...brought my helper along to draw on the white boards, play with playdoh, eat snacks, and watch all the old VHS tapes in my video closet. Meanwhile I got so much done! I have countertops in Room 20 once again!
Toothaches on both sides of his mouth landed Davin in this special seat today. His first cavities. Best solution: just yank them out.
Not so fast.
Eight shots of anesthesia later, and Davin could still feel the pain. His tears worked a soft spot on Dr. Perri's heart. Not wanting to traumatize him, off to the oral surgeon we'll go to have those rotten teeth removed in a much more relaxed (sedated) fashion.
As if losing 6 on his own over the last 10 days wasn't enough. What's 2 more holes in that mouth?
All of the Brazilian gifts came wrapped in these festive colored ribbons from Bahia. The ribbons found on the streets of Salvador have "Lembrança do Senhor do Bonfim da Bahia" printed on them. Translated from Portuguese, the phrase roughly means In Remembrance of the Savior of Bahia or Souvenir from the God of Bahia—or something along those lines. Long story short... you tie the ribbons on your wrist and make a wish. Once the ribbon falls off your wish should come true. Your wish is to remain condfidential.
In true six year-old Avery fashion, she divulged her wish to Aunt Lisa.
She'd like a sister and a bunk bed. Thank goodness for Ikea.
Friday night Lisa & Frank flew in from San Francisco so that we could see, taste, hear all about their 17 day Brazilian vacation. We sipped on Brazilian rum-based Caipirihnas and enjoyed the picture slideshow of their adventures. They spoiled us with souvenirs and momentos from their trip.
Davin spent every spare moment this weekend inside his Giga Ball that we found on the Target Clearance toy aisle. Hours of rolling good times.
With my camera left back at home, Lisa and I snapped a quick moment together using my phone at mom's house. This is as good as it gets for day 23. Not as hard to say good bye this time around since she'll be back in 3 weeks for our photography workshop we've signed up to take together. Can't wait.
Shopping for discounted/ clearance toys to raffle off at the Valentine's Dance in a few weeks.
This was Davin the entire time. Throughout the entire store. When a cart would come in his direction, he would just hula hoop himself out of their way. That's just Davin. He's a I could care less type of kid.
We loved every minute of this 80 degree, bicycle-riding, laundry-folding, Christmas light-wrapping, baseboard-cleaning, grocery-getting, newborn picture-taking, giveaway-granting day off from work & school.