Beautiful scenery of the desert where I live. This was just one evening out here, I was so amazed by how beautiful the sky was. In Indiana you didn’t always get to see the beautiful sky because of the trees or the clouds covering the night sky, out here you get to see everything for miles and miles which would normally not impress me but a view like this is breathtaking. I just had to share.
Ever since I donated my hair to Locks of Love last year both of my girls have wanted to do it. BabyGirl got to be the first out of them to do it this weekend. I must say as the two of us waited outside the shop before cutting her hair I repeatedly asked if she was sure. I knew this was a big thing and cutting that much hair off would be huge. I mean am I right? A girl loves her hair, especially when she’s taken such good care of it.
As you can see it had gone just a little past the middle of her back and it is thin. I wasn’t 100% sure she was ready for this. But she made sure to tell me she was. She even told me she wanted to make sure that someone that didn’t have hair would get some. She also told me, “Mom it is just hair, it’ll grow back.” No truer statement. Honestly I think it was harder for me to watch her cut it even though I was proud, I know how much care was put into making her hair that long to get it chopped off. She was all smiles before and after, even now when I look at her she grins from ear to ear. She did such a great thing and for that I am proud.
Can you see the joy she has? Even with her hair in hand she is smiling. She also says she knows she looks cuter now. The kids played a game of trying to figure out which little actress she reminded me of. Figured it out, the little girl on Ramona and Beezus. I know there is another from when I was younger but they’d never figure that out. Have you ever donated your hair or had a child do it? If you are my friend on Facebook you have probably seen my pictures from when I donated my hair a year ago.
Great Clips is the store we went to in order to donate her hair (and mine when I did it) because if they cut all 10 inches (no less) you get it done for free. Make sure your hair is washed before going in. Of course since she was doing it I told them to give it a style so it cost us a little bit but not much and for the price it was totally worth it. Very proud of my little girl!
I would like to introduce you all to the newest member of our family!
This past Saturday, April 27th at 11:56 am Nicoli was born. He is one week old today (Birth Story to come) I’ve yet to come up with a blog name for him, so I’m working on that now.
While we all had a blast hanging out with friends at the pool I must also admit that we all ended up with a few burns from it. SoccerBoy ended up with the worst of it all but only because before going to the pool party he had been at football and they went out selling flyers and he took his shirt off the whole time and got a bit too much sun. I had not known this when we went to the pool. I did have him put sunblock on but apparently he was already cooking and as many of you know the water only makes it worse.
But isn’t a pool day all about relaxing and hanging out with friends? It’s a time of no worries and no thinking just sitting back and chatting. This was how that day went for me. I wasn’t stressed over finding a house, living in a hotel or even worried one of the kids would drown. Hey a mom worries all the time doesn’t she? Instead MissM (oldest daughter of friend) hung out with Little A, he has a big crush on her. BalletGirl hung out with Zman, BabyGirl hung out with the two younger girls (Little Miss M & SwimGirl) and SoccerBoy hung out with everyone at one point. Everyone but mine knew how to swim, mine had devices to keep them afloat or a parent nearby. It was a fun day! Don’t you think? We will be going back later this week and everyone is already excited about it.
Last night we went up to the High School to watch our 1st and 5th graders sing. BalletGirl did a few songs, a poem and a song on her recorder. I was very proud of her. BabyGirl got to sing a few songs with her class too. She looked so happy in front of the crowd, unlike her sister who seemed to have stage fright. I know all about stage fright as I would get it before getting on the stage, but once on the stage it became natural to me. Here’s a clip of both girls. They did very, very good.
Of course she sang a few songs and you can hear her brother telling her hi back in the first song. He really thought she was singing directly at him. I thought it was sweet. BalletGirl did a poem in front of everyone (she’s wearing one of the blue shirts) and later sang for us with her 5th grade class.