Saturday, April 26, 2014

Elizabeth's First Haircut!

Elizabeth got her first haircut today. We had been talking about trimming it for a while and finally got around to it. She would protest when we mentioned it, but did great when it was actually time for the haircut. One little "uh?" whimper when she realized she was the one that was going to sit in the big chair, then she was fine after that. She also appreciated the jellybeans she got to eat during the haircut! They just trimmed an inch or less, so it's not really a noticeable difference.

Before the haircut (please excuse the laundry!)


After the haircut
Eating a victory jellybean!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Our Easter started a little earlier than planned, as Ben woke up chattering at 6 a.m. after having been up a little later than usual as we were celebrating Passover at his grandparents' house. (Photos from that coming soon along with more from Easter.) He went back to sleep for a little while, but the damage was done. He and Elizabeth were both looking pretty sleepy through the 8:30 Mass. We came home, gave them a small snack from their Easter baskets, and sent them upstairs to nap for a little while. Ben was his normal self when he woke up about an hour later, but Elizabeth was still really tired:

"Please, put me back to bed!"
Her eyes were still glazed over for the ride to Dave's aunt's and uncle's house. But both of the kids perked up after the big lunch and had a lot of fun playing outside. Ben and a couple of other kids enthusiastically participated in an Easter egg hunt. Elizabeth trundled along at her own pace, looking for eggs and not particularly caring when one of the bigger kids found an egg that had been put in an Elizabeth-level easy-to-find place by Grandma. She collected about 6 or 8 eggs, then put her basket down, said "All done" and bolted off toward the swing set.

Hunting for eggs

Slide and swing set!
Ben & Elizabeth see-sawing

Drawing with chalk in outfit # 2 after spilling bubbles all over her dress.

"Huggies" with Uncle Jeff