Thursday, May 16, 2013


I only have a few minutes to write, so I'll recap the past month with just a few pictures.

1. I cut 11 inches off my hair. When I look at these pictures, I miss my long hair. But in real, every day life, I am glad to be rid of it. I put it in a pony tail or braid every day, so what was the point? Plus, it's nice to have phrases to say to my children other than "stop pulling my hair!"

 2. Libby got a balance bike and it's already becoming one of our best purchases of all time. FYI, the others are her swing that we hung in our tree in Illinois (we don't have a tree with a good horizontal branch at our house in Iowa) and her baby stroller (which was a gift from her aunt Rachel).

I ordered the bike from Amazon, so I told Libby on the scheduled arrival date to be on the lookout for a big truck that would be bringing her bike. There was squealing involved when it finally came. She "helped" Jared put it together and when she got on, the first thing she said was "where mine pedals?" I explained that this bike does not come with pedals - you just use your feet. Her response? "When the truck bring me pedals, then I can ride mine bike."

3. Libby woke up one day, took off her clothes and diaper and announced that she did not want to put a diaper back on. I said, "ok, how about underwear?' And thus began potty training.


  1. Woo hoo! Go Libby! You look great with the short cut! How did Jared feel about it when he saw it?! =)

  2. I love your hair. Seriously. Libby's response to her bike cracks me up. I love it. And that is fantastic that Libby made the decision to potty train. I hope she's doing well for you!

  3. "Where's mine pedals?" Hahaha. I really like your hair too- are the bangs giving you any trouble like you were worried about?

  4. Kids are smart! That's amazing that she knew bikes come with pedals. Cutting your hair off with kids is just so practical. And not only that--your haircut looks cute!