Thursday, March 19, 2009

Little Miss Indepedent (AKA "Toothless Wonder")

I don't know why I am surprised. She taught herself how to tie her own shoes. She started doing flips off the diving board at three. She memorized her best friend's phone number and calls her multiple times a day. She taught herself to read. And this week, she pulled out her first tooth.

I knew that two of Teensy's teeth were pretty loose, so I gave the one a good push. Then, she went into the bathroom to examine the wigglers and came back out holding her first lost tooth. "This is so awesome!" she exclaimed.

Here she is after the first tooth came out. It's obvious that the other tooth wasn't too far behind...

By bedtime, the other tooth was out (but I pulled that one, much to her dismay--she really wanted to be the one to do that one, too).

She was thrilled to be the first of my kids to get to use the Tooth Fairy Pillow that Grandma Margaret had made them for Christmas.


And now she makes me tell everyone we see that she has lost two teeth. As if one look at her smile doesn't show that development beautifully.


(I know she looks somewhat drugged in these photos; she was complaining about the flash and kept closing her eyes!)

16 comments:

Dawn Bader said...

She's so precious! :-)

Christie said...

so cute, what a fire cracker she is. :-) Have fun with that mendy. LOL!

Heidi said...

I love it when kids lose their teeth, but I'm so sad when they get big grown-up teeth. They look so grown up.

She looks so sweet.

Mary said...

Bella's first one is just about there but she refuses to let me touch it.

Cara said...

I love our tooth fairy pillow and I love toothless kids...they are so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for Marlee!!

Jann said...

Very cute pictures. I am amazed she wanted to pull them out herself. My kids would have done anything to not have the tooth come out. Kerrie lost her first tooth eating a banana.

whitney allison said...

2 teeth in one day. Whoa baby.

laura said...

You, Sechrists and your teeth pulling. So funny! She looks adorable, which I'm not just saying. Usually I think kids look a little goofy with that first missing tooth. But, in true Marlee fashion, she totally pulls it off.

Rachelle said...

I think it is awesome to have such an independant child. Yes, it causes some problems but it solves so many others.

Brenda said...

Wow, she's young to have a tooth out! It sounds just like her! (:

Tracy said...

Really? She calls her friend multiple times a day? I hadn't noticed.
She is a brave little girl. I can't even do that.
She and Sophia are now twins!

Deb said...

classic. she is quite a girl. and is that tooth fairy pillow supposed to have only one eye? just curious....

Sommer said...

YOu have such adorable kids! I'm way impressed that she did the one herself!

Jenni said...

She is so darn cute!! Wow to wanting to pull them out herself!!

erin sheely said...

Hurray for losing teeth! She looks awesome.

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