today was a BEAUTIFUL day!!!
but let's start with last night.... Taylor CHOPPED her hair off.she wanted to donate her hair to "locks of love."
the only way she could do so, was if she cut it above her shoulders, which she was SO hesitant on doing....
i told her that if she didn't want to it was perfectly okay and that maybe next time her hair grew longer, we could donate it then.
"it's completely up to you," i said.
she sat looking in the mirror and looked back at me and said, with the most serious face, "if anyone says they don't like my hair i will tell them that i donated it and it was for a good cause, and i REALLY don't care what they think."
THAT'S MY GIRL!!!! all that i've been teaching her (that other people's opinions don't matter) FINALLY kicked in! honest to goodness, this was ENTIRELY her decision (we've donated her hair once before) this is the first haircut since then.
she is IN LOVE with her new do....
and then i sat back and realized that i just gave my 7 year old daughter, a 30 year old's haircut.... as if looking like a 12 year old 7 year old wasn't bad enough, now she looks like a 30 year old 7 year old....
With her new do, came a whole new attitude and level of confidence (and an accent).... a prissy one.... she is in Heaven....
Also, last night.... the lakers played.
This was the first night that jason decided to dress Lewie up in his little laker's suit that his sister had gotten Lewie back at Christmas, and also to wear his "lakers shoes" that he wears during the playoffs.
needless to say....
the lakers lost.
on to today....
the weather was just perfect.yesterday we got a bike seat for Lewie and a helmet for him.
today, we all went on our first bike ride as a family of 4, and it was SO much fun.
Lewie's seat is on the back of my bike, because i'd like to get him out of the house during the week as well.
he had an absolute BLAST and ended up falling asleep right at the end....
i took the camera out there to take pictures of him and, of course, RIGHT when it turns on, it turns back off.
"change the batteries," it said....
"grrrrr i don't HAVE batteries," i said back to it.
i was really looking forward to taking pictures of "Lewie's first bike outing."
funny, how with your first child, the bike ride would likely have been put on hold.
child would have been loaded into the vehicle and you would have driven to the nearest store for 2 double A batteries, but with child number 2, a quick, "that sucks," and a "oh we have the memories in our head. we'll take pictures next time," and you're OFF on your bike ride.
so, no first bike ride photos of Lewie.
taylor went to watch her friend in an Alice in Wonderland play today, so jason and i went for chips and salsa, boneless buffalo wings and a few drinks at On the border's patio (while Lewie slept)
i love days when i get a few extra minutes with the hubby, alone. =)
while picking up taylor, i left my phone in the truck with jason and lewie.
i came back to find that jason had used MY phone and text messaged my sister with "Hey. I have a rash on my butt but i can't see it. can you help me when i come by?"
my sister's response?
Jason is CRACKING UP!!!!
my sister REALLY thinks i'd ask her to check out a rash ON or IN my butt???
we chuckled about that for a while.
earlier today, we had a conversation about our finances and how we've been doing a really great job sticking to our budget... we're driving through a parking lot and he's just going on and on about how we've come so far.... and i'm looking out the window (to the right), and i'm just kinda nodding as he's talking....
then he said something, that took a second to register, but when it did, i'd had a double take....
"you know, if we just keep doing what we're doing, we'll buy a home and fubu jerseys in no time."
i quickly looked over towards him, only to see something like this:
walking in front of our truck. (picture's from google, not my cell phone, unfortunately).
OH MY GOSH! i laughed SO hard!
he just said it so non-chalantly (sp?), maybe to see if i was listening?
it was just a perfect image.... a guy like that walking with his "girl" and his "kid." haha.
what a COOL family!
and then a perfect end to today....
Jason fires up the grill (his new favorite thing to do, which takes a few nights of cooking away from me.... NICE!)....
now if only Lewie would