Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our first Tornado & Daddy turns the Big 3-0!!

We have had another very exciting week. On Tuesday we went to stay with Mimi because we were supposed to have some pretty rough weather that night. Mom and I got our storm shelter stocked with all the essentials.....diapers, wipes, Cheerios, and juice.

I stayed up after everyone went to bed to watch the storm. At midnight, it was time for us to hunker down. Ethan and Ella were so confused when we whisked in the room and carried them down to the hall closet. Ethan stayed semi asleep for a little bit in my lap. Ella was ready to play. Who knew a coat closet could be much fun? I took the pictures above with my camera phone trying to keep them entertained. We stayed in the closet for about 30 minutes until we got the all clear from the weather people. Thank goodness we had no damage.

On Saturday Eric celebrated his 30th brithday. Finally he can't hold my age over my head! To celebrate, we had Nana, Papa, Amy, Jamie, Houston, Elizabeth, Madeline, Mimi and Papa over for dinner. We had some wonderful ribs that Eric grilled and topped it off with some of Nana's famous ice cream dessert.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

A trip to the Beauty/Barber shop!

I finally had to admit that my children's hair was beyond what I could do with my scrapbooking scissors. (Nevermind that the last time I tried to trim the back of Ethan's hairI was completely crooked.....) Friday Mimi and I packed the kids up and went to get their haircuts by a professional.


They were so intrigued when we got to the place that the wait flew by. You see there are some advantages to keeping your kids in a bubble ; ) They just looked around. So many new things to see and hear.

I was a little nervous when they pulled out a booster seat and asked me if they would sit in it. I was sure that they would try to dive out of it, but we gave it a try. They both did so well! They sat there semi-patiently and wore their little doggie smock like big kids.

I didn't want to cut Ella's much, so she just got a bang trim. I couldn't risk my crookedness on the front of her head! She was all about being pampered. She just grinned in the mirror and at the lady cutting her hair. She knew that she was looking C-U-T-E. Isn't that what we have been telling her all this time?

Ethan was a little more hesitant. Every time he saw a piece of hair fall he said "Uh Oh!" Instead of grinning at the hairdresser, he just looked at her like "What in the world are you doing? And why does my nose itch so much???" When it was all done, my baby boy was gone and he officially looked like a toddler.