Sunday, April 24, 2011

Cartoon Boy

I have been told on a number of occasions that James looks like a little cartoon boy. Some say he looks like Dennis the Menace,

some say Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes.

Personally I definitely think he has a disposition similar to both of them.
At the beginning of this week I cut my hair again.

I think I will forever have a mom haircut. The mom haircut is neither too long nor too short. It always hits at about the shoulders. It can be with or without bangs. Short hair on me looks like I'm trying to be trendy and long hair on me makes me look like a kid. I think I have had a mommy haircut since I was like 12 or 13. I hate hair, in fact if I had the face for it, I would chop off all my hair. But That's the reason I have a mommy haircut, because I don't have the face for anything else.

(Hey I made this shirt. Me likes it, do you likes it?)
We had a lot of thunderstorms this last week, and as a result lots of dogs were out and about. They had somehow managed to get out of their backyard, or off their leash. In fact one dog chased us down the block and finally gave up, the second the came after me I just pepper sprayed. I know I'm heartless. The next day this dog came up to us, and at first I freaked out because I didn't even see him, and suddenly he was right there. But then I realized he was nice, and was kind of shaking. I don't know if he was hungry or what but I saw a sign for a lost dog, so I thought what the heck I'll take it to the address and see if it's theirs. It wasn't and eventually the dog ran off but during the time it was following us James was shrieking with laughter and excitement. Which made me start to wish we had a dog. And for those of you that know me I am not a dog person. I don't hate them, but most of them tend to get on my nerves. So me wanting a dog is huge. But I don't want it for me, it's just them James loves them, animals in general but especially dogs. When we are at the park and we see a dog he could care less about playing, he just wants to follow the dog around. Plus, guess what his favorite movie is? Babe. Seriously!

I tried putting a Winnie the Pooh cartoon on and he watched it for like 5 minutes. But the first time he watched Babe the whole time he was shrieking with laughter. And during Christmas time Stephen and I checked out Marley and Me from the library, and he watched practically the whole thing with us. If Marley wasn't in a scene he'd play with his toys but the minute he would come back on, he was glued to the T.V. That's why I've been flirting with the idea of having a dog lately. Something small but older, so we wouldn't have to potty train it. Like these

But every time I start thinking about it Stephen talks me out of it. Oh well it's probably a good thing. James has just learned two new words this week. Happy and shoe. At first he pronounced shoe as sooj. hahaha. Yesterday James went on an amazing Easter egg hunt with his cousins Camryn and Tamsin. Here are some pictures.

But if you want to see more professionally done pictures of the event, check out my sister-in-law's blog here
Yesterday I had a day out with an old mission companion which was fun. I miss hanging out with other girls sans bebe. I forgot to take pix, maybe next time. Last night my father-in-law took us out to dinner to Ruby River Steakhouse for Stephen's birthday which is this upcoming week.
BTW, I made this cute dress just in time for Easter. I think it turned out rather well considering I totally ruined it originally and then had to do a massive reconstruction on it. Sewing linings on things is not easy for me to do.


Megan said...

Ahhh...mommy hair. I feel I'm in the same boat! I've had the same haircut for the last 10 years (chin-length bob, anyone?). This is NOT my first attempt to grow it out, but it WILL be my first successful attempt!!! When you have so little time to get ready in the morning, it's hard to want to dry and style hair that will look the same no matter what you do! (Mine likes to look disheveled at the end of every day.) I like your hair--it's very Amelie. (Bangs = instant European sassiness!)

As for your question on MY blog, "Hughes girls" refers to my mom and aunt, whose maiden names were Hughes. Hughes girls (my grandma, my mom, my aunt, Katie & me, my cousin, and my girls) share many traits, most revolving around food, like being the first in any buffet line, eating more than is strictly necessary for survival, etc. Being persnickety, stubborn, and opinionated, too, are Hughes girl traits! (Just ask Karl. Whenever he sees either of his girls being stubborn, he gives me The Eye, like, "Yeah...YOU know where this is coming from.")

linda said...

I believe that our hair has its own opinions about what it will and will not do. When we try to force it into a style with which it does not agree, it punishes us. That is why we all need to find the right, agreeable hair style for us and then stick to it!

linda said...

I had to comment about cartoon boy. I think that it is interesting that James' Uncle Nathan was nicknamed "Dennis" by our next door neighbor in Baltimone, who thought that he bore a striking resemblance in temperament to Dennis the Menace. Maybe there is something genetic about it...

clutchmonkey said...

Oh James, he looks like a darling young English boy in the first pic, at some unfortunate boarding school. I love your hair, and find it interesting how dark it has become. You're a brunette, no longer a blonde! I think my hair may be a bit lighter than yours! Weird. I love your shiny Easter dress. Seriously where do you find the time to do all this sewing?