Monday, September 14, 2009

It's About Time

After more than a month of waiting, Little Red Riding Hood finally lost her second front tooth! The tooth had hung so long by one root that the gum was starting to grow over it, so we decided that it really needed to come out. It took lots of cajoling, ordering, and her brother's bribe of a roll of pennies to convince our little drama queen to let big brother pull it out. It came out with the lightest touch and more tears than a shot!

Timothy giving her a makeup hug after pulling it out. She calmed down pretty quickly, once she had a roll of pennies in her hand. She stopped mid-cry, in fact, and said, "Thank you, Tim."

Check out the new gap in her smile. Now she will have to learn the song, All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth!

We celebrated the loss of her tooth with our traditional ice cream cone for the whole family. We tried out a new place which had many unique ice cream flavors. We tested the maple syrup and bacon, coconut swirl, and black cherry fudge, but settled on our old favorites. Everyone had either peanut butter or else cookie dough. 

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Hmmm, don't know if I would even try maple syrup and bacon ice cream. I love both, but not in an ice cream!

    Have a great week!


  2. Yea! I'll join in the celebration with the coconut ice cream!



  3. Oh, how neat, and how sensitive is big brother to come over and try to make her feel better. Our son finally lost his last baby tooth on yesterday. To show you how "grown up" he is now, he didn't even save it for a tooth fairy or something! His older sister (whom you think would know better) was exclaiming, "Why are you throwing that tooth away?!"

    I am always to visit here, and especially glad to see smiles and laughter in your home. God bless you.


  4. Precious!!!!

    I cannot imagin icecream with bacon?! how did it taste?

  5. Love it when they lose the two front teeth! So cute! What a fun tradition too! Isaiah lost both of his recently, but they are already growing back in. You got some good pics!