Friday, January 21, 2011

The Good And The Bad

Rachel had to go to the dentist yesterday.  In November she went in for a check up, and they pointed out that she had a new tooth just starting to come through behind her baby teeth.  Very shortly after the visit, another tooth popped through the gum.  Both teeth came in very quickly and were really starting to get pretty prominent, but the baby teeth were not getting any more loose.  I took her into the dentist yesterday to see if we needed to pull the baby teeth.  The dentist concurred that we did and proceeded immediately to get them out.  I was thinking I would have to schedule another appointment for that.  Anyway, with a little gas, numbing gel and numbing shot, the teeth came out without any problems.  Rachel was the perfect little patient.  She even went back to school after the dentist appointment!  She was none too happy to show off her new smile to the camera last night, though!

The girls and I went to a nearby park over the weekend to enjoy the nice weather.  They had a good time playing on the playground and an even better time walking the trails.  They found a mound of sand to play on and Rachel was having a great time trying to keep up. 

Rachel loves the playground and is finally pretty much independent on it.  I still stand right behind her when does some of the things that put her high off the ground. with nothing to catch her if she fell.


  1. I'm glad Rachel did well at the dentist. Not a fun place to be!

    The park looks fun though! I loved it when Beth became more independant and I didn't have to be with her every second. I'm sure she loved it too. :)

  2. I keep waiting to see what will happen with Kennedy's baby teeth. She is almost 7 and has NO loose teeth yet. I have a feeling she's going to have to have hers pulled, too. We'll see. I'm glad it wasn't too traumatic for Rachel!