Friday, August 27, 2010


I've always thought it would be cool to learn the basics of cutting hair. That way, I could cut my husband and kid's hair and it would save a lot of money. Plus, I used to cut my Barbie dolls hair all the time. How hard could it be, right?

A few months ago, Mckay got his haircut and the barber missed a big patch of hairs in the back. So Mckay had me trim them and fix up his hair, and it turned out pretty well.

Mckay's hair keeps growing and it was time once again for a haircut. Having such great success with the last little bit I cut, Mckay let me cut all of his hairs.


We bought a hair trimming kit that came with a razor and all the attachments. It even came with little hair cutting scissors. I didn't really know what I was doing, but Mckay has gotten his hair cut quite a few times before and he's watched them do it, so he felt pretty confident in directing me while I cut. I was really nervous the entire time, but it got easier as I got the hang of it.

I think I did a pretty good job.

The hardest part for me was the side burns and trimming the bottom line of the hair around the neck. The rest was pretty easy because the guide on the razor made it hard to cut off too much hair. But getting the shape right at the bottom was all free hand, and I've never been good at symmetry or drawing straight lines. But it looks pretty good.

(And as you can tell from his school picture in the previous post, Mckay trimmed his beard. I don't think he would have trusted me to do that, because I probably would have shaved it all off.)

So watch out, Sarah. You're not the only one learning how to cut hair.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

First Day of School

Monday was Mckay's first day of grad school at Purdue.

Here he is all ready to learn!

And of course, a shoe picture.

(Apparently not everyone gets the shoe picture so I should explain. When I was a child, we would often get a new pair of shoes at the beginning of the school year. On the first day of school, my parents would take a picture of all the kids on the porch. Then we would all line up and they would take a picture of our new shoes. It's tradition!)

Monday, August 16, 2010

No longer in Utah

We have finally moved away from Utah and we are in Indiana now. It was quite an excursion driving halfway across the country with our car full to capacity with stuff. Dallin did really well in the car. That's probably because we broke the drive up into many smaller sections across 5 days. I don't think anyone in the car would have liked driving 25 hours straight. Especially if you had seen how full the car was.
As I said, Dallin did amazingly well in the car. He rarely cried or fussed. I sat by him in the back the whole time and that kept him entertained. He drank all of his bottles like a champ.

We stayed a day in Denver to see Mckay's family. We went to Elitch Gardens Amusement Park with some of the family.
They had a water park as well, and most of the little kids spent their time there. Mckay and I wanted to ride the roller coasters, so we had a few hours to ourselves to get as many rides in as we could. Thanks Annie and Jeannie for watching Dallin for us!

Mckay and I did spend some time at the water park and riding the water slides with the older boys.

Dallin was tall enough to go on one ride there: The Carousel.
I think he liked it.

Now we're in Indiana and getting unpacked. I'll post more on that later.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Tongue Face

Dallin has a new funny face he likes to make.

He likes to copy when other people do it too.

He cracks me up.

And for those who feel so inclined, here's a short video of the tongue face in action.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pioneer Day

Because of Pioneer Day a few weeks ago, Mckay had a 3 day weekend off from work. We took advantage of this and went to Price, UT to visit Mckay's aunt Cathy and her family. While visiting them, we went on a hike to better enjoy the beatiful scenery of the area. We hiked up above Joe's Valley Reservoir.

Dallin really enjoyed just hanging around and being carried the whole way.
Our "Family on a log" picture.
Unfortunately, I didn't know my eyes were closed in the picture, or we would have taken another one. But this is all we have!
After the hike we had a little picnic lunch. Here's a really bad picture of us picnicking.
Dallin really enjoyed chewing on a piece of string cheese. It still had the wrapper on it, of course, because Dallin would never let actual food that close to his mouth.

He really had a blast with that cheese.