Saturday, September 30, 2006

the styles they are a changn'

oh my, i've gone and done it now. eli has been in need of a haircut for weeks now. we've gone back and forth about taking him to Snippity Crickets, where Eva gets her hair done, for a big boy hair cut. Honestly, all of friends with boys are not thrilled with their cuts. eli has been saying he want to go to have Anna cut his hair at Snippity Crickets. I've explained that they will cut off all of his hair, he'll get a big boy haircut. anyway, a week or so has passed with no time in our schedule for a trip to see Anna. eli said to me this week, he wanted me to cut his hair. today, he took a shower, i placed him on a towel on the potty, with aligator in hand. i just went straight across the back and then started cutting into the hair. little eli was left with hair all around him. he still has an eli style but it is definately shorter. all i've done is just watch him all morning, seeing the big boy in front of me. art and eva returned from a morning at ballet. eli and i were on eva's bed reading a book. i yelled for art to come back. he walked in, his eyes bulged and he smiled and told eli how beautiful he looked. eli got immediately shy. eva came back, saying, "what happend to his hair." once we got her off the subject, she finally looked at eli and said, "he looks really really different." so i'll try to sneak a photo of my little, come big's a bit sad but he really is cute no matter what!

Friday, September 01, 2006

The children have a luxurious apple-snack outside. our school friends Kyle and Erin came over for a playdate - it was lots of fun. Posted by Picasa

We have a Mexican feast for lunch. We sadly say goodbye to our beloved nanny Olivia. I could not have done this without her the last two years. We will greatly miss her. Posted by Picasa

today eli grills purple playdough on his george forman grill. he also models his necklas he made last week. Posted by Picasa

Eli's last art class Posted by Picasa

our new tuesday night ritual, dining with the Nadal/Zarrow family (switching houses each week.  Posted by Picasa

eva gracefully runs around the room Posted by Picasa

my sweet eva Posted by Picasa

Eva in ballet class Posted by Picasa

The children prepare for the treasure hunt in the mountain village Posted by Picasa

Here comes the big train back from Santa Cruz Posted by Picasa

Engineer Eli considers the ducks in the pond Posted by Picasa

Eli has his own train he must take care of Posted by Picasa

Railroad-Eva Posted by Picasa

The conductor takes our tickets Posted by Picasa

train going over the first tressle Posted by Picasa

Jan + Eva on the train Posted by Picasa

Here comes our steam engine Posted by Picasa

Our fun day at Roaring Camp Railroad! Posted by Picasa