Thursday, December 13, 2007


Yes, she did it! Parker cut her hair!! Long, curly pigtails-GONE!! Yes, mommy cried at the sight of the pile of long, curls on her bathroom countertop!! I just kept saying- "what did you do?". I think only then did she start to realize the permanancy of what she had done. She didn't really want anyone to say anything about it for the next few days and even still she doesn't like the attention it gets her. We do miss the beautiful curls, but aunt Ashlee gave her a pretty cute cut. Parker keeps saying things like "I like long hair better".

She did it too!! Not the cutting hair thing, but the violin thing! Avery had her first violin recital- and she played!! We were nervous about if she would even get up in front of all those people, so we wanted to keep it low key- no extra guests, no big hoopla. It was so awesome to see her push through her fear and just get up and play! She did awesome! She played E String Concerto, and Pop goes the Weasel. We're so proud of her!!

Life is so crazy! No matter how much you try to simplify, life just has a way of speeding up. So, here's a little taste of our insanity over the last couple of months:

Halloween- too fun! Matt went as Han Solo, me as Princess Leia, Sam as Yoda (way funny), Avery as a witch, and Parker as Minnie Mouse! I thought I was doing so good getting an early start on costumes this year. I had my dress done a couple of weeks early (for a Young Womens party), Parkers dress started weeks in advance, but I still ended up sewing all night the night before to finish Avery's and all Halloween day for Matt and Sam's. Why do I do this to myself? Do I really need to sew original costumes for all five of us every year? Well, yes, these pics are priceless!! Maybe I'll just try to start in September next year!