"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Thursday, February 17, 2011

First trim, first twists, crawling and more...

After Blake got home on Tuesday we all went out to dinner for the first time since Emery was born! We've gone out with other people, just never the six of us! It was so much fun and we only had one incident where Sadie followed a waiter to a table with food and was about to grab their food when I got to her. Close call!

Who wouldn't wanna come home to this? Waiting on daddy at the airport.

Sadie being silly!

Our dear friend Kari let us borrow her mini pack n play. We brought one (thank you Terra) but didn't think we'd have room for 2 normal sized ones. Who knew they made tiny ones? It's perfect! And has given us much better nights! Now Emery is in our room and The Bigs are in a room together.

She's on the move people!!! Woohoo Emme!!!! She stays pretty close to the ground; she does seem to be our most cautious child yet. Just watch...that statement will come back to bite me!
A lil finger play in school. Owen is confusing some of his lower case letters so I thought this would be a fun way to practice. And we got to cook in school too!

Someone had a rough nite...this was pre-mini-pack-n-play. She was up from 4-5 am so her and I went to the couch to cuddle the rest of the night.

Well, hello peanut! We had some really warm days, although this morning there is a beautiful snow coming down.

She doesn't do this all of the time...but it sure is cute when she finds that thumb.

Sadie wanted to go outside to play in the snow like this!

Sadie's first hair cut! It was only a trim, but I never thought I would take scissors to her hair! I've loved this new blog a friend showed me and I can't get enough of it. I felt like I knew a lot about how to care for their hair, but WHOA...I have learned so much more!

Essentially, this mama talked about how when they have tons of lint in their hair and you are constantly picking, it's a good reminder that you need a trim. What? Man, her hair looks and feels so much healthier. I was just scared to cut it because it took us SO long to grow the little that we had. See below picture for how much hair she had this time last year...

Emery got her first twists. Again, on this Happy Girl Hair blog I found has a video of how to do twists and why you put them in. Man, this one is a wealth of information!

Cooper's funny face cracks me up. After I did Emery's hair, Cooper loved it so much he wanted some. Why not? If nothing else I could practice sections and twists more...well, then Owen wanted some. Luckily they didn't last but 15 minutes with them in. I could not believe they sat for an hour and let me do this!

Can you believe how long their hair is?


Chassidy said...

I am laughing out load at the boys hair!! What little doll babies!! So adorable and I'm totally going to check out that website! Missing you but looks like you guys are having a blast!

mckenziegordon said...

Emery looks so big in that airport picture. I really thought it was Sadie at first. And their hair is hilarious. Love it! I couldn't link to those sites though and I'd love to look at them. I would love to grow Tucker's hair out, but I have NO idea what to do with so much body.

M's mama said...

I'm so glad to see your pic of how sparse Sadie's hair was a year ago-- my 13mo son seems to have 4 hairs per square inch ;) and I've been wondering if it'll fill in!!!

Kara said...

I was going to ask if you thought the twists would do ok in bi-racial hair, but thanks to the boys, I didn't have to, haha!! I'm totally going to try it on Marin's hair!

Kimberly @ Curlture.com said...

Stumbled across your blog via Happy Girl Hair, and I just had to comment on all those twists--too cute! It looks like you had a fun day of hairstyling with your kids! =) And can I just say that I'm amazed you got little boys to sit still for long enough to do anything to their hair?! My daughter can sit patiently for ages, but my son has a 2-minute maximum for sitting...which is probably why he has a mohawk! Hehe...yay for low-maintenance boy's haircuts! ;)