Monday, September 28, 2009

First Haircut for Bethany Hope!

Here are pictures of Bethany getting her first haircut. She did great! Yay! I got her and Anna the same haircut, just a short bob with some tapering at the sides and trimmed up their bangs. Very cute!!

BeforeDuring...Almost doneAnd after. Ta da!!
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First Haircut for Anna Joy!

Yes, I got the girls their first haircuts. Finally! ;) Why finally? Well, for those of you who know us know that our son got his first haircut at 4.5 months old. What?!?!?! Yes, and I have the pics to prove it :D

Jared before, with MamaAnd Jared afterSince then, he gets a haircut about every 2 months, really it should be every 4 weeks because it grows so fast. He has a LOT of hair. And it's thick! Hm...guess he inherited his hair genes from Dad and Mom (yeah, we have a lot of hair too ;) ).

So, you see I am used to getting our children haircuts early on. Needless to say, I was very excited when Mary, my M/F help, and I took Anna and Bethany in to our local hair salon to get their first haircuts. Why these two? I don't know. I just choose them for today. Suzan and Brielle will have their chance to sit in the chairs come Friday :D

Without much further ado, here are pictures of Anna's first haircut. I loved how it turned out! Very cute and stylish :)

BeforeDuring...Yeah, she really didn't enjoy the whole hair cutting experience :PAnd after. Ta da!!
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Building AND Firefighter Training

This morning was another fun-filled time at the Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic. And you might have guessed it, yes, the project was a fire truck. Very cool! What made this clinic probably the best so far is they had our local firefighters and one of their fire trucks there in the parking lot. Sweet! The kids got to listen and watch as one of the firefighters put on their equipment and then, at the end, the firefighters hooked up the truck and hose to a hydrant and each child got to turn on and off the hose. Yeah, Jared REALLY liked that!! Can't blame him. That was very cool :D

Picture overload here! ;) It was a fun morning, just me and the boy!

Jared getting his fire truck project readyPounding away! Watch for those Mama fingers - Ha! :PMost of the kids at the clinic, sitting down and ready to listen to the firefightersJared with his friend, EyanThe firefighters showing the kids how one of them gets suited up. Man, that's a lot of equipment!I don't know what Jared is doing here ;) I think there was a noise he heard coming from the firefighter's O2 tank??Some of the kids checking out the fully-suited firefighterJared and Eyan again :DShowing the kids some of the equipment they use in getting folks out of trapped carsBack to building...more hammeringSticker decal time!Almost complete!Ta da! Even siren sounds from the boy - Ha! :)Time to stand in line for the water hose!Oooo! Looks like a lot of fun!And lastly, a tour of the truckYeah, that's a pretty cute little firefighter/builder there :DIt was fun! Thanks again to Gert (Eyan's Grammy) and Lowe's! You guys are the BEST!
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A "How To..." guide on loading the quad stroller into the van

Every Wednesday, after the girlies and I drop off Jared at school, I pre-load our quad stroller into the back of our van. I do this so I am ready for the next morning (Thursday) to take the girls with me to my Bible study. For us, we don't have a RunAbout receiver hitch carrier to attach the stroller to on the back of the van. Instead, I load the stroller into the back cargo space of the van. At first I was a little apprehensive in doing this. I thought "how am I going to lift this thing up and into the van?" or "I know I am going to break it or me doing this!" Well, I got over that and the learning curve and now it's a piece of cake ;) It takes only a few minutes.

So here is my "how to" guide on loading the quad RunAbout stroller into the van.

Step 1 - Take off the sun canopy. This thing can be a bugger for me! I love it but it can also be a bit of a hassle getting it on and off. I suppose I could leave it off but it is nice coverage for our 300 days of AZ sun ;)Step 2 - Open the back doors of the van and lift the front end of the stroller into the back Step 3 - Lift the back end of the stroller into the van. This requires a bit of arm strength and finesse. Sometimes I use those little red bars and the bottom of the stroller to help lift it up. Sometimes I grab the top of a seat back to help. Or sometimes I just lift with the stroller handle.Step 4 - Loosen and telescope the stroller handle down. Otherwise the van doors won't close ;) Yay for telescoping mechanisms!! :DStep 5 - Adjust the location of the stroller so that it is from corner to corner in the van.Step 6 - Yay! It's in!! Whew! ;)Unloading the stroller is just a reverse of these steps.

Now, I only load and use the quad stroller when I am out with the girls by myself. When we go to church on Sundays there are the two of us so we use our 2 double strollers. Those fold down nice and compact and then lay in the back of the van, side to side.

A funny side note, one day I loaded the girls into the van and was then loading the stroller into the back. Well, someone slowly drove by in the parking lot, stopped and said "wow! I've never seen one of those strollers before! I just had to stop by and see how you get it in back there." Ha! ;) It is quite the sight to see :D
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