Sunday, November 25, 2012

Charlotte's First Haircut

It was time.  Charlotte is 21 months old now, it was about time to trim her hair, not because she has a lot of hair, but rather because the way that it was growing in.  The girl had a mullet, and it had to go.

I had to search through pictures to find a good "before" shot.  Thankfully Lily had taken my camera and gone on a spree and along the way nabbed this one.  This photo is a couple of months old, so it was longer.
 Overall she was good about letting me trim it.  The girl is not great about sitting still so it was a job to get her to sit still long enough to make just a few simple cuts.
 Every time I tried to take a picture of the back she would throw herself backwards on Tyson's lap and laugh.  She thinks that it is funny to drive me nuts like this.
 I finally managed to get a picture.  Nothing fancy, just a straight trim along the back.  Hopefully I can let it grow for a while now.  I'm not expecting much though, it takes a while for my girls' hair to grow.
Speaking of hair, Lily finally has enough for my to really get to play with.  I'm loving it...and she tolerates it well.


The last few years each Thanksgiving has been so different, either with my huge family, on our own, or with Tyson's extended family.  This year we opted for a simpler day and planned to spend the day with our friends, the Jenkins family.  Tyson of course still had to work so we planned to eat at noon so that he wouldn't miss out.

Since we were all so on top of things and baked like crazy on Wednesday, we were able to relax a bit on Thursday morning and the kids made some turkey hats.
 They were very excited about them, and Charlotte was very excited about the glue stick.  Kinda made her mad when I took it away.
 They sure turned out cute though!
 While we were getting the final items ready for dinner the kids disappeared.  I found them in the crib playing with the light-up toy.  Good thing the baby was asleep in another room.
 This is an AFTER dinner shot.  I had to look twice to be sure because there is an awful lot of goodness still on that table.  It was delicious!  Plus we had 8 different pies for 6 adults and 3 small children.
Tyson had to go right to work after dinner, but the girls and I stayed to play, go for a walk, and then the grown-ups played a few games.  It was a really great low-key way to spend such a great holiday!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Five Years

Yesterday Tyson and I celebrated our fifth anniversary.  I had a friend tell me that this was the first "big" anniversary, the first real milestone.  It got me thinking back about everything that has happened in the last 5 years.  We've bought a home, added 2 beautiful and rambunctious daughters and 2 dogs to our family, started college, earned an associate's degree, along with about a thousand other things. 
Things aren't always perfect, but the future is bright!  


Halloween was very busy this year with a different activity every day of the week.  We decided to opt for trick-or-treating in my parents neighborhood, they have a great little program of parading through the park and trick-or-treating there and it is very convenient with my little girls since Tyson usually works on Halloween.

Lily decided that she wanted to be a mermaid this year.
 She also decided that Charlotte needed to be a mermaid like her.
After trick-or-treating with the family we went to some friends' home for donuts and chili and the girls got to do a little bit of traditional trick-or-treating with their friend around the cul-de-sac and Lily is very well with it, Charlotte was just a little small and had a hard time keeping up with the bigger kids.