Friday, August 17, 2012

Handley's gymnastics and Hudson's first haircut

This afternoon we had Handley's first gymnastics class.  Even though her class wasn't until 3:15, she wore her leotard  She was so excited.  When we arrived at the gym she got to see her friend, Addyson, for a few minutes before her class began.  Addyson was just finishing up so I was able to get a quick picture of all the girls.

Handley told me she had such a great time and that gymnastics was really fun!  She loved her coach and told me all about the special show they get to do at the end of the year and how they will wear special leotards.  She also said her coach told them that whoever does a really good job gets a gold medal.  Since we are just coming off watching the Olympics, that is all it took to motivate and excite Handley.  She told me she was going to try really, really hard to do her best.

If anyone has any suggestions of how to entertain a 13 month old little boy who is only interested in crawling onto the gym floor every 30 seconds when the gate opens because little gymnasts are coming in and out to start their classes, get water, use the rest room, etc. I'd love to hear them.  I spent the entire 45 minutes of Handley's class chasing Hudson towards the gate and just as he would get to it I'd scoop him up.  He was so determined to get out there and was just really mad at me for not letting him. He would arch his back, scream, and nothing would make him happy. I was armed with snacks, toys, books, my phone, you name it.  He wanted none of it.  I'm going to try one of the Baby Einstein movies on the iPad next week, but I can already tell it's going to be a long year with him while the girls do their thing.

Today I did something I've been thinking about for a while...Hudson got his very first haircut!  I've been wanting to do it for about two months now, but Robby kept asking me to hold off.  I was torn.  As his hair was growing longer in the back it occasionally would curl (occasionally being the key word).  When we were at the lake or the pool or if he was outside playing and all sweaty, it would curl up in the back and look so cute.  However, the majority of the time it was straight.  It didn't look so bad when he was wearing jon-jons, but when he had on a collared shirt it would hang over the back and looked just like a baby mullet.  My sweet friend, Tricia, was coming over today to do mine and Jen's hair so I decided that I'd have her do the honors.  Hudson sat in my lap and was turning his head every 2 seconds to keep up with all the other kids, but thankfully she is a professional and was somehow able to keep up with him.  A HUGE thanks to Tricia! 



(This after shot was taken at gymnastics and you can see him trying to get through the gate I was talking about earlier!)  

 It's not very noticeable, and not super short...just a little trim, which is exactly what I wanted. 


Julie, the mama said...

Your gymnastics story reminds me of trying keep Boss out of the Hendley's ballet studio last summer. It was definitely a workout for me.

Love that sweet haircut on Hudson.

Ashleigh Finger said...

Cohen starts her activities tomorrow & I know I will be doing the same thing so if something works for you let me know!:)
Love the hair cut! We have been laughing saying Kate has a "baby mullet" too! It's probably about time! Cohen had cute curls but Kate rarely has any:)