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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Big Happenings at our House......

we've had a busy few-and emotional for mom-days at our house


On Monday, my youngest (I need to stop calling him the baby) got his haircut for the first time...sniff, sniff. I really resisted this and put it off for probably waaaaayyyy too long. Not probably, yes, way too long-oh boy, I had such a hard time with this. After he was called a girl again last week, I bit the bullet and while the girls had school off and my husband was home on Monday, we went to the hair salon. I had a knot in my stomach the whole time.
Before.....
During.....
After.....
He looks adorable but so different and of course, older. He was so good and the hair stylist was so fast. As you can see, she gave him a lollipop and he was happy as can be!

The girls loved their lollipops too-they were so excited to see him have his haircut-I'm glad we did it while they were home.
and as if the haircut wasn't enough for me.....my oldest daughter celebrated her 13th birthday yesterday-sniff, sniff, sniff!

13
Wow!! Aaahhh!
I'm still trying not to think about having a teenager!!

It's hard to believe that 13 years ago, I was just starting off with my first child, but what a wonderful 13 years it has been.

We went out to Red Robin after the haircut and had a fun dinner. The birthday person always gets to pick where they want to go for dinner. We celebrated again last night with some more ice cream sundaes-she doesn't really like cake/cupcakes-and presents.

Happy, Happy 13th Birthday!!


My thoughts and prayers are with all the people of Haiti and all those families who have relatives in Haiti. My girls' school is collecting money for the Red Cross. When you donate money, they are putting your name on a set of hands and posting it in the hallway to show the kids how much they can all do by working together. They went way above their desired goal the first day! and have collected way more than they ever thought. Although it's easy to feel helpless, it's wonderful to see our community and other communities across the United States doing whatever they can to help out.

17 comments:

Amy said...

My little one finally got hair so I can pull it up. Now she does not get called a boy. I love his new style. That is such a great thing your girls and school did for Haiti..

Theta Mom said...

It's nice to see how everyone is supporting those in need in Haiti...and Happy 13th b-day to your little girl!

Sara said...

Oh he looks A-dorable! Happy Birthday to your teenager!

glenna said...

He's a cutie! Happy birthday to your girl. They grow up fast!

Tara said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY!

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purplume said...

following form Friday follow. A first haircut. I remember some of those. So adorable.

MisAdventuresofMomof3 said...

A haircut does really make them seem grownup! Breaks your heart.


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Katie said...

I'm taking my daughter for her first hair cut in a week and it's quite emotional for me too, sniff...sniff...

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cindi said...

Stopping by from Follow Me Friday. Your little boy looks so grown up. You are a brae mom to celebrate your daughtr turning 13 and getting a big oy haircut on the same day. It's so hard when they refuse to stay little. I'm hosting a giveaway if you are inerested.
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Serendipity said...

Such cute pics! Visiting from SITS :)

Serendipity said...

Such cute pics! Visiting from SITS :)

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Stoppin' by from Friday Follow. Still trying to make it through the entire list!

kanishk said...

It's nice to see how everyone is supporting those in need in Haiti..
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