Monday, April 27, 2009

Thank goodness for miltary haircut regulations

So my husband gave the boys haircuts yesterday which they were in desperate need of and I was glad to have him do it and not pay someone at the BX for a haircut I would ultimately end up despising.
Dylan wanted a regular hair cut so he got buzzed. I was busy and not paying attention when he got to Greydon who now has ANOTHER MOHAWK !!!!!!!! Yes I realize he is four and it is just hair so who cares. In order for a mohawk hair cut to look decent it has to be styled every day which is difficult on school days... these are the days that if I actually shower before dropping of the boys I am impressed (as are the kids teachers But now I have an extra step... style Greydons hair and he is VERY peticular about how it looks. YAY thank you Bill.
I have decided that Bill is secretly obsessed with mohawks and wants one so I guess I should be thankful he is in the military and has regulations as to how he wears his hair otherwise he would have one too. That might be the first thing he does when he retires.

The Longest Day

One day last week Greydon had the longest day ever. (His words) He went to school and it was a beautiful day out so they played outside and did not take naps, they I picked them up, ran some errands and came home to get ready for soccer. He had fallen asleep in the car but I woke him up, got him in the house and told him to sit on the steps while I grabbed his soccer stuff and I would get him dressed. When I came back into the room he was passed out and I had to take a picture it was hilarious. So I woke him up again and he was so upset... "mom I had the longest day I just want to sleep" to which I replied, "sorry buddy you have soccer it is the last practice we are going." So I got him dressed got all three kids there and we were half hour early. Luckily I had juice and scooby bones so I distracted them with that and got him sugared up so he would have energy to do something at soccer. By the end of soccer he was so tired he wasn't even running after the ball he would just stand by the goal with his arms up yelling, "I am open guys" He was wiped out !!! And at the end of practice we found out surprise you have another full week of soccer. Joy.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Another family photo

This photo is of my dad, his wife (Karen), her daughter Annette and her husband Robert and there two kids Anna and John

Family Pictures

When we took this group picture there were four people taking the picture so we were all looking different ways at different times and the kids were so tired and hungry. Still cute though.

Easter Weekend

We had a busy but fun Easter Weekend. The entire family came up so we could spend Easter, my birthday and bless Benjamin in church. Family started to arrive Friday night, the rest Saturday morning/afternoon. Sunday morning was crazy because we had to feed everyone, get ready and get to church by 11am which is a struggle just when it is us let alone twenty of us. So we woke the boys up and sent them out to do a quick egg hunt right away because they were so excited and we didn't want them to have to wait until later. Later there would have been no time really since right when we got home from church we made dinner, we all ate, visited for a few and everyone headed back home. Everyone else's easter egg hunt pics show their kids dressed up really cute. The boys had seriously JUST woken up and they are in pajamas (non matching oh well) but again I am trying to be more of a relaxed mother who worries less about the details and just focus on the fact that they had a great time hunting eggs.


So one day several months ago my brother calls. This is our conversation. "how old are the boys again?" "Four and two...why?" "Huh -- maybe I should have waited a few years to buy them one then" "Buy them what?" "The motorcycle I picked up today" "You bought WHAT for my kids?!!"
Now of course I did not want to offend him so after my "you bought what" explosion I told him how cool I thought it was and how much I appreciate it. (Which I truly do appreciate his extreme generosity) but the overprotective side of me is thinking are you out of your mind? But he has always rode motorcycles, my dad always did and Bill wants one so it almost seems natural that the boys would get one.
He brought it up over Easter and they boys were not too sure at first, then they loved it and then we turned it on. Once they heard the engine both were not too excited but we talked Greydon into getting onto it and he went for a quick ride just down the street and back and he loved it. Dylan (much to my surprise) wanted nothing to do with it. I was really glad that atleast one of them showed interest since he hauled it here from Texas. Now Aunt Karyn wants to get them a bunch of motorcycle gear. She has a great connection with work though so my kids will likely be all decked out very soon. Again I appreciate it so much but people they are FOUR and TWO !! Can't they just play with blocks still ? lol


I believe I have already ranted about the whole mohawk episode enough so I will try not to say too much now :) The boys were not cooperating when I attempted to get a shot of both of them with it so this is what I have. Of course I realized Easter morning that I really wanted to shave their heads before we left for church because their mohawks have grown out so they actually look worse than originally but there was no time... (big sigh) so my kids are looking less then stellar in all the Easter photos but oh well. You only live once and they are still adorable even if their hair is a little funky

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I should really be cleaning my house, etc preparing for Easter Weekend. It will be a big weekend here. The entire family is coming so we can bless Benjamin, it is Easter and apparently I will be 33. It will be the first time my neices and nephews have been to my new house and the first time my step sister and her family will be at my house so I am of course wanting everything to be perfect which is nuts.
I am having a hard time figuring out what to put into Easter baskets as the boys are getting older and realize hey there is candy out there I could be eating so why am I not getting any.
And the big dreaded thing.... 33... I realize it is not old but I thought I was only going to be 31... lol... I know how could I lose a couple years there and be so clueless I don't know but I did. And it really seemed like once I knew the number was bigger I saw more wrinkles. So I am trying to decided if I should be 33 forever now, age gracefully and not reveal my true age or work backwards and say I am 31 for the next ten years. The silly things that get us worked up are amazing when there is so much more going on in the world. But this week these are the big things in my world :)
Hopefully I can get pictures of the boys mohawks on here soon. There Dad took them to get haircuts and they both ended with mohawks that the lady didn't even do right. Needless to say I was not happy. She is not allowed to cut the boys hair and Bill is not allowed to take them by himself for a bit. I realize it is just hair and all that but seriously...I was not prepared for that.
Happy Easter to all !