Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New Do's for Bella and Mommy

I chopped off all of my hair last week and I think the girls have finally adjusted. For the first few days, Matea looked at me like I was her kidnapper and just seemed totally puzzled by the whole thing. Bella said, "I just think your hair looks very not cute." Thanks. I told her I really like my new hair cut and that's all that matters. That kept her quiet for about 5 seconds.

For whatever reason, I curled Bella's hair this morning and now I'm wishing I hadn't. I have a feeling this is going to be an everyday request now and it's always going to be like this morning (her watching in the mirror and ordering me to add more curls here and there). She did look really cute though...until we stepped foot into our thick June marine layer. Bye, bye curls.

Monday, June 04, 2007

A visit from The Olson's

Our friends Jaron, Jenni, and Avery came to visit on Memorial Weekend. I just met Jenni a few years ago and only get to see her once or twice a year but it seems like we've been friends forever. We have a lot of the same interests so we have plenty to talk about while Steve and Jaron bore us to death with their off road talk. Avery is a year younger than Bella and the baby they're expecting will be just over a year younger than Matea. Bella and Avery spent the weekend alternating between having great fun and screaming and crying over sharing toys. According to Bella's teacher, she has no problem sharing at school but she definitely has a hard time with sharing with friends when they're on her turf.

Bella's Wedding

Anyone who has been around Bella lately knows that she spends most of her day in her own pretend world. She has a pretend friend who's a bird named "Bird", and a pretend dog named Dancing Banana. She's obsessed with pretending that she's pregnant and making Steve and I deliver her babies and she's been asking a lot of questions lately about our wedding. She wants to know where she was when we got married and her three year old mind just can't comprehend that she didn't exist. She tells us what her wedding will be like and when we ask her who she's going to marry, she sometimes says no one and sometimes says Papa.