Saturday, September 21, 2013

The mohawk

Well, ladies and gentlemen... I just cut my first mohawk!  Brandon (now 8 years of age) has been talking about it for weeks.  So, with some fear and trepidation, I grabbed the clippers, slapped on the #1 guide comb, and started at the back of his head.  Yikes!  I'm actually a little surprised it turned out as well as it did! :)

Here are a few pics.  He has some pomade in his hair, so it looks a little bed-headish (it might look crooked on the picture, but it's actually that "on purpose" messy look).  Drumroll, please...


Not too shabby for a "mom job!"

Friday, September 6, 2013

Being bored is an OK thing

With boredom, creativity abounds!  This particular summer day was "too hot" to be outside (his opinion)... and then came the "b" word.

"Mom, I'm bored."

I gave him my favorite response: "Well, I have plenty of cleaning you can help with..." Which sends him running in the opposite direction.

So he spent a good chunk of that afternoon playing with Legos in his room.  And he came up with this:

His very own Lego checkers game!  I thought it quite clever. :)  Good job, Brandon!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

First day of school

Here's my little champ on the first day of Kindergarten!  Isn't he just the cutest thing?

He goes to a charter school, and he was so surprised to see that the other boys had the same color shirt and pants that he did! :)

And here is my older son, who started 2nd grade on Monday...

...very proud of his new LEGO Ninjago shirt. :)

My boys are growing up!  *sniff sniff*