Saturday, November 28, 2015

Family Pictures

We finally got all the Zollinger's back together this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving and that was reason for family pictures!  Also, Stephanie and Paul announced that they will be having a baby in JUNE!  I'm so excited for them!  I can't wait to meet this mystery niece or nephew!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Brace Face

Yesterday was a big day for my girl!  Ryan went in and got her braces on!  Although she is just seven years old, they started her treatment now to correct some pretty good jaw issues.  Normally, the orthodontist would never start her this young; however, she has a lot of problems to correct with her jaw.  Ryan has an under bite, a cross bite, and a scissor bite.  A scissor bite is scary because it means that when she closes her jaw down her teeth lock together.  If she were to get hit with her jaw closed her teeth could just break in half because the teeth lock together.  So, to fix all that we have her in braces.  I was really proud of her.  Ryan gets really anxious about new things and she was defiantly nervous about the process.  She was really brave and got through it all.  Now she has a metal smile, but she still looks super cute!  I just hope that she can get used to having braces because after 18 months these will come off, but then she will go back into another set after just a short break!  We are in this for the long haul!  Cross your fingers it all goes to plan because we do NOT want to have to have jaw surgery!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention that the orthodontist that Ryan goes to, Horsley Orthodontics, was doing a coat drive for the homeless shelter.  For every coat you donate you got 50 points on her rewards card.  The points are used to buy her gift cards to places like food establishments, toy stores, clothing stores, etc.  Well, this was motivating to Ryan so she made a few phone calls and we dug through our closets and we were able to come up with 13 coats!  Ryan was able to get 650 points on the coats alone!  She left her appointment with 822 points and this is just the beginning of treatment!  She already has a $50 gift card to Toys R US, and a $25 gift card to Old Navy!  That's my girl!


We can't forget to update about Halloween!  Halloween is one of our favorite holiday's!  This year was another, all too successful year!  The kids had a blast trick-or-treating and visiting with family!  Ryan was a monster, and she won second place at the school for best costume,,, or so she told me but I kind of think she made it up.  Don't tell her that though!  I believe her, but she is going through a phase where she likes to make things bigger than they really are.  As for Mac, he was Iron man.  I couldn't get him to wear his new Captain America costume, so we went with the second best, Iron Man!  I even through together a Minnie Mouse costume so that I could fit in while I helped in the classrooms.  It was really a good time!

Korie was the cutest little Teddy Bear! 
Trck-or-Treating with Korie McCall 
Pennie was her favorite character, Jesse from Toy Story.  Holden was Buzz! 
Too much candy!  I just hope it is gone and done with fast!