planning their night

January 30, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

operatic’s zelda and daddy date night tonight. they were having high level negotiations about where the evening would take them. somewhere along the way the debating broke into operatic singing. i think regardless of what they end up doing, it will be fun!

free hair friday – doing it herself

January 26, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

UPDATE: There should be a video at the end of this post. If it doesn’t show up for you, here’s a handy direct link.

IMGP9179.jpgIMGP9183.jpgIMGP9186.jpgIMGP9205.jpgIMGP9187.jpgonce again its not friday, but we like to meet zelda where and when she’s ready for something. for the past 3-4 days, zelda has been signaling pretty hard that she wants more involvement in doing her own hair. she’s repeatedly taken out her hair brush and spent time in front of the mirror brushing and “braiding” her hair.IMGP9206.jpg IMGP9218.jpgIMGP9219.jpgIMGP9191.jpgIMGP9199.jpg she stayed home from school with a cough, but as you’ll be able to see in the video was feeling a lot better by the afternoon. i was making soup i and i smelled conditioner. i found her in her bathroom with the bottle out and her hair brush in her other hand. i figured no time like the present to start to teach her a bit about what the different things we use on her hair are for and how to use them since she seems eager to know and do more. doing it in front of the computer gave me a chance to capture the video and also made a convenient mirror at the kitchen counter, a spot where we often do hair anyway.

families like ours

January 26, 2015 by meg | 0 comments

IMGP9097.jpgIMGP9114.jpgwe had the pleasure of meeting another family like ours – white parents, black children – and get reacquainted with one we had already met. the kids had a good chance to get to know each other at the folk festival. there was lots of singing and dancing and running around. the other little girl, zelda’s age, had a tutu on and zelda admired her hair and has already requested the same style – a princess crown made out of braids in her hair. oh, and this sweet baby. almost enough to make us baby crazy and think about life with another small one. almost, but not quite.IMGP9080.jpga great chance encounter that builds our tribe. a definite win for community and our kids!