Monday, May 19, 2014

Maizey Lost A Tooth. Alternately Titled: I Cried.

Ohhhhh.... BIG weekend around here.

SOMEONE.....lost their first tooth.

Excuse me while I sob into my stupid club soda with lime.

Last Thursday, while hurrying to meet a guy about a lens downtown, Maizey stopped to tell me she had a loose tooth. I thought she was being dramatic about wiggling a tooth. Like, I can put my fingers on a tooth and move it back and forth, it seems like it's wiggling to me too. I didn't believe her, she's only four for the love of all things holy, why would I??? I stopped anyways, played along and bent down to see her "loose tooth". Holy shit you guys, it was barely hanging on by a thread. Or you know, a root. I think I screamed a little. Tears sprang to my eyes and threatened to over flow. MY BABY HAS A LOOSE TOOTH. She calmly reminded me that she isn't a baby. I called Brian, basically hysterical, to tell him. He was surprised too, he just handled it wayyyyy better than me.
We met the guy, we bought the lens, we headed home.

Maizey: awww Mom, we haven't heard your favorite song in so long and now I can't even sing it because I have a loose tooth. 

Do you think I'm going to be able to eat dinner, you know, because of my loose tooth?

I wonder if I can stay awake late enough to see the Tooth Fairy when she comes....

I can't believe I have a loose tooth. I am just so excited because Jaya and Peyton both lost some of their baby teeth and I want to be just like them. 


Leave it alone. 

Serioiusly, leave it alone. 

Let me see it, oh my god, it's almost out, I can't believe you are going to lose a tooth already. I'M NOT READY FOR THIS. 

Anyways, Friday came and went and she wiggled and wiggled and wiggled it, without much discussion or attention payed to it. Saturday, there was barely a mention of it. That night, she went to bed and came out maybe a half hour later, tooth in hand. I don't know how it happened, I moved it one way and it like, bent in half, and I moved it the other way and then it was just like, in my mouth. 

the tiniest, most adorable little tooth I have ever seen. 

We were down at my parents for the weekend though, so she didn't want to put it under her pillow for the tooth fairy that night because she wanted Brian to see it, so we brought it home with us. Last night, she fell asleep with the tiny little tooth in her hand, under her pillow, which surprised her this morning because she was certain she wouldn't be able to fall asleep with all the excitement.
The tooth fairy left seven coins, which she could not be more thrilled about. She doens't know or care that they added up to $1.80, she just cares that she has a fist full of money. Plus the coin my mom gave her, just in case.

She is thrilled. I've gotten much less emotional about the whole thing, which is good, because the one beside the gaping hole is already loose too.
*ahem* still sobbing away here....

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Spiderman Fans

I'm not exactly sure when Maizey's love of Spiderman started. My guess would be about a year ago when she discovered the old cartoon on Netflix, Spiderman and His Amazing Friends. I think it's from when I was a kid?? It has Firestar and Iceman - do you know the one I mean? Anyways, she watched it religiously. She knows episodes by heart and always always ALWAYS wanted to play Spiderman, Firestar and Iceman with her friends and used to be totally shocked when her friends didn't know who the heck she was talking about. She dressed as Spiderman for Halloween and has been known to wear the costume under her clothes all day, on the regular. When she does that she says things like won't it be so cool that no one in the (what ever store we are going to) know that Spiderman is in there? I would go as far as to say that one of her most favorite things to do of all time, is sit with Brian and watch a Spiderman movie. Any one, she's not picky and luckily, neither is he. At the risk of potentially getting my husband made fun of, I will admit that he still thinks Spiderman is the coolest super hero out there and he was a bit *too* excited about the Spidy coffee mug the kids gave him for his birthday. He' still the #1 fan and she comes in a close #2.
When The Amazing Spiderman 2 was playing in our little theatre this past week, he decided to take her on a date. It was supposed to be much better planned, with dinner out before the show, her wearing the costume, a mid-day nap so she would last through the whole movie. didn't go that way and at 6:30 on Tuesday night it was decided they were going in half an hour. She was OMG sooooo excited. (Jace was pissed, for the record. No one leaves Jace at home. NO ONE.)

Brian sent me a picture that is my current all time favorite picture of her before the movie started.

I admit I was a wee bit jealous that I was missing out on the excitement, because I am a little selfish like that - I should never be left out of the adventures. Hmphf. Anyways, moving on.

She lasted an hour into the movie before she started falling asleep so stood up and put her coat on and informed her Daddy it was time to go. But that gigantic smile was still plastered on her face when they walked in the door. It's ok  she said  Dad can just download it in a few months and we can finish watching it then. Alright then. 

She feels like it was a success and I suppose that's all that matters.
She may be his #2 fan, she just isn't as dedicated as #1.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Project "Grow Tiny Human #3"

Theres a new picture up on our fridge, mixed in with the preschool calendar, the Blue Jays schedule, some art work and a few photos.
It's not actually very new, it's been up there since February.
It feels a bit surreal and still very new and fresh, but at the same time, like it's just always been there.
Maybe it's because we took down the two that had been on there for the last five and three years, when we put it up. Maybe it's because we've been waiting for it to go up, without even knowing we were waiting for it.

So, um, I am growing another tiny little human.

It's so exciting. We could not be more excited.

18.5 week belly. um, wow. third baby bellies grow faster, right?

Estimated date of completion for this project is October 1st.... which means we could have August, September and October kids in this family. It's a busy fall around here.
I will be found with my feet in a kiddy pool, sipping ice water and eating popsicles this summer, if you are looking for me.