Monday, February 05, 2007

Week 5: Use some ephemera from your week

An ephemera from our week last week was my daughter's loose teeth that came out. It was her little pass to some money! Oh shoot, I guess the definition is something printed with limited time use. I thought it meant just something small that was a pass to something (like a tooth is a pass to some money). Oh well, I was inspired to paint this little painting and I'm gonna use it. :)

Makenzie lost her 5th and 6th tooth and was visited by the tooth fairy. Kenz is very proud of the fact that she lost her 5th tooth while in a time out. I guess she had nothing else to do so she just pulled her loose tooth right out. In all the excitement we forgot she was in a time out and danced around and looked at the neat new hole in her gums. Now she is officially missing her two front teeth. Is there anything cuter than that? Not that I can think of. :)

It's always a surprise with Makenzie. Our poor tooth fairy has to go to so much work just to pay the poor kid off. I threw such a stink about wanting to keep Kenzie's first tooth she lost and not let that tooth fairy at it. So Makenzie came up with a great solution. It was that she would leave a note for the tooth fairy to please give her some money for loosing the tooth and put her tooth under her mom's pillow for that time. Works for me.

Four teeth ago the fairy found a note under Makenzie's pillow asking for a fuzzy, sparkly journal with jewels on it instead of a dollar. That poor fairy put her money back in her purse she was about to give to Makenzie and went out that night to several stores looking for such a journal. After two days she finally ended up finding a journal with a big "K" on it (for Kenzie of course) with jewels in the K. Makenzie seemed pretty happy about that. (phew)

Three teeth ago that fairy was so sleepy that she missed her accidentally three nights in a row (CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?) and felt so terrible that she gave her two dollars hoping that would make up for it. Makenzie was a little worried about the missing tooth fairy and felt sorry for herself, telling us that she was sure that everyone else who lost a tooth that week was probably getting a puppy and that mean ol' fairy kept forgetting her. The increase of payment by double made her feel better though.

This last time the tooth fairy led her on a treasure hunt for her money before Kenzie could ask for anything different.

I found the most adorable thing that we are going to make. Here's the link http://www.thetoymaker.com/Toypages/06gazebo/06toothfairyGazebo.html It's a little gazebo that you put together for the tooth fairy to come rest in when she stops at your place. Sleepy thing. It must be exhausting working the graveyard shift night after night. Come to think of it, we have a little lantern that I use as a decoration and put a little Tinkerbelle figurine in that the tooth fairy could sleep in if we just kick Tink out. hmmmm, I'm not sure how that will got over. Tink's a little feisty.
Anyway, this looks too fun not to make if you ask me.

So these are our adventures with this little fairy. We sure like her and how hard she tries to please this quirky and opinionated kid of ours. Heaven help us when Kendyl starts loosing teeth too.

16 comments:

jess said...

wow! LOVE your drawing!!

Lis said...

This is just beautiful, love yur painting :)

Jenny said...

Very sweet!

Kristen said...

it's a great picture! and no matter how much you beg, nerd, I am not saying that I eat boogers! :)

valerie said...

an absolutley stunning card you really are the most fantastic artist

cheri said...

Love the cat, love the fairy, really love the CARD!

Kim said...

Love your artwork! So sweet - I want to go make one of those tooth fairy boxes for my girlies now - thanks for the link! TFS-Kim

Gigi said...

as always, your paintings are amazing!!! love this, it is so sweet.

Colleen said...

wow
these are amazing! fabulous! are you an illustrator?

Di said...

Wow, stunning work as always. I love looking at your cards each week :-)

Nat said...

Your drawing is really unbelievable beautiful! Love this and the idea to keep this as a memory!

Ken Chandler said...
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Ken Chandler said...

That's a sweet image. Reminds me of when the toothfairy used to visit my bedroom in the darkness of night.

By the way, about my duck, you have an odd sense of what's attractive Penelope :) -- but I appreciate that-- diversity in all things you know.

Deb's (my wifes) website is a business. She and her sister make and sell children's dress-up clothes (fairy & princess costumes), please feel free to take a look.
www.cordeliascorner.com

They're on their way to becoming too big for their britches, or skirts. They've drawn attention from some serious corporations that want in on their act. We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for the great compliment. Made my day too!

Torn-Paper Jen said...

Wow, this is so soft and beautiful. Excellent work.

Aashild said...

Wow - how come I haven't visited your blog earlier?? You make the most beautiful drawings! Simply love your toothfairy :)

happydays525 said...

love your card...beautiful!