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Welcome to my family blog. I have been married to Mike for over half of my life. I love my Savior, Jesus. I am a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom to six terrific, interesting children. My 3 oldest were born to me in my younger years, while my 3 youngest were given to me by God in my older years. I am very blessed. ~Cheri


Ivy's Prayer

After having a much needed discussion on cleanliness in our house with the little girls, I couldn't help but chuckle at Ivy's prayer the other night.

"Jesus, help me be nice.  Help me wash my hair good so I don't get bugs."

On another note, Ivy had her first filling at the dentist today.  On her permanent front tooth she had a spot.  It took me a while to find it since that tooth was way up in her cleft area of her mouth.  The doc said the spot was from lack of enamel.  It finally earned the right as a cavity last month during her 6-month check.  It is amazing to see that tooth quickly sliding down into place since her surgery back in December.  I can actually see the tooth pretty good when I pull her upper lip back.  Anyway, after many tears, slobber and a drippy nose, the tooth with the spot is all fixed and one color.  She cries at every doctor visit, no matter if the doctor touches her or not.  I was amazed to see her crying at her first eye exam.  The poor doctor never put a finger on her and had to contend with teary eyes.

Tomorrow, off the cleft clinic to see what the next step will be.  I'm guessing it will be braces to move those teeth down to where we can actually see them!  And one day soon, she will be able to pronounce the many sounds that need front teeth to make.  I'm looking forward to it.

5 kind words:


Grace cried at her eye exam, as well. Our doctor said that her vision was great, but I'm not sure how he could really tell!!


Haleigh gets upset at all doctor visit exams. At first just getting measured caused her to collapse on the floor in terror. She is improving somewhat!

Loved Ivy's prayer!

Adrian Roberta

Ping has such little enamel aswell....*sigh* i think I may start floride drops as we are on a well. I love the photo of Ivy on the swing! She is so beautiful!


Dental work = no fun! Glad to hear her tooth is movin down!


Ivy's prayer is hilarious.

It stinks to get a cavity. Poor girl.

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