Thursday, June 24, 2010


Darren and the kids harvest our garden sweet corn. Dean loved plucking and shucking, and then passed it off for someone else to desilk (he'd tell me to pull all the hair off). KatieLynn was great at shucking and pulling off the silk. And she couldn't wait to cook and eat some! Dean was excited and tried some of the corn, but didn't care for it still. KatieLynn ate some, but her other bottom middle tooth is loose, and it bothered her tooth when she ate it. I cut the corn off the cob for her, but I guess eating it on the cob is more fun, as she didn't eat much this time.KatieLynn has passed another milestone in her young life. We took the training wheels off her bike, and she's riding like a champ! She's quite excited and proud of herself. Dean also wanted his training wheels off, but after two days, I put them back on. He was too busy looking behind him, checking the tires and making skid marks. He was upset, but I told him if he wants we'll take them off when he turns 4.

Monkeys in the swing!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

First Lost Tooth!

Well, here's another example of my oldest baby growing up! :) :( About a month ago, KatieLynn had something strange in the back on her mouth... turned out to be two new bottom molars! I couldn't believe my eyes; my baby girl is not supposed to be getting any more teeth until she's a 'big' girl! So I guess it should have been no surprise to me that she would lose a tooth, but it was... That stuff shouldn't happen until she's in school, but the reality is she'll be in kindergarten in 2 1/2 months, again :) :(.For weeks, KatieLynn has been asking about when she'll lose a tooth and meet the tooth fairy. One of her friends, has a first grade sister, and recently has been sharing all the tooth losing scoop with their pre-school class. Then the last week of school, one of KatieLynn's close friends lost her first tooth, so that made her even more anxious to lose her own. Every few days I would check her mouth because she would think one was loose, but they were always very tight. Then Saturday night, she was eating some little gummies for dessert, and suddenly started crying. I thought maybe she bit her tongue, but as soon as she opened her mouth, I could see some blood and that her front bottom tooth was quite loose. She was a little traumatized, and said she shouldn't have wished to lose a tooth, because it was not fun! and she didn't want to have any more loose teeth! I assured her it wouldn't hurt like that the next morning. It was better on Sunday morning, but she was sticking to a liquid diet, as chewing even in the back bothered her. After church, both kids had gotten a starburst at Sunday School, so I told them they could eat them. After one bite, KatieLynn sadly said she couldn't even enjoy that, and gave it to me. Then in an excited voice said, 'Hey, my tooth fell out!" Dean is very serious about painting his picture!