Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fuzzy Wuzzy*

What have we been doing that has kept me so busy I can't even update my blog?
Actually pretty much the same stuff that we were doing during my last post. Not a lot happening in Chez Mott these days. Well, actually a LOT happening, just nothing new.

This semester we thought we'd try something different in how we scheduled our classes. I'm taking mine all on Monday night, Tom's taking his on Wednesday night. So Monday from 6-10pm I'm glued to the computer, and then same for Tom on Wednesday. We hope that it will help lessen the disruption of schedules to have just two nights a week where one of us is unavailable, but we'll just have to see. I can tell you that 4 hours in front of a computer AFTER 9 hours in front of a computer at work takes quite the toll on your heiny. (Must get more comfortable chair!)

So weekdays are pretty full with work, classes and homework.

But things got a lot less...hairier...this weekend.


Yeah, that's my baby. With no hair. You could say we were going for the Caillou look, but we're not.

See, Saturday morning Tom decided to shave his head with the clippers. Nick and I found him in the kitchen when he was about halfway through. So we went to watch. Nicky was fascinated with the clippers (Which he calls a ladybug. Anything that vibrates or buzzes is a ladybug.) and wanted to hold them. So after Tom finished his own hair we let Nicky hold the clippers.

Now, I had joked with Tom about how we could shave Nicky's head after he was done, but it was a JOKE. After a few moments of letting Nicky hold the clippers, Tom just couldn't resist and took the clippers...bzzzttt! A swath of Nicky's hair was on the floor. Ack!

Well of course after that you're committed to finishing. Nicky actually stayed still for the whole thing. Quite an improvement over our last scissor-cuts.

Of course you know I took a lock of hair and saved it. I can't help it. He looks so cute, but yet, so different and older. Somehow it just made him seem so much taller. Not really sure how that's possible, but it's true.

After Nicky's impromptu haircut and a shower to get rid of the stray hairs, we took Nicky for a ride in his new wagon. The weather was just gorgeous on Saturday.

He was fully loaded in that wagon too. Check it out:

And a great time was had on our, oh about 10 minute walk.

On Sunday Nicky got to play with a 2 year old girl that was visiting the lady next door. Tom took him over there after Nicky and this girl were talking through our backyard fence. Nicky was pretty close to climbing over the fence to get to her, so Tom figured he'd better just take him over there. I took total advantage of this and got to take a nice long shower all by myself. Bliss!

All in all, a very nice weekend was had. Which is good, because the week is downright crazy round here.

* If you haven't heard that poem, it's one I remember well from my childhood:
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear.
Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair.
Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy was he?


Anonymous said...

I hope you have a hat for him, it's going to be Cold for a few days.
He is just tooo cute!
I love you and miss you guys,
Aunt Liz