Monday, August 29, 2011

"E's FRIST Real Haircut"

About 6 weeks (holy cow has it been THAT long?) ago I picked E up from Day Camp & her gorgeous 'rupunzel' hair was in a huge 'rats nest' knot. I was horrified and I knew at that very moment, that it had to go. T was in the car with us, (I love summer- he was home all the time!) and I spelled: Haircut. Now.

We didn't even go home, I called the salon and they had an apt in 20 minutes. Great, we headed to the bank and then over to my salon.

Thats when E flipped her lid. She has been to my salon before with my mom to bring me stuff while getting my hair done. So she knew where we were.

She wouldn't stop crying. "Not my hair mama" "No please". -- She had NEVER in her 3 yrs of life had a haircut. She had bang trims but not an actual cut.

It broke my heart.

T (who had just had a haircut) sat in the chair and they cut his hair to show E that it doesn't hurt.

They gave her a cool cape and clipped a 'booster' type thing onto the chair so she would be higher. Once she was finally on the seat, her crying slowed, but did not stop.

The stylist had to put 3 different cremes and leave-in conditioners in her hair to get all the tangles out. once all the knots were out and she had combed it through... she got out the scissors.

Thats when I lost it, but I had to turn around b/c I could not let E see me cry. 
(thats why there are only a few pics)

In about 20 minutes over 6 inches was cut off and her hair was blow-dryed & styled. Once she realized it didnt hurt she stopped crying and was a trooper. 

Yes, I kept a 'lock' -- it was added to her baby book.

Before & After:

Her hair looks so much healthier & she actually lets me brush it.

She loves it, she isn't as hot as she used to be and she actually likes getting it washed at night. Its not a fight anymore. She likes to move her head from side-to-side to make her hair 'swish'.

It is so cute and it fits her. I can only put part of it in a ponytail as it falls out. 

I am glad I waited as long as I did to get her hair-cut and think it was done at the right time. We are probably going to keep it at the current length for a while, esp. with soccer starting this week (this is a post in itself). It works well for her.

**What is one thing you put off doing with/for your child?


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Sunday, August 28, 2011

"Coming Soon: A New Feature"

Thanks to inspiration from Kelle Hampton I am going to be doing a NEW Friday Feature.

Friday Phone Dump. It such a cute idea and let me tell you, I have over 1,000 pics on my phone. So it should be a fun and entertaining feature.

I also have some posts that I am finishing up and hope to have some of them up this week!

My LAST graduate level class starts this week. MY LAST FREAKING CLASS!! I am so excited, not only to be finished with school (finally!), but so that I can start blogging, regularly again get my life back.

I am nervous about student teaching, but thats about 5 months away (jan 2012) and my life is too good to  stress about something so far away, right now. 

Keep an eye out!


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-Kandid Kelli

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

"FL Showers"

Growing-up in FL, I remember the HOT summer days were cooled off by the cold rains of a summer shower. 
It would rain out of no where and last for all of 10 minutes and move on. We haven't had so many summer showers this year, but more t-storms. :-( So the other day when we had an actual summer shower (no lightening or thunder) I told E she could play in the rain. 

She was so excited to get wet in her school clothes! I was excited to watch her do something I so enjoyed when I was a child.
It was very hot, as usual, out so it was a NICE cool off.

As soon as I gave her the okay... she grabbed her rain-boots and umbrella.

Although it didn't take long for her to ditch the umbrella. It was slowing her down. 
She quickly learned that the end of the driveway had the biggest "muddy puddles" as E calls them.
(Shes been watching Peppa Pig & the DVD we have is called muddy puddles)

Not long after E ditched the umbrella she kicked-off her rain-boots.
I was twitching, thinking she was gunna get ring-worm, but she didn't.

My heart was overflowing with joy as I watched my girl run & play. 
Giggling & squealing with delight.

I tried to stay undercover but when E started to get more adventurous I got out there, 
glad I had a waterproof digital camera, and played with her.

Eventually the rain stopped, but E stomped and splashed & ran
 until I made her come inside & take a warm shower and get ready for dinner. 

Now everytime it rains E begs to play in it. It breaks my heart that she can't every single time. If I hear thunder or see lightening, I will not let her play & like I said, we have had more t-storms than summer showers this year.

At least she has this memory, like I do, to hold onto. But playing in the rain (or sprinklers) is a great way to beat the 100* temps.

**Do you let your kids play in the rain? Do YOU play in the rain?


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-Kandid Kelli

Monday, August 8, 2011

"Since I last Blogged..."

Hey loyal readers!

I know I still have a few but I have lost a lot of my freaders :-(. I understand that when a blogger goes on a hiatus that people remove them from their blog radar.

As most of you know I am in my FINAL classes (last 4) in my Masters program. This is HUGE. I never thought I would be able to see the "finish line". But as it gets closer and closer and my classes get harder and more demanding, that finish line is what I have sights set on.

T has been on summer vacation and that, like all good things, is coming to an end. Quickly. So we have been taking full advantage of his last few weeks.

We went with our good friends and their daughter, who happens to be E's bestfriend, on a mini-vacation to T's hometown. It was a fun, much needed 1 night getaway. We went to the beach while there, the boys got to play Fifa and us mommy's got to get much needed manis and pedis.

My little beach baby.

My loves.

Me & my girl

The girlies and me at the best restaurant ever.

My family. 
I want to spend the rest of my life with this man.

Our friends! (minus the daddy, he doesnt do pics)

We have played and had dinner outside (picnics), more times than I can count (this is a fav of ours). I have also taken numerous, unplanned naps on our back porch while E & T played.  

She loves playing on her 'playground'

Sassy butt eating standing-up

See: Nap! lol 

We have done bubbles and had popsicles to help beat the 3 digit temps.

All in all we have had a great summer, one of the best of my life.

**Tell me, what did you and your family do this summer?

Don't Miss These Upcoming posts:
-Playing in the FL rain
-E's 1st real haircut
-Our Annual Disney Trip
-E's 1st [pre]-school Birthday Party
-A little survey learning a bit more about me
-More of 50 questions to free your mind

Keep coming back! Its only a matter of time before Kandid Kelli will be BACK!


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-Kandid Kelli