Sunday, June 07, 2009

Strange Words

Oh man, is it Sunday night already? We had a fun weekend but it flew by. On Saturday morning I picked up my friend Heather and we went to get our hairs done at Visible Changes in Memorial City Mall. We also did some shopping, which should go without saying. I lost another pound that day but it was not fat. It was many, many inches of my hair. I had asked my stylist to cut off three inches, which is typical, but she wanted to do more. I didn't realize how short it was til I got home. I think I like it, but I haven't had to fix it myself yet. We'll see. It's definitely different. I have a real fear of mom hair. Hopefully I have not inadvertently achieved my worst hairmare. (That would be "hair nightmare." Isn't that a gem?)

Later that afternoon we went to our Sunday School pool party. All the dads swam in the pool with the bigger kids and all the moms sat under the patio with the babies. Our class is very reproductive and there was no shortage of birth story sharing and pregnancy symptom comparing.

Jackson spent the entire 2.5 hours swimming. And just when I thought we had the child who could not be worn out, he uttered strange words from his mouth.

"I need to rest."

Beautiful words they were.

This was Annabeth after her first swim on Friday night. Ten minutes tuckered her out.



Here are Jackson and Annabeth with some of the sweetest girls we know. We missed you, K!



See what's in Jackson's hand? I got in the pool long enough to have a 10 minute water gun battle with him. I lucked out because he couldn't reach me but he didn't know it. I, however, got him right in the face for 10 minutes straight and he'd never loved me more.

38 comments:

chickadee@afamiliarpath said...

she looks so big in that first picture and then so tiny in the next.

bethany said...

Where are the pics of your new hair?!
Looks like Jackson and Annabeth had a good time at the pool party! Those are always fun....:)

Brandy Thixton said...

Love the picture of Annabeth. She is so cute! I'm thinking about getting a hair cut... can you post pics of your new 'do?

Traci said...

Strange words indeed. My son looked at me Saturday night (after a full day of hiking) and said, "When is it time for bed??"

Can't wait to see pictures of the new doo!!

k and c's mom said...

And, do we get to see the hair? We are all marching with you in that battle against Mom Hair.

Deirdre said...

pools are a great way to wear the kiddos out. It always works.

tiggerdaisy said...

Oh girl....we must see a picture of your hair!!! :) :)

Rebecca

Lauren Kelly said...

"I need to rest"... music to every mother's ears I would imagine, haha :)

Precious!

Tara G. said...

My 6 yr old said that a couple of weeks ago and I about fell over. And she did indeed sleep- all 3 at the same time!!

Teresa said...

Love the bathing suit on Annabeth... my little one has the same one!! :) Someday, just maybe, I'll hear those strange words too... :)

Fran said...

I love me a good ole water gun fight! Its a must with boys! :)

Haley said...

how fun! i wanna see pictures of your new do!

Megan said...

She looks so adorable in her little swim outfit! I think we need to see pictures of the hair! :-)

Dionna said...

Okay. Style your hair where you feel comfortable and then take a picture so we can see!

I think "mom hair" is like "mom pants" - it's all in how you carry yourself. :)

Kelly @ Love Well said...

I'm guessing he "rested" for about 10 minutes.

JayCee said...

Please post a picture of the new do!

Robin said...

When do we get to see you new 'do'??

Heather said...

I love the picture of Annabeth sucking her thumb, Mollie does that every now and then but did more at that age!! That last picture is cute and YAY for the pool wearing the kids out!

Kelli said...

Oh I just LOL with that last part and then silently prayed for a little boy that I could have water gun fights with who would love every minute of it!!

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

"Our class is very reproductive."

You should SO put that in the bulletin as an advertisement of sorts for your class. "Come join the most reproductive Sunday School class around!"

connorcolesmom said...

Oh I am so behind on reading blogs!
I love the Disney recap - the looks on Curtis and Jackson's faces while riding that motorcycle make me laugh
I love the 4 month recap of Annabeth and the sucking the thumb will be such a lifesaver for you - it means she can sooth herself - yippee!
And the water gun fight is awesome!
As far as advice about an energetic loud 3 YO I have 2 boys both very loud and energetic - instead of going UP with your voice go DOWN almost to a whisper
They learn - eventually :)
Heading out to the pool
Much love
Kim

Katie said...

I love the picture of Annabeth in the car seat. Oh, man, I can't wait to get my own cuter than cutie in the water. I know she'll love it.

MITZI said...

You've got us in suspense!! Show us the hair!!

Rachel said...

Inquiring minds want to know what this hair looks like!

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

You do not have mom hair. At all.

Boys and squirt guns are the best. For Sage's 3 yr old party we planned the whole thing around squirt guns. Everyone, even the adults had a blast.

Lis said...

I've been a little road trip to Minnesota so I'm catching up today. Try taking vitamins that say they are for "Hair-Skin&Nails". You will be amazed at how fast your hair comes back..

Debbie said...

Sweet pictures:). I love how Annabeth has her thumb in her mouth now....too cute!

Yes, please show us your new haircut. Last year I cut 12 inches off of mine for Locks of Love. I was terrified, but it was a cute new style. I had mixed emotions and actually still do. :)

Marc and Charity said...

So do we get to see the new do? Does it have red in it? :) I can only imagine how Jackson LOVED the water guns! How fun.

Andreea said...

AnnaBeth is so sweet! You are so blessed! :)

The B's said...

show pics of your hair!!! :)

katiegfromtennessee said...

Oh, Amanda, my sunday school class is like that too, except for now, I can compare pregnancy symptoms, praise the Lord! I had a scare this weekend, Amanda, I thought I had miscarried on Saturday, but I didn't. I found out today that I am still pregnant. The Lord was merciful to me-very merciful. I know I am even more grateful to be pregnant, tinges of nausea and all...

katiegfromtennessee

Moose Mama said...

Ummmmm, hair pics!!!

Melana

Paige said...

OK-when do we see your new hair? And I LOVE hairmare!!!!

:)

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

photos of the new do?

I am thinking of going very short too. I just am feeling such animosity towards my hair lately.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Taste of Texas is where my stepmom and dad always took me for my birthday. Always. One time I went to their house and we started driving and they passed ToT, I was like, whoa? They said they wanted to go somewhere else. Ok, whatever.

Amanda. You know that place in the IKEA parking lot, Steak Kountry with a K? All the nasty fatty food you can eat for $6.99? THAT IS WHERE THEY TOOK ME. INSTEAD OF TASTE OF TEXAS. FOR MY BIRTHDAY.

It has been like 10 years, I am not over it yet. Obviously.

Susan B. said...

Can't wait to see your new "do!"

Three Fold Cord said...

Last week I got four inches cut off. It is much shorter then I prepared for but it is MUCH easier to take care of. I have thick hair that has quite a wave/curl to it. It has had a lot of product in it the last week.

Your baby girl is precious with her thumb. My little girl sucks hers as well and I just think it is the cutest(when they are babies)!

Hillary @ The Other Mama said...

Cute! Cute! Our SS Class is called "Couples for Christ", but we have re-named ourselves "Reproducing for Christ". I'm right there with ya' on the stories! Too funny!