Friday, October 11, 2013

Park Day!

We stayed at this park for like 4 hours yesterday - if we had packed a lunch we could have stayed two hours more I think!

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

This Milestone Feels Like a Big Deal

Look - just look at those two precious teeth! Remember all the chewing, the drooling, the restless nights as they emerged from the gums? 

Look at this little 5-and-a-half-year-old girl, so grown up in her ladybug boots and pigtails 

Valerie lost her first tooth Monday morning while eating an apple at breakfast. She had noticed it wiggling the Friday night before and was utterly distraught. She got used to it, though - following our normal routines seemed to be reassuring - but then when it came out she just burst into tears. It took a lot of cheering and celebrating from her dad and I before she calmed down. We put the tooth carefully away in a small container with a lid, labeled very clearly. She is fascinated by the new look of her mouth and likes showing the gap to people because they get all excited for her.

My beautiful daughter. She is growing up so fast.