Yep, it’s the last time someone in our house will lose their first tooth.  Adam lost his on Friday.  He was quite distraught when it loosened considerably Thursday evening – freaked out when it bled a little.  Then Friday morning at breakfast it just fell out.  He walked over and handed it to me and said – “look what fell out on my tongue!”  Here’s the little dude with his gap-y smile….


He’s quite proud of the fact that he was the youngest of his brothers to lose his first tooth.  It’s nice to do something *first* when you are the youngest!  Anyway, I had him pick out some papers so he could have his tooth tin all ready for the tooth fairy. Adam went with the sock monkey papers from Daisy D’s  – here’s how it turned out!



supplies: What’s In Your Tin? Set 1 byMelanie Muenchinger for Gina K Designs; Daisy D’s sock monkey papers; palette noir black ink; Cricut Expressions; prism papers;Mono Multi; Terrifically Tacky Tape – 1/8 and 1/4; and “altoid” tin.

So I used my Cricut to get the letters for Adam’s name – mostly because he loves the color red and I didn’t have rub-ons or anything in that color.  And now that I am using the Cricut more – I love it!  Alex was up late the night we made this and we had a great time fiddling around with stuff.  I am totally picking up the Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge – I did a bag off the cartridge that came with it – totally cute!  I and really liking the idea of being able to cut a box or bag in whatever size I want – how cool, huh?

Here’s what Alex and I made – he’s definitely the most athletically inclined so he wanted the “Award” to be for exercising…..And yes, he’s wearing a Chinese outfit I got him when I went last year.  He loves that outfit – but it’s getting a bit small so he is hoping that Aunt Kimberly will bring him a larger one when she visits the US this summer! (hint hint, Aunt Kimberly!)


*don’t laugh at my attempt at drawing a bar bell!*
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