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The Circus

Saturday morning was very nice.  Finn went to Gran's house early to get ready to go to the circus. Sam and I hung around the house until it was time for Sam's haircut.

Sam sneaking the last of the Halloween Candy. 
Around 10:00 I took Sam to get a haircut.  The lady that cut his hair scolded me a bit for letting Sam's hair get too long in the back. Don't worry, I got her back - or maybe I should say Sam got her back.  Sam was having no part of his haircut.  I literally had him in a headlock through the entire cut.  He was screaming on the top of his lungs so I strategically positioned his mouth into my shirt - which thankfully muffled the screams.   I had to tip the girl more that I normally would for having to deal with us. 
On the way out I asked Sam if he enjoyed his haircut and he every excitedly said, "yes, I did." 
Meanwhile, Finn was living it up at the circus!  Finn and Gran had a great time.  First, they had great seats.  Second, they were randomly s…

The Comeback Kid

This morning Sam found Fannie happily sleeping on the love seat.  Sam loves Fannie and take every opportunity to both tell her and show her how much he loves her.  In other news,  Fannie hates Sam.

 Check out that juxtaposition.  Pure joy and pure disdain - side by side.

This particular morning Sam decided that he was going to give Fannie a kiss.  If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - Sam does everything to the best of his ability, including giving kisses.  What this means for Fannie is that she is going end up on the business end of a soaking wet kiss as Sam gives the grossest, wettest kisses imaginable.

 It's just a matter of time before Fannie snaps and Sam needs a tetanus shot. 
She sure is taking it like a champ though.
Friday was the last day of "Spirit Week."  It was wear your pajama's to school day.

I picked the boys up early from school on Friday so that I could take Sam for his two year/well baby check up. We arrived at the doctor…

Spirit Week - Round 2

This week was "Spirit Week" at school.  They have spirit week both in the Fall Semester and then again in the Spring Semester.  Finn really enjoyed spirit week last time - Sam got to join in the fun this time.  Monday was MLK day and the boys weren't in school.  Tuesday was "twin day."  We did our best.

Wednesday was "fake an injury day."  When we arrived at school I saw a bunch of little kids with cute, character band-aids.  My kids were the only kids that looked like they came from an abusive home.  I may have gone a bit too far.

Thursday was "team sports day".  The boys both wore their Titan's jerseys.

Later than evening Finn played with his new word puzzle.  He is getting really good at his letters. Have I mentioned how much I love this "Ninja Turtle" table?

Hawaii Day 9: LAX

This is my last post about our trip to Hawaii.  It really doesn't have anything at all to do with Hawaii - mostly just our travels back to Tennessee.  Before delving into the trip back I decided to post a few more pictures. My sister-in-law, Sharon, who is a really great photographer took the following pictures.  Thank you for taking and sharing!


The alarm went off at 5:20. I pulled myself out of bed and got ready for the day.  Our flight left at 8:30 a.m. so we assumed we would need to leave the hotel by 6:30.  We  had a very quick breakfast and then went down to the lobby to catch the shuttle.  Apparently everyone in our hotel had the same idea because the shuttle line was really long.  We assumed that we were at least two (2) shuttles back in line.  The staff told us that the shuttles come every fifteen (15) to twenty (20) minutes.  At the time it was 6:30 - we did the math in our head and realized that we may not even make to the airport until 7:10.  Being a little h…