Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Tommy lost a tooth!

Tommy lost his first tooth on January 31 this year! It's not technically his first tooth because he had to have one pulled when he was younger due to chipping it, but it's the first one he lost the "natural way." It was actually pretty hilarious how it happened.

It was one of his bottom teeth and it had been loose for quite awhile. He kept wiggling it and playing with it. I tried to get him to let me pull it, but he refused to even let me touch it because he just KNEW it would hurt. He had finally gotten to where he wouldn't even touch it because he didn't want it to fall out!

Then one morning, I was getting him ready for school. He was trying to take his pajama shirt off and it got stuck on his head, so he asked me to help. I pulled on it and I have NO idea how it happened, but somehow, the shirt got his tooth and when I pulled the shirt off his head, his tooth came with it. His face was PRICELESS. I didn't even realized it had happened and he was holding his hand up towards my face to show me when I finally figured out it was his tooth. He had tears in his eyes and he yelled, "MOM! LOOK!" I looked at the little baby tooth in his hand and then back at him and he said, "You did this to me!" and acted like he was just so upset and offended that I would make his tooth fall out.

I tried really hard not to laugh and I helped him rinse his mouth out. He calmed down when he remembered the tooth fairy would be coming! I begged him for a picture and he finally let me take one, but I swear he looks 15 in it. I don't know why, but he just looked so old and I started tearing up.
 The tooth fairy brought him $5 since it was "officially" his first tooth that he lost.

Only about 10 days later, he lost his next tooth! After he lost the first one, I was looking and noticed he had a 2nd tooth growing in already behind one of his other bottom teeth. And on February 10th, he lost the other bottom tooth! So for awhile he had a big ole gap in the front of his mouth. He looked adorable (and too old). This one wasn't quite as traumatic. Once he figured out that it really didn't hurt to lose teeth, I talked him into letting me pull this one. I got a paper towel to use to pull it out, but literally all I did was hold onto the baby tooth and it just fell out. It was ready to go! No tears with this one!

Now, only a month later, both adult teeth have grown in quite a bit! I'm keeping my fingers crossed his teeth won't get too weird (you know--that awkward stage every kid goes through when their 4 front teeth are way bigger than the rest?). I was so excited for him but felt a little bittersweet that he's already old enough for this to be happening. But he sure does look cute!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017

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Valentine's Day this year was super simple. I usually make home made valentines using the kids' pictures, but this year....I just didn't have it in me. I've totally hit the prioritize or die phase in life. JUST SAY NO, BRADY. So I bought Star Wars valentine's for Tommy to hand out and kitty and dog valentine's for Tess to hand out. They were ugly as sin, but the kids loved them and it saved me AMPLE amounts of time. I also cheated a little for Tommy's valentine box. They were supposed to bring one to school. Most kids made theirs........but I might have bought him a Star Wars one at Wal-mart. Oops. In all fairness, it had been a BUSY week! 

Here's sweet Tessa Grace, ready for her party!
I got to help with Tommy's class party because I'm one of the room moms (also, somebody please remind me at the beginning of next school year NOT to volunteer for that role ever again). It was a lot of fun and the kids loved handing out their valentines and playing the games.
 

 After Tommy's party, we went to pick up Tessa from my mom's and I got to spend a few minutes snuggling this precious little guy. He's the best valentine of all (sorry, Nick).

We didn't really do anything special. Nick and I exchanged cards (I think) and he cleaned the house for me while we were out of town (best present EVER!!!). I ended the night playing tooth fairy. Tommy had lost a tooth awhile back and he forgot to put it under his pillow a few times (it was in a baggie on his desk) and then one night, he put it under there and we totally failed as parents. The next morning, he woke up and it was still there and he said, "HEY! The tooth fairy forgot me!" I was thinking to myself...what distracts boys?! How can I make him think this is funny and intentional?! So I said, "Um, it was probably because you kept tooting in your sleep last night and you were super stinky, so she didn't want to come in your room!" Luckily, he thinks anything to do with butts is super hilarious, so he laughed and laughed and totally bought it. Whew. When the tooth fairy finally did come on Valentine's morning, she had to throw daddy under the bus to keep the focus off her failure (again...sorry, Nick).


Overall, it was a great day!