Friday, September 21, 2012

Embracing Change

The past few posts I have been doing a lot of complaining about how fast time is going and I made it pretty clear that I don't always like change.

In an effort to embrace change I decided to do something I've been putting off for a while now.

Grace got her first real haircut.

True, I have cut her bangs a number of times before, but I never cut the rest of her hair.  First haircuts are a big deal to me.  It always seems to take the child from baby to big kid, and as you know by now, speeding up time in my house is strictly forbidden.

For the boys' 1st haircuts they all went to a barber shop.  For Grace's 1st haircut I thought it would be neat if she got her haircut from grandma (my mom used to be a beautician) just like I always did when I was little.
Grace was very excited to be getting her hair cut.  She has been asking for a while now (probably since I cut all mine off) and was tired of her long hair getting stuck in her armpits when she slept and getting all knotted and snarly.

Grace sat perfectly for grandma and before you know it she was done.

We were both happy with the results.  Long enough to throw back in a ponytail but not so long that it gets in the way.  And she still looks like my little Grace, thank goodness.

Embracing change, little steps at a time.  And it wasn't as painful as I'd thought it would be.

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Mom24 said...

Awww, so pretty. Now put her in a pickle jar, for goodness sakes!

chrissy said...

Didn't I read your blog when she was born? Oh my, time has flown! She is a beautiful *little* girl!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Awwww- that's a big step. Came out so cute!

Elaine A. said...

Okay it's super cute, but she looks like such a big girl now! ;)

By the way, I had no idea her hair had gotten so long - wow!!

Kat said...

Elaine- I KNOW! Her hair was so long! I don't think I even realized it until I took that picture because I always had to have it back in a ponytail (which she never wanted) in order to keep it out of her face and to keep it from getting tangled and such.
And she does look a bit older now. :( *sigh*

Tabor said...

Applause to you both. My little granddaughter finally got her hair cut and it made it so much easier for me to brush it when she visited!

ROBIN said...

awe, she is precious. Love the cut but it's true....seems like they go from baby to big girl in just a few snips!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

Seriously, she looks so grown up now...and so much like you. Beautiful.

Karen Deborah said...

adorable and bravo for you!
it does make her look more grown up doesn't it.

Allison said...

She looks adorable, and how special to have her grandma give her the first haircut!!!

lime said...

what a sweet little haircut and how extra sweet that your mom could be the one to give it. nice little bit of girly time and that's a fun change, right ? ;)

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