First, before I forget, I need to answer the duck question! Someone asked me about it in my blog comments and someone else asked me on Facebook yesterday. I absolutely love that people check on our duck situation every spring! It makes me happy that people remember that.
Unfortunately I don't really have a lot to report. Sadly we aren't getting as many ducks in our neighborhood as we used to and I don't think the ducks that laid eggs in our yard those two years are coming back. Oddly, there has been a duck group on our street this spring. Two males and a female. Ducks almost always pair up in couples, but these three seem to be sticking together. I've seen them walking up and down our street this past week and we actually fed him in our front yard last night, but I don't have high hopes that they're going to stick around. Every spring I hope for a new duck couple to make our yard their home, but I don't know if we're going to get that lucky again.
Second, I can't remember how much I have mentioned our orthodontic adventures recently. Maybe I forgot to mention it at all. Basically the orthodontist has finally decided that both boys are ready for braces. I was really hoping to do them one at a time because it's so ridiculously expensive, but they both really need to be done now. I don't want to put off Josh's any longer because he's starting high school and he wants to get them over with, and poor Matthew just has so much work that needs to be done that it needs to get going now.
So Josh has already gone in for all his X-rays and impressions and today I went to the office to meet with the doctor and go over what needs to be done for him. He's getting his top braces on next month and then they'll add bottom ones a few months later.
We're still not sure what exactly is happening with Matthew. His overbite is so severe that it needs to get started, but his baby teeth haven't all fallen out yet, so the doctor thinks we're going to have to do his in phases. I'm still not exactly sure what that entails yet. He has an appointment to go back in June and they'll decide then what needs to be done and how they're going to do it.
So two kids in braces. Yikes. Kids are expensive.
Third is my happy thing for the day. Shawn had the day off today, and I'm always happy when he's around! He took the day off because Clarissa was supposed to have a field trip to the zoo this morning for preschool and it has been kind of a tradition for him to come with us, but then the field trip got cancelled due to rain. So instead we had a nice day together just hanging out. I love it when he has the day off on a weekday when the kids are at school. Shawn is my best friend and getting to hang out with him is always a fun time. Even if we're just hanging out doing nothing exciting, my life is always happy when he's around. :)