Friday, August 15, 2008

Family Day at Dental School

So, today was what they call family day (for us LDS people it means bring your wife and kids...for everyone else it means bring your parents). It was a lot of fun to go and see what Eric is going to be doing and where he is going to be for the next year.

First we went to the students induction into the Dental Profession. They gave us a lot of stats and info on his schedule and everything. They even had the school councelors and those type of people get up and tell us to refer our dental student to them if we feel they need it. Then they had the "White Coat Ceremony" which is the official induction in. Here is a video and some pictures.

Class of 2012

Proud Porter with dentist dada

Our family

The LDS class of 2012 at UB (missing one)

LDS Dental Students and their families
(all are married and 3 with kids)

Then we had a whole school picnic which was a lot of fun. We got to meet a lot of people and hang out with those we already are friends with. Porter got a crash course, literally, in playground safety. He stood right in front of the slide as a kid was coming down and they headed eachother, and now he has a goose egg. Luckily someone grabbed him before he was taken out by the swings. After that we had to come home to take a nap.

We also went to the school after naptime and ate the best ice cream in town, and then went on a short tour of the school. It was a lot of fun to see all of Eric's tools and drills and molding stuff and his work station. Porter especially liked the tool that blows air (you know like when they want to dry off your teeth or something, water also comes out of it too but not today).

It looks like Eric is going to have a lot of fun at school and we are all so excited for him.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Brief Update

Sorry, no real pictures this time but just a short update.

Eric had his first day of school on Wednesday and is actually really bored with it all.  Right now is just a whole bunch of orientation info and spending all the money we have.  He just got his new computer which I guess is mine when he is home and not studying because he still does everything on the other one.  

But he can't wait for he actual classes to start except for the anat and phys lab in which he spends several hours a week in the cadaver lab.  And Porter is still getting used to dada being gone during the day and then being really tired at night.  He keeps asking me "where dada" but the good thing about it is that he has finally started calling me mama again because I am the only one home with him and I don't answer to dada.  

Other than that everything is pretty much about the same.  We will have more of an update with pictures next weekend as we have some special events coming up.