Saturday, August 06, 2011

Natalie's Haircut

Caption: Kara, left, and the new-look Natalie.

Little Natalie's hair was a topic of debate during her recent weekend with Mimi and Poppy. Mimi took the view that it was in need of gardening and cultivation. Natalie opposed, forcefully, suggesting that the natural look was worthy of respect and development, all the way to her waist.

(Natalie wanted to send a letter to Mimi to thank her for her generosity, but she didn't know the "Zip lock.")

The hair argument ran to a successful conclusion during a recent playdate with Natalie's lifelong friend Kara. The event brought our little Natalie into the home of Kara's grandmother, a respected professional hair dresser who operates from her basement. Natalie sat in the big chair, and the operation commence.

On her new hair style, Natalie said: "I like it because I like it."

Don't you miss you're long hair?

"Yes. I mean no. It was annoying because it kept getting my neck sweaty, every day. Even inside."

Sunday, March 06, 2011

A weekend in Milford, Pa.

Theodore learns to train a dragon.

The Clarks of New Jersey enjoyed a wonderful weekend in the Poconos with Grandma and Grandpa -- a.k.a., Mimi and Poppy.

Among the highlights were a flashlight-aided late night (7:15 p.m.) romp around the arbors and terrain of the Moon Valley Falls Estate -- common pleasures to walk abroad and recreate! At night time, Theo comfortably nestled into his bed in the basement with one of his new books purchased at Costco. It's about dragons, or something.

Natalie enjoyed reading, painting and watching television -- Mimi has so many channels! Her comment: "I haven't decided what I want to be when I grow up: an artist or an author."

Mimi and Poppy were generous hosts, and the men enjoyed watching a young "Canelo" Alvarez dismantle his senior welterweight opponent on HBO.