Thursday, January 25, 2018

Grandma Clips

Poor Grandma. 

A text exchange...
Me: Are you coming over our way again today?
My Mom: Yes.
Me: Can you bring your hair cutting scissors, kids want their bangs trimmed.
My Mom: Ok.

Aren't Grandmas great?

It wouldn't look as good if I did it, mostly because I lack the tools but also the skill. My grandma cuts my hair, too, when I ask her. I guess it is an accidental tradition. I have some time before grandchildren come into my life so I can yet get myself a scissors and some practice to keep this tradition going.

Don't they look cute with their fresh trims? Elliot had already cut her hair recently, if you couldn't tell. She's big into the secret DIY hair-styling. You'll know the mood has struck when you happen across a big chunk of hair randomly on the floor.

Who cut your hair when you were a kid? Did you (or your kiddos) ever cut your own hair?

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Outside At Last

AND the forecast shows many outside days to come. We all feel so much better with our daily dose of vitamin N.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2018 Thus Far

Notice the lack of outside pictures? Between a stomach virus and the extremely cold weather, we've been in the house a lot (even for January). The kids are going to basketball practice with Tyler tonight and it will be the first time they leave the acreage this year! That sounds crazy to say.

We started a Whole 30 the first of the year (basically a nutritional reset, cutting out dairy, grains, sugar, legumes, and alcohol for thirty days) and it really hasn't been that hard. We thought we'd miss butter a lot more, but ghee isn't so bad. I also thought I would have a sugar withdrawal period, but I didn't.

Mason lost his 5th tooth. He has to eat his apples cut up because it is too hard to eat them whole.

We've been garden dreaming lately. Reading books, looking at seeds, making plans.. we love winter but are excited for when spring arrives! Mason is especially dreaming big. He wants to grow so many things and is talking about getting his own poultry flock, he just can't decide on what birds.

The weather is looking to warm up this next week. It is supposed to be 24 degrees ABOVE zero today so that is exciting!

How has 2018 treated you so far?