Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today, I thought to myself, was a great day to "trim" Zander's hair. The back was starting to look like a mullet and his bangs were in his eyes. It started off simple enough and then as I went on I decided it would look better shorter. Clippers. That was the logical solution. I used to cut Bologna's hair back in his Corps day when he had to have a fresh haircut every week. We usually used a 3 on top and then blended the bottom with a 2, 1 and no shield.
I thought that surely a 5 on top would be plenty long. Maybe, it is the blond hair or maybe I just got carried away but his hair is so short!
Oh, well. He is still adorable. At least in my humble opinion!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
This one might be my favorite shot. I like the way the blinds look.
Monday, March 23, 2009
It is on May 16, so that gives me almost 9 weeks to get ready. My goal is to run it in 30 minutes, but we will see how that goes. I have yet to run outside, so I'm not sure how that will work out either! I really want one of these to help me track my runs, but we'll see. For now, it will be just me and the treadmill until I figure out a route.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Yes, that is his name; Fuzzy Bones! Hannah got to pick it because she really wanted a chihuahua and I did not so we compromised and she got to pick the name. He is a
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here are some of the jumping shots that I took. I would have chosen this one as my favorite if I didn't happen to take the above photos.
Hannah had so much fun doing this! I just love how high she is in this picture. Unfortunately, here brother was too close so you can't see her shadow.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
This little leprechaun was VERY hard working!
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Of course we got there and had to wait at least 45 minutes before going back to the chair. Then for some reason they decided to take Hannah next door to start with her. Which of course made Alex mad because he wanted to go to a chair too. Upon seeing his meltdown another assistant took him to his room. All this time I am sitting in my chair fuming, hello these are my kids ages 2 and 4, I don't think they are quite old enough to be in their own room! Thankfully, they were just distracting Alex and taking Hannah's x-rays.
Alex is so young (the offices youngest patient!) that the dentist wanted it to be a positive experience for him. So, I held him in my lap and the dentist counted his teeth. Alex thought he was such a big boy! Hannah on the other hand got the works.
She was so excited! She just loved going to the dentist. As you can see, she thought her experience was worth two thumbs up.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
The past couple of days that has been my goal. Some days it is really easy, like when we are going somewhere because he will sleep in the car and that is it. Others he is just so exhausted he falls asleep on the floor. However, it seems to work. He has been going right to bed without getting out. The problem is he has still been waking up at night. I'm hoping that he is waking up only because he has a cold and needs his nose wiped. Only time will tell.
Now, onto the blog carnival. 5 Minutes for Mom is focusing on simple things that any Mom can do. Since I like to pretend that I am a good photographer, I figure practice, practice, practice can only make me better! This weeks tip was filling the frame. Here is my before shot of Alex after he passed out on the floor the other night. Notice how sloppy it looks? Your eyes are drawn to the toys around him.
Here is a full frame shot of his face. Much cleaner and sweeter looking! In this shot you notice his hand on his face and how it looks like he was playing cars until he couldn't take it anymore!
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
I love the bright colors and the way you can see the individual petals. (BTW no editing here!) I had so much fun with this "assignment." Here are a couple more of my favorite shots:
*Updated to add: After looking at Beth's photo I know it might look like I took her idea...but really I didn't. I took these pictures Monday afternoon;)