Sunday, July 11, 2010

First Haircut

I mentioned her first haircut in the last post so here are pictures to prove it. I fought a haircut for so long because I was so afraid I'd lose my "pig-tail-ability" and David has been pushing me to have it done. Yes, she's over 2 years old, but in my defense, she didnt start getting substantial hair until 14 or so months so it's really hasn't been that long. Okay, maybe it has, but it was one of those milestones I got super hung up on for irrational reasons and just couldnt bring myself to do it. When she kept wiping her hair out of her eyes while playing with dolls, I said enough is enough and made the appointment with butterflies in my tummy. You'd think I was getting her first training bra the deal I made out of it! When she woke up and wanted to play in her jammies, it just seemed to be odd to put a bow in her hair as soon as she woke up so I took the plunge. Here's her before shot. Poor thing and her neglectful mother.


Also, in my defense Lily is scared of scissors. We've given her a healthy fear of them and taught her they can give her boo-boos so every time she sees them she says with a worried face "No touch. Boo-Boos". So I imagined a stranger coming at her with scissors and there'd be wailing, thrashing, screaming, and code 10 tantrum right in the chair. Um, she kinda did the opposite and didn't move a muscle. There she goes making me look like a liar again. I still say the barbie car and barney video helped matters greatly.



this is when I got teary. when i saw the first snip of the wet bangs, i knew we were in trouble. i wanted to scream "way too short lady, how could u do that?" and push her down, scissors in hand. sure, they look decent length now, but once they dry watch out...



Not so bad, but now we have all these flyaway pieces of hair that are part of her back that creep up and want to be part of the bang crew. they're growing slowly but surely back in to a normal length and it's aged her at least a year! No joke, if u ask Lily how old she is now, she will say "free" for 3 90% of the time. She was at kindermusik the other day and the teacher asked her in front of the whole class how old she was and she waited about 5-7 seconds and I was just about to answer for her thinking she was being shy, but little ole' pinocchio affirmatively shouted out "free". lol




These pictures may be a few weeks old, but we are knee deep in house projects right now and have a serious deadline to get them all finished. If you saw our house right now, you'd think a serious bomb went off and we shouldn't have our C.O. to live here. I thought we had the whole summer to casually tackle them all, but we're heading on vaca then David is having surgery on his elbow when we return (sniff, sniff) so once he scheduled that he informed me he'd be out of commission for 6+ weeks after that. Gasp. Gasp. Gasp. He'll be better just in time to juggle a baby and toddler so we're doing our best to finish the nursery, while creating a new guest bedroom/playroom/office in the den. Wish us luck!

life is good.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

I love, love, love the bangs!!!!! She is just PRECIOUS!

Anna Ruth said...

I think the bangs make her look so grown up, but I do love them.

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Tisha said...

the bangs are adorable,although from the during pic I can totally see why you might have wanted to freak about them being too short. She does look older!!

oh my, i can't wait to see new baby boy's nursery!!!!!

Tracy Balderach said...

This post had me in hysterics! You motivate me to do the same with Elsie. I still haven't had her hair cut yet either. Well Lily looks adorable with the bangs, so any fears you had while she was in the chair can be set aside for memories and chuckles! Good luck with the house projects- we are doing the same, minus expecting a baby. Hope to see you in FL in a few weeks! I'll call you when we get to Naples! xxoo Happy vacation!

The Manrings said...

ohhh first haircut, what a big deal. i'm with ya....i am avoiding her first haircut but after reading your post maybe i shouldn't keep putting it off. hehehehe.
i love her new big girl bangs. very two-year old-ish. hehehe. good luck with the house projects!! xo

Gary and Christine said...

Kelly, Lily is a DOLL! Thank God for such a beautiful, healthy girl. Her 1st haircut was a big first step for you, I'm sure. I would've been JUST as nervous :) Thanks for posting, as always-brings me so much joy!

Heidi said...

oh my goodness, what a cute haircut!

i miss her little face. i want to eat her up!!! i miss her mama too!

xoxxo