Thursday, April 2, 2009

Goodbye teeth...a tooth-throwing tradition

A while back I wrote about what we do when kids lose their teeth. Rather than a visit from the tooth fairy, we have a ceremony. Ericka lost 2 teeth from her lower jaw, so she decided to throw them under water at the lake at Camp Sparta. This was probably the most "official" ceremony we have had.

Getting ready to say goodbye to the teeth...
Proof that they were Ericka's and from the lower jaw
There goes tooth #1...
Followed by tooth #2
You can see how everyone is watching to see the teeth disappear into the depths below. So dramatic!! 

4 comments:

Jenny Mather said...

So sweet Tiffany! They look like they took it very seriously :) Your such a good Mom! We miss you guys.

Nikki said...

I am laughing at official and dramatic ceremony that took place over the 2 teeth. The kids seem very interested and excited. Too funny! Those teeth are going to wash up on shore one day and someone is going to wonder what in the world is going on.

Jenny Mather said...

Someone is going to find the teeth and call the police thinking that a whole body is in the lake...random "what if"...sorry

Tiffany said...

Wow Jenny, I never thought of that...thanks! Do you by chance watch CSI?

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