We've had a lot going on the past few weeks. The boys had the past 2 Friday's off from school and so we have tried to plan some fun things for those days. On the 20th, we went out for a yummy lunch with Grandpa & Grandma Koski. They flew(drove) south(AZ) for the winter. We are going to miss them a lot! That night, all the boys went camping. It was a wonderful evening for it, until the rain hit. They came home quite soggy! The next night, we all dressed up for a Halloween party. Troy was a hip 70's dude and I won a prize for being the scariest! We had parent teacher conferences this last week and got great reports for both boys. Connor needs to work a little harder at not getting distracted so he can keep up the good work he is capable of. Last Thursday, Genna had a fall party at school, they made dirt cups and played a touchy feely guessing game. I was glad Elizabeth and I could attend. On the 27th, the kids and I went up to the Children's Museum in Lincoln. We hadn't been there for a while. We all had such a fun time! Tonight we carved our pumpkins for Family Home Evening- they all turned out pretty cool! Tomorrow both boys have Halloween parties at school and then trick or treating tomorrow night. I am not looking forward to the chilly weather that is expected. Maybe the sugar high we have will be enough to keep us moving so we don't get quite as cold. Happy Halloween!
I started growing Genna's bangs out when she was about 15 months old. My little girl has always had strong opinions as to what she does and does not like. We went through several different phases with her hair, where she did not want me to put it in pony tails or barrettes or braids. Her hair is very fine and so even when we were in the midst of a time where she was letting me fix her hair- it would fall out of the barrettes, ponies, etc. and be hanging in her eyes. You can imagine this didn't work well during mealtimes.
Anyway, the past Sunday morning, I asked her if she would like to have bangs like her friends' Elizabeth and Emma. Yes, she would. So, I cut them. I forgot that wet hair is longer than dry hair, and so they are a bit shorter than I would have liked. I hair cutters remorse for the first few days until I finally started getting used to the bangs. She wasn't too keen on them either when she first looked in the mirror either. I did have to explain that we couldn't put the hair back on.
But I think we are all adjusted and loving her cute new look. Mealtimes are better. Mornings are better- if she doesn't want to have pretties in her hair- no big deal, we just comb it and call it good and it looks much more finished than before. And finally, my favorite benefit of this new cut- getting a much better view of my little sweetie's face!
Last night we had the honor to welcome a funeral procession of a fallen soldier who is being buried in our town. His parents live here and I hope in some small way they could know how appreciative we are of the service their son gave for us and our country. We went as a Cub Scout unit with our shirts and American flags and lined the highway as the procession drove through. All the emergency vehicles in town were present with their lights on. We had to wait in the cold for about an hour before the procession got to town and the boys were running around- trying to stay warm. But they were so solemn and respectful when the procession went by. I am so thankful to live in this country where good people are willing to fight and die for the freedoms we hold so dear.