A couple of days ago, Ethan reached a huge milestone: the loss of his first tooth! The tooth had been flapping around in his mouth, hanging on by a thread for several days when Bryan and I decided it needed some help to come out. Ethan was not excited about the prospect of Daddy pulling it out for him, but he got through the ordeal bravely and was rewarded with an empty space in his smile and a one hundred yen coin. (I’ll let you figure out the exchange rate to American dollars). 🙂 Our kids like to keep their teeth, so instead of the Tooth Fairy the kids have a special little box to put their teeth in and they get their money as soon as the tooth pops out. 🙂
Here are a couple of photos of Ethan and his new smile.