Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wisdom Teeth Removal - Part Two

I thought that only having four children I would only have to go through wisdom teeth removal 4 times - I was wrong.

If you remember - Tessa had her 4 wisdom removed in February, or at least we thought she did.

After a routine visit to the dentist a couple of months ago and some routine xrays we discovered that she had only had 3 1/3 of her wisdom teeth removed. Back we went to the oral surgeon and all he had to say was "Oops - haven't done that in a while."

Today she had 2/3 of a widom tooth removed. It was fairly quick and easy procedure although they still knocked her out.

This is how she looked after the first surgery

This is how she looks today - so much better! Only a slight swelling on the right side of her face (the left as you look at it.)

She has enjoy two jamba juice already, mashed potatoes thanks to her father and now some vitamin water and a Teen Vogue magazine!

It was a busy hospital day for us today - my dad had surgery also. He had his para stoma hernia repaired (I think thats what it is called).
The weren't sure how they were going to do the procedure - they hoped to do it robotically, second choice was laproscopically and the third choice was to open him up.

Fortunately they were able to do it robotically which means a much quicker recovery for him. There are only two surgeons in Portland that do the robotic surgery and my dad is the first man in Oregon to have a para stoma hernia repaired via robotic surgery - way to go dad!

While I was with Tessa at the oral surgeon Clark went to the hospital to sit with my mom (Jim was in Seattle on business). As soon as I got Tessa home and settled Clark and I switched places and he came home to change bloody gauze and ice packs and I went up to the hospital. Jim stopped by on his way back into town.

Dad is amazing for an almost 80 year old man!! The doctor hopes he will be ready to come home tomorrow!

I'm tired - so I'm putting my jammies and crawling in bed to try and finish Breaking Dawn!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Family Night Fun

Last year at our Relief Society Service Auction I won a Putt Putt Golf Night at the Bairs. Pres. Bair is our Stake President and he and his wife, Linda, live on the Claremont Golf Course - just across the street from us. There is an 18 hole putting course basically in their front yard!

Jim had the trickest shot of the evening!

We had a fun time playing the 18 holes and Linda was a wonderful hostess. She took photos for us and then treated us to ice cream afterwards and a prize for the winner. Pres. Bair who is an ob/gyn was on call at the hospital. Linda showed up at our door an hour or so after we got home with a CD of the pictures she had taken, pictures she had printed off and a certificate for us! Thank you so much Linda!

I even got a hole in one!

The winner - of course!

Linda - the perfect hostess.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Forgot a photo

Loved this cute photo Aunt Pam took of Cali, Tessa and Hannah playing with Cali's new yellow computer. They had just discovered the web cam on the computer and were having fun taking their own picture!

More Summer....

My children will be proud - I'm actually updating the blog on time this week. One of the few things I have accomplished this week.

When I returned from Minnesota I brought a dozy of a head cold home with me. I spent the rest of the week tired and groggy thanks to drugs.

Despite the head cold I was able to finish Eclipse so I can now start Breaking Dawn since Tessa has finished (Cali is almost) done. I also finished the top of a quilt I had started two years ago - yeah! Unfortunately I forgot to buy backing fabric for it so now I am on a fabric hunt to find something that will work.

Aunt Pam from Canada spent the week with us (she left today and has made it safely to the border with no vehicle problems!) It was fun to visit with her.

Clark and I took her to Pittock Mansion and for a view of Portland. Unfortunately it was a bit hazy so you weren't able to see most of the mountains My folks took her to Multnomah Falls

Clark also went on a river boat ride with her up and down the Willamette which they both enjoyed and then dinner at Kentucky Fried Chicken (Pam's request). Pam treated all of us to Chinese food Saturday night - thank you Pam!

I had fun going through the old photos of her parents, my grandparents, and I have started a digital album of them. Now I just need my dad and Pam to help me with the journaling part.

Tessa enjoyed her first real "free" week of summer - no dance, no camp etc. She and Hannah went down to Roseburg to the Douglas County Fair. They saw Kelly Pickler (American Idol contestant) in concert and they all wore their red high heels to the concert (she sings a song called "My Red High Heels)

There was a lot of reading going on at our house in between things as both girls raced to finish Breaking Dawn - Tessa wins!

Both girls enjoyed going to see the Premiere of "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Part Two - this week, in fact Cali saw it twice.

We are also enjoying the beginning of the Olympics. Cali celebrated with a party here at the house with some of her friends Friday night for the Opening Ceremonies. She had food from all different countries and we even made little flags from each of the countries to decorate the table - Mini tacos from Mexico, Pot stickers for China, Mini Quiche from France, chocolate chip cookies from the US, pizza from Italy and some spinach filled thing from Greece!
Jim and I went to a BBQ at some friends that evening where we watched the opening ceremonies.
We also spent a bit of time this week getting Cali ready for school - she was excited when her new computer arrived in the mail! It's amazing how much stuff she and Tessa share (flat iron, curling iron, blow dryer, make up brushes, etc.) that we now need to purchase for Cali!
After a trip to the Farmer's Market on Saturday we came home and Jim and Clark played Paul Bunyan. One of our large trees in the back corner was leaning dangerously close to the wall so it needed to come down.

Clark got the job of cutting down the tree while Jim supervised

Cali got to stand on the other side of the wall to prevent any innocent passerbyers from being hit by a falling tree!

Jim carefully covered the wall with blankets and boards to hopefully prevent the tree from knocking over the wall if it fell on it.

My job was to stay out of the way and take pictures!

After cutting most of the way through Clark wrapped a rope around the tree and PULLED! TIMBER!!

Logan spent a lot of time working this week as Becca was out of town for several days down in LA auditioning for the LA Wicked. She is back now and they are in Bountiful for the weekend. Becca's brother who lives in China and her brother who lives in England are in town so Logan is meeting the rest of the family!