Friday, August 07, 2009

august seven

This morning both boys slept in until 8 am. This is beautiful on my part. Love it when they both sleep in. I've been a little sick of the 5-6 am wake ups. I'll take 8 am any day. A little extra sleep to rejuvenate my body. Does my body good. (Especially since I'm usually a night owl).

First thing this morning I took Sean and Mack for a haircut. 9 am appointment.

Sean's wild hair pre-haircut.

Mack's wild hair pre-first haircut ever.

The boys getting their haircut.
I do have to say that I am MAJORLY impressed with Mack.
He didn't cry! I am not even sure he noticed he got a haircut actually.

My handsome 13 and a half month old.

My handsome two and a half year old.

Mack got a certificate that it was his first haircut, along with that was a curl of his hair. I did take some extra locks home to put in his "First Curl Box" and some for his baby book.

After the hair appointment, I checked in with my nutritionist, and I'm doing good on maintenance. I'm the exact same weight today as I was last Friday at my check-in. So far so good. 38.6 lbs lost. So long. Never want to see them again.

My mom had to walk the dog before we headed out to meet up with my grandmother, so I ran home to do a few things around the house before we left. Plus I wanted to change the boys out of their shorts and tshirts into something warmer. Yes, you heard me correct. It's August, and it was freezing out today.

While I did a return at Ikea (remind me again to never shop there again, I hate that place and there is always a long wait for the returns), the boys napped in the car. I am glad they were able to get some shut eye.

We met my grandmother for lunch and some shopping once we were done the return at Ikea. My boys love the side-by-side double stroller. They could sit there for hours making each other laugh. It's so cute. I love it.

It's scary how much they look alike. And it shows so much more now that they have the same hair cut. (The lady at the hair salon was telling me that when she swept up the hair after their cut, their hair mixed together was the exact same. You couldn't tell the difference whose was whose. Their hair is the exact same color and has the exact same curl. You'd have thought by looking at it, that it came from the same person).

We walked around the mall for a bit until Sean got a little cranky from being in the stroller too long. I did manage to get Mack some walking shoes for a good price. Sean was in size 5 by his 1st birthday, and started to walk 3 days before his 1st birthday. Mack will be 14 months old on the 17th, and is still in size 3. I picked up some super cute size 4 shoes for Mack. I hope he starts walking soon. It would just make my life so much easier...!

My checked out what was happening in the garden and found some ENORMOUS zucchninis. Two and a half year old for size. LOL.

Or the length of my husband's arm to his elbow for size. It weighed a ton too. But boy was it DELICIOUS. We cut it into rings, and oh, how do I love thee grilled.

Today's garden loot.

My in-laws came for dinner tonight bringing some delicious steaks that we barbecued. It's been a while since we had steak and it was super delicious.

Tonight I worked a bit more on Macduff. I like the way the yarn is knitting up.

Before I hit the sack, I want to show you this AMAZING birthday package I got in the mail from Bea today. Thank you so much Bea - I love everything.

The loot: A handknit by Bea scarf, 2 skeins of yarn (Details below), 2 wonderfully smelling sachets, 3 bags of goldfish (Sean ran off with the other 2 bags as they were for him), a bag of leftover yarn bits for my Sock Blanket, and a gorgeous tote bag that Bea made herself.

Inside the tote bag had a special palce for me to keep my stitch markers. What a great idea!

The yarn included one skein of Middlearthknitter Yarns Merino/Tencel in Orchid

and a skein of Yarnpig Porky's Best in Robyn. (Named after me!)

And the beautiful Cat's Paw scarf she knit me in honor of the memory of Jazz. So sweet. I will absolutely be reminded of Jazz whenever I wear this scarf. Thank you so much for knitting it for me Bea. I truly appreciate every stitch you knit. I love it. And I think it looks good on!

You ROCK! Thanks for the absolutely amazing birthday gift. I love everything. And Sean thanks you for the colored goldfish which we cannot get here in Canada.

8 comments:

kristo said...

Your garden is amazing. I love seeing all the fresh home-grown produce coming out of it. I want to plant a veggie garden next year and was just wondering the approx time of year that you planted yours? (I'm in Canada too- BC- so weather should be similar) Thanks!

Andrea said...

The Cat's Paw scarf looks great on you! What a delicious colour. You have a very sweet friend out there!

g-girl said...

gosh, sean and mack look so grown up now with their haircuts! weird that their hair is exactly the same. WOW, look @ all that garden loot! you're making me long for a garden of my own again. :) the bday package from bea is fantastic--the scarf is gorgeous. :)

Anonymous said...

hey, nicer stuff in your garden than jean Talon Market LOL

Amelah said...

Wow beautiful gift from Bea! It's awesome.
Nice scarf!!!

The boys are adorable!! Ahh Mackie's first hair cut!!! They do look so much alike!!!

Bea said...

They are both so cute with their hair cuts!

Wow. The zucchini at the stores around here are about 4 inches long and an inch thick and SUPER expensive. I was sad. No zucchini came home with me. So I'm jealous. So far the neighbors garden has been raided a number of times by the wild animals around here (despite the fact that they covered it with wire everywhere, the animals just remove it.)

So glad you like the presents! The scarf looks good with your coloring I think. (Also glad Sean still loves the colored goldfish. LOL)

jeloca said...

Wow-
1. The first photo of Mack is crazy cute

2. They look EXACTLY ALIKE in the photo in the stroller, which is crazy 'cus they never used to look alike

3. HOLY MOLY those are some BIG zucchini! Cut back on the growth hormones in your garden! :)

Tara said...

Wow, does Mack ever look different with a big boy haircut! Where'd the baby go???