Thursday, February 12, 2009

What a day!

This morning as I was trying to get the kids out of the door to take Everett to school, I was speaking sternly to Madeleine. Everett then fell on Madeleine and they both erupted in giggles. Madeleine looked up at me and said, "Now, that was funny, mommy!" It was a wonderful way to begin our day!

We dropped Everett off at school today because I could not imagine Madeleine getting her cavity filled while Everett was playing quietly. He no longer plays quietly! We then went to the best pediatric dentist, Dr. Holly. Madeleine had a cavity on an upper back tooth, due to the enamel forming incorrectly (according to our last visit). The dentist's office was again amazing, utilizing age appropriate language, and explaining everything to Madeleine. Madeleine her her pig nose (laughing gas) on, and was the best patient the entire time! It was pretty awful to watch and I am hoping to never have a cavity again! I think that Madeleine got a shot, but it all happened so quickly and the dentist would have called it something fun anyway. The cavity was never called a cavity, just a tooth that needed to be brushed and painted. While the dentist was digging out the cavity, she discovered that it went all the way to the nerve! So, they had to perform a mini root canal (called a pulpotomy)! It was pretty awful to watch, but when Madeleine would look at me over her laughing gas there was no other place I would rather be. Madeleine recovered quickly, though she did say that her tooth felt weird.

Next, we went to the Dallas Museum of Art for Madeleine's art class. The kids went to the Olafur Eliasson exhibit, which is amazing! Madeleine loves her art classes and the teachers are wonderfully patient.

Then, we walked a few blocks to the Plaza of the Americas for lunch in their food court as we looked at the ice. Unfortunately there were not any ice skaters, but we had fun riding up the see-through elevator!

Then, we did the coolest thing! We went to the building next door, called the Chase Tower, and went up the elevator 40 stories to their free sky lobby. It was so amazing, they had gorgeous views of downtown and it was not windy because we were indoors. It was the coolest thing that I have done in a long time! A big thank you to Patti Osborne for telling us about the observation deck!

We then went to the free Crow Museum of Asian Art. The quilts from Japan were beautiful and the museum is so well done and classy. They had 2,000 origami butterflies in a walkway and that was the highlight for Madeleine because she could touch them. We then picked up Everett and went to our favorite neighborhood library.

I am so proud of Madeleine and I can not wait to see how she continues to grow and mature! Madeleine is so excited because she has made Valentine's for all of her classmates and they are having a pajama party tomorrow to celebrate. I am not quite sure what pajamas have to do with Valentine's, but Madeleine is super excited!

1 comment:

Jessie Dirks said...

Kerry,

While I don't want to live in Dallas (you figure out why...), your posts about the great things you find to do with Madeleine & Everett always sound so fun! I hope we can find some similarly cool things for kids in Houston. :-)