Thursday, July 25, 2013

Missing Two Front Teeth!

Bella's top two front teeth have been pretty loose for a while now.  She has been trying so hard to pull them out, but they just wouldn't budge.  She was getting pretty frustrated and couldn't understand why they weren't ready to come out.

When I picked her up last night from Lily Pad she was so excited to show me one of her teeth had come out!  Apparently she was playing house with one of her friends and someone her friend got her hand on Bella's tooth and when she moved her hand the tooth popped out, she was so, so happy!

Bella just had to include Luna in the picture, my two sweet darlings :)

Later that evening I noticed her other tooth looked crazy crooked, like an ugly witches tooth that sticks straight out, seriously it was kind of freaky.  So Bella decided to try to pull it out, and she got it out!  She lost not one but two teeth yesterday!  The excitement in our house was just crazy :)

This time Luna wouldn't cooperate to be in the photo but you can see her tail in the lower left corner of the photo :)  How cute is our little princess with that big gap in her teeth?? :)

The tooth fairy snuck in in the middle of the night and left Bella $1 for both of her teeth.  Bella was beyond thrilled and so excited to show us this morning.

I asked her if she heard the tooth fairy and she said, "no mommy, the tooth fairy must be very small to be able to sneak in my room, like through the window or something, and take my teeth and leave a dollar, she is so sneaky."

I love this age and the innocence, makes me feel kind of guilty when someday she will realize the tooth fairy, santa, easter bunny, etc are mommy and daddy.  But hopefully we still have a few years before we hit that point! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Color Run

What a fantastic time I had this weekend at the Color Run!  I took off work early on Friday, got myself and Bella packed up, picked up my sister Mindy and headed out to my parent's house to head to Des Moines.  We picked up our sister Jenn there and my parent's drove separately.

We stayed at my brother John's house and went to dinner at Cosi Cucina, oh my goodness, it was amazing!!!  I had the mushroom lasagna, to say it was cheesy and rich is an understatement.  Seriously one of the best dishes I've ever eaten and I was happy to run Saturday morning and head to the gym Saturday night after eating that meal on Friday!  We enjoyed dinner with John, Liz, Larry, Elaine and Missy, it was a great dinner, besides our waiter having a small freak out at the end of our meal.  It was truly bizarre, he was "gracious" enough to remove the gratuity from our bills.

We stayed up and played a game of trivial pursuit before everyone headed home or off to bed.

Saturday morning we were up by 6:15, got our "gear" on and had my dad take some photos for us.  He was so worried about using my camera but he did a great job :)

We couldn't pass up the tutu's at the Color Run store when we picked up our packets :)

Of course Bella needed a tattoo as well :)

It was insane the amount of people that were there, I know quite a few people that were also running in it but never managed to find anyone.  They had Zumba beforehand for everyone to warm up, it was so much fun!  The atmosphere was phenomenal, truly the happiest 5k I've ever been too :)

They let large groups go in separate heats, we got to see mom, dad, Bella and John before we started.  It was a bit frustrating at first, our group consisted of mostly walkers so there was a LOT of weaving through people.  The color stations were so much fun, we spun through the line of people spraying us with color so were covered front and back.

I loved experiencing this with two of my sisters, we ran the entire race, Mindy did awesome for only running once before the weekend.  I would love to do another one in the future and have Bella do it with us next time :)

Finishing off with a bit more color :)