Fun Things in the Mail and Visiting the Dentist

Upon checking the mail yesterday afternoon, I was THRILLED (yes it deserves a yell) to find a recycled box from The Earth Friendly Shoppe. We rushed into the house, after battling the kids for rights to carry and open the box (I wasn’t giving this one up!). Inside we found Little Critter’s 12oz Klean Kanteen with a sippy adapter, some fabulous Fair Trade Tea, Handmade Shea Butter Soap and Skoy Cloths.

Needless to say, the Klean Kanteen was a super hit. I will be ordering more soon for the other kids! During the morning, the kiddos watched Growing up Wolf on Animal Planet before heading off to school… so Little Critter was a baby wolf all day and her new Klean Kanteen was her “baby wolf bottle”. Heh. (oh, and the new, super short haircut seen here? That’s courtesy of yours truly. I just couldn’t stand the baby fine fly away any longer!)

My fabulous new friend Meg (owner and brains behind The Earth Friendly Shoppe) also sent a large Klean Kanteen for me to try out. It holds 27 oz of fabulous, cold water. I must say… there is nothing like filling that bad boy up with filtered water from our well last night… sticking it in the fridge and enjoying ice cold refreshing water this morning! Yummy. Get yourself one NOW. 🙂 (No special care required… clean it with water and dish soap… rinse well and you are good to go!) I must admit, the thought has struck my brain that this might prove to be a great container for some cranberry vodka on the occasional adult outing on which such a beverage might be required.


(The Beads are not included, but you can get yourself some over at

After we were done unpacking, washing, filling and posing for photo ops with our new fabulous Klean Kanteens, we headed off for the dentist. All three girls had check-ups today. Woot!


K3 lost her two bottom front teeth today. The adult teeth were already growing in behind them, so for a while she has had four front teeth. It took the dentist about two seconds to pull them out. K3 was excited for a visit from the ToothFairy. She found two dollars and a pair of sparkly pink crystal stud earrings in the glass this morning. On another note, K2 who isn’t quite 8 yet needs to visit the Orthodontist. I thought I had a few more years. Yikes. All three girls still have cavity free mouths. Is that because of our superior oral hygiene, natural toothpaste… or simply genetics? I’m going with genetics here… we are talking about kids after all!

Today’s Green Tip- Get yourself a Klean Kanteen and filter your own water. It tastes great and saves plastic bottles and water! (It can take 3 gallons of water to produce 1 gallon of bottled water!)


About PolkaDotMommy

Wife to a teacher extraordinaire... Mama to Five littles... Conservative Catholic Christian with a Strong Environmentalist Mentality... Respecting Life... Living for our Savior... Learning to trust God in all things.
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