~Carter's First Tie~
I have been looking for a little clip-on tie (that wasn't $20 bucks!) for Carter to wear to church for a while now and I found this little shirt and tie set at Old Navy. On Sunday, I pulled it out for Carter to wear, and I figured he would yank it right off, but he LOVED it! He kept pointing to it and saying "Daddy!" - he knew he looked like his Daddy and he thought that was AWESOME! Too cute!
~The Overdue Haircut~
We have always kept Jemma's hair short - it's just easier to manage and when you have thin straight hair, the shorter, the better. But for the last 5 or 6 WEEKS I have been asking her if I could cut her hair..."No, I want it long", she would tell me...BLAST! She was forming her own opinion and had decided that she liked her hair long...
So, today when it was time to get ready for dance, I was trying to get her hair into pigtails - it has to be out of her face - and she kept saying that it was hurting and giving her "owies" and she wanted to take it out. I simply told her if she wanted long hair, then this is how it goes on dance days, but if she would let me cut it, then she wouldn't have to wear it up!...still a no go. So after dance, we were eating lunch and Jemma said, in true Jemma fashion, "I have an idea! Let's watch a movie!" To which I responded, "I have an idea. Let's cut your hair and then watch a movie." Jemma:"No, we can't watch a movie." To smart for that one. So, I decided, as long as I'm bribing her, "Jemma, if you let me cut your hair I will let you choose 2 BIG treats out of the treat bowl!" Jemma: "Okay! You can cut my hair!" HA! So, here are some pics from the affair on hair!
She told me when we were all done, "I look so beautiful!" I agree. :)
On Monday, we decided to carve our pumpkins for Family Home Evening. Last year, we skipped out on the whole thing cuz the kids and I didn't get back from California in time. But this year, we went for it. It's always messy business, but the kids loved it and it ended up being pretty fun!
Carter with one of the little pumpkins we grew in our garden. (We got 9 little pumpkins this year...our big ones didn't get pollinated in time and died when the cold weather set in.)
Jemma scoopin' out the seeds.