Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Salon Molly!

It's now been exactly 2 weeks and I think I have calmed down enough to actually blog about this and kind of have a sense of humor.... f.y.i. maybe don't push it though I'm still very sensitive about it. Two weeks ago today I was hard at work trying to make a great St. Patricks day dinner. Kris was running on the tread mill and we had taken the girls down and gated them into their playroom.

When Kris was done with his run he came up with the girls and I still had some work to do on dinner. When I looked at Stella her hair looked funny, but I chalked it up to her laying on her hair and I don't know totally oblivious mom! When she waked by me the first time I saw hair on her shoulder thinking that it was just hair from Molly's hair cut earlier that day! (Again oblivious mom) so she walked by me again and I saw more hair on her shoulder... when I started to pull it off her shoulder and thinking "Where is the hair coming from." that's when it hit me! I spun her around and this is what I found!

I honestly don't know how Molly got the scissors but she did and must have had them stashed in her playroom because there was no way that she could have gotten out of her playroom! Oh I wish I could tell you that I was just laughing about it and gently corrected Molly and had the kids will be kids this was bound to happen attitude... But that was NOT the case at all. There was a lot of yelling and some tears, a "Kris you really need to take the girls outside, just take them out now." It ultimately ended with a really quiet mom during dinner and a text to a friend that cuts hair! Thank you Sara!
Molly had taken several chunks form the back right to the head! When I went to Sara's house the next day to have her see what she could do to make it better I asked her if it was as bad as I thought it was. Kris kept telling me it wasn't as bad as I though It was. So when I asked Sara she confirmed to me what I had been thinking... It was pretty bad. She did tell me a story of a friend who also cuts hair and her daughter got the clippers and took a huge strip of hair starting in the front and back her head. Oh boy! Really! It's not that bad! Luckily the front looks fine (good thing because we have family pictures coming up soon)
So here is our first hair disaster and we have survived. I have calmed down quite a bit and don't want to cry every time I do Stella's hair. I also was reminded of the quite by my sister Kat from Sister Hinckley the one that said "I have to either cry or laugh, I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache. If this is the worst of the worst than I will take this for sure!

Friday, March 26, 2010

You Need One!

So my talented sister made these amazing quite car play packs! They are amazing! So the girls one had pink and purple roads with Polly cars (has the Polly inside.) There is one Polly car in the girls and the boys has 2 cars. They are so cute! I think the Easter bunny will be bringing my girls them. They are $18.50. I am totally putting them in the church bag! The cars fit in the pockets and then they all roll up. So cute hu? I have seen the boys and they are just as cute. Black road and like I said there are 2 cars. Anyway if you are interested let me know and I'll pass the word. These pics are off of my phone so they aren't great but here you go!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Patricks Day!

My mom was always so fun about holidays growing up and we always had such fun things going on. When I started to prepare for St. Patrick's Day and Kris was getting a kick out of my enthusiasm I took a step back to think about where it came from. We always had so much fun and looked forward to each holiday big or small and I know that that come from my mom. There are some things that stand out more than others but the memories of the excitement I felt with each holiday I think really stems from that. So Here was our St. Patties Day!

We woke up to see that Lil' the Leprechaun had come to pay the girls a visit! She had left green foot prints all over our kitchen. It seemed that they came in from the back door and came around the counter and then jumped on top of the counter and there she had left a note that read... (keep in mind she must have been really tired she had a hard time coming up with rhymes, I hope she gets it more together next year.)

Dear, Molly & Stella,

My name is Lil' the leprechaun. I'm from Ireland and you are two lucky girls. You have been so good this year, so I decided to pay you a visit and leave you a "Pot O' Gold" with a few other treasures!
I have left you secret clues to find the "Pot O' Gold". Find each green item to lead you to your next clue and you will soon find your "Pot O' Gold".
Be good and I may come to visit you next year as well. May the Luck of the Irish be with you!
Love, Lil' the Leprechaun

She left pictures as clues to lead them to the next clue and then to the Pot O' Gold. The foot prints went across the counter and then seemed that she jumped down on the stool and then the floor and out the back door again. Silly Lil'

I know know that you can see them really well in the picture but they come in the back door and lead back out the back door. This was Stella's favorite part of the day... Well almost!

Here were the clues that were left from Lil' (this was Molly's favorite part of the whole day. In fact when she found the Pot O' Gold she asked "where's the next clue, I don't see it!")

Here are the girls finding the Pot O' Gold... Molly didn't think that the treasure was in the oven and was ready to close it!

Lil' left Gold... (Twix, and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups), Green necklaces and Green swim suits (they had swim lessons that morning so it was perfect) and then little cans of Sprite!

This was Stella's favorite part.... Chocolate!
After our treasure hunt we had lucky charms or apple jacks for breakfast with green milk and green hot chocolate!

Then we were off to swimming where Molly took her lesson and Stella's. Stella has been sick and I didn't want to send her when she wasn't felling well. The girls were excited about putting on their green dresses that Grandma had gotten for them, they were so cute!

We stopped and got some Green cupcakes for after lunch and went to get Molly's hair cut...Thanks Sara, it's so cute! (there is another story in here that we will come back to later.)
We came home and had lunch. Green turkey sandwich, with green grapes and green can of sprite and the green cupcakes to finish it off!

That afternoon while Stella was sleeping Molly and I painted our nails and played photographer... Molly behind the camera! Thanks Grandma for the fingernail polish! Stella got hers done when she got up!
Molly was so much fun when we were painting nails. She was just happy and couldn't stop laughing, not the annoying trying to be silly laugh, but the deep down in your belly laugh that I could not get enough of. She is so much fun!

One of many photos from our photo shoot, not the best but Molly was giving me the poses and telling me what to do... I know, still not the greatest but I posted it anyway because Molly did a great job!

Then we went for a walk outside... Oh the weather was amazing! We ran into a bunch of neighbors and friends and just enjoyed talking and the sun. Then it was time to get home and work on dinner.
For dinner we did mini hamburgers (sliders) on green buns, green apples, kiwi, green jello with whip cream and green sprinkles, green salad with avicados and cucumbers, and finished off with a green shamrock cookie!

By the time we were done with dinner we were ready for baths and bed. And that's just want we did. So the hair cutting story that I told you I would tell you more about... That will have to be another post! Keep an eye out for it!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Longing For....

Can You Tell?