Saturday, January 26, 2013

Long Hair....

For a while now, I've been wanting to get Elle's hair cut...

Sweet Girl playing in her room by herself,  with very long hair

I think there were a few things holding me back.....
  1. We loved her long hair, we get compliments on it all the time and I see so many other kids her age that don't have much hair at all.  We feel blessed for great hair and it really is part of who she is.  I was also obsessed with her messy bun, a terrible hair day could go unnoticed with a messy bun and big bow, Matt even used my dry shampoo on her hair when getting her ready for church alone...(haha don't tell anyone).
  2. I don't have time to get my own hair cut, let alone get her an appointment, take her, pray she behaves...I really think I should get to pamper myself before my very spoiled two year old???
  3. I just couldn't decide...Where to take her? How much to cut off? Do I want to do this?  Will she behave?
A large part of it was, she is growing up way too fast and hanging on to her hair seemed to keep her young?  Can you tell it's time for another baby? I was at a mall in Toronto and saw this cute place called Melon Heads and thought, if they can't do it, no one can.  I am sure they have seen every level of freak out from a child who doesn't want their hair done, so my if Elle decides she doesn't want to do this she will just blend in.  I still was not 100% sure I wanted to cut her hair, so we did a  walk by in the stroller and I asked her if she wanted to get her hair cut in one of the cool chairs.  When she said "No, I will just watch" I was kinda relieved, we watched for a few minutes then want about our shopping.  A few minutes later she said "I want to go sit in the  Thomas..."  I double checked..."you want to get your hair cut?", "Yeah, in the Thomas".  So I took her back and they took her right changing your mind.

This place knows what they're doing!  They have 5 chairs, all different types of things you can sit on, a train, a motorcycle, a horse, a pink car ect.  The kids pretend to drive while facing a tv showing all the latest cartoons and get their hair done.  For the little girls, they cut their hair then do something pretty like braids and finish it off with glitter hairspray.  And finally, they charge anxious parents like myself, a fortune for treating their baby like a princess and getting through this whole ordeal without a single peep.

Was it worth it?  ABSOLUTELY
Will we be be going there again?  YOU BETTCHA!

Of all the choices, she wanted Thomas...she thought this was the greatest thing ever!  In the end, her hair cut is cute, it's still long and we were both happy!  Matt's response to all this?  "It's just another reason for us to go shopping in Toronto!"  I love him!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

It's Freezing Cold in These Parts....

Before leaving for Florida for Christmas we had not seen much in the way of winter around here.  Ever since we have been back we have seen the winter in full force.  Not a ton of snow, just a bit but the weather has been freezing cold.  Today it is -18 without the wind chill, reason enough for me and the girl to ball up and spend the day catching up on laundry, cleaning and checking in with our friends Kelly and Micheal!

One of the fun things about being married to a Floridian is that some of our "new" experiences with Elle are firsts for Matt as well.  I take for-granted a childhood filled with snow days and playing in the snow.  When Matt saw a picture of my niece and nephew on a GT Snow Racer, he wanted to know what is was and wanted to try it.  A GT is a common snow sled found in any Canadian child's garage.   It is a seat built up on two ski's with a steering wheel on the front, it also comes with breaks you step on to slow down after you land sweet jumps...haha made for boys I think.
On our last day of Christmas holidays, when I should have been doing laundry and catching up, we took Elle (and Matt) out for a spin.  They loved it...Elle kept yelling again, again!  Matt wanted to try it on his own, probably be a little more reckless than he would be with E on the front but she wouldn't let him.  Every time he got to the top of the hill without her she would yell "wait for me Daddy!"

Matt definitely got his workout dragging her to the top of the hill after each run.

We then decided to build our first family snowman.  The snow was just the right "stickiness" to build a great snowman.  And yes, Elle is wearing running shoes, we went out and bought her proper boots after this, I refused to let her wear her new cute boots from Pops and Gigi in fear she would ruin them....I know, Mom of the Year!

Matt was serious, donating his hat and mitts for the cause!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Time to get caught up

With Baby Number two on the way it is time to get this blog up and running again.  I do apologize for the break, it's not for a lack of blog worthy stories, we have just been so busy!

We had a wonderful Christmas with our sweet girl and both our families.   We celebrated the reason for the season while also getting excited about our new little one who will celebrate with us next year.

18 Weeks Pregnant with Elle

16 Weeks Pregnant with Baby #2, Elle is saying "cheese" but couldn't take her eyes off her new toys!  Matt says this angle made me look bigger than I am, either way I love our matching jammies!

I hope you all had a safe and exciting Christmas and I pray that 2013 brings you as much joy and excitement as we are looking forward to in our family!