Garrison lost his first tooth last night! Unfortunately it came out while we were eating dinner and he accidentally swallowed it!
His disappointment about the "swallowing" part overshadowed his excitement about the tooth coming out. Nothing like waiting to hold that first tooth in the palm of your hand only to have it "disappear" on you. We were hopeful that maybe it had fallen into his drink or maybe dropped to the floor, but unfortunately no such luck.
His sympathetic big sisters wrote a note to the Tooth Fairy explaining the situation. I suspect she'll make a visit despite the fact there was no tooth to put under his pillow.
Madi is disappointed most of all. Jeff has assigned her the task of looking for Garrison's tooth in a couple of days! :)
Home cleaning house.
Weston suddenly starts crying like he is hurt.
Mommy asks, "What's the matter, Weston? Are you hurt?"
Weston points to his face and replies between the sobs, "It burns."
Mommy looks down and sees 3 *sparkly* blue beads on the piece of furniture upon which Weston is sitting.
Mommy looks up Weston's nose........Yep, there's one up there......WAY up there.
Mommy really does not deal well with beads up toddler's noses.
Mommy pushes in a downward direction on Weston's nose trying to dislodge the sparkly blue bead.
Weston screams and continues crying, "It burns."
Mommy yells for Weston's daddy (who thankfully has just returned home from a 3 day business trip in Nevada!)
Did I mention Mommy really does not deal well with beads up toddler's noses?!?
Mommy quickly searches the internet for ideas on how to get beads out of toddler's noses.
A paper clip.
Weston's daddy re-shapes the paper clip.
Mommy holds toddler (with her eyes closed).
Tori holds the flashlight.
Weston's daddy inserts paper clip up 3 year old's nose.
THANKFULLY, the multi-talented husband is able to extract the sparkly blue bead from Weston's nose after only TWO attempts.
YEAH for not having to spend the evening in the Emergency Room!!!!!
YEAH for cooperation on the sparkly blue bead's part.
Double, triple YEAH for wonderful multi-talented husbands. I'd say mine is a keeper. (The multi-talented husband that is. I'm still trying to decide about the 3 year old! :) )
Did I mention Mommy also found a sparkly blue bead in 3 year old's ear? Fortunately he had not pushed that one in as far as the nose one.
That was more excitement than this Mommy cares for in one day. :)
Today I am celebrating my 14th Anniversary of being a Mother! It was 14 years ago today that I was given the most precious blessing in all the world. A sweet baby of my very own to hold and love and cherish forever. I am so grateful. I am as proud of her today as I was the day she was born.
Well, the deal is on.
Negotiations on the deed restrictions have just been completed.
Settlement is this Friday, February 27th, at 3:00 p.m.
....to buy a piece of property in Gettysburg! :) We have a signed contract on 6.2 acres on Sachs Road. (Sachs Road is located off Taneytown Road across the street (or maybe behind) Little Roundtop.) The property has a pond and a two story garage with electricity. One of our first plans will be to finish off the garage with water and septic, so we will have a place to host get-togethers and potlucks.
Of course, it's going to be a while before we can think of building a house, but it's definitely a HUGE step in getting us moved to Gettysburg. Jeff is still working to finish two bedrooms and a bathroom at Joy's. We then have to work to get our own house ready to put on the market to sell.
But...if all goes as planned, we will be "official" landowners in Gettyburg the last week of February. The only contingency we have is reviewing the Deed Restrictions that the seller is currently writing for the property. We should have those restrictions by the end of next week. Once we approve the Deed Restrictions, it should be a done deal.
We're getting excited!