Who needs to make new friends in New York when it seems like every week one friend or another is here from California? This week it was my dear friend of 30+ years, Jean. He is here on business for the weekend and so we got a babysitter and Kevin and I took him out for dinner and drinks and got to catch up on family and life. So great to see him and have a taste of home.
We started Saturday off at the hair salon.
It turns out Ella got an "interim" haircut. I let her do the talking. She told the hairdresser that she wanted a bob, above the shoulder. Apparently the hairdresser was too scared to cut so much off of her hair all at once because although she took several inches off, it was still well past her shoulders. Ella didn't seem to mind and it was obvious the hairdresser needed to get back to another client who was having her hair colored, so she said if Ella wants more off we could return on Wednesday when she's here next. Of course as soon as we got home Ella said she wants more off. Then this morning she decided she liked it as is. We'll see if it stays.
We did make one pit-stop on the way home to pick up a chess board. Both kids are now getting chess lessons once a week in their classrooms and love it. Friday night was chess night at school and since we were out with Jean, our babysitter took them over and they had a great time playing chess. Who knew?
Just what I needed.