Big Boy Haircut

My baby got a big boy haircut right before we got the flu and I’ve been meaning to share the pictures.

In case you don’t speak Evan, I will translate for you.

“Mom, what is Aunt Val doing to me?’ 

“Oh, I’m still a little unsure about this so I will pretend to smile.”

“What are you doing with my hair.”

“Ahhh…I love all this attention!”

Ok, it’s me talking again. I’m done translating, for now. Let me remind you that I just don’t like my baby growing up so fast. He got his big boy haircut and his attitude has seriously changed! After I got him out of the bath tub and partially clothed this is what he decided to do. 

Evan translation: “Take this baby sign down, NOW”

Once the little booger went to bed, I placed his baby sign back where it belonged. And where it will forever stay!


Card Making 101

It’s the simple things in life that complete me and make me happy. 

One of these simple things being a new Cricut cartridge. Ahhhh….Cricut. How I love you so much. I ordered the cartridge “Wild Card”, which makes cards! Practically, any card for any occasion.

I chose this cartridge specifically because I never have a card with any gifts I give.  It’s horrible. It’s slack. It’s pathetic. And I really don’t know why I always forget to get one.

So I decided that it’s a new year and a new beginning for me and cards!  

The Wild Card cartridge has so many options and possibilities that I didn’t know where to begin.  After a long decision-making process I chose to start with a simple heart design card since Valentine’s is just around the corner.

I first made the envelope with a white liner to go inside.

Then a label for the front.

Next was the card, a frame, and a phrase.

After that, you just glue them and write a little love note inside.

My love note was not to my husband. He just doesn’t share the same passion for Cricuting as I do. Maybe if he would have shown a little more excitement when I showed it to him, just maybe, he would’ve gotten one.

I think these cards will make cute cards for all of Evan’s valentines. Instead of using the “Hugs and Kisses” phrase, I will switch to the “Be My Valentine” phrase.  

I’m warning all of Evan’s valentine recipients now…you better get really excited upon receiving this card. If not, I’ll poke your eyes out. And you better not have Lovebug’s same reaction…”huh, ok, that’s nice”.

I’m Alive…Just Barely

My poor, innocent, helpless, little baby got the flu! And then I got it.

I’ve never had the flu before, but from this experience, I now understand why flu shots are being offered practically everywhere.

I do not like the flu. I felt so helpless and weak. I still feel helpless and weak. I do not like the flu.

Evan and I have pretty much locked ourselves inside and have done the following from sunrise to sunset:

1. Wake up

2. Take medicine and then go back to bed

3. Wake up

4. Eat lunch

5. Go back to bed

6. Wake up

7. Eat dinner and take more medicine

8. Go back to bed

This is pretty much the excitement we’ve had for the past 5 days. Its been REAL FUN.

I passed on the flu shot for Evan because it contains egg. If I wanted him to have it, I would have had to take him to the allergy doctor so he could give it to him and then monitor him.  

These were the thoughts racing in my head when I made the two second decision not to give Evan the flu shot:

 “I’ve never had the flu”

 “Evan is not in daycare”

“I really don’t feel like driving across town to see the Allergist”

 “We aren’t sick people” 

“Evan will be fine, he doesn’t need the flu shot”

Well, there you have it, my deep thought process.

So my mind has been spinning. racing. burning the midnight oil trying to figure out how in the world  WE HAVE THE FLU. 

I’ve narrowed down the culprit to one individual. I won’t throw him under the bus or anything, but he is 57 years old, lives on a farm, and drives a green tractor. Thanks for sharing your cooties with us Papa!