Thursday, December 31, 2009

Andrew's New Do

One of my favorite things about Andrew's appearance in his first year has been his beautiful, blonde curls.  He is the first of my children to have any curls in his hair and I have loved watching them form and twirling them between my fingers while I nursed him.  Because of this, I let his hair get much longer than I let the other boys hair get before giving him his first haircut.  I held onto those tender curls like they were pure gold.  But, lately I've noticed that the curls are getting too heavy to hold unless they're wet and his hair looks a bit unkempt all the time.

Instead of cute, his hair now makes him look sloppy most of the time. 

And so, I decided to just keep him in a hat.

Although he likes hats, it didn't solve the problem of him looking disheveled.

It was time for the dreaded "H" word.  I prepared a seat in front of the mirror to keep Drew entertained.

Strapped my precious angel in to keep him safe.

Got one last picture of those amazing curls.

Or two last pictures.

Then came the first cut.  I think I almost cried.  Okay, I did just a little bit.

When I was done, the curls were gone, and my baby was a toddler.  ::sigh:: 

He looks cute still, but I confess that I really miss the curls.

But, as my mother pointed out, hair grows, and soon, he'll have curls again!


Marie said...

awwww... that's cute and sad at the same time. I'm amazed that he just sat there and let you cut his hair! Caleb still throws a fit every time we cut his hair, which is why it's now Shane's job :)

Stacey said...

He is too cute! You did a good job cutting his hair. And your mom is very wise. :)

Joanna said...

Oh my're not supposed to write stuff like that. I'm too emotional right now. It is amazing how that one little hair cut makes him look so much older. That is so sad. And that look on your face is really sad, too. I love all the pictures. You look very pretty!

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Lawanda said...

Sorry, that was me, signed in under Faithy! haha

I just said he is a cutie patootie even without the curls, and those are great pics! :)