Monday, January 23, 2012

A Post of firsts

Jack made his first trip to the dentist last week. I was talking it up to him all morning trying to get him excited (or trying to get myself excited, since I had an exam too, for the first time in....a long time). And he LOVED  it!  They didn't do much - just got him used to sitting in the chair and showed him what the dental tools did.  The dentist counted his teeth and he was so proud to tell everyone that day that he had "twenty teeth! Ten on top, ten on bottom!"
And in late December, Jack made his first visit to a different kind of the ER.  He swallowed a dime!  He was sitting at the table drinking chocolate milk, and I was in the kitchen with my back to him, and I heard him kinda mumbling to himself, "money, money, money..." Then I heard a tiny gag - it sounded more like a little cough, and he starting whining a little bit and looked really nervous. I asked what was wrong and he said, "I ate money!"  So using my mothering detective skills I grabbed a bunch of coins and asked him which kind he ate. He picked up the dime and said, "the little one."  I was trying so hard not to laugh at this point (he was fine, people, I promise) and I asked him how he ate the money.  He said, "It wanted to swim in his chocolate milk." Oh boy...
A quick trip to the ER to "take a picture of his tummy",  make sure it would pass through him okay, and a few days later we found this little surprise in the toilet.  Yes, we cleaned it, and yes...we're keeping it.
Mr. Jack turned three yesterday, and I have no idea where time has gone!  He makes us laugh all the time as he comes up with new expressions, phrases, and dance moves constantly.
Happy birthday little man, we sure do love you, and we're so glad you've been sent to our family!


Merrick said...

That x-ray is AMAZING!

Can't believe how big he is! Happy Birthday, little man!

Ben, Hannah, & Baby Jane said...

Yep, I cried at the end of this post. I miss Jack so much and I am so sad I am missing him growing up. I love him and I hope you play body language at least once a week so that he remembers me

Becky said...

What memorable experiences!

Oh, and have a wonderful Happy Anniversary Day this week.

Katie said...

He is such an adorable little boy! And how cool is that x-ray? Glad you're keeping the dime! :)

Dockstaders said...

Awe!! Jack is getting so big!! I wished you guys lived here so I could have given him is first cleaning!! :) I'm glad he did so well!! Love u guys!