First, Faith got a hair cut! She was totally bald for the first two years of her life and this is actually her first real hair cut where she had length taken off instead of just evening up the ends.
|Wild child hair|
|Big kid hair!|
Cordelia got her hair cut too, but it's not as noticeable. They basically tamed her mullet and tried to clean it up a bit. There isn't a lot you can do with this wispy blonde hair.
|Pre-hair cut, but you get the idea|
If you notice that nightgown get up that Cordelia is wearing, that's because I'm a huge sucker. I went back to school shopping for clothes for the kids and got talked into buying overpriced Frozen pajamas. They have been wearing them constantly since then, to the point that I've ordered more pairs online for birthday and Christmas presents, so I guess they are getting our money's worth.
In other exciting news, we tried several solutions for Cordelia escaping her crib (like dropping the mattress to the ground inside the crib) but nothing worked to keep her in, so my husband McGuyvered a toddler bed from her crib. I was impressed because it's not a convertible crib, but that's one of the many benefits of marrying an engineer.
|Here he is trying to reason with a terrorist|
Even though her bed is like three inches off the ground, she keeps falling out so now we need to get a railing for it. With Faith, we were always so on top of things because her transitions were planned, but with Cordelia we are always playing catch up because she does stuff on her own schedule. For example, she has decided that she wants to sit on all the toilets. She doesn't actually use the toilet, but she wants to sit on the seat. We never got child locks for toilet lids, but now I guess we need them because the other morning I heard a thunk and a scream and came into the bathroom to find just angry toddler head and feet sticking up out of the toilet.
To continue the trend of wild and exciting, we took the kids down to the river beach. It was really hot.
|The sun, it BURNS|
It was so hot that even I got in the water, which never happens. I have this thing about swimming in the same water as fish.
The important thing was that the kids had fun and wore themselves out. There is nothing more relaxing than a quiet house with two exhausted napping kids upstairs. It makes cleaning all that sand and dirt out of my van worth it.
|She feels the same way about the fish in the water as me|
|Totally self entertains, easiest kid ever|
I did other thrilling things, like take a special Labor Day 90 minute spin class, but I don't want to overwhelm you all with too much at once. It's just important to know that even though at one point I had to listen to Nickelback, I pushed through and didn't throw myself off the spin bike in protest.
Final interesting tidbit: The winner of the free Spartan race entry is Sarah! Email me at kara975 at gmail.com so I can give you the promo code!
What did you do to celebrate Labor Day weekend? I made pork ribs because that seemed both festive and allowed within the confines of Cordelia's super restrictive elimination diet. They made Faith cry, but I've gotten used to making at least one person a day cry at my cooking. Sometimes it's me, weeping for the missing gluten.