Lauren's still is going to be changing and evolving over the next two years. We are on day 4 and thankfully the pain is starting to subside. I am fascinated by the whole process of getting braces. I am that Mom who is leaning over watching every detail and taking pictures for posterity. . . .or to entertain her dates if I feel the need to get even and embarrass her a little.
Even though she will have her braces for about 2 years she only has to go in for appointments every 8 weeks. They only put on her top braces this visit and at the next visit in 8 weeks they will put on her bottom braces and then 8 weeks after that they will put on her bands. This way she will have time to get used to having them on and hopefully the whole process won't be so overwhelming to her. Thankfully Lauren's teeth are pretty straight, she just has a major overbite that doesn't require headgear but simply bands. Her bottom teeth are in more of a "V" than a "U" so they need a little moving as well. After her two years of braces are up, she will have to wear a retainer.
The next day was St. Patricks Day and the girls let me make them a fun shirt to celebrate the holiday. Katelyn wanted hers a little fancier and asked to have her name and her class number on the back. (I think they turned out okay for having no template and doing it all free-hand and guessing on the placement since I did it while the girls were at school. Katelyn's hair doesn't even cover her last name.)
In other news, our weather has been gorgeous and we are excited to see all of the plants and trees blossoming in our backyard. Since we purchased our home in the winter, we weren't able to see just hope pretty our trees and shrubs are. It's been fun watching as trees blossom white and pink, as shrubs sprout yellow or pink flowers, and as our roses bloom. I have had fun purchasing and planting some extra flowers to add in amongst the greenery. James has been fixing up and adding to the light fixtures that were already there. He also added some lights around our patio. It is so beautiful to be in the backyard in the daytime as well as in the evening when the lights come on.
|Our first rose. It's gorgeous and smells absolutely divine!|
|We love these beautiful flowers on this bush. Again we have another one in another spot and love seeing|
the extra vibrant color