Life with the Shirley Family

Life with the Shirley Family

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My future barber!

Camden may have his career lined up! He loves to cut! At the beginning of school his teacher told us to work on his cutting, so I bought a book that has lots of cutting activities. His skills have improved and he really enjoys cutting. He also enjoys pretending to cut hair; but last week he actually cut his own hair! He had been placing my niece's dolls in her hair dresser chair and playing barber, but then he and his cousin Josiah found real scissors. Uh, oh! they come running out all happy about their adventure, while I screamed in horror at the sight of him holding a clump of his hair in his hand!

Fortunately you cannot tell where he cut...he did a good job I guess! But we have had a firm talk about what you do and not do with scissors!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Road Trip!

It is Spring Break and the perfect time for a road trip! It began with my sister asking us to come to Memphis for Easter, and the kids begging to go, so we decided to make it a little interesting. Mom wanted to come to, so we waited until she got off work today, Wednesday, at noon, and then hit the road. Our destination for tonight was Chattanooga. But first we had to stop in Atlanta for a snack at the Varsity. Their orange slushes, Varsity Orange or Squirt One, are really good. We also had strings (french fries), ring one (onion rings), a hot dog (hot dog with chili and mustard) and a naked dog (self explanatory).

We then got back on the road and made our way to Chattanooga. Nathan had been there before and had had a really fun time in their waterway beside the aquarium. So bathing suits on, we walked up to the waterway only to find that it was dry for the season! Oh well! Camden at least found a puddle to jump in. So it was off to dinner at the Mellow Mushroom and Ben and Jerry's.

The dry waterway

Grammie, Nathan and Camden by the river

Camden always seems to find the water!

Couldn't resist taking a picture of the bathroom sign!?!

Can't finish a night without ice cream!

Now the boys are in bed and I am relaxing! One more stop tomorrow at the Huntsville Space Center before we make our way to Memphis!