I wanted to title this blog entry “the market, a makeover, and a meal” but Ryan informed me that boys don’t get “makeovers”. So anyway today was a special, jam packed Saturday. Ryan was off work which is always a great thing and we decided our game plan for the day. We were going to go to the Farmer’s Market as soon as JT got up from his nap and then I was going to get dropped off at the gym for Zumba while Ryan and JT went to Home Depot. Well…things didn’t go exactly as we planned. We got to the Farmer’s Market and it was packed!!! It was about 3 times the size from last year and there were no close parking spots. We ended up parking about as far away as possible and due to the fact that we got a later than planned start it was baking outside! I also had the bright idea that since James hates his stroller Ryan should carry him in the backpack carrier for the first time. Have we mentioned that our child is in the 90th percentile for weight? I put him on Ryan’s back and I though Ryan was about to fall out. The market had all sorts of neat food and things to purchase. Ryan got an awesome breakfast burrito and I bought the world’s largest zucchini. After walking to all the booths we were sweltering and still had the mile long hike back to the car. By the time we got there it felt like we had run a marathon. We were all sweaty…even James and he wasn’t even doing anything! I turned my car on and the thermometer read 109 degrees. At that point I knew I had to scratch the gym and somehow we talked ourselves into going to the boardwalk for pizza.
We finally made it back home and it was time for a monumental step in our life: JT’s first haircut. Honestly I did not want to cut it. For some reason I was sentimental about it, and it made me sad that my little baby was grown up enough to have to have a haircut. But here are some of the reasons why I caved in:
1. His front hair reached his mouth when wet and combed down
2. His side burns reached below his ears
3. He was developing a cross
between a mullet and a rat tail in the back
4. From the time he was little
everyone has thought he was a girl.
Maybe shorter hair will help this issue!
5. He was running into things
because his hair was blocking his visionSince moving from NC I have not found anyone I trust to cut my hair which sounds ridiculous but my hair is not easy to cut and I have had the same hairdresser since I was 7. Most places won’t even cut a baby’s hair until they are 1 so Ryan and I decided he would just cut it. My main goal was for it to NOT look like a big boy haircut. Just a little tiny trim. We had to bribe James with a bottle to stay still but we got it done.
The attempt at a mohawk
James showing off his new haircut and his new trick: the wave
Ryan got a haircut too- but not by me!
Finally we decided to grill up some of the veggies we got today along with shrimp kabobs. I also made some sweet potato chips. The veggies were awesome!!! Too bad we don’t have anyone to come eat with us- we had way too much!
In between all this excitement today I also managed to go to the grocery store, do laundry, unload and load the dishwasher twice, made a coffee cake, Ryan got a haircut, remounted the video monitor, and I got a nap! All in all it was a fun, somewhat productive, family day. A "super Saturday" indeed! :)