What a busy weekend. Olivia, Seth and Nicky spent the night at grandma's Friday night, and what do Gabriel and I do? We went to the mall, then came home and watched movies until 2 a.m.! Meet the Fockers is hilarious and then we went to the other extreme, Saw - that was a good thriller. Gabriel was such a good sport, he HATES scary movies and yet he laid there with me watching it. Then we couldn't sleep and cheked all our doors and windows before going to bed. LOL!
Saturday morning was my big appt. I was supposed to get my hair done at 9:30 and then colored at this fancy, schmansy hair salon. I knew a cut was going to cost $80, I was assuming the color would be at least $100 since it was a one step color. I did what I always do and I backed out. Mother's Guilt. ugh! The more I pondered the costs, the more I didn't want to go. Hair Cut or Coach Bag? Hair or Bag? Hair or Bag? LOL. Not like would go buy a Coach bag, but it was the same price range and I didn't feel comfortable doing it. The problem is my hair. It's naturally curly, wavy, straight up front, super thick and combine that with Houston's humidity and I lose. I know if I pay the $$$, I walk out a happy lady. I don't go home, re-wash my hair and style it the way I always do. But, what do I end up doing? I go to the mall (mistake #1) and I go to Visible Changes (mistake #2). I left there looking alright. She took about 30 minutes to straighten my hair, but she did it. It wasn't until Sunday morning, after I showered and am ready to style my own hair that I burst into tears. I specifically said I wanted a style where I could wear my hair curly or straight. Well, I can't wear it curly at all. Now, I have to straighten my hair every morning, which means I need to get up earlier and blah, blah, blah...I am NEVER going back there! UGH! I am going to go get this fixed in a few months. By then, my hair should be longer and I'll have more options.
Ok, enough about me. LOL! The pool party was so much fun. Olivia did all sorts of jumps with her vest and Seth attempted to swim without his! He's a natural in the water. He swims better underwater only because he's still working on getting above it. LOL! Nicky didn't care for the water. He preferred to stay by the steps. And Valerie, well she slept most of the time there. :) When we got home, we bbq pork chops and then we all crashed! LOL.
Sunday, more BBQing. Nothing like BBQing every weekend. I swear, we do it every Sunday. lol. My dad came over and brought some steaks, then we went to go see his new house he's having built. It was a HOT weekend, I am so ready for October and November. :)
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