House For Six

7 Late Quick Takes: Loose Teeth, Babies, and Our Own American Idol

Deme Crinion6 Comments
"Late" and "rushed" seem to be my signature move lately, so why stop now.  Joining the rest of the 7 Quick Takes Friday gang...on Saturday.



 1.  Mia's bottom two front teeth have been loose f.o.r.e.v.e.r.  Her adult teeth have already broken through behind them at a creepy sideways angle.  One tooth is borderline dangling, so we need to just pull that sucker out.  I started making her a tooth fairy pillow but haven't finished it yet. Maybe the girl just knows her mom's an extreme procrastinator with no hope for change, and is generously waiting until I get my act together with a finished pillow to show for it until she pulls those babies out.  

2.  It's finally warming up here!  I hope it has for you too!  It's been the first week we've been able to go without a light jacket or sweater, and being that my children are creatures of habit, they are protesting the jacket-less freedom that beckons.  How long will they sweat it out in their car seats fully zipped in a sweatshirt with hood on?  Only time will tell.  But I'm not going to run the a/c on full blast to make everyone think it's still winter much longer.

3.  I have been crazy sentimental this week when it comes to Jack.  There's a good chance he may be our last baby (but only God knows).  Since he and Sully are just a year apart, I constantly think, "wow, just a year from now, Jack will be talking/playing/independent just like Sully".  Sully has turned into a big boy and Jack still has some baby puff on him.  A year from now, I know that the "baby" will be gone, and I'm a wreck.  James assured me that Jack will have "puff" on him for a long time to come, but it doesn't stop all those infant memories (of all the kids) from flooding my mind...



And the puffy guy today...




4.  Then we registered the kids for swim lessons this summer and I thought about how easy it will be to just walk in together without a stroller, diaper bag, and 50 other things hanging off my body this year.  So, it might be OK after all.

5.  Those hooded towels the kids are sporting in #3 are a super easy sewing project.  Literally, two seams!  I shared it on the other blog this week.  

6.  In other news, Jack is obsessed with my iPhone.  He's constantly watching the videos/pics I've taken and is on it more than I am.  He knows how to unlock it, and dial his Daddy's cell phone.  As I discovered yesterday. He's addicted - I'm sure there's a 12-step program out there somewhere for that.

7.  This is Jack's favorite video from my phone.  Ironically, it was an impromptu song Sully wrote himself to convince Jack to share a truck with him.  I think Sully's officially our retirement plan....IF he can manage to keep his hands out of his pants while performing.

Does anyone else have to constantly remind their boys of this?  Or is it just mine?


Hope you're all enjoying the weekend!  First round of Beach House pics are coming!