Monday, March 24, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
"A couple more of those bad boys and I can retire my knife," said Heather Tang, mother of the erupted.
Of course, we're talking about teeth here and not volcanoes. And the knife Mrs. Tang refers to, is the one she uses to cut up her first Born's food for easier mastication.
"You can call them teeth, or her baby tooth. But you could also call them her 'deciduous' teeth," explained the father, Jason Tang, a pretend dental expert. "Deciduous is derived from the Latin word decidere, which means to fall off or be shed, like leaves of a tree. You follow?"
(Sure. Whatever Mr. Fake DDS. You're just a poor sportscaster, deal with it. Back to the eruption.)
Mount Ashlyn's milestone was greeted with great joy by her family, especially since Doctors, including her two DDS Uncles, suggested getting her mouth x-rayed.
"Now, that would've been silly wouldn't it?" Questioned Mr. Tang. "If she had no teeth there, what were they going to do, make some baby dentures for her every few months?"
According to Dr. Bryan Horspool, DDS, that's exactly what they would've done.
"Well you see, even though I'm not a prosthodontist, or one who specializes in the mechanics of making artificial teeth, that definitely would've been a viable solution for the Tang's. Nyuk-Nyuk-Nyuk," said Dr. Horspool, bobbling his head left and right as he laughs.
Mr. Tang's oldest brother, Dr. Clarence Tang, DDS, and soon to be MD, (we think) was unavailable for comment as he has no life besides his school studies. A habit he can't seem to break after more than a dozen years in higher level education. Lame. However, what's important here is that Ashlyn's getting teeth.
"They better be some dang healthy ones too," said the former Heather Horspool. "Her teeth are like the Horspool family, always late but worth the wait."
How sad and true that is.
Editor's note: Everything in the story was pretty much fabricated except the fact Ashlyn has a tooth.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Well, we decided to hit up Hawaii's top beach one gorgeous Saturday afternoon. We usually just got to the beach that's right by our apartment, but after seeing the crystal clear water and hearing that the sand was super fine and powdery, we decided we could drive to the eastern, or windward, side of the island, especially since Ashlyn loves the beach.
But overall, it was a super day, not a whole lot to see snorkeling wise, but the water was nice and warm and the waves weren't too big so it's definitely good for kids. Just another reason for you to come visit us in Paradise.
and since a post isn't really a post without some video, here's Ashlyn chasing some bubbles, it obviously has nothing to do with the beach, but oh well:
Sunday, March 02, 2008
In the last 6 months, it has had a hard time staying with her. Ashlyn and I go for a walk almost everyday, usually to exotic places like Wal-Mart, Ross, or the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Shortly after we relocated to Hawaii, we were on one of our excursions, and when we got home, it was time to put Ashlyn down for a nap. This stinkin' bear was no where to be found. We immediately retraced our steps and found it on a grassy knoll right outside of Wal-Mart.
When we went to Utah for Taylor's wedding, we had an especially hard time keeping track of it. She left it at the Ballings when we picked her up after the luncheon, but luckily my brother Brooke went in and found it. The very next day I could have sworn she left it at church, but to my surprise it was just hiding under a nightstand.
Well, this last time it got lost I was sure it was gone for good. We went to Ross in the early afternoon, but it was after she had taken a nap. When I went to put her to bed, the dumb bear was nowhere to be found. I called Ross and they said no one had turned it in, and it was too late to go look for it myself, so I just cut my losses. Well, let me tell you, it was an awful night. Ashlyn didn't want any of her other stuffed animals - she kept pushing them away and crying. When it was time to put her down the next afternoon for a nap, it was the same scenario. I called Ross again, no luck. So I finally decided to just go look, even though it had been more that 24 hours, and I wasn't even sure it was in Ross. When we got there, I tried to go up and down the same aisles as the day before. We had gone almost everywhere, when I saw it sitting amongst the shoes! I couldn't believe my eyes. It was a miracle! Needless to say, Ashlyn was VERY happy to have her little buddy back. She couldn't stop hugging and kissing it. I had to sneak it away to wash it before bedtime. Needless to say, the bear is no longer invited on our afternoon walks.