ian lost his fourth tooth, right in the front. it was already loose when he missed a flyball (which he threw himself) that smacked him in the mouth and knocked out the tooth!
he looks ridiculous and goofy and endearing. it reminded me of when i lost my front tooth eating a chicken leg; i swallowed the tooth and never saw it again. (i've never confirmed this story with my mother. it's possible that i made it all up.)
sadly, the tooth fairy (i.e., mom) forgot to bring ian some cash that night (oopsy!). hopefully she (i.e., i) won't forget tonight.