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Hello There!

Before I get into this post, please let me share this:

One of my brothers, my sister and other members of my family live in NYC.  Hubby’s entire immediate family is in Queens.  My mother-in-law and her husband, two sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law and our little niece all live in Rockaway.  It was one of the areas hit hard by Sandy.  Though they sustained flooding and loss of electricity, they weren’t as hard hit as others in the area.  Like many others, they didn’t leave because they didn’t think it would be as bad as it was.  Things could have easily been a lot worse for them.  The bay is not even a block from my MIL’s house.  They have a generator and thanks to the kindness of others and my sister-in-law who lives in the Bronx, they are fine.  I’m are very thankful that all of our family, friends and blogger friends are well.    Please keep them and all those affected by Sandy in your prayers.

Now to the blog post:

The last time I was around these parts was exactly one month ago!  October was a little busy: Bridal shower and wedding for RJ’s sitter, PJ Party  and Trunk or Treat at RJ’s school(The last two events I organized and they kept me pretty busy).  Also, throw in a litte work drama for good measure (that needs it’s own post).  All of that and I really wasn’t feeling like posting.  However, I have enjoyed reading everyone else’s blogs:)

Now it’s November! *Where has the year gone?!*

We finally took RJ to get his haircut.  We took him to SnipIts.  It was his first cut so it was free.  We just paid $5 for the 1st cut package. They took his picture,  he got a certificate and a baggy with his hair.  He was such a trooper.  No tears or anything.  The boy had A LOT of hair with two different curl patterns.  He hated to have it combed and the tangles were endless. Also, I would send him to school with his hair out and he would come home everyday with one big braid in his hair:| One day he had one big braid and a tiny braid in the back.  During the summer, the teachers would do it or put it in a ponytail because it was hot and he would sweat a lot.  I could understand that. I would even send him with it pulled back sometimes.  However, when the temperature changed he was still coming home with his hair in a braid.  Now, it’s all in a low curly fro.  If he comes home with braids now, we will have serious problems.

All caped up and ready to go!

“Hey RJ you just got your first haircut. What are you going to do next?”
“I’m going to McDonald’s!”

 

The big November news *besides the election tomorrow…GO VOTE!* is that my baby boy will be turning 2 one week from today!!! Everyday he does of says something new and I’m in complete awe.  Words can’t express how much I love that kid.  Last year, as we got closer to his bday, I kept replaying the days leading up to his birth.  I find myself doing that now.  I guess I will do that every year.

We’ve decided to take some cupcakes to his class next week instead of a full blown party. I’m hoping this will set the tone for an every other year party.   The day after his birthday, he has a photo shoot to mark his big day with the photographer who took our family pics.  My birthday day is exactly one week after his. I think,  the weekend after his bday and before mine, we will just do something as family to celebrate both.   Then, it’s full steam ahead to the holidays!!!

Ahhh it feels good to type out some thoughts after keeping them in my head for a month!

8 Comments

  • Reply asholag1 November 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Interesting read. Ill keep your family in my prayers. How great is it that you are creating online memories that your son will one day read! Great idea.x

    • Reply Jenni November 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

      Nicky, thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my blog. I never thought about my son actually reading my blog one day. I only thought about documenting things for myself, but I like the idea of him being able to have access to my thoughts one day. Thanks!

  • Reply Say Something Kita (@Kreative10) November 5, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I am glad everyone is doing well and safe and sound. Love the first haircut so cute. Now washing that hair…..that might be another story.

    • Reply Jenni November 5, 2012 at 10:37 pm

      Washing his hair has gotten a lot easier over the last few months. I’m lookin forward to having less hair to detangle.

  • Reply Amber Wright (@mrswrightsays) November 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

    Glad your relatives are okay. I totally get it, about replaying the events of his birth. I’m doing the same thing now and her birthday still is a month away!

  • Reply Christina November 7, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I’m glad that your family is well! RJ looks so cute with his new hair cut!

    • Reply Jenni November 11, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Thanks, Christina.

  • Reply Nellie November 8, 2012 at 11:31 am

    look at that hair!! It reminds me of when my firstborn got his first haircut, it was all the way down his back, and it looked just like that. I simply could not HANDLE it anymore! He got a couple of M&Ms that day, he thought it was the best day ever haha. So cute! my son has two different curl patterns and a bit of blond in the front. smh 🙂

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