Monday, November 17, 2014

Grammy and Grandudes and Mahler 2

Grammy and Grandudes came to visit!

They timed their trip so they could be here while Jason and I played Mahler 2.  Not only did they enjoy hearing the piece, but they helped babysit during all the rehearsals!  

This is unfortunately the only picture with Grammy in it.  Both of them were stricken with a nasty illness shortly after they arrived.  They were troopers and worked through it, but we tried to keep things as low key as possible.

The weather was amazing.  Grandudes is wearing a t-shirt outside!  (and a fantastic t-shirt too, I might add).  They both took the girls on daily walks and trips to the park, which they adored.

The girls loved the constant attention.  I loved getting a shower before noon and coming home to a clean kitchen!  They really helped us out a ton.

  They were here for nine days, but the time flew by so fast!

Monday, November 10, 2014

First Haircut!

Grace received her first haircut today!

This is her before picture in the lobby of the hair salon.  You see, she needed a hair cut because she has an uncontrollable habit of twirling her hair.  She twirls all day long, and especially in bed.  She will get up in the morning with a huge rat's nest of knots that we have to carefully rip out, one by one.  It is safe to say that no one enjoys that process!  She was also starting to get some patchy bald spots on the sides of her head.  Something had to be done!

It made me sad to cut off her beautiful girlish length, but I think it will make her happier and more comfortable.

See?!  Happier already.

We hope that when it grows out again, she will be rid of her twirling habit.  At least it still has some curls... (sniff)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Family Style

Happy Halloween!  We really geeked it up this year and did family themed costumes.

Just in case you need help here:  Jason is a jellyfish, Grace is an octopus, Clara is a lobster, and I am a squid.

I made them hold hands.

Showing off the legs.

An adorable lobster.

Grace and Avery at school.

Jason's costume glowed with a string of Christmas lights and glow stick necklaces.  Neighbor Ada held his hand most of the time.  He was pretty much the coolest with the toddler crowd.

And then this happened!  Avery convinced her parents to be a super hero family!  It was a great Halloween!