Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jemma lost a tooth!

Jemma lost her 1st tooth Tuesday night!

It had been wigglin' and wobblin' around in her mouth since before we left Oregon. I encouraged her to twist it and wiggle it all the time, but she mostly just thought it was cool that it was loose and generally left it alone.

Well, we ate this for dinner that night,
... and after just a couple of bites, that tooth was hangin' outta her mouth! (There was quite a bit of blood too...I kinda forgot how much it bleeds when you lose a tooth.) I ran to grab her a paper towel and by the time I got back, she had pulled it out. I have to admit, I was pretty impressed with her bravery. Jem generally doesn't like blood, but she didn't freak out at all!

She is LoViN' her new smile. She shows everyone, everywhere we go. It is pretty cute, huh.

Big hole. :)

Right after dinner, I ran and snagged an envelope for her to put her tooth in for the Tooth Fairy...that thing is so little I was afraid it would get lost. :) We put it in and talked about putting it under her pillow so the Tooth Fairy could come and give her money in exchange for the tooth! (That was the BEST part of losing a tooth, right!?! My little sister, Jewels used to bang her teeth with her toothbrush cuz she wanted the cash so badly!!)

Anyway, Jemma was not real excited about having to give her tooth away, so this is what she wrote on the envelope:

It's a little hard to see in this picture, but is reads, "not to the tooth fairy".

So, that night, she went to bed and didn't put her envelope under her pillow cuz she was terrified that she might take it.

Next day, we talked it over and decided that maybe if she just left a note with the tooth, the Tooth Fairy might just look at it, but not take it and still give her a monetary reward.
Here's her note:

"I want to keep my tooth, but still want money"...and it says "Love Jemma" on the back.
That night, the Tooth Fairy brought her $1 (this Tooth Fairy is on a budget), and left the tooth as well. Phew! Would have been in big trouble if she'd taken it! :) Jemma did an entry in her journal today about losing her 1st tooth, and the tooth is taped inside next to a picture she drew of the Tooth Fairy...shoulda taken a picture of it to stick in here.

Anyhoo, it's a little bizarre to me to think that Jemma is old enough to be losing teeth! Permanent teeth always change the way kids look SO MUCH! Not sure I'm ready for that.

Ready or not, here it comes.


Kristina said...

Yeah Jemma! I remember when she showed me her loose tooth a couple months ago. She looks cute with that hole in her mouth. I laughed while reading her letter to the tooth fairy. What a funny girl.

Mitch n' Molly said...

HOORAY!!!....but....are you sure she is big enough to have loose teeth already?! what. in. the. world. My mind is blown! LOVE you Jem! Happy losing teeth day!

Pam said...

How sweet! I love her notes to the Tooth Fairy. :) My oldest (7 years old) still hasn't lost her first tooth. Though it's been loose for about 6 months now... Congrats Jemma! (And no worries, I have a budgeted tooth fairy too...)

Lisa said...

How cute! But Kiera will be so jealous since she has yet to lose a tooth! We miss you guys!

The Hatfields said...

Jemmas note to the fairy made me laugh out loud. So cute. Dawson just asked me tonight how much the tooth fairy leaves when she comes...I told him $.50. I guess Jemma is lucky to have the fairy she does...our fairy is a tight wad.
Yah for Jemma!

Sharee and Arthur said...

Cute! Her new smile is darling. But you're right--when those big teeth come in, they really change the way they look! kinda sad . . .