7.24.2013

1st Haircut

I love how long Anderson's hair was getting. I have not wanted to cut it and in fact all I have done before now was trim it ever so slightly in the front right before Easter.

But it was time. His hair was all in his face and he couldn't see. My heart broke a little. 19 months is a good run! I gave him his 1st haircut last night and he actually did great!



I watched a YouTube tutorial that was very helpful and I warned Andrew not to be mad at me if it didn't look professional {graciously he agreed}. 

Armed with my hair cutting scissors from Sally Hansen, a little comb and my iPhone I got to cutting. Let's pause for a moment to talk about the importance of the iPhone. It has Peek-A-Boo Barn on there & some other games which are great for distracation & getting him to hold still.

He sat in Andrew's lap and played his game. Now, when Peek-A-Boo Barn last updated it took away the children's adorable, sweet voices & replaced them with some robotic sounding lady!!! Who decided that would be ok?!?! That's why everyone loves the Peek-A-Boo games! We were all seriously sad and if you have any information on this case please share.

So, while Anderson played with robot-lady I began...


When he realized the whole family was watching on he no longer wanted to be facing away so Aunt Anna held him for a bit {check out my super-professional, certified at-home-haircut technique}...


Then, suprisingly, even DaDa got in on the cutting action! And, he was great! He said, "I'm trying to layer it," while he snipped and fluffed. I laughed! But I don't know why I was surprised because he cuts his own hair and has cut Stephen & Nathan's hair too. I suppose he's the family barber. Need a cheap haircut? Come on over, apparently we've got skillz!


I must say that while it didn't come out perfect it did come out pretty well! He really looks good and now he really looks like a Little Boy and not a Baby *tear*








Here's a shot of the back...


And yes, I saved the lock that I snipped from the back. I'm a Total Mom!


Did you save a lock of hair from your child's 1st hair cut?

{Disclosure for crappy iPhone photos: I've never claimed to be a good photographer. My lack of skillz (<< I know it's not actually spelled that way) + a squirming toddler do not equal frame-worthy photographs, only blog-worthy, no offense to my blog!}

10 comments:

  1. Sweet!
    *Somebody* is working on his pull-up skillz in the background, too!

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  2. Aww, you did great! So handsome! We haven't cut a single hair on EK's head yet, but you better believe I'll be saving it! hehe :)

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    1. Thanks, friend! I'm glad I'm not the only saver ;-)

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  3. Precious! I'm the hairstylist in our family, too. :)

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    1. Thanks! Please share any tips you have!

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  4. I'm impressed! My Mom does Noah's - I'm too scared to try!

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    1. Thanks! I was nervous for sure but at least he's too little to care if I hack it up.

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  5. How have we not 'met' before! I have a 22 month old son, also an Anderson (Andy), and I cut his hair this week too. :) One of his favorite apps is peek a boo barn. Monkey Preschool lunchbox and Daniel Tiger (that stupid flushing toilet!!) take the cake though. I think it looks great! I took Andy to the beauty shop with me last time to get it cut and I didn't like how she did it so i did it myself this time.

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    1. How fun! Yeah, that video tutorial was a HUGE help!

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