Summer Camp

Back when school was still in session, I scheduled Gwen for one week of summer camp, just to break up the month of June a little. That was last week, and it was quite the week for both of us. I was able to hit up a lot of the yoga classes I did while she was in school, and didn't have to drag her out for the classes I teach. I did some boring adulting, like taking car of my car in advance of our travels. I also squeezed in some fun things while I had the free time, like lunch (and murder mysteries) with friends and Trav.

Other then one little incident, she had an amazing time too. She got to do arts and crafts, swimming, and make some new friends. She went on a field trip to a super fun kids museum. It was a great week for her, and a great break for us. With just over two weeks until we leave for a full month of travel, of which half will entail me being on as the only parent 24/7, it was nice to have some quiet alone time, and prepare myself. It was good for her to be around other kids too.

It did also give me a newfound (or at least greatly deepened) appreciation for how easy or normal schedule really is. While it can be hard having to be back to pick her up from school by 2:30 during the school year, and it can be frustrating to have to drag her around to various classes or errands, it is amazingly easy and nice to not have to be out driving during rush hour normally, and to have long, relaxed evenings. Those were the things I did miss this past week. So yay for an "outside" look at our normal day-to-day, and with it a refreshed regard.


New Yoga Classes

I took over a new Friday morning yoga class at the beginning of this month. Its been something I've been thinking about for a bit, something I had passed up a few times, but this time it felt right!

Its really hard finding a balance sometimes between yoga and doula work, and finding where I want to spend most of my time teaching. But for now I have no doula clients lined up until at least the fall, and there are two classes that I have considered letting go of, so I can take on the extra classes now and when I need to I can let go of some of the old ones. 

Its a great opportunity, and I'm really excited to spend more time teaching in this particular studio! 



Gwen's Teeth

Back at the end of May, right after Gwen got out of school, we took her in for an evaluation of her teeth by an orthodontist. She had two adult teeth come in behind her baby teeth, her "shark teeth", and two more were starting to come in that way.

We knew we'd have to get them removed, but our dentist suggested an ortho eval so we could figure out if we'd need anything else done. Thankfully he said that he thought if she got those baby teeth out, her adult teeth would move forward just fine. So we scheduled to have them out and get a little filling done in one of her other baby teeth that would be sticking around for a while. 

[Note: Don't go any further if you don't want to see what her gums looked like!]

I'm a bit of a nervous-nelly when it comes to the dentist, but I've always tried to play it off with Gwen, but I didn't want to give her my nerves. Thankfully she seems nonplussed by the dentist, and wasn't too concerned beforehand. She was definitely sore afterwards for a few days, but she came through wonderfully!

Now we just remind her to push on her adult teeth with her tongue and have them work their way up. 

And fingers crossed for no more shark teeth!!