Haircut

Samantha had her first haircut last week! I’ve been debating what to do with her hair. It’s fine and thin and has grown into quite the natural mullet / Carol Brady do! Not the best look! ha! When she woke up from her nap last week with this bed head, I knew it was time…

bed head

I didn’t want to cut the front or the sides but the back really needed a trim. So, I took her up to see Misty where the boys go. She’s used to going there with them and I thought that would make it easier. Before the haircut…

haircut

haircut

She started to get a little hesitant but then got up in the chair and did GREAT!!

haricut

haircut

haircut

She looks so little and so big at the same time!

haricut

haircut

haircut

Misty did a good job – put a few little layers in the back to make it look better and really didn’t touch the sides or the front. It’s not super noticeable that she even got it cut but it did make a difference.

haircut

She did so good I might have even let her get this giant rice krispie treat after!  :)

haircut

My sweet baby girl!

Under here, under there

Happy Friday! So, the “cool” thing for the boys to wear around here is Under Armour. It’s always the kids with older brothers that have it first…and then it trickles down to their friends. Over the past month or so Maxwell has been commenting more and more about Under Armour and Nike when he sees other kids wearing it. I resisted for a long time – I just don’t think he needs to wear sports gear every day – but, with him playing baseball and flag football, there is an actual need for athletic apparel. So, when he was pitiful after his surgery, I gave in and ordered him an Under Armour shirt.

under armour

I quickly realized that if I didn’t order a few more pieces, he’d wear that same shirt every single day! He’s got a few shirts now and some shorts and he’s loving it. He plans out his outfits every day and it’s the cutest thing ever.

under armour

under armour

He just wants to feel “cool” in what he wears and I can’t blame him. I want to feel “cool” too!  :)

under armour

Don’t worry, Spencer didn’t get left out…

under armour

Under Armour for the win!

Make it a great weekend!

Firebombs!

Spencer had his first soccer game on Sunday and it was fun! He’s pumped about soccer – I don’t forsee any tears this year! Of course, he’s also got the best coach around!  :)

Maxwell’s baseball game was at the same time as Spencer’s soccer game so, as I mentioned, Susan and Barry nicely went to the baseball game so I could go watch Spence. In order to get everyone where they needed to be on time, we had to wake up from naps a little early. It killed me to wake up these two sleepyheads…

sleep

sleep

but they were up quickly and ready to go to the ball fields!

ball field

Spencer gets to be red this year which made him happy because Maxwell is red also.

red

He started warming up with Coach Dad…

soccer

soccer

and Samantha took her spectator seat! (entertaining her during games is always “fun”)

soccer

Spencer really played great. He hustled, he went after the ball, and he even SCORED A GOAL!! Woohoo!

soccer

I think he might be giving his “mean face” to the other team here! ha!

soccer

Thumbs up for this soccer player!

soccer

It was a great game and the red team (officially named the Firebombs!) definitely won! He’s got some really good little players on his team.

firebombs

soccer

soccer

By the end of the game though I could tell something was off. He just didn’t look like he felt well (you can see it in his eyes in that last picture). By the time we got home he was pretty miserable with fever. Poor buddy. He ended up staying home from school the next day and is still fighting off a mean cough. We don’t want our little soccer star to be sick!

Looking forward to a fun season for the FIREBOMBS!  :)

Batter up!

It’s baseball season again! Maxwell played T-ball last year and this year moves up to coach pitch. They had their first games this weekend and actually had one on Saturday and one on Sunday to make up for spring break next week. I have to say, baseball has never been my favorite sport…at all. But, I LOVE watching Maxwell out there. He looks so sharp in his uniform and I love to watch him paying attention and trying to make a play…it’s fun.

Saturday was our first time out to the fields at the high school and we snuck in and took a little picture on one of the big fields…

baseball

Maxwell is #9 and had two great hits – hit 1 and hit 2 – during the Saturday game and he also got to play pitcher which was awesome. He had several good stops and throws to first for an out!

baseball

baseball

Most importantly, he had a lot of fun!

baseball

baseball

baseball

baseball

On Sunday, Susan and Barry nicely agreed to be the designated spectators at baseball while Robert and I went to Spencer’s first soccer game. Maxwell had 3 more great hits and got to play shortstop!

Spring ball – here we come!! Let’s go Cardinals, let’s go!!

Cookie party

Alright – the Christmas recapping begins! On the Friday before Christmas Eve, I let the boys invite some friends over for a little cookie decorating party! Maxwell invited Lila, Gabriel, and Butler and Spencer invited Sebastian over. This was Spencer’s first time inviting his own friend over and he was pretty excited!

cookie party

I had all the cookies ready to go for when they all arrived…

cookie party

And they didn’t waste anytime getting that icing and those sprinkles on the cookies!

cooki eparty

cooki eparty

cookie party

The boys’ masterpieces…

cookies

Delicious! Everyone then played outside…

cookie party

and had little lunch before heading home. (please note that Spencer had no problem hanging with all the big kids! Sebastian played inside with me for a while and then left a little early.)

lunch

cookie party

It was the perfect lead in to Christmas Eve!!