It’s Interesting

Today I am watching a friend’s little sister for the day. She is right between Ani and Cameron’s ages so they are having a great time playing together. What I find interesting is how an extra kid so often makes dealing with my own kids so much easier. I suspect I won’t see any of them much for most of the day.

First Haircut

Adrian is 17 months old and until yesterday had never had a haircut (unless you count the chunk Fritz cut out a few months ago). His hair was getting pretty long and he was starting to look a little bit like a girl. But I just couldn’t bring myself to actually cut his hair because of the whole he’d have to sit somewhat still thing. Adrian never sits still.
First Haircut

Before church yesterday we were brushing his wild hair and realized just how long it has gotten.
First Haircut

And so it was time to do a quick haircut. He actually did better for it than I expected, but then it only took about 3 minutes and he got to stand on the sink and look in the mirror the whole time.
First Haircut

It turned out cute. It needs more work, but it’s a good start. Rather than take the time to give him a little boy haircut, I just cut off length all around. After 3 minutes he was done with me cutting and ready to look cute for pictures.
First Haircut

The strangest thing is comparing the hair I cut off his head with my hair. It is IDENTICAL. Absolutely no different in color. That is weird. When I was his age I was very, very blond. My hair didn’t get this dark until I was in my 20s.
First Haircut

So now he looks more like a boy and less like a girl now (which is good since Ian bought him a pink and purple pacifier… I guess to go with the pink and purple spoons he bought Fritz a couple years ago… Jamie just grabs what he needs and doesn’t think about getting boy colors for the boys), but he’ll still look like a baby until I get around to giving him a real little boy haircut.

Double Trouble

Fritz has finally grown a little and for the first time since he was 18 months old he no longer fits 2T clothes. At least lengthwise. His waist is still solidly 2T. So while Ani was at Achievement and Cameron was at Scouts Tuesday night, Jamie and I took the little boys to Target to buy Fritz some clothes.

We got tons of clothes for way cheap. Most of their winter stuff was on clearance so we got pants for less than $5 each and shirts for $3 each. Perfect since our boys can’t seem to keep from staining or ripping their clothes within a month of getting them.

Now that Adrian is in 2T and Fritz is in 3, I couldn’t resist getting them a couple matching outfits. I really liked these little pairs of jeans and “Here Comes Trouble” shirts. Ani took this picture. Neither boy was interested in looking at the camera for me or for Ani.
Double Trouble

Oreo Cookie Turkeys

The big kids and I made Oreo Cookie Turkeys to take to my aunt’s house for tomorrow’s Thanksgiving dinner. They were a lot harder than we thought they’d be, but they ended up very cute. We made 18 of the turkeys.

I put together the sets of two cookies and the candy corn tail feathers. Most of the cookies broke, but I pieced them back together with icing.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

Ani cut a bit off of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to make flat end.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

I put the Peanut Butter Cups on the cookies to make turkey bellies.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

I added Whoppers to make turkey heads.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

Ani cut the yellow part off candy corn.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

I put the yellow part of the candy corn on to make turkey feet and the rest of the candy corn on to make turkey wings.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

I dabbed on white icing for the eyes and Ani added a dot of black icing for the pupils.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

The turkeys were now almost done.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

All that was left was the beaks. Cameron cut the white tips off candy corn.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

And now the Oreo Cookie Turkeys were done and ready to take tomorrow!
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

Not perfect, but cute nonetheless.
Oreo Cookie Turkeys

Recycled Creations

I challenged my older three to use junk to create a known animal. Here’s what they created.

Cameron worked fast. He made a plan and quickly carried it out.
Recycled Creations

Working hard.
Recycled Creations

Concentration.
Recycled Creations

The finished animals!
Ani made a flamingo.
Recycled Creations

Cameron made a giraffe.
Recycled Creations

Fritz made a frog. Or a whale. Or it might be a castle.
Recycled Creations

The Capitol is Very Pretty at Sunset

We went to a little party today.
Tea Party

We listened to some really great speakers.
Tea Party

We waited for an hour in a very long line to get into the House Office Buildings.
Tea Party

Of course Steny Hoyer (unfortunately our Rep) left his minions to side-step and not answer our questions. He was no where to be found. But while Ani learned that Hoyer doesn’t care about his constituents, I already knew that so I learned that the Capitol is very pretty at sunset.
Tea Party