Category Archives: Kaleya

Week of the Tooth

Here it is Sunday and I find myself terribly behind in posting our family news of the week.  It’s been focused largely on both of the kids and their teeth.

Last weekend Jihad was complaining of tooth pain, and I know from experience that is some of the most horrific pain to have, so we took him to the dentist on Monday.  Follow-up with an orthodontist on Thursday resulted in his lower lingual bar getting removed.  He was ecstatic! Now, the visit to the orthodontist was an experience in and of itself.

Free advertisement here for Dr. Gluck – his office staff was incredibly friendly, they related well with Jihad and showed a genuine interest in him as a person, and they didn’t even charge us for the check or the removal of his lingual bar! Now, Jihad has one more baby tooth to come out and when that is out Dr. Gluck wants him back in for braces.

Jihad looks through a scrapbook of testimonials for Dr. Gluck

Then, on Thursday night, Kaleya lost one of her front teeth – she was excited! She’d been working it out for a few days and so I knew it was going to happen soon.  Just now as I write this post, she came in to tell me the one next to it is also loose.   Here comes anot
her visit from the tooth fairy 🙂

Kaleya shows her new missing tooth.

Ready 4 School

It’s August and the start of a new school year!  Today was the first day of school for the Kaleya & Jihad.  Of course, Jihad’s well experienced in this, but this is Kaleya’s first year as she is entering kindergarten.  How quickly they grow up.  Of course I had to take a few pictures this morning 🙂

posing
showing off the Disney Princesses backpack
who has school spirit? (more like school rocker spirit?)
Kaleya in the classroom

Back to Work

It’s official.  July 1 was my first day back as a full-time employee at work now that I’ve completed my degree.  I re-joined our team (Knowledge Management) as the Associate Director for Research.  These are big shoes to fill so I’ll have to work diligently to make sure I do my absolute best!

In other news, last weekend we took Kaleya to a “bring your friend” day at a dojo and while she was a little timid at first, she warmed up to it.  You go girl!

at karate class in June. big brother accompanied her on the mat to help with her nervousness.