Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gotta Get Outside!

As long as it's not raining/snowing and provided that the windchill isn't below, well, chilly, we go outside. Winter never bothered me until I became a Mom...especially a stay-at-home one. Be gone winter! We want to play outside without face-planting into a snowbank or falling into a muddy puddle. (Well that might be fun!) Spring is here...and above, Colin is modeling his new LL Bean mud season gear. I even spied tulip shoots coming up from my fall planting -- oh joy!

Alas, Friday's forecast says something like 6 inches of snow!?!? But let's not dwell on that!!

Colin hitting the trails at Westville Park

Ava all happy after seeing some geese on the last of the lake's ice

Ava back inside giving one of her trademark devilish smiles

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Ava's First Haircut

At over 2 years old, we had yet to cut Ava's curly locks. The ringlets hid all the frizzy baby hair and uneven lengths. The inability to put a comb through even super-conditioned hair brought me to the point that I dreaded -- bringing her to the salon. If Colin's first trip (see below) late last summer was any indication as to how Ava would react, I would be up to my ears in tears. Michael was very smart and sly about saying that he'd stay home with the boy for some alone time. This way he wouldn't have to experience the horror. Thank goodness that Snip Its has seatbelts on their salon chairs and a kind bubble-blowing receptionist to calm Miss Ava down!

Oh and of course I forgot both my camera AND my phone on the kitchen counter. So here's the blurry after picture taken at home!

*Colin's first trip to the salon