Friday, October 28, 2011

Hair? Cut.

First, some updates: Granny ended up being in the hospital for a week and had surgery on her shoulder in which they put in a metal plate and 6 screws. She's home now, and doing well. We're praying that her mobility continues to improve, but she's in good spirits and feeling optimistic about her recovery.

Also, the Girl Scout troop is officially underway! It has taken quite a bit of time the past few weeks: completing training (at home and in person), shopping for supplies, contacting parents, holding a parent meeting, and making a plan for the year. But we're really looking forward to it and we seem to have a great group of girls excited to participate. Once it gets going, I think it will be reasonable. The meetings are only twice a month, plus occasional field trips.

We've had several fun events this week that involve wearing costumes, but I like to wait until Halloween to show pictures of costumes - so all of that will come next week! I just realized that next week is November, and that in past years I have participated in NaBloPoMo (posting everyday during November). I just don't think there's any way I can do it this year. Unless I do REALLY short posts. But maybe I'll try that. I do feel badly that this is only my third post this month.

So you know when you reach that threshold in which your hair is suddenly TOO LONG and just NEEDS TO BE CUT IMMEDIATELY!  Do you reach that threshold with your kids too? I do - and last week all three of their little heads were bugging me. And I felt that everyone's hair needed to be cut.

For David and Katy, I attempted my 2nd home haircut for each of them. (I snuck David to the salon prior to preschool because I had a really good coupon) David's: I'm satisfied with. Katy's: I had it all cut and thought it was looking nice. Then I tried to get fancy and layer the ends a little. I BOTCHED one side. I had to start over and ended up chopping another TWO inches to even it out. Luckily she is really excited to have "short" hair, and I think it looks fine. (although I keep finding pieces that are too long and needing to trim)

Now as for Luke, I know that some of you will be disappointed about cutting the curls, but here's the thing. It had gotten to the point where it only looked cute like this for about an hour about his bath:

 After that, it was just looking a little unkempt, like a boy who needed a haircut:

(I looked at the zoo animals quite differently after the Zanesville incident - anyone else?)
I took him to a salon, because I knew he was going to be squirrely, at the least, and I wanted someone who knows how to cut it give it a first go. Let's just say it was the most dramatic haircut I've ever had. And I don't mean dramatic like waist length to stacked bob, I mean tears and screaming.

The entire 20 minutes. Poor baby did NOT want to sit there.

But I love the results! I actually think that in some ways he looks more like a baby, because he has so much less hair and it makes his cheeks look bigger.

What a sharp looking boy! (yes, he's making "Vrrmmm" sounds with his car)
With everyone's hair freshly cut, I'm considering making an appointment for family photos. One year ago we had our pictures taken at a park by a friend (see profile photo), but we haven't had a family studio picture taken since...Katy was a baby? Is that right?

1 comment:

Pam said...

Great haircuts Emily and good luck with the girl scout troupe. You are so creative woman! PLEASE do the nablopomo thingy. I love reading your blog every day. x