Well, wether I like it or not my little girl is growing up and isn't so little anymore. Over the month of February she has had a few changes go on. I wanted to write about this on my blog just because it makes it easy to look back and remember. I should write dates too but I get foggy with some of those.
In January Summer lost her first front tooth. About a month later towards the end of February she lost the other front tooth. Sorry for the gross picture, but I want her to see when she is older. I was hoping it would happen in December so she could sing All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth. January and February are just as good though. I still haven't made a tooth fairy pillow even though the tooth fairy came a day late when she lost her second bottom tooth. Oops!
You may wonder why Philip is scowling while Summer is smiling really big. Well her dad has a very week stomach and could not bare to look at her smile when she first pulled the tooth out and it was all raw looking. I don't know how he managed to pull it together when our children were born in the OR room when he can't even look at a bumpy red gum. Some people just have very sensitive stomachs. I sure hope if you are reading this you aren't the same.
I just love her cute little missing front teeth smile. It makes me smile. It has been an adjustment for her to eat though. She can't really eat an apple which I didn't think about until she brought it home in her lunch uneaten and said I need to cut it up for her. Haha
Next on the list of changes for the month of February is eye glasses. Her teacher told me I might want to get her eyes checked because she often times gets out of her seat to go and look at the words on the board. She wasn't sure if she just developed a habit of getting out of her seat or if she couldn't see. Right after her teacher told me about it she got very defensive and said her teacher was wrong and needed to mind her own eyes. She was clearly sensitive and embarrassed that she might need glasses. She even said, "I am NOT going to sit in a chair and let some doctor stare at me in my eyes. I will just get out of the chair or close my eyes." I knew I had to help her feel comfortable with the idea so I started first by explaining that her teacher cares about her and is not trying to make her feel bad but just wants to make sure she can see well. I explained what they do at the doctor and made appointments for both of us to go in together since mine was due in a few weeks. Well, we took her to the doctor to check it out. Sure enough she is going to inherit my bad eyes. She needed glasses. The picture above is her getting her fitting for the frames.
Once she knew she needed them she couldn't wait to pick them out and wear them. I wanted her to pick the ones she wanted most because I wanted her to feel happy, confident, and comfortable in them.
She chose these black frames with hot pink on the inside. They suit her well I think. I am just glad her teacher noticed it now and not in 7th grade like me.
Next, she made her second meal last night. She made french bread pizza.
Don't worry I was there incase the knife went wonky.
Ready for the oven. Great job Summer it was fabulous.