October 25, 2007

A little too much time on my hands

I meant to post this picture a while ago. Ella's best buddy donated her long locks to Pantene to make a wig for a child with cancer. Her new haircut was adorable, and very short. Ella immediately wanted the same cut. Unfortunately, my daughter is a sweaty little thing. It would seem (to the unexperienced) that short hair in the summer is a GOOD thing, but you would be wrong. Short hair gets stuck on sweaty foreheads, and forms little sweat encased ringlets that turn into teeny weeny snarls. I know because we have done the short-hair-during-the-summer thing. It started getting cooler and one afternoon everyone was busy but me. So I slyly asked Ella if she wanted a haircut. We went upstairs and I got busy. Not 10 minutes later this is what emerged...

The next picture is a perfect example of taking a craft too far. We just finished studying "Vikings" and made papermache helmets. I won't go into the details of this, because I would seem like a crazy homeschool mom, but suffice it to say, these helmets took some time. After all of the work the kids decided to "play Vikings" and I asked them to pose (because these helmets, even though they were a lot of work, may not last too long and we need a picture for posterity). Everett belongs on broadway, he has a flair for all things dramatic. Here is the "Viking pose" and following is his lesson to Ella on being a Viking dog (because her "Viking pose" did not suit his tastes).

Now we are off into the world of knights and castles...that should bring some interesting photo opportunities!


the Steiger's said...

That sounds like fun. We just finished Egypt and will be moving onto a great Island Civilisation (Greece and Crete) I am sick and tired of Egypt at this point. Nice helmets by the way. My boys would get a big kick out of it.

Kari Gibson said...

Your pictures are just gorgeous!!! I love your blog :)

Carpenters said...

Ella's hair looks great! The papermache helmets look like a lot of fun and the Vikings are very convincing. Gabe would love to come play Vikings (or really anything involving swords or anything that looks like a sword, like me yard stick). Gabe says that if Seth can grow facial hair and is going blad, he would definitely pass for a long lost brother! (He laughed when he read your comment.)