Friday, November 10, 2017

The Walk of Defeat

Last year, Christian (10) had Phase 1 of orthodontics on his top front teeth to make room for his incoming adult teeth "one day."

He got those braces off just a few months ago, and was elated because he hated every moment of having braces.

Today we went to the orthodontist to check on his retainer that is holding the spaces open that the braces created.

We got the unexpected news that Christian's teeth are ready for Phase 2 of the braces: a full set of braces on the top, AND the bottom ... For 18 long months. The braces are absolutely necessary, because there are teeth coming in right now that won't fit unless more space is made.

His big day is December 1st.

Our poor Christian is so sad and defeated. He tried so hard not to cry as we walked to the car, and just walked with his head down ... In silent angst.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Christian Turns 10 (and so does this blog!)

And just like that that, a decade has passed and our sweet little boy is now a big 10 year old! WOW!

We are so proud of Christian and all the things he has accomplished in the past year. He's always got a smile on his face, something witty to say, and a pep to his step. And he continues to be THE Batman, live and in person 24/7!

Happy, happy 10th birthday to Christian!!! We love you so!

(Christian turning 10 also means our blog is 10 ... well, almost 11 since I started it when we got pregnant with Christian.   Lots and lots of memories and smiles to look back on!)


Friday, September 1, 2017

Christian Graduates from Occupational Therapy

It has been a long nearly-two years for Christian!   Occupational therapy, feeding therapy, and vision therapy (at one point, he was doing them all each week).   He was finally just down to OT.   He met all of his goals, and they couldn't come up with new ones ... so that means he graduates!

For some time, he's been reluctant to go to OT, so we felt it was time to end the sessions anyway.   He was bored the therapy and just so over it.

So proud of Christian for making it through all these therapies (and proud of Scarlett, too, who had to go with us to all these therapies and just sit there - frequently impatiently - and wait for Christian to be done).

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Christian's Second Year in Cub Scouts

Christian is now a Bear Scout!

He wasn't too keen on returning, as last year in Cub Scouts (his first year) was rather chaotic with a Den Leader who was way to lax, and a group of hyper 2nd grades whom the leader had zero control over.

This year, his new Den Leader is really into leading this group of boys and she's fantastic!   So we are excited to see what this new year holds for Christian as a Cub Scout!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Welcome Chloe the Boxer

Santa decided it was time the Lucero Family bring another dog into our household.  Jonathan drove to Denver to get Chloe the Boxer and the kids were so surprised!!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Christian Gets Braces

At the ripe ol' age of 8 (almost 9), Christian now has braces!  

A few weeks ago, the orthodontist placed a pallet expander across the roof of his mouth, and the braces were part two of the process.   He just doesn't have enough room in his mouth for all of his incoming adult teeth.

The braces will be on 6-9 months (or according to Christian, "forever).    And then once his adult teeth have come in, he'll be getting a second round of braces to align everything properly.

Naturally, Scarlett is jealous because Brother got something she doesn't have.   HA! 

Fortunately, the brackets are only on his four front teeth.  So that makes them easy to clean and maintain.  

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Christian's Professional School Portraits

Our new tradition is to go to a professional photographer in our community and get the kids some really nice school photos (please see Scarlett's blog for her set of photos that day). 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Christian is a Cub Scout

Christian is sooo excited to be a Cub Scout and wear his new uniform!   For second grade, he will be in the "Wolf Den."

And finally, we have an activity that we can walk to!   His weekly meetings are just a couple of blocks away at the new elementary school in our neighborhood.