Hope everyone had a good weekend and the week is off to a great start. Saturday was a big day for us. Reagan got her first haircut!! We hyped it up big time, telling her how awesome it was going to be and how great she would look afterwards. She was so excited. Every time we’d ask her what we were going to do that day she would immediately get a big grin and say that she was going to go get a haircut. The overhyping was key to ensure she’d go into it thinking it was the greatest thing in the world rather than something new and scary. She maintained a super serious face throughout, but was all about picking out her seat and what she got to watch on the TV in front of her hair station.
She chose the plane because she thought it looked like Dusty from the movie Planes. And she got to watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, win win!
We didn’t have too much taken off since she still doesn’t have a ton of hair for her age. But it’s so nice that she doesn’t have the beginning of a mullet in the back anymore and no more shaggy hair in her eyes. Afterwards she got a sucker and I have to admit I was a little proud that she had no idea what to do with it. It’s funny to teach someone how to eat a sucker.
We did this at a specialty kids hair salon so that it would be a fun and not scary experience for her. Of course that meant it cost 3 times what I spend on my Great Clips coupon special hair cuts, but there were no tears, no screaming and we somehow made out the door without having to purchase any of the toys they were selling (well played Shear Madness, well played;). Great success!
We had promised her that if she was good we could go get ice cream later. I’m not sure if we were really trying to reward good behavior or create an excuse for ourselves. I really don’t care, because there doesn’t need to be an excuse for ice cream.
Have you tried the Dairy Queen Cookie Jar Blizzard? It’s my favorite but it’s not always listed on the menu, so I didn’t even know it existed until someone told me about it. That’s their vanilla soft serve swirled with cookie dough, Oreo cookie pieces and hot fudge. Heaven in a mini size cup!
After a rough Monday morning wakeup thanks to daylight savings time, I was feeling pretty uninspired for breakfast ideas. I ended up with a yogurt and a slice of peanut butter toast.
A much needed mug of coffee followed about an hour later.
When noon hit, something pretty exciting happened. What do you notice about this picture?
I’m OUTSIDE!!! Holy moly, it’s 61 degrees currently in the Des Moines area. I could hardly keep the smile off my face the entire time I was running. I forget how different it is going from treadmill running to outdoor running. I wasn’t exactly fast and it’ll take me a little while to get back into outdoor running shape, but boy did that fresh air feel good in my lungs.
It’s still a total mess out there and I had a lot of puddle dodging to do which slowed me down a little, but I’ll definitely take it. I was so excited to try out my Garmin Forerunner 10 that I had gotten for Christmas. It is so nice to be able to just run and not map out my mileage ahead of time. I ran until I hit 2 miles and then turned it back around and headed home.
I’m not breaking any records or anything but it was a great way to start out the week. I’ve heard rumblings about the possibility of snow tomorrow but we will also return to the 50s later in the week. Hopefully that means we’ve turned a corner in the weather department. Have a great Monday everyone. Talk to you again soon!