Monday, September 6, 2010

We Lost a Tooth!

Well, it's been an eventful start to the school year. Kaden has started 1st grade and is in Mrs. Spencer's class. There is another Kaden in his class and that Kaden's last name is Brimley so she can't even call them by their first name and last initial. So, she started calling him Kaden Balls and he said the other day that when she does that, some of the kids in the class laugh. Oh boy, here we go! So, I kindly asked the teacher to call him either Kaden (while calling the other boy Kaden B) or call him Kaden Lynn. Since she's been doing that, it's been better but I'm sure we'll be revisiting this topic each year.

Kaden loves recess (both of them!) and so far, he likes a majority of the lunches that he's eaten. He also loves math and reading and we have homework every night. I was excited to have him back in school, then realized I wouldn't be seeing him everyday and got a little sad, but we're dealing with him being gone and there is a lot less fighting when he's at school...Jackson and Evan haven't learned how to fight with each other yet.

Some of the other momentous occasions that happened in the last few weeks were that I was promoted from Manager to Senior Manager at work, Evan finally started walking, we've gotten rid of Evan's bottles, and Kaden lost his first tooth! Not too much new with Jackson lately but he still keeps us on our toes and we never know what he's going to say or do next but he definitely keeps us laughing...he can't wait to start pre-school next fall.

Ok, I've posted some not-so-fun-to-look-at pictures of Kaden's hole in his mouth where his tooth was and I have to say that for me, it was not fun to watch him try to pull it out. I'm not sure if it was the blood or just realizing that he's growing up and the last evidence of him ever being my baby is starting to disappear. But, I've still got Jackson and Evan for now so we've got Evan getting teeth and Kaden losing teeth at the same time...kind of strange. As you can see, Kaden's permanent tooth was already growing in behind his baby tooth so he shouldn't have a gap for very long. He was very brave about the whole thing and Ray really wanted him to pull it out himself so that's what he did.


Melanie said...

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got your Christmas card (super cute) and we need your address to send you our card. Email me at
We'll be in West Jordan 18-22nd. Will you be around? Come over!