The Minis are growing up! *sniff*
Yesterday Fresh graduated from nursery, and Chick graduated from kindergarten. Way to go, guys! We're very proud of both of you!
Congrats grads! Let the summer begin!
p.s. Speaking of summer, Gymboree is having a super sale on shorts and tanks for $4.99 and under!
Friday, June 18, 2010
The Minis are growing up! *sniff*
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Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Ceili (pronounced "kaylee") was a blast! Chicky was so cute and did a great job!
Way to go, Chicky! We're so proud!
Friday, April 9, 2010
Tomorrow is her first Ceili (Irish dance recital). She went to bed with over 80 curlers in her hair (poor little thing!).
- Start with dry hair.
- Part hair as close to the way it will be worn as possible (in our case, she will be wearing a headband, so I just went with her natural part).
- Use spike rollers, thin bendy rollers, or the smallest sponge rollers you can find (what we did).
- Have a comb, styling gel or setting lotion, and a cup of water ready.
- Gather a tiny section of hair (as small as a dime on the scalp), and dip the comb in the water.
- Comb the piece of hair to make it damp, and then put a tiny dot of setting lotion or gel on your fingers and smooth it down the piece of hair.
- Hold the tip of the piece of hair on the curler and roll it up vertically. Clip it tightly to the scalp, but not so tight that it hurts.
- Repeat until the entire head is completed.
Note: This process takes about an hour. I gave her a quick stretching break every 15 curlers. :)
- When complete, spray the entire head with a generous amount of hairspray.
- Blow dry until you cannot find any damp pieces (pay special attention to those near the nape of the neck).
- Let her sleep on it. Some girls like to wear a hair net or pair of underpants on their head to keep the curlers from falling out. Chicky did not want anything over her curlers, so I'm crossing my fingers that they stay in.
- In the morning, spray the whole head with more hairspray and blowdry.
- Remove the curlers, starting at the bottom near the neck, and work upward.
Fingers crossed that this process worked! I will post an "after" picture tomorrow. We did a trial run earlier in the week (without the blow drying) and found that some curls were still damp and fell right out.
Chicky was a very good sport, but I can see this process getting old quickly. If she sticks with Irish dancing we'll be sure to purchase a wig next season.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Pardon my absenteeism. This post was supposed to be here yesterday, but blogspot kept crashing on me. Hmm.
Thank goodness the next holiday is MOTHER'S DAY!!! WOO HOO!!!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Happy Easter Saturday! The Easter preparations are underway.
Lastly, I made a thick paste with baking soda, and it worked great. There is still a slight tint in the hard-to-scrub crevices, but I'm hoping a bath will finish it off:
Thankfully, Chicky is a much neater egg-dipper. Now, if only baking soda would remove the "learning-to-ride-a-bike-with-no-training-wheels" marks:
Have a wonderful Easter!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The doorbell just rang. It was our neighbor, Steve. He brought us these:
What I said:
Thank you so much! That was so nice of you!
What I meant to say:
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Freshy's bed has a hand made tractor quilt. The person that made it for him gave me a TON of left over fabric. I am going to attempt to make some sort of a quilted pillow sham, and maybe a throw pillow or two.
This is the tutorial I am going to attempt to follow:
Pretty Patchwork Pillow Sham Tutorial
I will post pictures as I go. Wish me luck (I'll be sure to need it)!