Saturday, February 23, 2008

Logan is now 3. We celebrated with cupcakes on his birthday for his preschool class and a family Party today at home. Here he is opening up the only thing he asked for: a guitar with a strap.
We also got him a drawing board because he loves to draw and he is actually pretty good.
He was surprised and excited by his new airplane and Hot Wheels cars.
Playing his new guitar!

He wanted a SpongeBob party so here he is blowing out his candles on his Spongebob cake.
One time, when asked how old he would be on his birthday he replied, "Older".
He also is a spontaneous singer and dancer and has begun telling us "I am silly".

Friday, February 15, 2008

I finally worked up the courage to go to the hairdresser. After more than 18 months of waiting and a few home haircuts (which weren’t too bad) I asked my speaking partner for help. She has a friend that does her hair and she has “normal” hair. This means it is not short, spiky, and a non natural color. (Blue, pink and purple are very common colors!) I had been concerned that I would not be able to communicate my wishes to her so I brought pictures of the color and length I wanted. So, after a 45 minute trip on public transportation and 2 hours in the chair, I had a new hairstyle. Well, it turned out as I feared. The color is not as I had hoped, not as blonde. The cut: not shorter like I asked and many many more layers. After I got hope I trimmed the lowest layer off so it was the length I wanted. It is beginning to grow on me and it actually is a pretty good cut, but I am still not happy with the color. All this for just $37. I think I may wait a while to go back! Can anyone recommend good at home hair color?! The picture isn't the best but it gives you an idea.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Took advantage of the kids being out of school this week and went to the Leipzig Zoo. Had a good time seeing the animals that were either indoors or didn't mind temperatures in the upper 30s. One of our favorites-- the tigers (behind a mere moat and a 3-foot wall!) were as tigers in zoos usually are: sleeping. I guess that is a good picture of life in general and our work in particular. We think it should be all action and excitement, but there is a lot of ordinary downtime.