On Saturday my totally cool and sweet friend Natalie threw me a precious little shower at a nearby Mexican food restaurant. It was SOO incredibly nice of her and she did SO much and spent WAY too much money!! She made me a beautiful diaper cake that I'm kicking myself in the butt for cuz I didn't get a picture of it before Kora insisted on taking it apart. It was so cute. She also had delicious almond flavored (my fav!) cupcakes made from a bakery here in Rockwall. It was a small gathering. My mom was supposed to work that day but she arranged to be off and I'm glad she did. She was the only person from my side of the family that showed so I'm glad I had her support. A few friends from church and of course Kim was there and Natalie's mom and daughter. I was a little disappointed that not more of my family came. I know a big handful of them had to work which I totally understand, but there were lots of others who gave no excuse for not being there. (*cough* Lindsay *cough*) I guess when it's your 4th child people just don't care anymore? Oh well.
Kora had a blast being my helper and opening all my presents for me. She and Kamryn had fun together being silly. Natalie was a SUPERB hostess and I can't thank her enough. It really meant SO much to me to have her do that.
Later that day Jake had Evan over to go fishing with him, Pawpaw, and Kora. They all caught at least one and had a great time. To cool down, Pawpaw set up the big water slide and let the kids go crazy. Barrett from next door even came over and got in on the fun. While they were being rowdy boys, Jake ended up getting Barrett's knee in his mouth knocking his tooth even MORE loose than it was. Jake's had this tooth loose for what feels like a year and he would NOT touch it. He wouldn't wiggle it or move it from side to side or anything. He hates pain so he's not my child because I remember LOVING the pain from my loose teeth.
I loved making my eyes water and even now I sometimes catch myself loosening my already big teeth just for the pain.
Since it was so loose at that point, Jake told Pawpaw to just "rip it out" and so...
that's exactly what he did! This is a big deal because this is Jake's very FIRST tooth for him to loose ON HIS OWN. He had his bottom two teeth pulled because the new ones were already growing in behind them so that doesn't count as losing them! I know he's making a silly face here, but it's because I told him to do that. You couldn't see the gap good enough with his regular smile so I had him keep his mouth open. As you can see, the new tooth is already through the gums, that's how long we've been dealing with this loose booger. I think his toothless smile makes him look even MORE cute, if that's even possible! He just has a pretty face with those freckles, big blue eyes, long eyelashes and big lips. What a cutie!