On Thursday I spent 3 hours in a dentist office. Chad got his top braces. The thing with Kaiser Dental is that they have not been smooth sailing. They have made mistakes at every turn concerning Chad’s care. They make appointments – they cancel appointment. They make a payment contract – they change the contract without telling me. Today (this week report a little early) informed me that they payments were increasing. I don’t think so! I have a contract! Anyway, I am annoyed It has now been an entire year to get these braces on Chad’s teeth.
Chad is not real big on smiling, so you won’t see him much. He spent the rest of the week complaining that it hurt to eat… he went through a lot of juice. He choose red and black bands. Hannah keeps telling him to get pink for Valentine’s Day. Today he couldn’t take it any more and threatened her. He also got a bite plate today. He talks funny. 🙂 The bite plate is supposed to keep his teeth from locking and place so that they will move faster.
Hannah started Once Upon a Mattress performances. Wednesday was an open dress rehearsal that seniors and other drama classes are invited to. Thursday was opening night. We started the week with a long dark wig. The trouble is that the wig wouldn’t stay on Hannah’s head. We had to come up with something else. Thursday we decided to try her own hair. It just wasn’t dramatic enough. We decided that we would find extensions to add to her hair.
This has been a good experience for Hannah. She has learned a ton from this role. She learned to sing in her classical voice isn’t all that bad and she learned to do it much better. She was forced to find new friends because her usual friends aren’t in this play. She had her first kiss (ooo-lala!). She practiced taking direction humbly (still needs work here – :)) And her acting skills are increasing.
Friday, Hannah missed most of school. First, she had a ortho appointment to adjust her braces. Then, since I didn’t have time to take her home, she went to Portland with me for my acupuncture appointment. On our way home we stopped to look for extensions and hair dye to make it all match. We didn’t have time to dye her hair on Friday, but we planned on doing it Saturday morning before the Matinee.
Meanwhile, Kimber and Ben played at our house all day. Good thing it’s been great weather. Ben is discovering the joys of the Backyard. We really need to clean up our act!
Friday night, Hannah and I went to the high school for call. I had just finished sound check and Witt had started notes. I looked up to screaming! I smiled. McKay and Myles walked into the auditorium and did what I was hoping they would do with the extra money we had left them. Hannah was so happy. She cried. McKay posted the whole thin on her blog… Our Journey Home