Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New 'Do's All Around

We're all sporting new hairdo's at our house. Would you like to see?

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.



  1. What a great post. The boys are handsome and you look gorgeous. What a great Valentine dinner. I always light candles for our dinners. It just makes it cozy. Right now I just have little candles in canning jars and we light those when we eat. Hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Nothing quite like a new haircut and color to make you feel good!:)
    It looks great!
    Have a happy day

  3. Love all the new do's. Your hair looks so great. Isn't nice to be pampered every now and then. You are so brave to cut the baby's hair.I give my kiddos trims in-between their cuts but I haven't had the nerve to do the baby first cut. So cute that you had a special V-day dinner. Those are the things that your kids will remember as they get older.

  4. What a great night. The baby's hair came out adorable.
    You look absolutely beautiful and I love the valentine's dinner idea- I may do that next year.

  5. What a wonderful night! I love the Princess Bride too and I can't wait to watch it with my Son. Glad to hear your dinner turned out so well. I can't wait for the recipe! I also love your hair. It looks beautiful!

  6. Oh I always love coming here...I go back in time with my first four, when I see yours. Oh love the hair know that one. One time I allowed one of the boys to cut the others...oh, my, don't do that even if they beg!!!!
    Love your new are a beautiful mommy! I am so like you on not going and so enjoy it when I finally do it. Why do we do that?

    Love the Valentines....just precious..see those guys love it also...hang on to those looks and insert them when they get older and make you think they don't care.

    Great post!!! Enjoy those little ones!


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