The J-bird doesn't like to wiggle his loose teeth. In fact, he'd prefer to skip the subject of losing teeth altogether. It creeps him out. He lost two quite a while ago, and we've gone a long stretch now with no lost chompers. I noticed a couple of wiggly guys in his mouth when I was helping with tooth brushing the other night though, so we sat down and wiggled one until it came out (it was pretty loose). He's working on the other one himself (supposedly), but he felt pretty triumphant when this sucker popped free.
Here's the note he wrote to the Tooth Fairy:
I lost another tooth! It's been a long time since I have. Just to remind you, my name is Jimmy.
Friday, June 20, 2014
The show was just wonderful. Kids from age 3-18, dancing in all styles and at all levels. Our girl had a blast. Her class danced a routine called "Topsy Turvy Flowers" that involved big flowerpots and lots of skipping - something she can't quite do yet. She managed though, and she was SO cute. I was giggling at how darling the whole thing was, and then I realized I had giant, silly mommy tears running down my face. I'm sure that's not the last time that will happen.
When the show was over, I went to collect Miss V backstage. I gave her a bouquet of flowers and marveled at the medal her teacher had given her. It was sweet to see her with all her friends, so happy and proud of themselves.
And then, it was time to greet her public!
Friday, June 13, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Miss V has been taking a dance class since last Fall, and the big recital is coming up. She's very excited about wearing the costume, dancing with her friends (assuming she actually dances, rather than just cha-cha-ing around the stage, like a loon), and - perhaps most exciting of all - getting to wear a little makeup. The girls had their PRE-dress rehearsal in class today, and it was preeeetty adorable.
Monday, June 2, 2014
And my life is full, which is why I don't mind the time passing. I have a husband who challenges and loves me, and who I love so much in return, children I adore, friends who make me laugh and lift me up, work that I find deep and sustaining happiness in, hobbies that fulfill me. I don't find time for everything. The laundry never seems to be done. There's always some corner of the house that remains unfinished, disorganized, and imperfect - kind of like me, I suppose. But my life is a work in progress, and I'm...well, I'm progressing.