Jill Murphy's books are so true to family life, you can't stop laughing. Mr. Large in Charge is about the day mom doesn't feel well and tries to 'rest' in bed. There are many interruptions and the usual household disasters. It's not about a bungling dad. It's more about how a family can barely manage for more than a few minutes at a time without mom. And how they all love each other so much.
Or at least see what you look like in a different hair color or style? The girls and I had way too much fun and spent way too long playing on the Clairol site. It will let you upload a face shot of yourself (with hair pulled back) and try a zillion combinations of hair color and style. You do have to register to use it.
We don't intend to go blond, or walk around in Hollywood hairstyles. But, I admit, we especially liked the 'glamorous' hair on us. :)
I was trying to play catch with my rather athletic, hard throwing four year old, Dominic. After a few dropped balls and a couple of squeals from me, he said politely, "Mom, I think I should play catch with Dad."
Well, no wires yet, but Alex got a palate extender put on today. It's quite a contraption. I am trying to figure out what to feed a tall, slim, always hungry, boy who can only eat soft foods. He will wear this for six months before the braces go on. It's quite a contraption, making eating tricky. MARA The mandibular anterior repositioning
appliance, or also known as the Mara, is also used for correcting Class
II malocclusions. The Mara is banded to the upper and lower first
molars. “Elbows” slide into tubes on the upper part of the appliance
and when the mouth closes these elbows guide the bite into the correct
position. The Mara appliance is used to enhance the growth of the lower
jaw in a forward direction, while at the same time applying pressure to
the upper jaw in a backwards direction. The patient wears the Mara
appliance for 10-12 months. Like the Herbst appliance, the Mara is
successful because the bones and muscles are in proper function and
alignment 24 hours a day.
(ETA: Kevin's friend, C., is NOT grumpy. He was totally teasing me about taking pictures.)
Last night they ended the activities for this school year with a formal dinner. The food was prepared by a couple of fabulous mom cooks and served and cleaned up by younger sibs. After dinner, short speeches and awards (Kevin's award was for the 'Youth Group Member Who I'd Want on My Side in a Medieval Battle'... makes a mother's heart so proud) they headed into church to pray the rosary together.
Thanks for a wonderful Youth Group year Mr. Campbell!