Our Kristen is ready for braces. We took her Tuesday for her first appointment and they took x-rays and pictures of her teeth. Kristen has an over bite and her lower jaw is not aliened correctly. She will be required to ware a Herbst Appliance for 15 months. It's not pretty! The poor girl. The orthodontist says that you won't be able to see it unless she shows someone and that it won't hurt.
Along with the Herbst Appliance she will have braces to straiten her teeth and fix her front teeth from flaring. She will have the braces for 24 months and then wear a retainer for the rest of her life (only at night after the first year). All this will cost us $5,810.00. Is that not crazy? She is worth it and we are glad to be able to do it for her.
My mom and I went and visited a Christian preschool in our area. I have been thinking about sending Joey a couple days a week. The girls are so much older then him and even though they include and play with him I think he would enjoy the interaction with kids (boys) his age. We thought it would be a great place for him to go. The staff was really nice and it looks like they do all kinds of fun things. He will also get one on one time with a reading teacher! That's a plus. It will cost us $35.00 a week which is doable.
We have not decided where he will go to school when kindergarten starts. My girls went to a Christian school here in town before we home schooled. It is over $300 a month per kid and we don't have that kind of money. We have looked into the county school here and think that it might be the best place for him. I would home school him, but I don't want to be responsible to teach him to read. That makes me nervous. We are praying about it and I know God will lead us in the right direction!
It is nice and sunny here today and it feel around 60 degrees outside. We don't have any big plans today other than school. Kristen left today to go with Grandma and Papa to Palm Springs. She was really excited to be invited. My parents like to take one of the grand kids with them on trips. They all get their turns and always have such a fun time. They are planning on doing some hiking in Joshua Tree and maybe a trip to the zoo. They will not be back until Saturday and I am already missing Kristen. She bought a camera before she left with some of the money she has saved. I can't wait to see her pictures. Jenna has two test today one in math and one in science, so school will go by quickly. She has asked to go to the dollar store latter ( a girl after my own heart) so we will do that.
We will have chicken tortilla soup for dinner tonight served over rice. It should be really good and hit the spot.
I am Happy,