Posts Tagged ‘birthdays’

Hello There!

Before I get into this post, please let me share this:

One of my brothers, my sister and other members of my family live in NYC.  Hubby’s entire immediate family is in Queens.  My mother-in-law and her husband, two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and our little niece all live in Rockaway.  It was one of the areas hit hard by Sandy.  Though they sustained flooding and loss of electricity, they weren’t as hard hit as others in the area.  Like many others, they didn’t leave because they didn’t think it would be as bad as it was.  Things could have easily been a lot worse for them.  The bay is not even a block from my MIL’s house.  They have a generator and thanks to the kindness of others and my sister-in-law who lives in the Bronx, they are fine.  I’m are very thankful that all of our family, friends and blogger friends are well.    Please keep them and all those affected by Sandy in your prayers.

Now to the blog post:

The last time I was around these parts was exactly one month ago!  October was a little busy: Bridal shower and wedding for RJ’s sitter, PJ Party  and Trunk or Treat at RJ’s school(The last two events I organized and they kept me pretty busy).  Also, throw in a litte work drama for good measure (that needs it’s own post).  All of that and I really wasn’t feeling like posting.  However, I have enjoyed reading everyone else’s blogs:)

Now it’s November! *Where has the year gone?!*

We finally took RJ to get his haircut.  We took him to SnipIts.  It was his first cut so it was free.  We just paid $5 for the 1st cut package. They took his picture,  he got a certificate and a baggy with his hair.  He was such a trooper.  No tears or anything.  The boy had A LOT of hair with two different curl patterns.  He hated to have it combed and the tangles were endless. Also, I would send him to school with his hair out and he would come home everyday with one big braid in his hair:| One day he had one big braid and a tiny braid in the back.  During the summer, the teachers would do it or put it in a ponytail because it was hot and he would sweat a lot.  I could understand that. I would even send him with it pulled back sometimes.  However, when the temperature changed he was still coming home with his hair in a braid.  Now, it’s all in a low curly fro.  If he comes home with braids now, we will have serious problems.

All caped up and ready to go!

“Hey RJ you just got your first haircut. What are you going to do next?”
“I’m going to McDonald’s!”


The big November news *besides the election tomorrow…GO VOTE!* is that my baby boy will be turning 2 one week from today!!! Everyday he does of says something new and I’m in complete awe.  Words can’t express how much I love that kid.  Last year, as we got closer to his bday, I kept replaying the days leading up to his birth.  I find myself doing that now.  I guess I will do that every year.

We’ve decided to take some cupcakes to his class next week instead of a full blown party. I’m hoping this will set the tone for an every other year party.   The day after his birthday, he has a photo shoot to mark his big day with the photographer who took our family pics.  My birthday day is exactly one week after his. I think,  the weekend after his bday and before mine, we will just do something as family to celebrate both.   Then, it’s full steam ahead to the holidays!!!

Ahhh it feels good to type out some thoughts after keeping them in my head for a month!

Read Full Post »

So Random

  • RJ’s birthday is a little over a month away! I thought about doing a party, but I’m not even in the mood to plan a small one.  So, we’re going to take some cupcakes to school and have a very happy birthday there.  Then, we’ll do a special family outing to celebrate.  I figure I’m going to keep it small until he’s old enough to start hounding us for parties.
  • My birthday is one week after RJ’s.  I want to treat myself with a visit to this natural hair salon in Charlotte.  I’ve been wanting to go to for quite some time.  I have to book a consultation appointment before they allow you to book an actual styling appointment.  So, I need to get on that, pronto.
  • Speaking of hair, I’ve been thinking about chopping mine off.  I transitioned for over a year before I had the relaxed ends of my hair cut off.  So, I had quite a bit of hair once I did.  I never really experienced the TWA (teeny weeny afro).   I’m getting the itch for a new look.  Hubby’s not really a fan.  I wore my hair really short my senior year of high school and I liked it .  *sigh* I’m hoping my trip to this salon will give me some perspective.
  • My weekends are pretty busy this month.  I’m mainly looking forward to the Parents’ Night Out/PJ Party next Saturday night at RJ’s school.  For $10 a few of the school’s teachers will watch our kids for 4hours and the parents get a break.  A pizza dinner is provided.  It’s way cheaper than what we pay our sitter and we already know the teachers so it’s a win win situation.  I’m looking forward to a kid free dinner and time with Hubby.
  • We’ve made some progress with RJ’s sleep issues.  We no longer have to rock him to sleep.  However, we still haven’t fully tackled his sleeping through the night.  It’s still sporadic  but when he does wake up we can get him to go back to sleep in his own bed, most of the time.
  • Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?  We’ve started to focus on travel plans, celebrations and gifts.  First, to kick things off, I’m hoping we have time to make a trip back to this pumpkin patch.  We took RJ last year and had a blast.  I’m also hoping to squeeze in a trip to  Sky Top Orchard.  We’ve never been, but I hear it’s great and their homemade apple cider donuts are to die for!

Pumpkin patch 2011

Read Full Post »