Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Pretty Valentines.

The Big O and I made these valentines for his kindergarten class, last year.
I still love how they turned out. I think they are beautiful. It was hard to let him give them all away to his classmates.
This year I was far less ambitious.
This year's valentines, I am a little ashamed to admit, were store bought. But not by me, by my Mom, some years ago. So I was just using something up that would have otherwise been thrown away, which is a good thing. Only, they were Sponge Bob Square Pants valentines. >sigh<>

(The Big O and the valentines he made, February 2010.)

And now I am taking solace in looking at these photos of last year's valentines and reminding myself that I am capable of doing fun, creative and pretty projects with my kids. It's just that I don't have to do them all of the time. And sometimes it is better for everyone involved to just do the simplest and quickest project available.
Happy Valentine's Day

Friday, February 11, 2011

Large S has Awesome Hair

Large S has some awesome hair. As he approached one year of age the awesomeness of his hair began to emerge; small curls began to form at the base of his hairline. As he grew older the curls remained and got larger and longer and more springy. Take a look at the pictures and see for yourself:
(1 year old, the curls emerge)

(2 years old, look at those ringlets!)

(a happy curly haired three year old)

(Oct 2010, the ringlets are getting longer)

(Dec 2010, that hair is awesome! Look at all that curliness! It's out of control!)

So, as proven, Large S has awesome, beautiful, curly hair.

Or rather, he had some great hair. Last weekend (while visiting Theric's family) we did something drastic. Something that had me pretty close to tears. Take a look:

We cut Large S's curly locks off. (Well, actually we had Theric's mother do it, she did a great job. It's hard to cut the hair of a wiggly three and a half year old, even if you are distracting him by letting him watch Wonder Pets and feeding him marshmallows.)
I am still in shock about this and I'm still not sure how I feel about it...I think I miss his curls, maybe they'll grow back. He says he likes his new haircut, but sometimes he says he doesn't and that he wants us to stop mentioning it.
One good thing about the new haircut is that it may end the awkwardness strangers feel when I have to tell them that the cute little girl they were asking me about is actually a cute little boy. I've always thought it was his long curly hair that made people assume he was a girl, but now that the curls are all gone I can see that the Large S is just really really pretty.
But I think his snappy dressing may solve this problem. Maybe we'll move to bowties everyday.