Sunday, March 09, 2014

Bye Bye Beard

As Promised, here are some of the Bye Bye Beard Pictures.  Top left is what we started with, and bottom right is Bart pondering whether it was a good idea to shave after all.  ;)
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Some of Bart's students literally didn't recognize him the Monday he went back to school.  He saw a track kid in the hall and waved, but only got a confused look in return.  When he saw him at track that afternoon, the kid came up to him and said, "I saw you wave, but I didn't recognize you!"  LOL!

Also, another student who was most vocal about disliking the beard and asked daily when he was going to "shave that thing off,"  took one glance at his clean shaven face and said, "Grow it back out.  Now."

He was happy to get it off before track season really got into full swing...I imagine beard tans would be very difficult to get rid of, but these are two of the four little girls who watched in horror as their dad shaved off the beard they had grown to love:

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"Beard Kisses" at bed time had become something the girls really looked forward to.  That night, after I gave her a kiss, Maya excitedly started to say, "Beard...." and then dejectedly finished, " more beard kisses."

Don't worry girls, dad has promised the beard will return next Movember.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Smile - I Heart Faces

Well, Sunday morning Bart officially shaved off his beard...but not before we had a little fun.  This was the last of a series of photos we took before he became completely clean shaven.  (Don't worry, I'll be posting more soon..they're totally worth the wait). 

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And because he is a trooper pretty much the most amazing husband ever, he's letting me enter it in the I Heart Faces monthly photo challenge.  The theme is smile.  You can check out more smiles on the I Heart Faces web page (click the image below)...but I suspect none of them will be quite like this one.  ;)

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

As Promised

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The second we got home from Parent Teacher Conferences, Addison asked if we could set off her volcano.  Unfortunately for her, the sink had dishes in it, so I told her we couldn't do it until the dishes were out of the sink.  Over the next few days there managed to be dishes in the sink non stop.  Addison kept asking and I kept telling her not while there were dishes in the sink.

Finally (a few days later) we actually had room in the dishwasher for every single dish, so I got them all out of the sink, and then with a completely empty sink in front of me I felt inspired to clean it.  No sooner had I finished polishing the last water spot off the faucet than Addison was at my side saying, "YAY! Now can we set off my Volcano???

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So, the girls gathered around and Addison FINALLY got to set off her volcano.

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And then I made her do it a few more times. It's still just as exciting as when I did it in elementary school.  Does watching baking soda and vinegar erupt from a volcano ever get old???