Saturday, March 30, 2013


Adeline has been asking to cut her hair for a few weeks now. I've had a love/hate relationship with their hair recently.  It looks so cute when it is braided, and it is adorable when they wear it down... for the first 10 seconds after it is brushed, after that it is a bit rag-a-muffin looking.  And it always gets so tangled in the middle of the night, so we battle with brushing it every morning.  

Even with all of the challenges of long hair, I was hesitant to let them cut it.  It was SO pretty!!  But they were persistent and kept asking.  They didn't have school on Friday, so we headed down to Great Clips.

 The great thing was, they both had enough hair to donate.  Here they are with their donation ponytails and cute new cuts.

We decided that they should probably donate it to Emerson... but we couldn't figure out how to glue it to her head, so we're going to donate to Wigs for Kids.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ride 'Em Sheep!

On Addie's birthday we made a trip down to the Houston Rodeo.  Addie and Charlotte were both able to participate in Mutton Bustin'.  Mutton busting is an event held a rodeos similar to bull riding, but for kids. Once the child is seated atop the sheep, the sheep is released and starts to run in an attempt to get the child off, the kid hangs on for dear life and tries to ride as long as they can.

Getting geared up for the ride:
 Before we went to the rodeo we tried to look up technique tips for the girls.  The only two we found were:
            1. Hold on tight.
            2. Keep your mouth closed when you fall.

In the chute:

The rodeo clowns run alongside the sheep so that they can scoop up the kid as soon as they fall.  This made getting good pictures difficult.  Addie's ride:

Charlotte's sheep was jumping.  The rodeo clown was blocking her in all the other pictures.  Charlotte's wipe out:
Walking out after the show was over:

All the kids getting their prize bags:
Both of the girls had fun riding their sheep, but when asked if they would like to do it next year, Charlotte said "No, that's okay."

Rodeo continued...

The rodeo wasn't just mutton bustin', we also at some delicious food and the girls rode some rides.

 Poor Emmy was pooped from all the fun.

Laundry Day!

I don't know why I love pictures of kids in laundry baskets so much, but of all the pictures I have, they are some of my favorites.  Maybe it is because they love playing in them so much.  A couple weeks ago Charlotte and Emmy spent a good 30 minutes playing in this basket.  Charlotte is such a good big sister.  She is so patient with Emmy and is always happy to play with her.