Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Lunch With Pawpaw & Overnight Guests

On Monday my dad was working in the northern part of the state.  He was passing through Champaign around lunchtime and we were able to meet him for lunch.

He always gets a kick out of putting the kids on his bike.

This was Silas' first time up there.  He was a natural!  He knew just where to put his hands.  And just look at the expression on his face!  I love this photo of him!

Nella, on the other hand, was not quite as comfortable up there.

She much preferred art lessons with Pawpaw over the motorcycle.

Pawpaw gave Silas a pizza crust to chew on.  He loved it!  
We had so much fun and can't wait until Pawpaw passes through Champaign again! 
 (Thanks for lunch, dad!  We love you!)

Also, recently we've hosted overnight guests at our Little White Bungalow.  
First, the Abner family.

Then, The Ben Avis.  

You can check out those photo albums on facebook:
(Due to my facebook privacy settings, you'll probably have to be my 'friend' first.)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Nella's 1st (Professional) Haircut

It was time. Time to cut off that scraggly long hair.  She needed a nice, simple, short cut for Summertime.  I've given her haircuts in the past, but this was beyond my skill level, errr, comfort level (I have no hair cuttin' skills). 

She was nervous.  The stylist gave her a sucker to keep her distracted.  She was such a good girl!  She barely moved!  I'm not sure if it was the nerves, or the fact that I promised her a cookie as a reward for good behavior.  That is not something I do often, but I didn't want to risk an all-out tantrum when someone was holding scissors near her head.  Bribery is OK in the event that it prevents a safety hazard, right?

This was right after I told her she earned that cookie.

But this was right after she saw her new do.  You know that feeling, right?  That, 'Ugh.  This looks awful!" feeling.

'Hmmm.  Maybe this isn't so bad after all.  I still look pretty darn cute!'

Enjoying that sweet, dark chocolate covered reward! 

You look fabulous, sweet Nella.  Simply fabulous!