Thursday, June 12, 2008

I made the cut!

No, I didn't try out for SYTYCD, American Idol or any other talent show for that matter...I just cut my hair! I've been feeling weighted down by my long hair so I made an appointment to get my hair cut, not really having any clue what I was going to do with it. I had decided, though, that if my hair was long enough to donate, I would cut it short. If not, I would just get an inch or two cut off. To donate to Pantene Beautiful Lengths, you need a ponytail at least 8 inches long. I had 9 inches! So, a short cut we did.The girl that cut it, Ashton, is awesome. Like I mentioned, I didn't really know what I wanted to do but she had some ideas and I told her to do whatever she wanted! She did and I am very pleased with the results!

This is 9 hours later and it still looks pretty good (aside from a little frizz!) Don't you love the back? I feel like a new woman! Ashton took a lot of time to show me how to syle it so we'll see how I do tomorrow. I always hate doing my hair the day after I get it cut because I can never do it right but hopefully this 'do will be pretty low-maintenance.

Do you love to Crock Pot?

I do! Especially on hot days when I don't want to heat the house anymore by turning on the oven. So, imagine my glee when I came across this blog. A new crock pot recipe for everyday this year! Just in time for summer!

Friday, June 6, 2008

It's a first day of Summer vacation MIRACLE!

Everyone slept in until 8:00 this morning! That might not seem like a miracle to you but take this into consideration: every morning this week, one of my boys has been up BEFORE the alarm clock even went off at 7:00. AND...Lucy slept from midnight until 8! So, really, it is a first day of summer vacation miracle!!!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

I'm in Love

It's official, I am crazy in love with this little girl! Just the fact that she had a bad night (she's teething) and I had intermittent sleep, but I still just want to eat her up proves that I am whooped! And can you blame me? Look at that face!

Last Monday Lucy turned 6 months...6 months!!! I honestly am freaking out a little that she has been with us for that long! It saddens me that the newborn phase is over but at the same time, she is so cute and interactive and learning so much that I can't wish for time to stand still.

Here are her 6 month stats: 17 lbs. 11 oz. , 24.9 inches. That translates to 79th% for weight and 20th% for height. Oh my! Two little sharp baby teeth poked through last week and her top gums are swollen. She is on the fast track for teeth! She is sleeping pretty well (except for last night) and is such a delight! She loves her brothers as they make her giggle; Curtis can actually make her belly laugh which is an almost unbearable sound. She is starting to get a little hesitant about other people, always has to make sure mom is close by. She really is such a happy baby and our whole family is smitten!

Both of the boys have had a stomach bug the last week. Sam and I have both had to clean up barf on more than one occassion. But, I think they are both doing better. Last Friday was Noah's Kindergarten Share. His class sang about 4 or 5 songs for us and then showed us their "portfolio". The songs were hilarious and oh, so cute. I laughed to the point of tears. Here is the video of one of the songs from the Kindergarten Share. Unfortunately, I shake when I laugh so the picture is pretty shaky! I love how they all start to giggle before the "bums out" part. I think Noah was most excited about the portfolio, though. In there was a certificate from the Mileage Club showing that he had run 79 miles this year! He is an amazing little guy! Yesterday I took him to the Dr. and she was checking his lung capacity and said it was well above other kids his age/size and that he is really in shape. I've got to find some good sports programs for him!

Curtis had a busy week with a field trip to the park one day and swimming the next. He also went bowling for Cub Scouts. Noah, Lucy and I were able to go bowling too which was fun. Curtis didn't care about form or style, he just wanted to see how much energy he could get behind that ball! He would practically run up to the line and sling the ball down the lane. It was quite a sight to see.
I took him to the Dr. last month and he has grown 3 inches in 6 months! He is gaining on me quickly! He has been working hard at home trying to earn money so he can buy Legos. He will ask me what chores he can do so he can make the most money! Legos are the hot item in our home. Sam got a Lego catalog in the mail a few weeks ago and at any given time during the day I can find one of the kids just poring over the catalog deciding which Lego set to buy first. Curtis actually slept with it last night! He told me that if he won $1000 he would buy the $499 Millennium Falcon set for Sam. Such a thoughtful kid!

Thursday is the last day of school which brings mixed emotions for me. I'm planning on doing fun activities every week with the kids and making sure they aren't bored at home all the time. The part I'm not looking forward to is the fighting. Those boys have a love/hate relationship. My sis told me about someone she works with that when he was growing up and fighting with his siblings, his mom would send them to the front porch until they resolved their differences. They hated it so they very quickly learned not to fight! I have been using this tactic and it is actually working...hopefully the summer will be fight-free! Am I dreaming thinking this?