Friday, August 19, 2011

The question I get most often.......

And the number one question I get from friends and family ( and complete strangers) is "How did you learn to do her hair??"

Well, my answer is lots of lengthy research!!

Oh the joys of having a GIRL! Love having a girlie girl in my pack of boys!! I have always loved to do my cabbage patch dolls  hair and Barbie's hair ever since I was a little girl. I even did my little sister's hair a few times! Loved learning to braid and make symmetrical pig tails. Almost like an OCD child. I  did not like to see other kids with crazy unbrushed hair even in 1st grade. I am weird I know. I dreamed of having lots of daughters and have lots of big bows in my future!Once Boomer came into my life, I had to learn quickly how to care for her kinky curly locks! I read countless books from the library. I learned how to work with her hair type. Which for those that are interested it is hair type 4 a/b, I know because I researched on the computer as well and additionally learned that her hair is a hard one to tame! I have watched lots of videos on styling and maintaining African American natural girls hair. I think I still have alot to learn for sure, but I think that I have some skill now! Boomer doesn't complain!!! I also enjoy the  website Baby Big hair!Check it out!  I love their giveaways too!!
 In addition, Ace has decided to grow his hair out as well...this means intense hair care for him too!! It is really growing and beginning to have a "style" it is called coils!! I have tried lots of products, brushes, combs, hair ties and oils. I have finally found products that work in Ace AND Boomers hair and that make their hair silky and nice. Here is a few pictures of my journey with hair!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I want to freeze this moment and have my two baby boys be 4 and 2 forever!!! Time is moving too quickly for me!! Where are my babies???

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


While Boomer, Ace and I were on our two-on-one sunday, I took them to see Aquinas College (both Z and I attended and met there). Home of the Saints! We have driven past it a few times but I have never taken the kids to see where we lived and went to school! Since I had the two older ones, they could relate and understand what they were looking at and the significance. We drove through the campus and then parked and walked around a bit showing them our old stomping ground!! It looked alot like when we attended but has some new buildings and updates!

 We spent many many hours on these steps over the 5 yrs I was there in between classes and waiting for friends for lunch or dinner! It brought back lots of memories!! They look so little!!
 There is so much more Ivy covering now! So pretty!!
This is the famous spot where Z and I met and he and his friend Dave helped my mom and I carry up my tv and microwave upstairs to my friends/roommates new apartment on campus!! So fun bringing them back to the exact spot that I fell in love with Z!! Oh # 37!! So much fun,partying,sleeping, studying went on in there!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Two-On-One Day

Today we did a two-on-one parent day! I took Ace and Boomer to the legendary Yesterdog! I have not taken any of our kids yet to this old college hang-out!! Those of you who have been, know that it is a must do in our city! There was a movie made that is based on the town and Yesterdog is played by a hangout they called "Dogyears" in the American Pie movies!! Check that out here! Now none of the kids will be seeing those movies until they are at least 18, but they understood the significance of the trip regardless!! 

                                           We just ordered our first Yesterdogs!!
  Ace got the "Ultra-dog" on the left and Boomer chose the "Cheddar-Dog" on the right!!
 "what's all the hype about? LET US TRY!!!

 They even got to sign the wall! This might of been their favorite part!!!!!
Ace to Boomer as we walked out "I can't wait to tell all my friends about how I am now famous cuz I ate at Yesterdog..." Boomer'S response, "yeah, my teacher will love me!!"
Just another successful One on One day...or Two-on-One day!