Been a big few days for my three. Thought I'd jot some memories down...
Over the weekend, Matt went and spent some time at my Dad's place. He had a wonderful time. Got tired out, did some things that normally he wouldn't (like going to an antique model show) and generally being a little boy with his Granddad and Grandma.
I felt very priviledged to be given a special gift when he got home.
Poppa and Pene brought Matt to the rugby prize giving and it was wonderful to share that time with them.
Matt got a 5 year medal. He started really early!
Dan was awarded "Most promising player" in his team. He was given his medal by Anthony Borich (Spelling?) and Michael (someone?) eeeek. Pretty cool.
Then yesterday my girl Sarah got two plates in her mouth. The start of orthodontic work that needs doing. We've gone the 'new' or 'alternative' way for her so she can start early and hopefully not have any teeth pulled out. It should all be over before she hits high school which is amazing!
So the two plates she's got now will move her teeth slowly into the positions they should have been in, over time. She will then graduate to a different plate system which will help her tongue sit in the right place so that it doesn't change the shape of her mouth again, and then she will have traditional braces for approx 6months.
She was very brave, but we did have a few tears and now she's speaking with a bit of a lisp. I remember getting a plate and it did take a few days to get over that side of it. I'm extremely proud of how she dealt with the start of this new phase of her life.
I let her take the rest of the day off and when we went into school to pick up the boys a couple of her friends ran up asking if she was ok, and why was she away. We told them and then Sarah showed them her new plates. They thought they were very cool! And they are. Sarah choose to have blue and pink glitter plates. WTG! Wee bit different to the ugly pink/skin coloured one I had!
Hopefully things will settle down a little now for them as we get back into a bit of a routine after having a couple of trips lately.