Thursday, September 24, 2009

Haircuts from home

Lukas has been blessed with the thickest head of hair I have ever seen. I just know that some day he will totally appreciate this gift he has been given. Until then, we have to remind him that he just has too much hair and it needs to go from time to time. Otherwise he ends up looking something like a space cadet might look like, I imagine. In our efforts to save money, I took myself to Smart Style for my hair cut because... well..., I do love and trust my loving husband with his clippers and all....but I think my hair deserves, um, maybe someone with more 'girl hair cutting experience'. Well, I was wrong. She was a girl with scissors and that's about it. I'm not sure she even went through beauty school and finished. Cuz she butchered my hair. Sniff sniff. I keep telling myself, it'll grow. And I know it will. But I did wait, I actually already knew, that you get what you pay for in the hair cutting business. But, we do need so save money. So it was a sacrifice I was willing to make....just. this. once. Besides, it'll grow....
Lukas on the other hand, his hair cut experience was way better than mine on this day.

Look at that precision. Do you have any idea how hard it was for Lukas to be this still?? He got popcorn afterwards. He was just that still.
Finished product. I should have taken a before and after picture....but you get the idea. A good home made hair cut. By the 'best daddy in the world!' And that has absolutely nothing to do with the popcorn reward!

And not to be left out of a is Logan just this morning. Enjoying some Go-Gurt on his new favorite perching spot. The blanket basket. He loves to sit here and eat his snacks and watch the world go by. I sure do love my boys. Hair and perching spots and all!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Cows and Milk

Hi Cow. You are about to be milked by my child.

They just go together. Cows and Milk. Milk and Cows. And our Lukas has known for a while, thanks to Columbian Park and their fake cow with fake utters, where milk comes from. Although he had never actually seen it with his own two eyes until this past weekend. Oh yes. There were real live lactating cows. And milk buckets. And would you believe that Lukas was the first in line?? Oh yes he was!
First, a little training. (aka a pep talk)Lukas just settled right on in there and got busy getting some milk."ooooo Mommy, that's warm!"And yes, this cow made the typical low groan of a "mmmoooooooooo" every third squeeze or so. Now, I'm not a farm girl so I have no idea what this moooooo means. But I have had three children, so I am pretty sure I know the sense of relief she must have been feeling. We spent a good part of our day there at Prophetstown. Carriage rides, chicken chasing, horse wrangling, popcorn eating (we did wash our hands, promise) and lots of watching out for manure. And you know what Lukas' favorite part was? Yep. Cows. Lactating ones. I am certain this was the experience of a lifetime for Lukas.

Now, I can't say for certain, but I think there's a small chance he may never want to drink milk again....

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Random Acts of Catching Up

Life has changed so dramatically for us in the last two months. Not only have we moved across the country, changed jobs and enrolled in new schools, we are also expecting baby number 3! We will be graced by (we assume HIS) grace in March. With all that, I have truly fell behind with our little blog.
For that I am sorry. I will try to be better! In my defense, we have had some serious Internet issues and logging on has been tough, to say the least. But, the problem seems to be fixed. Fingers crossed.

Lukas is thriving in 1st grade. He has homework and spelling tests that he has to study for. He has made good friends and really enjoys riding the school bus.

Logan is growing by leaps and bounds. His vocabulary is taking off. It's the sweetest sound.

We have kept our weekend full of fun since moving closer to family. Here are some pictures to prove it:
Logan enjoying a little evening snack

Lukas and his cousin Micah

Logan and his sleeping issues

Logan attempting some type of Yoga position

Lukas winning first place at the Pinewood derby at the Indiana State Fair

Exploring the Fire Trucks at the State Fair

It has indeed been a good summer, even though we relocated half way through. Memories are made everywhere; everywhere there are memories to be made!