Tuesday, April 28, 2009

CUTE! Easter pics and other moments.

Hair, me, and Grace

I was just trying to kick the highlighting habit. In an homage to Earth Day (who knows what havoc hair salons wreak on the environment) and financial thrift (I know exactly how much damage the partial foil does to my bank account), I decided to stop a twenty-year habit of adding blond highlights to my hair and "take it back to my natural color." Here's what came out of the hairdresser's shop.... On the plus side, now I look a bit more like my daughter.

And no, she didn't notice.

[Just for fun, I am adding a pic of us from September 2007.]


As a token of my regret for a three-day business trip, I brought home a shirt for Grace. It has ladybugs all over it and says "Cute as a bug."

This weekend, as the weather spiked to record highs and we began ditching our long-sleeved tops, I grabbed the shirt as a back-up to the fancy dress she was wearing, and we headed to our friends' house for a first communion celebration party and play time. [Here is Grace, the future entomologist, scanning the ground.]

True to the slogan, and her nature, Grace ended up with a live worm in one hand and a dead bumblebee in the other. She couldn't have been happier!

Worms, she says, are "tickley."


After a long, cold winter (with only one good snowstorm....par for the course, here), we were treated to 92 degree weather this weekend. Grace enjoyed wearing shoes without socks, and going barefoot, and spraying us with the hose, and planting vegetables and herbs, and eating popsicles, and putting on "lo lo" (lotion -- sunblock).

We also saw a ballet that starred our friends' daughter (Grace twirled in the aisle and jumped like the ballerinas). That was followed by a late night for her -- up to 10:30 eating pizza and downing several juice boxes on our neighbor's front porch, and watching the "lighting and thunderling" that was off in the distance. Ah, summer!

Here's a pic of Grace and some friends who came to visit -- the one digging in the sand was in our adoption travel group in 2007. The girls had a great time. There was much running and shrieking and hugging and playing.