Thursday, November 10, 2011

Whew! Crazy days!

It's been a crazy week!  We were super busy Sunday getting chores done around the house, groceries, haircuts for everyone except me, and lots of organizing on my part.  Justin even made homemade donuts in the morning!!

Noelle decided she wanted her hair cut short again.  They took off about 3 1/2 inches, which took about a year to grow out!!  It looks much better though and she no longer has to have a clip in her hair in order to eat.  The picture shows the length, even though we had to go back on Tuesday evening to have it fixed.  The lady who cut her hair was feeling really bad/sick and just did an awful job.  The front was okay, but the back got longer and longer until it nearly came to a point.  I was very clear that it needed to be all the same length, even though her hair naturally grows faster in the back.  When cut properly the hair at the nape of her neck should only be about 1 inch long or so.  It took about 45 minutes to have a different stylist fix her hair.  Noelle's hair has some serious quirks.  She has the same cowlick her brother has, right at the crown of her head at the natural part, plus her hair is naturally thicker on the right side and made worse by the fact that her natural part adds even MORE hair to that side of her head.  She is NOT an easy or quick cut which is why I normally pay a few extra bucks to take her to Jack and Jill Children's Salon (we went to the local place that Adam and Justin get their hair cut at this time).

I do not envy this child her hair.  I have straight thin hair.  Not ideal, but I don't have to style it.  This works great since I work with kids and always just pull it back in a ponytail.  And seriously, it only takes me 30 minutes to shower and get ready in the mornings.  No make-up, blow dryer, curling iron, etc...  I LOVE it!  Noelle on the other hand has an entire life ahead of her of actually DOING her hair.  She has great hair, but it will need to have a style and actually have something done with it as she gets older.  I'm very curious how Little Girls hair is going to be since Adam and Noelle fully have Justin's thick hair and the exact same cowlick as each other.  I wonder if thick hair is a dominant gene??

Moving on...Monday night was a Den meeting for Adam's Cub Scout group.  They had an extra long meeting in order to practice for Friday's flag ceremony at the Veteran's Day breakfast and still be able to do the other items on the agenda.  Noelle and I were on our own for dinner and getting ready for bed.  I was so stinkin' tired I was falling asleep at the computer while waiting for her to clean up her dishes and get into pj's.  It was only 7pm.

Tuesday night we spent 45 minutes at the hair salon and then rushed home to get Noelle showered off and cook dinner.  We had the pleasure of having my BIL Derrick over for dinner and a late birthday celebration.  We even had frosted homemade donuts!!  (I had frozen the leftover ones from Sunday morning. A quick pop in the microwave and they were ready to go!)  Noelle wanted Derrick to read her bedtime books so she chose Barbie Thumbelina and Dora's Christmas.  These have got to be the girliest books in the whole house, LOL!!  I kinda felt bad for Derrick with the choice of books AND for the fact that reading out loud is NOT easy when it's not something you do normally.  He was a great sport though and Noelle really enjoyed her Uncle D time!

We finally got to relax some on Wednesday night.  I fed the kids an earlier than normal dinner so we could sit down for a family movie night.  We have learned that Adam in front of the TV.  He can literally take the entire movie to eat SOME of his dinner.  LOL!  We watched Diary of a Whimpy Kid Roderick Rules.  It was a very funny movie!  Adam did get scared by the scene where Greg and Rowley watch The Foot.  We tried to explain to him that it was supposed to be silly, not scary.  He wasn't buying it though and it took a lot of talking to get him into bed.

Justin headed off to the Dermatologist with the kids bright and early this morning.  Noelle was in a mood at home in the morning, but I guess she did great for Dr. Swanson.  They both had the warts on their faces frozen again.  I'm not positive, but I think she wants us to try something else for the fingers and toes this time around instead of the beetle juice we have used the last two times.  I'll have to Justin tonight and find out what's going on.

Friday is going to be another busy day for me.  We have to be at the Elementary school for the Veteran's Day flag ceremony and breakfast by 7:45am.  My brother, Merle, will be joining us as the Veteran in the group.  They had 180 people RSVPed for the breakfast as of Monday.  I'm very curious to see how they are going to seat so many people for an actual breakfast.  (The gym is pretty small compared to what I grew up with.)  After that I have to rush to my 27 week OB appointment by 9am.  This is an OB teach and glucose test appointment, which means I'll be there for over an hour.  Bleh!  But at least I don't have to fast!  I am going to ask them to re-check my thyroid levels again too.  I have been extremely thirsty this week, very odd for me.  Normally, and even through my other pregnancies, I am NOT a drinker.  I can get away with 2-3 glasses of liquid a day.  Earlier this week I drank about 5-6 glasses of water, a coffee, a soda, and a hot tea.  And was still SO THIRSTY at bedtime.  And I can't drink much right before bed since I usually get some reflux that time of day.  It seems like the rest of Friday is free, but I still have lots of normal stuff to get done around the house.

The kids are spending the night with Auntie Stef, Uncle Steve , and Grandma Sheri Saturday night!!  As always, they are super excited and will get to go swimming.  Justin will get some time to himself that evening since I'll be out scrap booking with a bunch of friends!!  I'm really looking forward to it, it's been too long!

I hope you are all having a great week!

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