Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hair update and photos!

Last week, I was taking a nap on the couch when Brett got home with the kids. Jack walked up to me and the first thing he said is, "Mommy, are you sick?" Jack asking if I was sick was something he did a year ago while I was going through chemo. If the answer was "yes", he would often play outside, or I would move to the bedroom. He seemed happy to hear that I had just been sleeping, catching up on much needed rest. Life has been busy for us, but I am cautious to take naps when I can.

With our life getting back to some form of normal these days, Jack asking if I was sick was just another reminder that our life is not exactly normal. In moments like this I can't help but think of the strong adult that he will become.

Jenelle has been great these days. Her eating continues to improve, and just last Saturday we shared our first McDonald's cheeseburgers together. After thinking about it, I couldn't remember the last time I had eaten at McDonald's. I then realized the only reason I didn't eat there before was because their menu offered little for Jenelle to eat. Now that she has mastered chewing, she did beautifully with the cheeseburger as I fed it to her in small break off bites.

My Mom will be excited to hear this next bit... I think Jenelle has a new sound. "Na Na Na Na Na" She started saying it last Saturday. The grand kids call my Mom "Nana", and even though it was just a sound, it does sound close to the real name. Brett however will disappointed if Jenelle doesn't start saying "Daddy" soon. It is all he has ever wanted to hear. Jenelle has been much more vocal recently, discovering new sounds and such. It is so exciting to watch and wonder what she will say next.

It has been some time since my last hair photo - December I think? Well, my hair is now to the point where I need to make an important decision - bangs or no bangs. I think I've already made up my mind, but I would love to hear some opinions. My hair is long enough to blow into my eyes now, and it touches my shoulders. When people see me now, they don't even realize my hair was never this short. It's still curly, and that is still taking some getting used to. Anyway, here are the photos - let me know what you think.

With bangs:

Without bangs: (and with a hair clip to boot!)

And here are some more photos for you to enjoy. A few weeks back, our home was "flocked" with a rare sighting of flamingos! The gag was courtesy of the Foothill High School Cheer team as a fundraiser to help them purchase a mascot costume. Jack and Jenelle sure did enjoy seeing the pink birds all over our lawn. Brett and I enjoyed returning the favor to some friends! Better than someone toilet papering our house I suppose.

And Jack finally got out of line one too many times.

NO - He actually did this to himself while jumping on a friend's trampoline. It looked pretty bad for a few days. We told Jack black eyes were "cool"!

And finally, Jack's NJB All Star basketball season is coming to an end this weekend, which will thankfully give him more time to enjoy baseball. This past weekend we had 3 baseball games and 3 basketball games. Above is Jack and his friend who is on both his basketball team and baseball team. After their baseball game on Sunday, they had to rush to their last basketball game. In the process, they were so rushed, they forgot to change their socks! Jack said they were their "magic socks". It almost helped them too - they lost by 1 point that game (after losing miserably earlier in the weekend.)

That is all for now. Thank you for continued thoughts and prayers.


Reagan Leigh said...

No bangs! Definitely. Glad to hear Jenelle is doing so well. A McDonalds cheeseburger...pretty neat!

Leightongirl said...

Great photos! I vote no bangs!

Danielle said...

Loved the updates!!

And I like both, but vote no bangs ;)

Anonymous said...

Looking good either way!

Hooray for eating and nana-ing! She looks good, too!

Jack - not so much - ouch!


Kim said...

another voter for no bangs :)
i've had fun catching up with you here! it's been awhile! :)