Saturday, June 30, 2007

Gosh, has it really been two weeks since I have written on my blog? Here are some photos of the boys and some other random pictures. I haven't been had any great inspiration lately for a creative blog topic, so I will stick to photos for now!

Zion by our new tree. One day we were playing at the park, and while we were eating our lunch, I noticed this small tree laying on the ground. The leaves were beginning to shrivel. I looked around for some evidence that someone was getting ready to plant it. There were no holes, and no other trees that had been recently planted. So the boys and I power walked home, got the car, and zipped back to rescue the little tree. It is doing so good. The original leaves are starting to fall, but new little ones are starting to grow!

Brain freeze!

The boys enjoying ice cream on a hot day. Mmm delicious ice cream. My new favorite is "Carmel Cone" by Hagen Daas. I wish I had never tried it, because it is truly sublime and very addicting!

My peas growing on their new trellis. I made it out of string. Since I have trained them to grow on the strings, they have been growing so fast.

Zion Gardening! Whoops, where are his pants? He has been very interested in potty training lately, so I was letting him go bottomless. No luck, back in diapers. One day, I will be free from my diaper genie, free I tell you!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Fathers Day!

The boys and I have been ready for Fathers Day for weeks. They painted picture frames that Juddah found at Jo-Ann's Fabric. They did a great job keeping their gifts a secret, and only mentioned them a few times. Luckily, Dad had no idea what "picture things" they were talking about.
This morning we woke up early, hung our sign, took pictures, zipped over to our local Wal-Greens, waited forever for the pictures, then surprised Dad. It was a lot of fun. I think they turned out so cute.

The boys one-of-a-kind, hand-painted masterpieces.

Juddah posing under the sign. You can't see it, but he is standing on a bar stool, so he was a little nervous. When I was helping him down he said "Did you like my good balance Mom?"

Zion under the sign. He wouldn't stand on the stool, so he is just sitting!

Happy Fathers Day!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

The past few days have been full of rain. Needless to say, the boys have been getting pretty creative inside the walls of our house. We are usually outside for most of the day. I can hardly remember how we passed the time this winter, because these last few days have been dragging on and on, with one huge mess after another. Here are some of the funnier moments in pictures.

Before the rain; Iris and Juddah 4-wheelin'

Super Zion, well equipped with helmet and cape.

Camp out in the living room. Why don't they lay that still when it is nap or bed time?

Juddah in his super cape

My corn is finally starting grow!! I don't think it is going to be "knee high by the 4th of July"

Friday, June 8, 2007

Chopped up

Despite everyones good advice and words of encouragment, I cut my hair. Well, I didn't personally cut my hair, but a friend of mine did (she's a hair school grad.) I am actually very excited about this new look. And actually, even though she cut my hair in a different style than I had it before, it looks almost identical to how it was in High School.

That's a big pile of hair!

I was so excited about my hair cut, I had to take pictures and post it on my blog asap.

The boys had fun watching me get my hair cut. Juddah was as unpatient as I was to see the end result. He kept asking "are you done yet?"
I hope you all like it, because I love it!! And I promise to stop complaining about my hair all the time!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Can I get some help here?

I am having a bad hair month. It is just not looking good, no matter what I do. I am seriously contemplating cutting it. I need some feedback. Should I cut my hair into a choppy bob? Or should I trim it and hope that solves some of the problems? Should I change my shampoo? What to do?
My problem with my long hair is, is I never know if I am going to have a great hair day, or a horrible hair day. I do the same thing about everyday, and depending on, who knows what, it either looks great or bad. Which, isn't a problem when I am just going to go to the grocery store, but then when we have friends over, or I want to look good, I don't know how my hair will turn out. Here is my "hair" routine: Shampoo/condition with products that are suppose to control frizz and bring out your waves, brush with a soft comb, put in wavy hair stuff, scrunch, let air dry. Like I said before, sometimes it looks great, sometimes it looks terrible. When mom and dad were in HR, I used a blow dryer for the first time in about 4 years. It made my hair look great one day, then the next not so great.
The perks to short hair, if I remember correctly, is it looks great no matter what. Even when I would cut at it myself, not wash it for weeks, put lots of product or no product in, it looked alright. But then, it is the same everyday, and I like to think with long hair I have some versatility, even if I have no control, or how-to-fix-it knowledge. I try to be as free, or easy going with my long hair as I was with my short hair, but the results of not doing anything with long is so drastically different than with short.
Ug, I suppose I need to stop obsessing. Maybe someone will have some good advice for me out there, maybe, please, help, ahhhh.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Strawberry Fields Forever

Look what we found in our garden today!! We have been waiting and waiting for these strawberries to be ready to eat. Every time we water, Juddah inspects the plants looking desperately for a berry to pick. Today he announced there were "tons" of red strawberries. We each got to eat one berry. They were so sweet and juicy. I am so excited for the other green bulbs to ripen. We are suppose to get strawberries all summer. I hope so!

Mmm, this is good

Are there any more?

"Can we check for berries tomorrow?"