9/24 - Josiah got to have his first (of what I'm sure will be many) orthodontist appointments! Did you know there are phase I braces that happen before phase II? I'm sure we'll be learning a lot about them in the next couple of years. When the orthodontist looked at Josiah's teeth he said, "There's a lot going on in there!". Not a great sign. He had a spacer put in between 2 of Josiah's molars because one is growing in sideways into the next one. Then he recommended that we have 3 of his top teeth pulled. We haven't gotten that done yet, but it probably does need to be done...even though 2 of the ones he recommended to pull are the canines which he said won't grow in for a couple of years.
9/25 - Jason and I had a date night so we could go watch the Everest movie. Absolutely breathtaking. It made me want to go hiking again...but definitely on smaller mountains.
9/26 - I took these goofy boys to the zoo while Jason played in a charity golf tournament.
10/3 - we hosted our 9th annual Oktoberfest with the Buhrles and Hardins. It was such a fun weekend!! Not to brag, but we made some delicious German food. So glad we have this tradition as a great excuse to get together.
Here are the Hardins making their famous German pretzels (and Levi posing).
10/10 - Apple Butter Days weekend which is a big deal in Mt Vernon. We went only briefly to see the parade, work in the school funnel cake fundraiser stand, eat some tasty ribeye sandwiches, and drink homemade root beer.
That evening, we went with friends to Clue Pursuit which is a super fun game where you work together to solve a mystery to be able to escape from a locked room. The room we were in only has a 15% escape rate - and we were able to escape (with only 48 seconds to spare, but who's counting?)!