get less juice and candy then they have in the past. We need to keep teeth healthy because I surely do NOT want to go through this again!!

Friday, March 26, 2010


And Connor will be going to St. Pius' next year for kindergarten!!!!
Yeah! One thing off my list. Now to get him to wear polo
shirts. :sigh:


Tomorrow is Connor's Dentist appt to get his FOUR cavities fixed. Please pray for him AND me! As of right now his appt is at 9am. I'll know more in detail later when the anesthesiologist calls me. Ugh. He can't eat for 6 hours before. Poor guy! I'll keep him up late tonight and let him eat something before he goes to bed. He will also have to get a shot and obviously and IV in his arm. I don't think he's going to like either one but this is the best. I was told he will probably be sleepy most of the day. So no plans the rest of the weekend. I was going to take him to Toys R Us afterward to pick out ANY toy he wants. We'll see if he is up for it but he will get to go at some point no matter what.

I was telling him yesterday that we were going to the dentist on Saturday. He said but he cried the last time he went. I said that's ok. It's a scary new environment for him. And I said, he may cry again but I will be right there with him. And he also said he didn't want his teeth to get a bath. LOL! He didn't like that part.

So pray that everything goes super smooth tomorrow. And he doesn't have to go through this again! And I'm getting appointments in August for the girls. I am NOT going through this again if I don't have to!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Funny Faces

Yesterday Emily started making this funny face. She would say "Happy Face" and then make this face and Connor and Taylor would laugh. It was the CUTEST thing. So today, we got her to do it and we took pictures. Then everyone wanted to get in on the pictures, including Daddy! ENJOY!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Hmmm . . .

Not much going on here. Emily was cracking us all up this morning. She would say "happy face" and then make this really funny face. I have to get it on video. It's priceless! Other than that, I just have to mention that I love how much the kids play together now and how much they want and look for each other. This morning Emily woke up at 4:30am this morning and said she missed brother. How sweet. And I love when they hug each other. It's very cute.

In two more weeks, we will be headed to Grandma and Grandpa's to visit for Easter weekend. Yeah! I'm really looking forward to it and Connor wants to see Papa. I have NO idea where he came up with that name. Someone at school must call their Grandpa Papa and that's where he got it from. I told him he could call him whatever he wanted.

Oh yeah, remember how Connor got his award for saying please and thank you? Well the girls got awards two weeks ago for friendly hellos and goodbyes. =) That's my kids. ;)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I actually got a full night of sleep! Shocker. Taylor did not wake up and say "blanket on me!" She actually went to bed. And about 10 mins after, said "blanket on me". I went in there after saying you can do it yourself and when I got in there, she was lying down with the blanket on her. She looked at me and said, "I did myself." So happy! Can this be a turning point? I can only hope.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Emily & Taylor Singing

After the birthday party on Saturday, the girls kept singing Happy Birthday. Enjoy!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

VERY Busy Weekend

Started with Friday night (which was a reason why I forgot to update on Friday). Kids went to Kids Night Out. I think they will go every time they have it unless we are going camping or have family/friends in town. They ask every time. =) So they went to that and Surbjit and I chilled out at home. We went to pick them up at 11pm (Connor was mad last time because we picked them up early so we waited until the end of the time to pick them up this time). Every single one of them was UP! We were shocked. Especially Taylor. She is my sleeper! So by the time we got home, which they did not fall asleep on the way home which was another shocker, it was 11:30pm. Thankfully they slept in until 8:30!! Woo HOO!

Well, on Saturday we had a birthday party and soccer to go to. The birthday party started at noon with the activities really starting at 1pm. I'm glad we knew that because there was no way we were going to make it by noon. We got there about 12:45. At 1pm, they had a train show up. That was the highlight for all the kids!

They rode the train, ate some food, played on the playground and rode the train some more!

Then right after the party we had to head to Connor's soccer practice. The girls got to play on the playground there while Connor practiced. After soccer, we headed over to Romy & Jeff's house where the kids got to play with Katrina and Dylan. So by this time, none of the kids got a nap and we ended up staying at Romy & Jeff's until 9:30! Needless to say they fell asleep immediately on the way home! On Sunday, they slept in until 9am!! Wow. Maybe I am liking this no nap/time change thing after all! LOL!

Sunday turned out to be another busy day. We ate breakfast and then the kids went to the Gurdwara with Daddy and Bigi. They came home, we played for a little and then headed to another birthday party at the neighbors house. The kids did good, jumping in the jumper, swinging on the porch swing, playing drums, and learning how to ride a skateboard. Needless to say, it was ANOTHER day with no naps. The kids got to bed at a decent hour this time (girls 7pm, Connor 7:30). I bet I have a hard time waking them up in the morning though!

So we had a great weekend. It went way too fast though. Next weekend will be lower key. Connor will be getting his cavities filled on Saturday. We are having him get all four cavities filled at once and having him completely sedated. Wish us all luck! My poor boy. We are not planning on doing anything since we won't know how he'll feel afterwards. But at least we'll get it all done at once and hopefully he won't remember anything. Then since Sunday is the last day of the month and I have not gone to new park this month, hopefully we hit up a new park on Sunday. I just have to figure out which one I want to do! So that's the plan.

