the missing "toof"

On August 20, 2008 Ella lost her first tooth (or "toof" as she likes to say). For about a month she claimed the tooth hurt when she bit into things. And then she started to say it was loose. We inspected many times but couldn't see any true signs of loose toothness. But, hey, it's not our tooth so what do we know?!

About a week before the big day, Ella began wiggling it like crazy! It completely grossed me out. Blood oozing out from the gums. Ick. But she wasn't deterred. She was only 100% excited. Zoe followed her sisters missing tooth like it was election coverage and diligently delivered status reports on the state of the wiggly tooth.