Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Photos: May Highlights

May 14, 2017 - Photo by Becky K.

In Mommy's Glasses - May 18, 2017

Pre-Haircut - May 20, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Spring Has Arrived

Spring is here, and the street has awoken from its hibernation.

A neighbor had a baby this month, which I think now makes Atticus the fifth youngest on the block and Edith the tenth. In other words: there are lots of kids around. Texts have been flying among parents for last-minute play dates, or we'll have an impromptu gathering if we pass a friend's front lawn. It's a free-for-all, and I like it that way.

Edith and I walked to the river yesterday and ended up saying hi to at least six neighbors and stopped to talk to two more while Edith played with the other kids. It's wonderful.

We've made it to the splash pad once already this month, and I'm ready to hook up our new sprinkler soon and fill up the kiddie pool (both have been used only one time, on a freakishly hot April day). We're planning a summer vacation. I have a long list of playgrounds to visit around Columbus. Summer, we're ready for you.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Photos: April Highlights

April 4 -- COSI

April 15 -- Easter Party & Mommy's Glasses

April 19 - Backyard Fun

April 19 -- Hammock Time

April 23 -- Church Playground

April 30 -- Picking Wildflower #1, by Becky

April 30 -- Picking Wildflower #2, by Becky

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Boys vs. Girls: Haircut Edition

Why did I ever think that I would want two girls? Despite his definitive entrance into the Terrible Twos, Atticus is so much fun. And in many ways, boys are so much easier.

Boy clothes aren't as cute as those for girls, but at least the lack of options makes it simple to pick out a wardrobe. Shoes, shirts, shorts -- they are all pretty straightforward. And the easiest thing of all, I've recently learned: the hair.

Girls choose short or long hair, bangs or not. If it's long, as Edith's is, the choices multiply. Headband? Barrettes? Hairband? If a hairband, what color? Do you want pigtails or a ponytail? High ponytail or low? AND CAN YOU JUST SIT STILL SO I CAN GET THIS IN??????

There are a few choices for boys, but not nearly so many. In fact, after reading a couple of blog posts and watching a video, I decided I could do it myself. I got out the clippers, used three different sizes -- an inch on top, a half inch to about the top of his ears, and a size in between to "blend" the two areas -- and it looks pretty darn good. He's gotten several compliments, so I think I'm now his new hairdresser.

Edith, on the other hand, hasn't had a haircut in over a year. Boys are great.


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