Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Tale Of A VERY Brave Girl

A few years ago Hattie got an adorable haircut. She sat so still and was so good for the hairdresser that we felt safe getting her a very short pageboy/bob. She wore it like that for a while and we loved it because it kept her from chewing on her hair. Also, because it just fit her so well.

Then about a year and a half ago we were at a shop getting a trim. They were running a special and had balloons and such to get people in the door. As Hattie sat for her cut a lady behind us was blowing up balloons ... can ya see where this is going?

As expected, one of them popped with a loud burst. Hattie whipped her head around to get a see what made the noise. Unfortunately, the girl was going for the bangs at that second and Hattie ended up getting stabbed just above the inside corner of her right eye. She screamed, jumped up and ran away and that was the last of our easy haircuts...

Until today.

Mrs. Sue very bravely agreed to take on the task.

Hattie knows and like Sue and so we figured it was worth a shot! I went first and prepared her for her turn coming up next. And, as amazing as it sounds, when her turn came, the girl could not get in that chair fast enough!

And she sat like a CHAMP the entire time!

So, of COURSE she got a reward ...

A little drum time! She is FASCINATED with the drums! It is always the first thing she goes for if she makes it up to the stage at church and she would drum her little heart out if we let her!

And, sucker that she is, Mrs. Sue let her!
Here are a few shots of the finished project.... In an effort to fix the awkward attempt at bang cutting by the mama (yours truly) she had to leave pieces a bit longer to grow them out to the rest of the hair, but how cute is that cut?!?!
I LOVE the back of it!
And Hattie thinks it is a "beautiful haircut".
And, what more could I ask for?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Project 365 - Weeks 21 & 22

Project 365

I didn't get the pictures up last week, so this time you get to see TWO weeks of our lives. I KNOW you're thrilled, huh?!

And, with that, here we go:

May 31 - Hattie actually allowed me to PAINT HER TOENAILS! I'm sorry to get so excited, but I gotta tell ya, it is a STINKIN MIRACLE at our house!!!!! And, to further my happiness, it looks like Soph is interested in it too! YAY!!!!

(PS - the shot I took on Sunday was accidentally deleted, so this was actually taken the NEXT day ... which explains the fact that Sophie is in the same outfit and the same position in the next one!)

June 1 - To further our foot suspension of the moment, here is Sophie desperately trying to get Belle's oh so tiny shoes on her big 'ol feet!

June 2 - The day of the great lockout drama of 2009 ... you will be glad to know that the damage to the window has been repaired and we are all none the worse for the wear...

June 3 - in an effort to NOT repeat said Lockout Drama, Sophie was sequestered to her chair a little early ... and stayed there so long she fell asleep. Poor baby! Good thing school is almost out for summer!

June 4 - In full rebellion of the chilly weather that REFUSES to get up on out of the 60's lately, I gave our bedroom a little summer makeover. Off with the thick heavy comforter, on with the light summer quilt. LOVE IT!!!

June 5 - Yeah, she IS that fierce ... don't mess with my girl.

June 6 - FINALLY, a beautiful day (I'd like to give full credit to my summer makeover!!) so we spent it outside. And, after looking through the pictures I have just one question ... WHERE IS MY BABY?!?!?!

June 7 - The anniversary of the day I married the finest man alive. I took pics of the two of us together but was unhappy with my own appearance in every last one of em, so HERE are the blueberry pancakes that I made for my man ... they are his FAVE!

June 8 - Hattie picked out her own clothes ... right down to the choice of head adornment ... a backpack. Can't say the girl is without style!

June 9 - Road trip to Chicago. Here we are on one of the quieter parts of the journey. Once we hit Chicago traffic, our calm and collected driver turned into a MANIAC!

June 10 - Hillsong United concert. Oh, the worship ... good stuff man!

June 11 - Union Station - we missed our train back and had to wait til 12:40 AM for the next one ... that next mornin came EARLY!

June 12 - On our way home - Belle's mommy (Miss Erica) was napping for two in the backseat! There is gonna be a new baby boy in August, and I cannot WAIT to meet him!

June 13 - The hands of the man I love as he makes plans to increase the non-existent storage space in this house. I LOVE these hands!

Stop by Sara's place for more pics ... and it is never to late to join us yourself!!!