Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My First Blog Award!

I am very excited....Lana over at Living It, Loving It has given my very first blog award.....the Keepsake Blog Award. Thanks!

So apparently, as the recipient of this award, the rules are that I should blog about a Keepsake Moment, and then tag other blogs who I think are keepsakes. I started to stress about remembering a moment, and just then, one happened.

With #3 down for a nap last Saturday afternoon, I sat down on the couch to relax for a few minutes. Daredevil was in the playroom. Diva was out of the house with Hunter. All of a sudden, Daredevil ran in the room, silently handed me a little envelope, and ran out of the room. I opened the envelope and it contained a little note in the shape of a star. It said this:

Bingo, keepsake moment! And then, the smile not yet off my face, he darted back in and handed me another little envelope and ran out of the room. It contained this:

This is Daredevil-speak for "You Rock". I called him back into the room, said I loved him and thought he rocked too. Then I hugged my mohawked little man.

Yes, that's right. My baby got a full MOHAWK last week.

Before he went to the barber shop with his Daddy, he looked like this:

Now he looks like this:

I have to admit, I didn't like it at first. I thought he looked ridiculous. But now it has grown on me and I think it's cute.

Hunter said it was entirely Daredevil's idea and decision, and in letting him do it he figured it's summer, it's just hair, and it will grow out by the time school starts. All good arguments.

So Daredevil now thinks he's a badass. And he's a rock star at his summer camp, where all his peers now want mohawks too. I'm sure the parents are cursing us. Since he thinks he's so tough, here is his tough guy look:

It's grown in a little now, and despite me putting #70 sunscreen on his head, his scalp tanned a bit and now matches the rest of him. I think he likes it a little TOO much, he has mentioned keeping it for school. I told him ABSOLUTELY NOT.

But, I digress. Back to the Keepsake Award. I am now to bestow it on some of my favorite blogs. Check them out!

  • Swiss Family Taylor - great stories and pictures about an American family's adventures living in Switzerland
  • PTLaw-Mom - because she's feeling a little overwhelmed lately.
  • Hip Moms Who Work - because I really like this blog. I work, but am neither hip nor cool, although I would like to be :)
  • CrAzY Working Mom - because being overwhelmed and crazy is often fun.
  • MckMama - because I love this blog too. I love looking at her amazing photography.


PT-LawMom said...

Awww, thanks for the award! I love it. :) And I love the mohawk. My little guy got one a while back. I thought it was super cute but his Dad shaved it off. Nice...

Living It, Loving It said...

The pictures are adorable. Nice mohawn. My nine year old wants one too and I have been hesitant.

Andrea said...

I am SO flattered to receive the Keepsake Award from you. Loved your keepsake story. Funny how those moments happen when you need them most.

Am trying to come up with my keepsake moment now. Hmmm...Maybe if I bribe the kids with ice cream...

Swiss Family Taylor said...

Wow! An award. The only thing that can top this is having a box show up at me door with a stocking leg lamp in it. Many thanks.