Recipe for a Forever Family: Take One Mom (formerly from the Midwest), Add One Cutie Pie (formerly from China), then slowly Stir in Two Big Drooly Dogs.

It's been an interesting week...

Well, they always say a picture is worth a thousand words, so here is my picture for the week.

Haircuts & Dinosaur fossils...all by Maeve I have to add.  Yes, this week Maeve decided it was time to cut her "bangs".  Technically, she doesn't have bangs, or at least she didn't have bangs.  What she has are longer wispy pieces in the front that have happened when she drags her hair pretty from her pony tail, causing a few pieces of hair to break off.  She doesn't like that, because her current favorite hair style is a low pony tail in the back, with all of her hair in it.  So, this past Sunday, while I was doing yard work and she was supposed to be playing inside, Maeve took matters into her own hands and trimmed her bangs.  Basically, cutting all the hair around her face to a super short length.  She was so proud of herself when she was telling me about it, especially the part where she told me that "I didn't even ask your permission first" knowing full well that I would have said No.  Oh well, it is just hair.  It will grow back and Maeve thinks she looks great.  So if she is happy, I am happy.  But all scissors are now safely put up and hidden from my budding hair stylist.

Now the dinosaur fossils are all part of her latest interest.  Ever since we saw the dinosaurs at some of the nearby museums, Maeve is crazy about dinosaurs.  My dressed in every shade of pink and sparkles princess is a Dino-fanatic.  One of her favorite places at one of the museums is the "Find the Fossil" area.  Basically a sand box, with fake fossils covered up and small paint brushes attached to the sides for budding paleontologists to dig up their latest discovery.  So, when I saw some dinosaur sand toys on clearance at a local store, I had an idea.  Today, Maeve & I, with the generous helping of Plaster of Paris made our very own dinosaur fossils.  Tons of fun, now I am searching for a clearance kiddy pool or sandbox to hide them in to complete the game.

The best thing about making "fossils" is that is perfectly okay if the break or chip a little coming out of the molds...and if your plaster bubbles up a little bit, it just makes them look more authentic.  ;)

My favorite picture from the week is Maeve acting silly at the pool.  This is typical Maeve and shows off her new bangs as well.


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