So far i"ve been doing pretty good keeping up with the blog and posting something each day. =) I only missed Friday. I'm very proud of myself so far for keeping up. Just 10 days left this month. ;)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

At a birthday party

And they have a train. The kids are having FUN!!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Boggles My Mind

I was just thinking about Taylor and walking (or her lack thereof for so long). Can you believe that she hasn't even been walking for a year yet? She did not start walking until she was 19 months old. But then she didn't stop! You would have never known it took her so long to walk. I remember going to the doctor for her 18 month checkup and saying my concerns. Of course that week, she started to pull herself up and walk furniture more than she had. And of course, a week later, she was fulling walking! But that didn't occur until June of last year! Now she is running, jumping and climbing everything! Go figure!!!

This was a camping trip and Emily was walking and Taylor was crawling everywhere! She had so many holes in the knees from doing that!!

Same here. Even though Taylor is standing, she wasn't walking at this time. What a difference a year makes!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Way Back When-esday

Emily & Taylor

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Knott's Berry Farm

Connor at Knott's yesterday.

Monday, March 15, 2010

A Day Off & the Dentist

So I took today off since I had to go take Connor to the dentist. It was not pretty. He really did NOT like to sit in the seat, nor did he like her looking in his mouth or polishing his teeth. He would not sit for an x-ray either. I really don't want to take the girls but it looks like I will have to. The end result? He has FOUR cavities. Ugh. So now we have to have them fixed. Yes they are his baby teeth but from what I understand, you still need to take care of these and they are not small cavities either. They are medium size ones. So we have decided to have him sedated and have them all taken care of as well as have his x-rays done at the same time. Wish me luck. His appt is next Saturday. Thankfully they had a Saturday so I don't have to take a day off of work. Poor kid.

So after his appt, I dropped him off at school (Surbjit had already dropped the girls off earlier). Then Surbjit and I went to Knott's to get his season pass and picture taken. Then we decided to go in for a little bit. We rode Montezuma's Revenge twice and Jaguar once and then left since we were both hungry. Ate lunch and then went home for a little while. Since it was such a BEAUTIFUL day (low 80's) and we were both home we decided to pick up the kids early (everyone at school was SHOCKED!) and we took them to Knott's. =) They had lots of fun and so did we. It was a great time. Well for most of us. LOL. Taylor really didn't like a couple of the rides. Emily liked almost all of them. I think she will like them all as long as she can be with her brother. And Connor was just the absolute greatest big brother there could be! On one of the rides, he was riding with Taylor who started FREAKING out almost at the end. He put his arm around her and tried to comfort her. And when we were walking in the park, he would hold both their hands and even looked at Taylor once and said I would never leave you behind sweety!! It was by far the reason why I had three kids. Too sweet!!! Here are some pictures from today:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Santa Ana Zoo

Since today was going to be a BEAUTIFUL day. We decided to take the kids to the Santa Ana Zoo. It was perfect weather and lots to look at and do there. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day! Even though we lost an hour of sleep last night since we had to turn the clocks forward, you wouldn't know it from us. And we LOVE how it is light now as late as it is. Of course, Connor did say before he went to bed that he couldn't go to sleep because the sun was still up. LOL! I hope that doesn't continue because it's going to continue being light late until June 21st!

Here are some pictures from our trip today:

All three kids at the front of the zoo.
Taylor in her new glasses.
Emily with her new glasses.
Taylor & Emily LOVED looking at the elephant.
Wherever there is water, there they are . . .
Connor liked the red birds (you can barely see them through the tree) and wanted me to take thier picture so I took his too.
Daddy and the kids
Taylor, Emily & Connor holding hands.
Riding the carousel.
My hatchlings!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Connor scoring a goal at practice today.

Going For A Walk

Surbjit let me go to Kohl's if I got his truck washed so I left. He cleaned the house, fed the kids snack and lunch, AND took them for a walk. I got to shop and have some peace and quiet. Can't beat a morning like that!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Up and At 'Em!

The three awake and ready to head to preschool!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Cute Picture

I never shared this picture. The last time the kids went to kids night out the girls fell asleep like this. They have never slept together since they were in the womb. How interesting.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Today was a LONG day

I'll update more later. Today was the kindergarten assessment at Dysinger the public school by our house. Let's just say they think he doesn't know his abc's. I know he knows his abc's. He knows he knows them. When I asked him why he didn't tell her, he said because he didn't want to. UGH!!! Now I wonder what he did at St. Pius'. Ugh.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Mommy/Connor Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the public school Kindergarten registration. Since we are trying to cover all our bases, I took tomorrow off and will take Connor and sign him up. You never know what may happen so we need to make sure we have all our contingencies in place right? So anyway, it's also Pancake Day at preschool. Big dilemna since Connor LOVES going to school in his PJs. So I asked him tonight if he would like to go to Pancake day or go to the donut shop with Mom. What did he choose? The donut shop. =) But we'll see what happens tomorrow when I drop off the girls and if he wants to stay or not. The real interesting part will be Emily. She has been whiney lately so I bet she will not be happy that Connor is leaving with me. We'll see. The good - I don't have to get them dressed since they get to go in PJs!!!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Grandma & Grandma D leave

Well today was Grandma and Grandma D's last day of their visit. The kids LOVED playing, reading and having them here. It was lots of chaos but lots of fun too. I wish the weather had been better. It rained Saturday but it was cold the rest of the weekend. And of course wouldn't you know it but it's supposed to be hot (in the 70's) next weekend. Ugh. Oh well. We had lots of fun!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

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