Yes! Dalton finally lost that last front tooth. Watching teeth get loose, then wobbly, then hang there by a thread always turns my stomach. Finally, his last front tooth is gone.
There is just something about his toothless grin that makes me want to love up on this boy. Of course, he can’t stand that. And he grimaces every time I tell him how adorable he is. Evidently his father filled his head with some fictitious tale of boys with missing teeth who look tough. And mean.
Adorable is what I say. At least until those big ol’ chompers start to grow in. And he starts to look way older than he should.
Another reason to smile is my sweet friend Diana. She encouraged me to head on down to my local USCIS office and see if we could go ahead and get fingerprinted. No waiting for my rescheduled May 18th appointment.
She recommended we go, like now.
So we did. And guess what?? They actually did it! Didn’t even bat an eye. Took us in, took our prints and bid us good day. That easy!! So, in one fell swoop, we shaved almost a month off our wait for Vivi! Wahooooo!!!
Told you she’s sweet 🙂
Your Toothless Wonder is totally adorable, even if he thinks otherwise! Mean and tough? There’s lots of time for that…later. 🙂
I’m sooooo glad your friend encouraged you to get your prints done now! Wow!! We got our approval less than a week after our prints…and I recently heard of someone else who did also. More great news is on your not-so-distant horizon!!
SMILING here for you!!!!
Have fun shopping for OW. I wish I could join you in the splurge for those precious babies!!!!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with the adorable toothless wonder ant the rest of the family!!!
anne and mike says
Awesome about the fingerprints! It is so rare that you are able to speed things up in this process, what a coup!
Hey Big D! Loving the toothless smiles.
Sending hugs & kisses to all.
The Ferrill's says
Man, can we do pre-arranged marriages? My Carlie and your Dalton would be a match made in Heaven, I tell ya.
That is one handsome fella.
I sent you an email this morning…I want to send you something for Orphan’s Wish….
Ohhhh…there sure is something about a boy with missing teeth!! ADORABLE is right!!
And GREAT news about the ‘prints!!
What a relief to know that is done before you go to China next week!
Now Dalton has a place to hold a straw! 🙂
That’s awesome you’re one month closer to Vivi!
Oh, he IS adorable!! And rough… and manly… and rugged…
And YAY for you!! I’m so glad you were able to get fingerprinted. Woo hoo!!
Sweet boy. He’s so cute. What great news. I’m happy to see things moving smoothly. And can’t wait to follow your trip.
I love toothless grins, too- on babies and on 7 year-olds. I just put a missing-tooth picture of my 7-year-old on my blog too:)
Heather Thompson says
Tell Dalton he looks cute but fierce:) It always bring a smile to my face to see a toothless grin!
I’m so jealous of your trip to love on those babies and can’t wait to see the pictures!
a Tonggu Momma says
Shaving a month off? Yeah!!! That is wonderful news. And Dalton looks totally adorable… er… I mean tough. He looks tough!
He is so adorable! My little man is DYING to lose a tooth!
WOW! That is awesome! I can’t believe they took you early! And I’m pretty sure I used too many exclamation points in this post.
Haha how cute! Did he get anything nice from the tooth fairy? (i presume you have the tooth fairy in the US and it isnt just a British thing? I really dont know!)xx
look at that sweet toothless grin. Adorable!!!!!!
Whaaaa hooooo is right about the fingerprints : ) Awesome!!!
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