She had been telling me for a while that her teeth hurt when she ate apples. It didn't occur to me that she had a loose tooth; I thought she was too young. We went to the dentist for her check-up and found out she didn't have a loose tooth at all: she had TWO! She's been enjoying wiggling her tooth around and asking questions about when it might fall out, but I still thought we had a while to go as the dental technician had suggested as much. Last night, while brushing her teeth, she surprised us all by spitting out a little something extra. She said to her father, "I lost my tooth, Daddy! I really really lost my tooth!"
We love Halloween and this year it was a full-on family effort. As usual we began our Halloween night in Jackson at the local vendor's "Treat Street" and then made our way to the annual festivities at the Orth- Dennis home. As usual, in addition to hosting tons of family and friends, they also hosted the Fryeburg Fair award-winning pumpkin! The weather semi-cooperated: it stayed very warm, but we did get hit by a downpour or two while out and about. It did not spoil the fun, and we're already talking about next year's costumes--subject to change about 564 times between now and then. Happy Halloween! May the force be with you!
Our little Leia:
The Doodle did not Trick or Treat although this picture makes it look like he did. Instead, he rode around town in style (and in the rain!) in a wagon.
And the "Good Sport/Better Dad" award for the evening goes to.... JABBA THE HUT!
Here he is, besieged by a few cheetahs and Chiquita Banana:
The aforementioned wagon with his little friend "Babdandrew" AKA "Baby Andrew":
Leia carried Jabba's tail while Jabba carries the booze:
Who knew how handy a backyard half-pipe would be in helping burn off all that Halloween sugar?
The Doodle caught in the 30 second period during which he consented to wear the Yoda hat:
With his little buddy (and fellow future hell-raiser), Pirate Dylan:
The one and only picture I managed to get of Leia and Yoda together:
The buns were perfect and VERY time-consuming. (Ignore the Halloween treat; we had a candy necklace explosion.)
Father and son take a well-earned break:
The lollipop lasted a long time--through two parties!
Leia and her friend Arielle, one of a pack of Cheetahs around North Conway on Saturday night.
Examining their loot:
Being a "space princess" is hard work for a little Wog: