Monday, February 1, 2010

Favorite Tooth

We had another milestone happen this month-- Gretchen lost her very first tooth on Saturday night! It took quite a long time to convince her that her tooth needed to come out, her new one was already poking through and growing behind the baby tooth. She would open her mouth to let me pull it and at the last minute, slam her mouth shut before my fingers could grasp the tooth. Finally, after much cajoling and talking with her, she let me pull her tooth.

Here she is with her new smile! After I pulled it, she cried and said, "That was my favorite tooth!" Such a funny girl! After rinsing all the blood out, she happily ran around the house showing everybody her teeth and put her tooth under the pillow for the tooth fairy.

Evelyn taking a look at her missing tooth while daddy looks on.
She got $5 for her first tooth-- that's the going rate for first-timers, then it drops back down to $1 a tooth; and the two front top teeth are $2 apiece.
She woke up this morning waving her $5 bill around crying, "I'm rich! I'm rich!"
What a busy month January was: Evelyn lost her 7th tooth; Sylvia and Gretchen had birthdays; Peter figured out how to climb out of the crib; and Gretchen lost her first tooth. My babies are growing up!
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3 comments:

Carol said...

Awww!! I don't want to scare you but they'll be bringing boyfriends home before you know it!!

C x

愛美 said...

keep update, please..bless you!!.........................

jenny said...

Carol-- eek!! (poking fingers in ears) la-la-la-la-la!! I can't hear youuuuu! :o)