Saturday, October 16, 2010

First Haircut and More

Annabel got her first haircut! I wasn't sure how we would know when she needed her first haircut, but it definitely got to the point where the ends were so straggled and weak it was hard to brush. She did pretty well. There was some drama at first, but after a disastrous trip to the dentist the week before mommy was prepared with some bribery ;)

I imagine I'll be able to cut her hair myself for the most part, but I wanted her to have the special experience of going to see Miss Megan at the beauty salon! She kept telling me, "I'm like Fancy Nancy, at the Oh La La Beauty Day!" Haha. Her hair is much nicer to comb through, now.

Asher is a big boy! Yesterday he weighed in at 16+ lbs! I guess that means it's time to bring out the medium diapers, sigh. I thought I would get at least 5 months out of his smalls. He rolls over regularly, and loves his tummy time. He just props himself up on his elbow and looks around for 15-20 minutes at a time! He loves his big sister, and the feeling is mutual. She is forever laying by him, bringing him toys, "helping" him kick his feet... luckily he has a good sense of humor and tolerates her pretty well :)

I made the kids their hats for winter this year. Annabel got some fingerless gloves, too. Hopefully I'll get around to a scarf, too, but I have a lot of things in my queue before I can start on that! I love knitting so much :)

This was an outfit that Derek's grandma sent us that belonged to one of her boys. Though it was a bit too small already, I had to humor her by getting a picture of him in it! Pretty cute, for being 50 years old!

We've had to get really disciplined to get Annabel on a routine schedule. Derek and I are definitely not routine OR schedule people, so it's not easy for us. But it's important for our little 3-year-old! Bedtime routine has been the hardest, but the most rewarding. She now willingly puts herself to sleep every night, rather than me having to rock, sing and lay with her. This is how we find her most nights-
Haha! And yes, that's Asher's pacie... I swear she hides it until we go downstairs- she's nothing if not clever!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Gymbucks Giveaway

For those of you who aren't friends with my on facebook, I'm currently doing a giveaway for $50 in Gymbucks. These are a coupon for $50 a minimum purchase of $100 at Gymboree. I think you can also use them as $25 off a min $50 purchase. They expire on Oct 10. Leave a comment on this blog post by midnight tonight (Saturday 10/2) and I'll put you're name in to win! I can mail them out to you on Monday or email you the UPC code to use online. Good luck!