Stephen was home for work on Friday.  His company has a spring holiday which happens to fall on Good Friday.  I took the opportunity to get a hair cut and run some errands with Nick.  It’s super nice to spend time one on one with the kids.  Since I am a stay at home mom, I don’t get the opportunity very often.  Saturday, I was able to spend some time with Sally.  She got a bang trim and then ran a couple of errands with me.  It’s hard to believe that I used to think one kid was hard.  Compared to having two with me, one is easy-peasy!

One of my favorite parts of Saturday was a visit from my sister and niece.  They had a baby shower to go to and I had the gift.  Since they needed to pick up the gift, we got to spend some time together.  My sister is like me.  She likes to pack way too much into each day.  So, Stephen, she and I divided up the to-do list and off we went.

I had the most fun job.  My niece wanted her hair cut.  I can’t remember ever having one on one time with just my niece.  It was super nice.  When we arrived at the plaza for her haircut, I asked her if she still held hands in the parking lot.  She said no.  Then, I asked her if she would hold my hand just because it would be fun for me.  She said sure.

He mom said she could do whatever she wanted with her hair, as long as it wasn’t a boy cut.

Here hair is naturally curly.  So, getting it straightened was on her to do list.  Here’s a before and in process shot.


Once it was cut to the desired length, Jessica started straightening it.  It took a while to get it all done.


Check out the after photo!  She looks about 4 years older to me.


Later, we caught up with her mom.  I asked her if she liked the hair do.  She said It was the first time I saw her with that extra “I just got a haircut that’s so awesome I can’t forget how good I look ” bounce in her step.  I couldn’t agree more.  I’m going to be spending a couple of weeks at my sister’s this summer.  I think my niece and I will try to sneak out for another hair cut or Starbucks or both.  I’m also going to try and figure out something to do with my nephew.

If was so nice to have some one on one time.  I need to remember how important that is for all of my close relationships.

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