Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Rite of Passage

A field trip to the Birmingham zoo is a rite of passage for 5-7 year olds in central Alabama.  Last Friday, the girls and I joined about 20 bazillion other K-2nd graders at the zoo.  We had a great time!  Evie loves to go anywhere and Kallie is our very own little Dr. Doolittle.  Both girls were in heaven and I was happy to be along for the ride and take the pics.

Nothing like starting the day with a little tree climbing...I thought they kept the monkeys IN the zoo!

Riding the carousel, so nice we did it twice!

Kallie's most favorite part - feeding the giraffes.  They are her favorite animals.  One day when she is a vet, she says, she will lasso one and ride it across the savanna.  I do not doubt her!

Evie feed the giraffes, too.  She did not enjoy the experience!

By the end of the day we were tired; but, it was great!

What a way to round out a great 1st grade year!  These girls are awesome!  And just so you know I haven't forgotten him here is a recent picture of Holdyn...

Watch out Daddy, one day he'll be tying you into a knot!

As usual, it's crazy around here.  School ends in a few days, Nana's coming to visit, and the house renovations are FINALLY coming together.  New adventures are on the horizon!

--Much Love,

Friday, May 7, 2010

De-Greasing Update

The girls' hair is back to normal today. I got tons of help from family and friends and I ended up using Dawn dish liquid to rewash their hair. It worked wonderfully! Now their cute strawberry blond hair is back and we're keeping the Greaser look in the 1950's where it belongs.

Much Love,

Thursday, May 6, 2010

21st Century Greasers

I've always loved the greasers. You know, the 1950s style with leather jackets, white t-shirts, jeans, and hair greased into a pompador. Zuko, Kenickie, Ponyboy, Dally, and the Fonz are the epitome of cool! Greaser girls were cute too with their red lips, teased hair, tight pants, and shades (the Pink Ladies even had matching jackets). Greaser girls didn't actually grease their hair; but, with the Feminist movement and a desire for equality I guess anything can happen...enter Evie and Kallie the 21st century greasers.

Yesterday evening the kids were at my mom's while I went to a meeting and K put another coat of poly on the floors. Mom was kind enough to feed the kids, take Holdyn to Cub Scouts, and have the girls get a bath. She even let them take a bubble bath! Anyway, towards the end of bath time she hears them calling and goes to check on them. She finds them in the tub with the baby oil -- they tell her they couldn't find any conditioner so they just used the baby oil instead!! She put them in the shower and had them re-wash their hair.

I, of course, don't find out about this until they are already in the bed asleep. This morning I get them up and see they're still rockin "the wet look." I send them to the shower and tell them to wash their hair again. They get out slightly less greasy than before; but, they still look like two members of the Sharks and/or Jets.

Thank goodness today is Field Day and they can wear hats to school! A desperate plea for help on the Book of Face this morning yielded a call from my sister Emily. She searched the internet and found that Dawn dish liquid should help degrease my two T-birds. The plan for tonight - Operation Oil Slick Removal. We'll see how it goes...

Much Love,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Random Happenings

Here are some random photos of things that happened around here during my bloggin hiatus....

My 9th graders

2 cuties

practing the "pageant walk"

Of course Holdyn was here too. He just seems to escape my camera. I'll get him soon though!