Saturday, September 20, 2014

Penny's First Haircut

Penny's first haircut turned out so cute! I have been crazy sentimental about her baby hair and I worried that too much would get chopped off.  Before we moved to Texas, Penny's hair was mostly straight, the humidity here made her hair curlier, but only the bottom half. The top half stayed stubbornly straight. She also has the most impressive bed-head I have ever seen.
For posterity's sake, here are some more before pictures:
I took Penny to a special kids salon, cutely names Pigtails and Crewcuts. They get keep the kids so distracted with special car chairs,  suckers, and movies, that Penny hardly seemed to notice her hair getting cut.
She got to pick a prize at the end, she choose a pencil, which she was really excited about until she asked me to open it for her. I am not sure what she thought she was going to find inside the pencil, but she was frustrated I wouldn't unwrap it. 
The back of her hair looks a million times better now--I should have had it cut sooner!
It was nice to spend a little one-on-one time with Penny. We need to go on mommy-daughter dates more often! 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Father and Daughter

Daughters have been good for Andrew. His girls bring out a tender side of him that would otherwise hide behind his tough, logical exterior. Andrew is very protective of his girl's comfort and schedules. Nap time will not be interrupted for anything, not even his own parents. When he picks out clothes for the girls, he likes to dress Eloise solely in loose onseies, since those are surely the most comfortable. Meanwhile, Penny has upgraded from onesies to leggings and a comfortable t-shirt.
Penny adores her dad. All day she asks me where he is, "Daddy's at work Penny, he will be home after your nap." Every time she sees or hears a car pass she perks up and yells, "Daddy's home!" and I explain, "That's not Daddy, he's working, he will be home later." When he finally does come home, he is greeted with many cheers and hugs.
 In the evenings, Andrew watches the girls while I go to a CrossFit class. While I am gone, they like to build forts, play outside, and go for walks. Penny and Andrew went on one such walk last Saturday. Although I was home, I was not invited, but snuck out and found them as they were coming home, and greatly annoyed them both by snapping a few pictures of them.
It's not hard to see why Penny adores her dad so much :)