Chop-chop, Dilly Bars, Jesus and Poop

So, I cut my hair the other day! Well, that’s not true. My favorite hair girl, Sara N, recommended by Steph, cut my hair. I have basically had the same hair cut for the last 12 years, so it’s nice to switch things up every once in a while. Last night our countdown activity was to have Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen! Yummy! Once again, poor Sydney gets the shaft on the countdown photo. Sorry, baby!

The night before our activity was to set up the Little People nativity and read the Christmas story from Carson’s Bible. He was uncharacteristically attentive, which was great!

This is a great kid’s Bible, by the way, if you are in the market.

And just because she needs some face time too, here’s our sweet little bird. I know I have lots of pictures of her in her crib, but to be honest, sometimes that is the safest place for her while I’m trying to get something done in the house. All her other hang out places are a little vulnerable for a busy big brother whose is not as cautious as he is affectionate. We have a fab mobile that she watches and squawks away, kicking legs like crazy–it would make Sarah K. proud. 🙂

Her happiest time is first thing in the morning. She’s all smiles!
Although, I do need to inform the regular readers that Syd had a blow-out the other day at the Nike Employee store that made the Pumpkin Patch Blowout look like a mild cutting of the cheese. I smelled it first as we were checking out, then thought I’d do a quick change in the parking lot. As soon as I lifted the blanket, I realized this was not a parking-lot-kind-of-job. PEOPLE! It was down both legs, onto her stomach, back and sides, and the carseat itself was covered. How does feces overflow a diaper like a bubbling pot? DISGUSTING. I hated doing it, but I had to just put her back in and drive to my friend Sarah’s house. It was a good thing, too, because the change took about 15 minutes, a four-foot radius of working space, an entire box of wipes, plastic bags and a hazmat suit. Sweet Sarah not only watched all 4 of our kids (including 2 crazy boys who had no naps) while I went to get my hair cut, but she laundered all of Sydney’s clothes AND the carseat cover. SUPERFRIEND!


  1. your haircut is super cute! 🙂
    and i love how you have an activity countdown until christmas. what a great idea!
    and what is the name of that bible & for what age range. i am wanting to get a new one for j.
    and that poop sounds scary! i got lucky with my blow-outs i was almost always home for them.

  2. Jen, first I have to say you’re hair looks so cute. Sydney is just a doll. She was the best behaved =).
    My friends make me feel so good. Thank you Jen, Lindsey and Steph. I know you all would have done the same for me. I love my spray ‘n wash. =) I will say, I bought some snowman foam stickers, etc. and thought Carson and Ethan could make cards. I pictures them doing this for at leat 20 minutes maybe longer because it was so fun. What dream land was I in =). They did make one card each.

  3. COULD YOU BE MORE GORGEOUS?!?! Stunning! Who knew you could improve on perfection.:)

    And on a side note: I am SO not looking forward to the diaper blow-outs. Though my girls are intrigued by all things bowel, so maybe it will be a source of entertainment.:)

  4. I love your haircut :). And I am loving the poop stories even though it scares me just a bit to think that is what is headed my way soon. Thanks for keeping it real! Miss ya.. Cason misses Carson too 🙂

  5. oooh, it’s shorter than i thought – when i saw the profile pic i smiled. me likey.

    me likey all the other pics too. I can’t WAIT to hold that little Syd.

  6. So, EVERYONE’S said it, but the hair cute is seriously cute- love it! Thanks for sharing all the fun pics! Can’t wait to see you amd your kiddos sometime soon- I will have to drive down there come January! Much love to you guys!

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