Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Happy (sweet) Tooth Day!

Yes, it was a tooth party in our house. Vivienne had a loose tooth that she boldly pulled out as soon as she realized that it was a bit jiggly. Can you believe that she once actually tied her tooth to the door knob and closed the door? No door required this time, but she sure knows how to get the job done!

The kids decided to make a cake in celebration. This love of baking seems to have been inherited by me. The girls found a recipe for birthday cake and then modified it to include grated carrot, and anise extract instead of vanilla in the batter. They insisted on making it by themselves, so I did nothing but turn on the oven and put it in to bake. Then they topped it with a lovely (very) vanilla whipped cream frosting. The cake turned out wonderfully moist and delicious! Then the kids got dressed up in their finest attire, dressed the cake with candles, and had a proper tea party. It honored the missing tooth for Vivienne, the loose tooth for Mia and the new molars for Jasper. Everyone got to join in the party!

three cheers for the tooth fairy!


Cris Siqueira said...

she's a brave girl... i used to do the same, but without a door too!!

beautiful photos!!

cheers to the tooth fairy!!

likeschocolate said...

She is so gorgeous! What a fun celebration.

Jen said...

Congrats! I love the celebration and that the kids all took over in the kitchen! Can I ask a photography question - how do you get that "magazine" looking picture (the one of the three at the kitchen table)? Would love to hear what kind of camera and lens you have (though I realize that most of it is through your talents as a photographer :) rather than the camera - lol!

Just Lovely!

Sarah said...

Looks like a great cake! Thanks for your note at my blog. It's fun to see who is reading. I can't believe I have a 5th grader!

Donna said...

We just had a "tooth day" ourselves..Love your pictures and glad I found your blog.. Check out mine we are also doing first grade waldorf.