Don’t Call me Pumpkin, Pumpkin.

Halloween anticipation was immense for a certain 3 year old. Every year we have gone to Bates Nut Farm pumpkin patch where she pets the animals, rides a pony and as a bonus gets a pumpkin, because let’s be honest…pumpkins are boring after a pony ride.




We got a little crafty with the pumpkins this year and sadly, I can’t blame it on Pinterest.



She knew what she wanted to be for quite a long time and she stuck to her guns, good thing because I bought the costume in early October. But her dinosaur costume wasn’t the easiest to maneuver around in, so she had a two costume Halloween.

Fairy Princess at school.



Scary dinosar at night.


I was a very proud mom watching her trick or treat. She was amazingly good, polite and so darn cute. This costume beats Elsa every day of the year!



D is for Dinosaur and Dentist

The past few weeks I have been working on Dinosaurs with the kids. We used our  imaginations to take us back in time and explored a world very different from the one we live in today. I branched out a bit with the older kids and they were  surprised to find that “prehistoric animals” didn’t just mean dinosaurs.

Bristle block printing on a Dino cut-out

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Cut, color and glue the T-Rex together


Dinosaur sensory play in sand


Dinosaur Tracks

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In other not so fascinating news, Kaili had her first dentist appointment. I was referred to a pediatric dentist through Shane and my dentist, I am not convinced there is really a difference. Well besides the waiting room…


Our dentist doesn’t have video games in his waiting room. Is there a rule that we have to take kids to a pediatric dentist or do all dentist see all ages?

The good news is that her teeth are fine but he told me I wasn’t supposed to be using fluoride on her yet. But but but our pediatrician said fluoride toothpaste was fine after 2 years old. Why is this so confusing?

He did mention that she has underbite and said she should see an orthodontist at age 5 or 6.  She did just fine. Sat for him, opened her mouth when asked, closed it when asked, just like the perfect little angel she is.


She has a follow up appointment at 3 years with a cleaning and x-rays, the whole she-bang. I hope she can get through childhood without any fears of the dentist, clowns are bad enough.