Today was braces day for lovely Miss M. I picked her up early from her gig as a junior counselor for a camp here in town and luckily, unlike Sam's fiasco, we knew this was the big day. Here's the before and after, via phone camera:

She chose Olive Garden for the celebratory meal, where she practiced chewing pizza (no crusts) and flashing her glittering smile. Later we picked up mac & cheese and potatoes to mash and watermelon and ice cream, special floss and extra Advil. I think she is definitely rocking the sparklemouth (although a bit sore).