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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Growing up!

Yesterday morning Chloe discovered that her bottom tooth was really loose, and by dinnertime it had fallen out. You have never seen a more excited kid (it was her first tooth loss, hence the very first visit from the tooth fairy)! I was a little surprised myself, until I realized that Chloe is actually a few months older than Bria was when she lost her first tooth. It just doesn't seem that way because Bria was in Kindergarten and Chloe is still in preschool just due to their birthdates.
Chloe is such a grump in the mornings, she wasn't even excited to find her dollar from the Tooth Fairy. She just kind of grunted and rolled over and went back to sleep. This is actually kind of refreshing since Bria always finds it necessary to come and wake us up at 4:30 in the morning to show us what was left under her pillow. Don't worry, later in the day Chloe was absolutely thrilled with her money!

When Bria lost her first tooth it made me a little sad, and Chloe was no different. I even cried a little. It's kind of the beginning of the end of childhood. Pretty soon all those cute little baby teeth will be replaced with grown up ones....and before I know it my cute little girl is going to be replaced by an adult. I'm sure she'll still be cute, but I'm not so sure I want it to come all that quickly!

In other news, Sophie is still very sick. She has been throwing up and having diarrhea (TMI, I know) for 3 days now. Joel had a really hard time while I was down at Tuacahn teaching this morning. He must have called me 4 times to announce a new incident, wondering what he would ever do if I died, and could I please hurry home? I think she's had about 5 baths today, and in the course of the last few days we've washed her entire wardrobe at least once, and blankies way more than that. At least she's clean!

Here's a picture of the sickie lounging on the couch with her monkey pillow and bug blankie. She's been parked here most of the time these last few days just watching movies and napping about 3 times a day. If you know this child at all, you know she is normally on the go and this is completely abnormal for her. I just hate it when they're sick like this!!


  1. Chloe looks so cute in that picture!

    Sorry about Sophie. It really sounds like the junk Jonas had, in which case let Joel know she'll be sick for a week. :(

  2. Look at that cute little sick face :(. Breaks your heart... But I know she will be better soon! At Chloe: congrats for the Tooth Fairy visit :)!

  3. What a cute pick of Sophia. My kiddos are sick right now too and it breaks my heart. Hope she feels better asap! Happy Mother's Day!!

  4. A) You should enjoy the time she is so ill... and sleeping. :)
    B) I hate grown-up teeth, they're so much bigger, just another reminder... {Sigh}

  5. Hey Lara, Congrats on winning! Im totally excited. Stop by our blog sometime!!!

  6. Hey! We just lost a first tooth over here too! You really should live in AZ because our girls have so much in common!!

    Your baby is breaking my heart down there! I hope she is feeling better!

  7. I know how you feel when they start to grow up. It was just yesterday AJ was little and now he is graduating. Enjoy every minute of them while they are little.
    Cute Pictures!