Sunday, February 10, 2013

First haircut and more

Kai got his first haircut this week! He is now almost 26 months old, so it was slow in coming. Markku was also about this age when he got his first haircut. But there was a huge difference as Markku just sat still as could be, and Kai was a crying, blubbering, hysterical mess! I bribed him ,tried distracting him and still had to hold him down!  Even when we were telling Isa about it tonight he got so sad and kept touching his hair! I am surprised it is anywhere near even, but she did the best she could!  I am dreading having to go back next time...
This was afterwards, at HEB looking at the lobsters. Much happier.

 But this was him crying in the airplane seat...and the worst I couldn't take a picture of since I had to be holding him!
Just before the haircut debacle, we had Markku's last basketball game of the season. Here he is with his medal. He told me that he doesn't think he wants to play next year, so we will see what happens.

This is the whole team

Here is an action shot of his attempt at a basket.
This week we also went over to a friends house who lives on a little ranch. She has some cattle and horses. Here is her Longhorn (this one is a female).

Of course there are barn cats as well, which Kai really liked this one since he let Kai hold him.

We had a blast riding her horse. We have been meaning to get out and since Tiffany is due with her first child in less than a month, we decided to get moving on that plan! Suvi really enjoyed her time riding. This was her second time on a horse, but her first was at a birthday party so just a quick ride on a rainbow pony. This was a real ride! Well, it was lead by Tiffany or Ashlee, but still! 

Markku actually rode twice-he was having a great time as well. Next time she said they could go out in the pasture and ride for "real". We did this one in order to get his cubscout belt loop for Horseback riding, so he also got to learn about Horse safety as well. 
Here he is leading Karma
Kai was surprisingly afraid of the horses. He much preferred the cats and dogs, and then he found his true favorite: this red truck!

Look at my cowboy!
We finally are getting somewhere in cubscouts as we try to earn our Tiger badge. Here is Marrku getting his tiger paw and special beads that represent what we have accomplished so far.  Markku had the most beads--but mainly only because he has an anal mother who went through the book and signed him off on all sorts of activities! The rest of the boys are doing this more with their dads, so it was not really fair...

Here are three of his den members and their leader
Again, another busy week. Kai also is starting to talk more. Not enough and I really do need to get him evaluated, but he says a sentence here and there now " I top bunk". Meaning he wants to get on the top bunk! It is pretty cute.  Except of course that means he attempts to climb up there at every possible moment. He is a climber so I have to watch him carefully. He was quiet for a bit earlier this week, and I went to look for him. He had put a step stool on the toilet to climb up high to get into the cupboards behind the toilet. Yikes!  Since he had the Q-tip in his hand, I know he did make it up there...oh boy!  He has finally started to call Heikki something other than "mama". I think he is also using "sha sha" just like Markku used to.
Markku had a great big brother moment last night as well. Suvi wanted to sleep with the boys so they were all tucked in, I said goodnight and went downstairs. Over the baby monitor I heard Markku reading The Magic Treehouse series to his siblings. He was using a flashlight! He read for 30 minutes--and then I had to tell him it was bedtime. Suvi was sound asleep already but Kai goes "Awwwww".  He wanted him to keep reading. Markku is doing great with reading and is on to his chapter books. Thank goodness it is coming easy for him.
He also pointed out to me how unfair it was that he had to go to school 5 days with only 2 days off. He figures that is only fair for high school kids, since they don't play a lot. Ha! 
And last week at the superbowl watching party we had (just our family one), he cracked us up when the Calvin Klein ad on was-do you know the one? No words, just a very well chisheled man in underwear. Well, Markku said, "Hey look, a P90X commercial!"   He knows P90X from Heikki! How funny. He still cracks me up. I will try to remember more cute things the kids say, as I know someday I will forget this stage!

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