Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wisdom Teeth

   On Tuesday, I took Adrian to the dentist to have his wisdom teeth taken out.  When I had mine done, many years ago, it was painful!  I had all 4 taken out and many complications with them.  That was when I found out that I didn't do well with anesthesia.  I was miserable for weeks after.  I had dry socket on two of the teeth, all 4 were impacted, and then the reaction to the medication.  It was an awful experience!
   When I was prepping Adrian for what to be ready for, I made sure he knew it was going to hurt.  They gave him a prescription for the good stuff.  I made sure to fill that right away, as I thought he would need it.  Silly me!
   We get into the office on time.  Fill out all of the paperwork and wait.  And wait.  And wait.  Almost two hours later, they called him back into the chair.  I waited an hour and a half for him to be done.
Meanwhile, there was a small child, about 4, in the waiting room with his Grandmother.  The kid was watching movies on his computer.  Loudly!  With no headphones.  Not only that, they were all pirated movies like Iron Man 2, Despicable Me, and something else I couldn't figure out.  I was the one who was in need of pain medication after all of this!
   The nurse comes out to tell me he was finished.  When I moved my car to their back entrance, they wheeled him out in a wheelchair.  He had the dopiest smile on his face.  When the nurse and I tried to put him into the car, he didn't want our help and almost hit his head on the roof.  She wished me good luck and laughed as she walked back into the office.
   The whole time on the drive home, I had to answer the same questions.  "No, I did not keep your teeth."  "Yes, the doctor said you did good."  "No, it was just the nurse and I who put you in the car."  "Yes, I will get you a shake eventually."  "No, you did not need 5 guys to put you in the car."  Mind you, the whole time I am trying not to laugh too hard.  Not easy given the situation!
The ride home

   When we got home, I helped him inside and onto the recliner.  That is when the funniest noise I have ever heard started.  It was like a hick-up/belch/croup-like sound.  It made me laugh so hard!  I couldn't stop laughing.  I figured that he was so out of it, I had to get it on video.  Thank goodness for my iphone!  When he realized what I was doing, he would just smile and make me laugh even harder.  I wish I would have taken more video, but I couldn't contain myself.  When I finally did, he passed out!   He woke up many hours later totally fine and pain free.  It's crazy how fast he recovered!
   He's doing fine now.  I showed him the videos and he just laughed.  He thought they were funny too.  I only posted them with his permission.  Too bad I can't post them her.  They are on my facebook page if you haven't seen them yet.  Sure to brighten up anyone's day!  I've watched it a dozen times and it still makes me laugh!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Change of Command

   We moved from Ft Hood to Ft Bliss about a month ago.  Since then, we have been trying to get into a routine.  School has started, I am taking all of these classes on post, and Adrian is trying to get into a groove at his new office.  Busy, busy, busy!  The house is the most unpacked as I think we have ever had.  Still need to work on the garage though.  Everything is starting to fall into place.

   Several people have asked to see more pictures of the Change of Command.  So here you go.  Adrian took command of the 7th ASOS a few weeks ago.  The ceremony went very well.  His new squadron is huge!  It has it's own room to host ceremonies like this.  Very cool!  One thing we forgot was to have a good picture taken of the two of us and a family picture.  I guess the family picture was taken without us while we did the reception line.  Oops!  
The kids.

The brothers.
Adrian taking the flag.

The ring attached to the flowers.  Glad they gave me the correct one!

One of the only pictures of the two of us together.

Family picture

Monday, August 2, 2010

First Day of School

Today was the first day of school for my boys.  They are on a block schedule that they call year round.  I think they are going to like it better this way.  Only time will tell.
The big man is very upset about one thing.  Uniforms!   You would think it was a bad word or something.  He cringes every time he hears the word.  We have to keep reminding him that it is not the end of the world!  Really?  He looks nice and grown up in it!
They both have to wear uniforms everyday.  For the younger school, they give them a week to get "adjusted".  Not sure why you need it, but my child plans on taking advantage of that week!  He picked out the most un-uniformed outfit he could find.  That's my boy!  
Don't they look cute?

Daddy just had to be in the picture too!  Just like every year!  He gave himself the morning off to take the kids to school.  I guess it is good to be the boss sometimes. 

We ended up walking to school this morning.  It was a good thing that we did!  You wouldn't believe all of the cars!  The parking lots were full, they lined the main streets, and all of the side streets too.  It was crazy out there.  It was a little under a mile, so no big deal.  Except I didn't realize that to get home, you had to go up the big hill.  I guess that's what happens when you go down it on the way there, huh?  Go figure!

While the kids have been at school, I had breakfast with my parents before they rolled out of town, did a little scrapbook shopping while I was on the other end of town, and stopped by Target for groceries.  Oh the freedom of shopping without children!  

I was then able to sit and rest for a little while at home.  I guess at some point I need to go get them this afternoon.  I am just enjoying the quiet.  That is, if you don't take into account the dogs snoring!