Sunday, October 25, 2009

Lost Tooth

Liam found John first thing this morning, and I got to hear the conversation from our bedroom.
"Daddy, I lost my first tooth. But now I can't find it."
So he lost his first tooth. And then he LOST his first lost tooth.

Since everyone knows daddies can fix anything, John did find Liam's tooth. Somehow under the couch.
But now it's under Liam's pillow, and as Liam put it, "We'll see tomorrow if the tooth fairy is real."
So tonight we'll see just how quietly the tooth fairy can do their business in a room with creaky floors. Wish her luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Looth Tooth

"This is amazing."
"I think this is one of the happiest days of my life."

No, Christmas didn't come early in our house.

Liam had just finished dinner, and I thought I saw food stuck in his teeth. After a closer look, we found Liam's first loose tooth. He hadn't noticed at all, despite it being nearly horizontal.

Now I can't get him to take his finger out of his mouth. And of course I had to take a picture to document the occasion. But not to be outdone, Sara insisted on posing for her own open-mouthed photo.

Guess we'll have to give the Tooth Fairy fair warning that she'll need to visit here soon. What is the going rate for your first tooth, anyhow?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Tornado

I may say this again and again, but I still can't get over how different two children in the same family can be. Same parents. Same genes. Yet completely different little people.

Today I've been posting outgrown toys and baby items on craigslist to sell, or putting them into boxes for goodwill or consignment. And I have this little tornado following me throughout the house, emptying every box I fill.

If anything goes missing in our house, we know Sara's just found a new home for it. We check in our shoes now before we put them on, and don't blink when we discover the potato masher in the bathtub.

Liam wasn't too happy tonight when he discovered how she's "helped" with his homework by coloring all over it. I explained that his teacher would know that Sara helped, and we could still read his spelling homework through the scribbles. Now we've put it high up on the fridge so she can't reach it. Hopefully she doesn't scoot a chair over to reclaim it.

It's usually better after Liam gets home from school, because then they entertain each other. Although that can also lead to an even bigger mess. They're currently tossing bean bags around the living room with a shovel, and Sara's sitting in a dump truck inside a cardboard box. When she's not hauling around a big empty water bottle and trying on my shoes.

Yep, she keeps life entertaining. And we wouldn't have it any other way.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Dancing Fool

I know. My blogging is not exactly up to date. But to try to make it up to you, here's a video of my favorite littlest dancer shaking her groove thing for you all.