Monday, October 12, 2015

Weekend Update - Dentist, Ferndale, Football, Pumpkins

Once again, the Alway Family had a very busy weekend.
We started out with Ryder's first trip to the dentist!
The current recommendation by the American Academy of Pediatrics is that children should be seen by a dentist within six months of eruption of the first tooth, or by 12 months of age (whichever comes first). Well, epic fail on our part I guess, because Ryder is 17 months old, but we do what we can...
I did some research and ultimately chose Snoqualmie Valley Kids Dentist for Ryder's first visit. Basically the convenient location and rave online reviews were enough for me. And luckily we were really happy with our experience there.
The lobby was filled with games and toys, and we were taken back quickly to a kid-friendly exam room way in the back (because I guess kiddos tend to make a ruckus at their first visit). A very friendly dental assistant went over Ryder's health history with us while he played with some toys, and she demonstrated proper brushing techniques using an adorable teddy bear with a full set of dentures.
Then Dr. Jenny Lee came in to do an exam and apply a protective sealant to Ryder's existing baby teeth. He did so great! Dr. Lee said all but about 10% of kids cry at their first appointment, but Ryder didn't seem to mind anything one bit, smiling and flirting with the doctor the whole time.
What a good, big boy!
Road Trip
Then on Saturday morning we were off on a mini road trip up to Ferndale, Stewart's hometown, to visit a bunch of his childhood friends.
We spent the afternoon at Joe and Jessica's house, where Ryder had a blast playing with their two daughters, and Stew and I got a chance to catch up with everyone.
Unfortunately this was just one of those trips where I failed at taking photographs, but I did get at least a couple good shots...
Ryder always loves his visits with Annette and Dave.
And of course (unless it's a bye week) you're not going to escape at least some mention of football in my weekend update posts. This week we watched the game at my BFF Tara's house, which was fun until about halfway through the third quarter when the cable went out. The rest of the game isn't really worth writing about anyway, and frankly I'd rather not talk about it.
But here's an adorable shot of the Littlest Seahawk...
Halloween Pumpkins
I really would have loved to take Ryder to a pumpkin patch this year, but frankly our schedule and the weather forecast aren't going to allow for it, so it was grocery store pumpkins once again.
I think they turned out pretty cute!

How was your weekend?
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  1. That's so great that he didn't cry! Impressive! And he must be the cutest little Seahawks fan around!

  2. We need to find a new dentist for ourselves and Ellie. Great job Ryder!! I think that painting pumpkins sounds like a fun and great idea!!

  3. So proud of Ryder that he didn't cry & handled the dentist like a champ :) Go Ryder Go!

  4. Hahaha... I love that he was being a little flirt at the dentist! Cutie pie!


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