First up, birthdays. It's October, Mick's birthday was in September. In the words of Dr. Suess, "How did it get so late so soon?" We celebrated on time, but this post is definitely late. Mick is officially 7!!!! Nana came to town to celebrate. Mick was his class's special person of the day. He enjoyed a birthday book reading and brought home the class guinea pig, Fluffy, for the weekend (yes, Fluffy survived both the dog and the cat). There was a birthday party at Jungle Island (envision a louder version of Chuck E. Cheese's). It was all topped off with ice cream cake and presents. Mick was thrilled; the adults were exhausted - convincing evidence of a great birthday.
Next up, breaks. This Monday was a teacher workday at school. Since, I'm the school nurse, not a teacher, I got the day off, too. We took advantage of this 3-day gift and headed south to San Diego. The summary - San Diego is awesome and deserves the rave reviews. We kayaked in La Jolla, hung out with Shamu at Sea World, visited the animals at the San Diego Zoo, and even squeezed in a history lesson touring the USS Midway aircraft carrier. The forecast is calling for "super busy" in the near future, so it was perfect timing for a super quick getaway.
Last up, braces. Yesterday, Jaley said good-bye to her braces, marking the end of phase one. Modern orthodontia is a multi-phased (and multi-payment) endeavor, so she will get to do it all again in middle school. For the moment, she is braces-free with a beautiful smile. As for Sarah and Mick, their turn is coming soon enough.
That is life in MomZania.