It all started with Joseph.
As cute as I think my boys are with longer hair. And, as much as I wanted to hold off on that first haircut and keep him a baby a little longer...he was getting downright shaggy.
I decided to try my hand at giving him his first trim myself. How hard could it be?
Oh, that's right. Babies don't really sit still for haircuts. Like at all. (Also, I just noticed how completely unflattering these pictures are of me so if you could ignore that, that would be great!)
The end result was a little choppy, but not too bad.
Then this past Saturday my husband took the big boys to the barbershop. A real, honest to goodness barber shop! The boys came home with a lot of gobbity goo in their hair, but they were thrilled with their cuts. My husband even got his cut (he usually just trims it at home with a clippers). This barber was thorough! He even trimmed up the hairline in the front and trimmed his eyebrows (which freaked my husband out a bit).
Ok - the next two pictures aren't actually related to the haircuts...other than to show you the way that I typically had been wearing my hair - clipped up. But, I also have to show you me in my glasses. I normally wear contacts. I only use my glasses at night or if my contacts are giving me trouble. Which they were the other day.
I love these glasses. I've had them for probably 12 or 13 years. The frames are bent. The one arm is about to break off. But, since I rarely use them & I really like them, I haven't replaced them yet. I suppose I'll have to someday.
Finally I'd like to show you my new and improved look. I hardly EVER go to the salon. Maybe once or twice a year. But, my husband got me a gift certificate for Christmas. And, I decided I needed to perk myself up a bit.
I wanted to keep as much of the length in my hair as I could (so I could still do my ponytail thing if i wanted). But, I had them add in some more layers to hopefully give it some shape and lift. I got my hair colored too. They gave me a base color and also added in lowlights. There are supposed to be chunks of darker hair throughout. It's not really obvious though and I might go a bit more dramatic if I do it again. The gray is covered though!
One last picture. I usually don't make a big deal out of Valentine's Day. But this year I decided to have a special night for our family. I went to the Dollar Tree and got some cheapy decorations - a tablecloth, some balloons, dessert boxes. I got everybody a card which I put at their spot at the table. I made a special dinner (I made a Chicken Rigatoni that tasted like it came from an Italian restaurant. I kid you not. I was in love. I will share more about this & give the recipe tomorrow). The boys had ginger ale. Mommy & Daddy had a glass of wine. We lit candles and turned the lights low. It was a special night.
Then we ended the night by watching my all-time favorite movie with the boys, The Princess Bride. It was their first time watching it. And, I loved that we could watch it together.