Sunday, April 11, 2010
This dog drives me nuts! He barks, he whines. He chews everything, digs everywhere. Nips at my kids, scratches my floors, chews on my great great grandmothers antique chairs. Runs around the yard with large branches and knocks my kids to the ground (giving Leah a black eye). He jumps on my guests, annoys my husband. Jumps the fence, runs the neighborhood, freightens my neighbors... and then I catch a moment like this. A fleeting glimps of the dog he will be. He's smart. He's sweet. He's funny. He's protective and best of all the kids love him.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
I'm cheap. I admit it. I'm proud of it. For the past 4 years I have been cutting everyone's hair rather than pay some one else to do it. Leah...not such a big deal. Curly hair is foregiving. Scott, short fade...easy aside for the need to freshen up every 3 weeks it seems. Tyler, thick mane and a less than willing participant have proven to be the most difficult. I get it...I hate the hair that always seems to find it's way into my bra. I couldn't imagine having all that hair flying in my face and down my neck. I've tried all sorts of tricks to convince him it's fun including naming the electric razor the "tickler". Today we tried something different and decided to embrace the hillbillies in us by cutting hair out on the driveway. Tyler wanted nothing to do it until I promised he could sit on his big wheel while I cut his hair. He got to hold the tickler until mommy needed it and wear the cape. He did great! Following the cut, the cape was flipped backwards and he became Super Tyler.