Tuesday, May 29, 2012

My growing munchkin...

Remember this picture:

The one you've been staring at for the last 7 1/2 months??? Well, here's a more updated shot of what Miss Claire-Marie looks like:

Still not completely current, these were taken back in March.

She actually has teeth now. Six of them, with at least two others on their way.

But as you can see, she's getting quite grown up.

And still has gorgeous hair.

And can eat without getting food stuck all over her face (usually).

I just love this little munchkin!

Long locks lost...

Recently I went to the grocery store and Marcus was decked out in his Spiderman costume, complete with mask. We received lots of comments on how adorable he was. One mom said to her kids as we passed, "Look how cute! He's dressed as Spiderman!" And I heard one child reply as we kept on our way, "Mom, I think that's a girl." I looked at Marcus and noticed how his long hair peeked out from under the mask.

Another time, also at the grocery store, as we waiting in line to check out, the child seated in the shopping cart in front of us stared and stared and stared at Marcus before finally asking, "Is that a boy or a girl?" At that point his hair was not tremendously long, but I don't think it helped that we had painted finger and toe nails that week :)

Whenever Caleb's hair gets long I'm always hesitant to cut it because I think he looks good with a little bit of length.  Then I'd cut it and look at pictures from before and think, "Why do I always wait so long to cut his hair.  He looks much better with a nice clean haircut."  Caleb's hair has never reached this length.

But I have to say, Marcus can pull of the long shaggy hair better than Caleb.  Caleb just doesn't have the right kind of face for it.  When I'd look at pictures of Marcus with his hair short I would think, "I actually like it better longer."

But alas, the time has come for Marcus to be able to see again.

I like his hair short... He looks so handsome and grown up.  He looks nice and tidy when it's time for church.

But I do miss his long hair. 

Maybe when he grows a bit older and can learn to keep it out of his eyes a little better...