I'm so glad that spring is in the air. I feel myself emerging out of the deadness of winter. It's almost as if I hibernate. And woke up two weeks ago. The sunshine was lovely yesterday and today I'm heading to the zoo with my old friend, Naomi. We will have a picnic lunch and watch the monkeys in their craziness. Felix says "ooh, ooh, ah, ah, Mommy! ooh, ooh, ah, ah". Last night, I asked him what his favorite animal was at the zoo, and he said "um, the baby elephant". Everything is a baby these days. He loves to give "baby bear hugs". He's an affectionate little guy. Also, the elephant at our zoo has recently died. Sooooo, no elephants today.
Yesterday I took the big boys to the dentist and Silas has to have some big work done on Thursday. He needs to have a tooth pulled, the infected area dug (ouch) out, a smaller cavity filled next to the really bad tooth, and a spacer put in because it will be several years until the adult tooth comes in (it's a molar). Poor guy. I loathe to tell you that this was his first dentist trip (yep, almost 6 years old) and we probably could've caught the bad tooth last year. I felt major guilt, even as the dentist was trying to tell me I was not a bad parent (he must've seen the look on my face). I took for granted that Quinn and I have good teeth and was just SURE that nothing would be wrong. Corin was fine, except for an overbite issue that will cause a chism in our bank account in about four years.
No word on the house in Mississippi yet, and I'm going just a little bit nuts. CALL.