Sunday, March 21, 2010

French braids and Easter dresses

Grandma JoAnn bought the girls some very cute Easter dresses. Today was the first day that I was able to have the girls wear them. I was able to french braid both Lindsey and Megan's hair. I can't believe that Megan's hair is long enough to braid AND that she sat still long enough for me to do it. Okay, almost sat still long enough. She had to have a little help from Daddy right at the end. The girls looked so cute, so I just had to share some of the pictures.

This is their "Pretty Princess Smile".

Megan's teeth are looking so much better now that we have taken the paci away during the day. She is also talking a lot more, which is so fun.

Hair cuts

Here are the pictures from Lindsey's hair cutting adventure a couple of weeks ago.

The before.
Lindsey's before.
Megan's before.
Lindsey's after. I acutally think it looks pretty cute. But I think that we are going to let her bangs grow for a while!
Megan's after. They just trimmed her hair up a bit, but you can't even tell that it was cut.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hair disaster

A couple of days ago, we bought Lindsey some children's scissors so she could learn how to cut paper. We pulled them out last night and she was so excited. I gave her a few warnings about not cutting anything but the paper and away we went. Today she was still pretty excited about cutting, so I gave them to her while I paid a few bills. The next thing that I know, she comes up to me saying, "Look at my pretty hair, Mommy. Now it looks just like yours!" She was very proud of herself because her bangs were now out of her face. I calmly asked her if she had done that with the scissors, and she said that she had. I then tried to explain to her that we don't cut our own hair. Mommy does that or we go to someone special to cut our hair for us. She got really upset when I told her that I was going to have to take the scissor away because she cut her hair. She also thought that Daddy might cry and be upset when he saw what she had done. Of course, I snapped a few pictures. I swore up and down that MY child would never ever be the one to cut her own hair. I guess I was wrong. Please tell me that every child has to experiment with scissors and their own hair at some point. I am just really thankful that she didn't get ahold of Megan's hair!

P.S. Any ideas on how to fix this? It is cut almost down to the scalp.

Happy birthday, Jason!

Slacker that I am, I am a little late on getting this posted. Jason had a birthday a few weeks ago. His parents came up to celebrate with us. He didn't want me to do anything extravagant, so I didn't even buy him a birthday present. I did want to do something a little special to celebrate, so we made T-bones and an extra fancy chocolate cake.

Yummy, yummy steaks! I think between four adults and two kids we only ate one and a half of these huge steaks.
Showing off the chocolate cake.
I am pretty proud of this little cake. It is the first one that I have ever done from scratch. It was three layers with chocolate filling and a chocolate frosting.
The cake was a huge hit!

So happy belated birthday to my wonderful husband! We love you so very much!