Friday, October 25, 2013

Epic Win

I'm taking every victory I can get here lately -- none too big or too small. With the mess of things I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to juggle recently, I don't necessarily go looking for additional ways to add to my crazy. But there was one thing that required my attention:

Chase's hair.

This kid. I'll tell you, he's been through more in 4 years than most adults will experience in a lifetime -- 2 open-heart surgeries, 3 heart catheterizations, several outpatient surgeries -- but if you come within 5 feet of this kid with a comb and some scissors? It's major meltdown central.

I don't know why. He's been that way for, well, basically forever. Not a fan of the haircut. As in, hold-him-down-kicking-and-screaming-while-the-poor-stylist-tries-desperately-not-to-cut-herself. He seriously handles hospital recoveries better than haircuts.

So rather than subject an underpaid stylist to put up with that kind of crazy, I opted to... wait for it... attempt it myself.

It was the perfect setup, from cartoons on TV to sitting in his own chair. But it still went down like mad. Luckily no one ended up scarred, bleeding or bald. 😉

I figure, after all he's been through, he can have this. The haircut crazy frenzy meltdown. Every. Single. Time. But I think it relieves some stress having him perform this madness in the comfort of our own home.

Not the best Before/After pics, but I promise it's much improved! My big kid!!! Four years old tomorrow!!!

- Posted using BlogPress on my beloved iPhone 5

First day of 1st Grade!

Here I am, ready to receive my Mother of the Year award!

Seems I started a post about LO's first day of 1st Grade (which yes, happened to take place over 2 months ago) but never managed to publish it on the blog! OMGeez. I'm awful!

Here she is striking a pose for the camera before leaving for school:

Isn't she just darling?!

Here she is right outside of her new 1st grade classroom:

My beautiful girl!!!

One last stalker-pic of her in the classroom before mommy left...

She had a great first day! And needless to say, she's enjoyed the past 2 months of 1st grade! LOL!

Just as a fun comparison, let's see her first day of school transition from K3 through First Grade!

She's growing up so fast!!! I'm so proud of this sweet girl of mine!

Coming up soon... CHASE'S 4TH BIRTHDAY WEEKEND!!! Two days. Two parties. One amazing little fighter. And one mess of a mommy! We are SO. VERY. BLESSED. to have our sweet boy with us. He's been through so much! God is good! I can't wait to celebrate!!!