Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cousin Chris Visit

Alice had good times with cousin Chris last weekend.

Alice at Coffee

I like this picture of Alice - headphones, mocha,  iPad.... that is how she does the coffee shop

Friday, August 8, 2014

Hair cut

Alice has been asking for a few months to get her haircut short. I took her a few months ago and had them cut off about 2 inches, but as we walked out of the salon, Alice told me she had wanted it shorter.
I have been fighting with this in my head for a while now. As a kid, my mother kept my hair cut short while my sister had long luxurious locks ( at least that is how I remember it ). I'm not sure why his was the case. Perhaps it was because I hated to brush my hair, but as a child I never had hair longer than my shoulder. On one trip a mother pointed out me and my sister to her baby and said "look at the cute little girl and boy!"  This was after my mother had cut my hair very short and had given me a perm, so I had short curly hair. She insists it was SO ADORABLE, but I thought I looked like a boy dressed in Granimals ( if you can remember those).
So as my 6 year old daughter requested I cut her long sweet hair, I had to remember that this was her choice. As a kid I don't think I had a choice, so maybe that was my prejudice against short hair on a little girl. So last weekend, as we went shopping for size 1 shoes at the mall we also stopped in at a salon so Alice could get the hair cut she had been wanting. I almost cried as they cut 5-6 inches off her hair. I will admit to stealing a long lock off the floor to put in my purse.
When the cut was done, the lady asked Alice if she liked it, and she beamed YES.
I have to admit it really is adorable on her, and it is exactly the length she asked for and she most defiantly does not look like a boy :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Annoying Dad Moment

I was watching this show, Ella Enchanted, and my Dad was saying, "blah blah blah".  

Daddy and I were at our weekly coffee shop hang-out, big thumbs up - we love hanging-out at our favorite coffee shops.

Alice helped write this post and edit the picture, she also wrote her very first HTML code to decorate some of the text!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday Night at the Drive-in

Cristy's company had an event at the Blue Starlight Drive-in, an urban drive-in theater, Friday night in east Austin.  Alice thought sunset was really pretty from the drive-in location.  We watched E.T. which blended well with the night sky, lots of big sky pictures in that film, and we enjoyed some popcorn from Cornucopia, our favorite Austin popcorn shop.