No cavities!

During our trip to Augusta, the girls went to the dentist.  Not just any dentist, I tell you….my childhood friend, the friend who watched out her window waving good bye to me as a drunk driver hit our car in her neighborhood, the friend who endured many, many violin sessions next to me as we shared a stand during several years at a Fine Arts school, the friend who rode the front seat of the bus with me and even survived a very scary bus ride one afternoon on the way home, the friend who heard about my first kiss and how disgusting I thought it was…while on a church trip, mind you (where were the counselors?!), the friend who put together a dance routine with me that we had to perform in front of our class, (there’s more, trust me!),  the Dr. Kelly W. Hughes.  It was so neat to see Kelly “in action.”  She did so great with the girls.  Ruby and Molly did great.  I was ecstatic to hear that there are NO CAVITIES in their candy-loving teeth!  I had already mentally prepared myself that if they had cavities it did not equal me being a “bad mom.”

Dr. Kelly was counting Ruby’s teeth and giving one last look…and I saw sweet little Molly’s hand and Ruby’s hand….so sweet!

Mack was in the waiting room with Sweetie making sure all of our coats were getting hanged on the coat rack.  Twin boys came in completely dressed alike from head to toe, and he looked at Sweetie and then looked at the boys, then told Sweetie, “Those are two boys.”  He paused and then said, “That one is bigger.”  I think he was trying to convince himself that they were not exactly the same.  He’s never been around twins before.

So our first trip to the dentist was extremely positive for all of us!  Thanks, Dr. Hughes!  🙂

Love is in the air! (and so is snow!)

I must start this post with some info about my dad.  He loves the weather…watching the forecasts over and over, calling me to see if we are getting any kind of rough weather if The Weather Channel has called for it, and griping about it when the forecasters are dead wrong.  The love for weather watching extends on out to my older sister, Marcy, and her husband, Jesse.  Their son, Vance, knows the names of the weather anchors on The Weather Channel.  Anyway, back to my dad.  With the anticipation of snow coming our way and in to Augusta Friday night, I knew I needed to get out of town early Friday morning.  I was a little frustrated with my cell phone, the high-tech “razor” phone that it is.  I bought it several years ago.  I think I was pregnant with Mack.  That means Molly was one and Ruby was two, and I was large, among other things.  I purchased a phone charger for the car, but it never worked.  I never took it back because the timing just never was right for lugging two little ones in to get another one.  I know…I should have done it.  I didn’t.  So this weekend I was going to head back to Alpharetta with three kids in a “potential snow blizzard” (not really, but still!) withOUT a working phone.  The battery I had left would have probably gotten me one phone call for help had anything bad happened.  That wasn’t enough for my dad.  He started trying out other battery chargers from around the house to see if they would charge my phone.  They wouldn’t.  He was still working on the phone situation when my mom and I retired for the night.

This morning I woke up, and he showed me this:

He had somehow made my battery fit into his phone and then charged it.  Very innovative.

He used paper towel, electrical tape, and a piece of cardboard.

And I had a fully-charged phone for the ride home.  What a good Daddy.

And Sweetie, my mom, was up to her fun tricks this week!  She hosted a Valentine’s Day party for the grandkids since we were all in town.  The kids had fun.  She had a little craft, lots of candy, and they decorated some cupcakes.  The favorite of the boys was their “Monster Jam Trucks.”  My favorite was a book that Hallmark sells.  You record your voice as you read the book.  I don’t have a picture of the book, but my mom and dad read it AND my grandmother, Meme.  It was so sweet.  I am so glad we have her voice recorded reading for the kids.  Very, very sweet!!!!  I love it.

The table was set so cute!

Renn got started right away on her treat bag.

Ruby made a card for MeMe.  Molly made hers for Uncle Jesse.  Mack made his for whomever I decided, which ended up being MeMe, too.

Mack and Sweetie worked well together.

Kaybeth and Aunt Cacy

Vance couldn’t quite move on until somebody washed his fingers.  A mess he does not like.  He is like his Mama!

Aunt Cacy and Kaybeth, working on her card.

Sweetie and Ruby with her finished product

Molly and her cupcake!

Renn, her belly and her mama

Molly with her ring pop and her lipstick

Kaybeth showing us her pretty lipstick!

Vance eating his cupcake….or maybe devouring it would be a better word.

Cute little Mack and Rennison

Jud and Mack

There were seven little ones at Sweetie and PawPaw’s house….they were very excited!

PawPaw wrestled with them all.  It was funny.  Then, it was time to calm down.  That didn’t go so well…

Vance got in a little trouble.

How cute are they?!?

Two silly boys.  They are just six months apart in age.  I think they would be stinkers if they hung around each other very much!

There was lots of hugging at the Valentine Party!

They were all so cute!  I have more pictures, but I am running out of time!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s weekend!  Ours is starting with snow.  It is steady coming down right now.

OH, let me post one more pic.  PawPaw sent us off with full bellies—bacon, toast and eggs for breakfast!

Maybe we’ll have that for dinner, too!