Last weekend Cannon had to be away for reserves, so I got the kids ready and took them to church all by my lonesome. Everything went exceptionally smoothly. HA! Not! People still ask me how I am feeling when they see me (probably because I had a baby 2 1/2 months ago??) and I tell them I feel great! I do! But when they ask how I am doing, I tell them my life is crazy!!! Depending on the day, I may say it with reserve and it fits right into polite small talk - or I may say it with a bit too much authenticity and the conversation suddenly stalls as the other person tries to find a quick way to move on and leave me to my insanity.
On this particular day, the kids lined up as I did their hair one by one. Eli generally goes first because he is still enthusiastic about mom doing his hair. And anyway, all I do it pretend to fix his hair because 1) he hardly has any hair to DO, and 2) his adorable cowlick in front makes it impossible to do anything other than let it be. So, I pretended to do Eli's hair and proceeded to help each of the other kids with their hair. As I finished up with Sydney, I hear Eli coming back down the hall towards me saying, "I girl, mom, I girl!" And he had put one of Sydney's flowers in his hair. Darling. And then he tugged on the door handle to go out to the car and off to church! Can I tell you how difficult it is to convince a two-year-old to change his mind about something once he has his mind made up??
What do you think? Doesn't he make a sweet little girl?
Oh, yes. And when the camera came out, every kid wanted his picture taken too. Tanner wins the most kissable cheeks contest!!