Monday, June 27, 2011

Curly Hair

Having two little girls I have had to learn a thing or two about doing hair. And Tori and Ella are interesting because they pretty much are opposites in the hair department. Tori's hair came in pretty early, grows fast, is decently thick, and is stick straight. Ella on the other hand has hair that takes forever to grow, is very thin, and is curly. I have learned that what works for one girl usually does not work for the other and that both hair types have  pros and cons.
One of the cons of Tori's hair is that it will not stay curled. Every Sunday morning I get out the curling iron and curl her hair, and every Sunday the curls are gone before we even get to church. I have tried tons of different products but nothing gets those curls to stay put.
The other day I was surfing the we when I came across this tutorial on how to get heat free curls. I was a little skeptical because in my experience  heat free curling methods usually yield poodle curls, but these curls turned out beautifully!

Super cute right?
Here are a few tips: 
First of all I used a much thicker band then what the girl used in the tutorial, I don't know if it made a difference but I like the way Tori's hair turned out the with the thick band. Here is what I used:
-The girl in the tutorial said that if you have thinner hair not to put anything in it to dampen your hair before you start because it won't be dry in the morning. I thought that was little silly because thinner hair will dry faster then thick hair so I did take a spray bottle and dampen Tori's hair a little before I started. I just sprayed the water on my hands a few times and ran my hands through her hair. Her hair was dry in the morning.
 Other then those two things I just followed the instructions from the video. Let me know if any of you try this out, and if you want post pictures, I'd love to see others results!

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

The Cake!

Levi and his cake

Monday, June 06, 2011


Yesterday Ella turned three. She was so excited for her birthday this year and had been talking about it for about a month. This has been a big year for Ella. She has learned a lot, grown so much, and she finally got some hair! There is never a dull moment with this  little girl and she for sure keeps us on our toes. but she is so beautiful, spunky, and sweet that I really wouldn't have it any other way (well most of the time). We love you Ella, Happy Birthday!!

6 months




Friday, June 03, 2011

Last Day of Kindy

Yesterday  was Landon's last day of Kindergarten. I can't believe that Landon is already done with his first full year of school. Really he isn't supposed to be growing up this fast. Landon has loved school so much and I am so impressed with how much he has grown, matured, and learned in the last year. He really is turning out to be such a smart and kind boy. They held a little Kindergarten Achievement Ceremony and picnic at Landon's school yesterday. It was fun and a great way to bid farewell to Kindergarten.
Landon's class with their guest teacher Ms. G. There is only one kid missing from this picture, that is right there were only  12 kids in Landon's class.

Landon and his Principal Mr. Payne

Just because I love comparisons so much this is a picture from Landon's Preschool Graduation last year

And here is Landon yesterday, I can't believe how much more grown up he looks. (Please excuse the messy face)

In other news Landon lost his first tooth on Tuesday. 

Thursday, June 02, 2011


It is hard to believe that it has already been a year since we welcomed Levi into our family.  From the moment I first held him I was in love, he was perfect. Levi is such a sweet boy, he is easy going, so happy, and he is beyond adorable.I  adore this little boy more then I ever could have imagined. Levi we love you, you have brought so much joy into our home, Happy Birthday!

2 Weeks


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11 Months

1 year old!

Bonus Picture! Landon insisted I take a picture of him and Levi together. Along with Levi turning 1 today, today was Landon's last day of Kindergarten. I will post more about Landon's last day of School soon.