Saturday, January 12, 2008

First Lost Tooth! And the Winner Is...

Ashton! His bottom front left tooth has been loose for a few days, and I have had the wonderfully fun task of trying to figure out what kinds of soft foods he could eat, and teaching him to tear/break his food into little pieces so he could chew with his back teeth. As usual, I sent the boys upstairs to brush their teeth after dinner, then came story and songs before bedtime. I was having them read to me tonight, and I checked on his tooth while he was talking, and it was missing! He hadn't even noticed it had fallen out! So I ran to the bathroom figuring that's where it would be, and luckily I found it in the sink- no sad drain death for Ashton's first lost tooth! Silly kid. :) So we tucked it neatly under his pillow with strict instructions not to touch it, because if he moved it, then the Tooth-fairy wouldn't be able to find it. He was pretty excited to be getting some money by morning... Of course when morning came, it brought tears because he couldn't find his money (a whole paper dollar! Whoo-hoo!) and because he thought the toothfairy was going to wake him up and he didn't get to see her! How precious is that? What a sweetie. :)



We had a pretty lazy day today- we learned how to play their new Scooby Doo game (pretty fun actually, and something they learned well enough to play without me later on, which is nice), and then we put together a big 48-piece dinosaur puzzle in the kitchen.



After which, we feasted on an old-fashioned brandy apple pie! Ta-sty! I was excited to use my new apple peeler/corer/slicer that I received as a Christmas present (thank you Turi!), and Sean and Ashton thought it was the greatest thing on the planet, how it peeled the entire skin off the apples in one big long piece. "Do another one, Mama, do another one!" Good thing I had a deep-dish for the pie...



Now that I think back on it, this has been one eventful week. It started out with a pile of snow that was almost higher than the retaining wall in the backyard, my snow leopard tattoo, a super emotional week, and now a first lost tooth. And school starts for me again on Monday. Storytelling this semester- should be fun! Just a couple more fun snowy pictures to end this blog. First, the snow. I admit, there was a bit of a drift, and the snow all seemed to accumulate in the back corner, but there was a lot to start with!



Then Sean "sledding" down the hill in the backyard to the ramp we built...



...and Ashton "tunneling" like a little worm through the snow. (You might have to click on this picture to really see him going for it head first.)

3 comments:

Turi said...

Nice. Looking. Pie. Love the crimped edge...

SnowLeopard said...

Thanks! I used my thumb. But the crust turned out so nice because I covered it with aluminum foil after baking it for 20 min. Kinda difficult to cut out the center just perfect while the pie was baking in the oven~ I think I need one of those pie edge cover thingies that you have...

Corinne said...

That was a mighty tasty pie! I'm glad you brought it! I loved that it wasn't super sweet. Ashton looks adorable with his lost tooth, and for a short while I can use that to tell the boys apart.
Storytelling sounds like a fun class, I kind of wish I had taken some more fun classes, but I had a lot of fun in projecct managment, go figure!