Monday, May 14, 2012

Hair cut and Mother's Day

All of us together on Mother's Day
First of all, Eli is feeling much better.  He still has a little bit of a runny nose, but he's back to playing a lot and being crazy.  No, really, the kid's not quite right but he's all ours!  Anyway, we had an extremely busy weekend.  Saturday started with making French Toast and bacon (Zachary's request).  Zachary's a great helper!  Then off to the ball field for Zachary's tball game.  We ate lunch at Mi Pueblo then surprised Zachary by taking him to the Rail Fest in town.  It's sponsored by the Daviess County Historical Society and there are lots of train exhibits/collectors/experts there.  He won a prize at the games (a pink stuffed elephant earned by picking up a rubber duck out of a pool.  The duck had the letter "L" on it, which meant "large" but he insists it's "L" for "elephant."  We tried to explain the difference but sometimes you can't argue with four-year-old logic).  Then it was time for the main reason we went....he wanted to ride the train.  He & I went and it was a fun ride.  The "L-ephant" was safely strapped in the seat between us and seemed to have fun too.

We only spent about 25 minutes at the Rail Fest but in that short time Eli was referred to as a girl at least three times.  He's needed a haircut for a while but Bryan and I both wanted to be there for it and it's been hard to get it done since he's been sick.  Now was the time.  We went.  There was no wait.  Bryan, Zachary & Eli all got their hair cut.  I stood ready with the camera and snacks. Eli did great.  He sat in the chair by himself and wore the cape.  She even used the clippers on the back of his neck and around his ears and he didn't fuss much about that at all.  It's sad to me that he can let someone use scissors around his head but he throws a tantrum to be put on the scales at the doctor's office.  Anyway, he did great and looked at himself in the mirror a lot.  Zachary did well too (he HATES getting his haircut, but once it starts he does fine). 

BEFORE:  It's not clear but it shows the curls and length in the back.

A good shot showing some of the length he had.  Poor kid probably hadn't seen anything for months because of the hair over his eyes!

Bryan and Zachary getting their hair cuts at the same time.

He always fusses but it looks so good when he's done!

AFTER:  All his precious curls are GONE!  sorry I can't figure out how to rotate this picture so it's straight

Some of the hair that was left in the chair (there was at least this much on the floor and we already filled an envelope as a keepsake!)

♥ Now he definitely looks like a little boy ♥

After haircuts we went to Walmart.  Then we finally went home.  Bryan's dad brought their tiller over and Bryan started tilling our very first garden ever.  I'm hearing that it's getting late to start a garden but we figure better late than never, right?  The worst we can do is kill it.  I'm sure there will be some mention of this fiasco adventure in future posts.  While he was doing that the boys played and & helped me as I potted flowers.

Two of my hanging baskets

Some of our potted flowers

Our garden:  the beginning    More to come on this later


On Sunday we had several people over from both our families.  Bryan grilled turkey strips and hot dogs and I made a pulled Italian pork roast.  It was all very good and we had a really fun day.  Bryan and the boys gave me an Austin Collie Colts jersey and a handmade card.  Zachary's preschool made Mother's Day gifts:  a chocolate dipped spoon, a handmade card, and three books - one of pictures of their favorite nursery rhymes, one that had a picture/painting/drawing from each month of preschool, and a third that was all about Zachary and included a family portrait he drew, his likes and dislikes, a photograph, and his height & weight.  It was a very special day!  It would have been more special if the Pacers had beaten the Miami Heat in the playoff game, but I can't have everything and everything I really want I already have!
Reason #1 I get to celebrate Mother's Day
Reason #2 I get to celebrate Mother's Day
Zachary playing with baby cousin Alyssa.  Both Eli & Zachary are very protective of her.
The day wore Z out!  He fell asleep on the couch leaning on Aunt Ashley (Veale) while the Pacers were on!
My mom Betty Norris and grandmother (her mother) Dorothy Crouse.  Pretty ladies!

Bryan's grandmother Joyce Rayman.  She always balks at having her picture taken so this is a rare shot!

Lazy day after our busy weekend.  Silly boys playing and watching tv.

Again, thanks for reading.  We hope all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers and mother-figures who deserve recognition had a great day. 

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