Monday, August 24, 2009

A week of Firsts

It has been a week of "firsts" for the Huitink family. It amazes me how often we have those firsts, but it is also very special. Kaylie lost her first tooth on Wednesday, after some prodding from several older cousins. She took a napkin and pulled it out at the Pizza Hut in Orange City. After we got home, she wouldn't go to sleep because she was afraid of the tooth fairy. But, the next morning when she woke up, mom got a phone call that "the tooth fairy left me a buck! I'm not scared of that guy anymore!" Kaylie had a second tooth that was very loose, and on Saturday afternoon, she let dad wiggle it and he pulled that one out. We now have a little girl missing two bottom front teeth! The tooth fairy came again on Saturday night and was accidentally generous, and she found $2 under her pillow on Sunday morning. We told her that it might be a good idea to put one of the dollars in the offering at church on Sunday morning, and she decided that it would be good to put BOTH dollars in. Needless to say, made mom and dad very proud.

Jordan had his first football game in Sioux Falls on Saturday. He is playing Center on offense, and somewhere on the line for defense. No, I'm not an ignorant mom, they just kept moving him around on the line. I think he ended up at Right Tackle, but we'll see where he plays next week! Their team lost, 13-26, but they did score two touchdowns and really played well together for the first experience in an actual game. He had a tackle to prevent an extra point, so he was pretty pumped about that. Although, he did come out of that one with a battle wound... The kid he tackled ended up with his helmet coming up on Jordan's chin. It has turned some funky colors, that's for sure!
Overall, Jordan was satisfied with the outcome. He is anxious for football practice again tonight.

Today is the first day of school. Jordan was ready to go...he has missed the social part of school. Kaylie goes this afternoon - at 12:30. They have an early dismissal at 1:45, so they will ride the bus home. Maybe if I pay close enough attention to time this afternoon, I can get a picture of them coming off the bus together. Kaylie has been asking every 15 minutes "when is it time to go to school", so it will probably be a long morning!


  1. It is amazing that Kaylie just looks that much older now missing some teeth! :(
    That is awesome for Jordan too! I can't wait to see him play! :)

  2. Love all the firsts! I am excited (I think) about entering the world of organized sports for the first time next week. We are starting with soccer... you are def. a pro so I may have to consult you as we progress to bigger and better things:)