Archive for the ‘Paul’ Category

This is what happens when men babysit…

March 17, 2010

As a hair stylist I have seen hundreds of hysterical Mother’s with children who have decided to cut their own hair. I have also had to fix probably a hundred little heads of hair to trying to salvage what was left of a do it yourself haircut.
I remember my sisters cutting each others hair and my Mom having to fix it. The worst was my good friend Paige (don’t hate me for this…) her daughter had the most gorgeous long thick hair. She cut it so short and to the scalp she looked like an albino. I had no idea what I was going to do with it, the daughter was fine, Paige was a mess!
Earlier this week my little 3 year old decided she didn’t like the hair in her face and she gave herself bangs. I was furious, I gave her the “no one but me cuts your hair” talk. She has bangs now. I hate bangs…
Tonight I was teaching a coupon class and left the kids and their cousin with Paul. I got home and we put them to bed. My parents came to pick up my niece and as soon as she walked out of the room I noticed this…

Her hair had been cut! I freaked, and she proudly told us how my 3 year old had cut her hair! Seriously, why my kid. I feel horrible, her Mom is out of town, I had to call and profusely apologize and beg for forgiveness! My sister handled it much better than I would have, she just told me to fix it.
So we had an impromptu haircutting party.
Then we blew it dry and made her cute!
I actually almost like it better now. She needed the ends cut anyway, right?

** Update… the baby woke up and Storie had gotten him also!!!!
Any haircutting horror stories out there?


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Happy Birthday Baby!

March 13, 2010
Today is my husbands birthday.
He is not having a great day… so far he has mowed the lawn, shopped at Wal-Mart for 2 1/2 hours (not his favorite) didn’t get breakfast in bed, cleaned out the garage, and the biggest insult, he was accused of lying when I announced to a friend at the store it was his birthday. They asked how old he was, he told them and they didn’t believe him. They thought he was much older!
Poor guy. 
He just wants to be 10 again and have it be his entire birthday weekend, complete with balloons, cake, and someone singing “Happy Birthday” to him in a restaurant. 
I’ll see what I can make happen…
In the mean time, if you have a second shoot him an email saying “happy birthday”  would ya?
I’d like to spam him with emails!
pbivan@yahoo.com
Thanks all! Have a great weekend!

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What a Sweet Dad

December 12, 2009

This is one of those “I’ve been meaning to” blogs that I haven’t blogged yet. I love family traditions and think they’re important to have, and my husband started one for our family that I think it very unique (and precious). A few years ago for Valentines day we stayed home instead of going out (funny how that happens when you have six kids). So Paul got creative, gave me the night off and made a beautiful candle lit gourmet dinner for the entire family. The kids LOVED it! The next year he was planning on getting a sitter and taking me out until the kids started talking excitedly about “Are we going to do that again, Dad!?” And that’s how the tradition started.
This year was beautiful, the girls (and Rush) all went to Mardi Gras in the morning while Tucker was at practice, and then we all came home for dinner (My sister and her husband opted for dinner with us-apparently waiting 3 hours for any restaurant was not going to settle with Jeff). Paul made an amazing romantic meal, with name plates, rose petals, and candles everywhere. The kids all got a giant Hershey Kiss (Storie freaked out when she figured out it was entirely chocolate) and we got them Madagascar2 to watch together as soon as dinner was done. This year all the kids each told Dad and I something they loved about us as well! And they didn’t just say, “Because you gave us giant Hershey Kisses!”
So dinner was beautiful, and this is one of the favorite holidays for our kids because of how special Dad makes it! Do you have any ideas for unique family traditions?