Let me tell you. I always have grand intentions of all the things I am going to share on the blog. Half written posts, posts in my head, oodles of pictures taken with a specific post in mind and then...
Life happens and posts don't get written or finished. And you never get to hear about that trip we took to Disney World almost two years ago.
So, for your reading enjoyment, here are seven quick blog posts I have been planning on writing.
1. The Princess gets glasses.
In hindsight I should have probably realized she needed them. She would get so upset when doing her school work that her letters looked wiggly. I thought she was just being a perfectionist. That was only part of it though. Turns out wiggly meant blurry. Go figure.
Almost 6 and she had never had a haircut. Her hair was getting so long. And difficult to manage. And it was beginning to become a bit of a sanitation issue in the bathroom. So I was really ready for her to cut it. But she wasn't so sure. And I remember being little and wanting long hair so badly. I figure kids don't get to make a ton of their own decisions. Hair is such a personal thing. What harm does it do to let them do whatever they want with it? Grow it long, cut it all off, dye it a crazy color, shave half of it. It grows back. If my kids are going to do anything crazy to their bodies, I want it to be their hair!
So, I waited until she was ready to cut it. And waited. And waited...
Finally while we were on vacation in San Antonio, visiting my family, we went to eat and noticed a kids haircut place in the same shopping center. Sharkey's Cuts for Kids
I asked her if she wanted to give it a try. She wasn't sure. She seemed to like the idea of short hair but was a bit fearful of the process. So we looked up the place online and saw they had a first haircut package that included nail painting. She was excited about the idea but still a bit unsure. I convinced her to go in and take a look around. She agreed. Once we got there the staff was amazing with her. Her hairdresser did a great job of calming her and explaining everything to her. Before she knew it she was getting her haircut. She even got to pick her "flavor" shampoo. She picked chocolate. Chocolate shampoo! She decided to sit in a race car chair and watch a show while she had her haircut. Finished off with a cute butterfly clip. Then on to the nail painting. She got to pick her colors and her new look was finished off with a sparkly ring.
3. Edel 2014
I almost didn't go when I found out that Dwija couldn't make it. I wouldn't really know anyone there! Who would I follow around all weekend?? But I summoned up the courage and went to the Edel Gathering 2014 and had a blast. I acted like a serious stalker and hung out with all the cool kids. They were totally wondering why I kept following them around the whole weekend but were too nice to say anything like, "Get away from me you freak."
I stayed in the Penthouse of the Omni hotel with some seriously awesome ladies. The Penthouse! Special elevator and all. Ruined me for all other hotel rooms forever.
|Our room had a doorbell. Doorbell! It's the little things.|
|Photo Courtesy of Mystic Prints Photobooth|
AND Jenn Fulwiler called me by name. She knew my name!!!! Is what I thought to myself before I realized I was wearing a name tag. Still totally cool.
Bought this gorgeous rosary bracelet from one of my awesome Penthouse Crew roomies, Shannon of Organic Mama's Shop.
Cari, Hallie and Shannon wear. Yet again, I somehow find myself in the company of the cool kids.
But who am I kidding. Everyone at Edel was cool!
|Shannon and Wendy at the First unofficially official meeting of the I Heart Dweej Fan Club|
While I was away at Edel and San Antonio, all my kitchen windowsill plants died. The guaranteed to grow seeds I planted in my outside flower beds did not grow.
|Weeds and thorny vines came back.|
5. The Orange Wall Update
I tried the Cayenne paint color I was considering and liked it even less than the original orange.
6. Mr. Cool
Some friends of mine had a baby. Then they had to return to work. And since they weren't going to be using him during the day anyway, they were generous enough to let us borrow him while they work. How awesome is that? Let me tell you folks. This is the life. All the fun of playing with the baby all day and then we get to send him home and sleep all night. Plus I have somewhat bigger kids now to help me with all the actual work. They love to play with him and keep him entertained. The Princess loves to feed him. The Peanut loves to read to him. They keep a constant eye on him. It's a good thing his mother doesn't know how little actual work I do caring for her child! The Princess has even declared that she will teach him to clap and then potty train him. He isn't quite a year old but she is determined. (Just to clarify, I do change the diapers.) He is such a sweetie. The happiest baby alive. Even when he cries, which is rare, he will periodically stop and grin from ear to ear and then go back to crying. As if to say, "I really want to be happy, if you could just take care of this one problem for me I can be my happy self again." And he does. The minute he is fed or changed or comforted he is back to laughing and babbling away. The kids have dubbed him Mr. Cool. I opted to use that nickname over my husband's affectionate title "Mr. Stinks AKA Baby Stinks." I assure the nickname is a clear sign of affection. Just ask "Baby Butt-Cheeks." I don't have his parent's permission to plaster pictures of him all over the internet but conveniently his mom has already done that for me so feel free to look at all the sweetness and be a little jealous that I get to hang out with that cutie almost every day.
7. Dare Me For Charity
Totally jumped off a 40 ft platform into an airbag for a reality TV show. All to raise money and awareness for Girl Power 2 Cure. An amazing cause dear to my heart because of a beautiful, sweet, amazing girl named Juliana. Trust me, it takes a pretty amazing person to convince me to jump off a perfectly good platform. (Ok, the platform was totally scary.) Juliana has Rett Syndrome. You can read more about Juliana and Rett Syndrome at her Girl Power 2 Cure page and be sure to check out her Mom's blog.
Dare Me for Charity when it airs and you may get the chance to see me ever so eloquently say "That is the worst thing I have ever done" immediately following my jump. Or better yet I won't even make the cut and you can see far greater and more interesting people and learn about some great charities.
And now that you have endured reading those not so quick takes, you are all caught up on my ever so exciting life and I am all out of things to think about blogging about!
It seems appropriate that I didn't manage to finish this in time to actually post it on Friday!
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