Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Locks of Love

As some of you know, my hair grows like weeds. I have estimated that it grows approximately 8-10 inches a year. This makes it financially difficult to keep cute short hairstyles. A couple years ago I decided that I'll just grow my hair out and donate it to a company called "Locks of Love" that makes wigs for children who have lost all of their hair due to health reasons. This is the second time that I have done this over the last 3 years and it feels great! It also helps that a really fancy schmancy salon in downtown Bellevue called "7 Salon" cuts your hair for free when you donate to "Locks of Love."
Now, I have liked all the short hair cuts that I have ever gotten thus far (with the exception of when I was 3-4 and got a boy cut). It's always a shock and for some odd reason all the stylists I have ever had except for one have insisted on fluffing my hair up as much as possible and then have the hair curl under so that I look like a freakin' mushroom. Last night was no exception and all I could think of was, "wow, I look like the mushroom monster on Mario Brothers." This syndrome will pass as soon as I wash my hair and style it myself. But, I couldn't resist snapping a picture of it last night.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

I Am a Child of God

Lily is really good at singing... at least we think so. :) She has been singing "I am a Child of God" from start to finish for a couple months now. Sometimes she sings it while she's playing with the piano and other times she likes to put on a performance. Arya pretty much enjoys doing whatever Lily is doing and has also picked up on a few songs from nursery and can follow along here and there. Today they put on a performance for Luke and I. It was so cute that we had to get a video of it!

Lily's Third Birthday

Lily's 3rd birthday was on June 23rd. She ended up having 3 different celebrations - once on her actual birthday with just eveyone in the household. She got her trike and a fish that day. Then we celebrated it again with Zeke's family when she actually got her birthday cake and a beautiful pink dress (that she couldn't stop twirling in) from them. Then again with Luke's brother's family when we had ice cream and she got a HUGE Disney Princess coloring book and some cute PJ's. Quite the birthday week. Hopefully the number of parties for her will not match how old she is every year. :)

We tried to get her to name her fish, but I don't think she understands the concept just yet. She named her fish - Fishy. :)