I was going to call this post "The Summer of My Discontent" as we're STILL having days in the 90's EVEN NOW THAT IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL....but I decided one rant on that subject was enough.
So, I'll move on to a more enjoyable topic...one that involves cute kids and haircuts. (Of course we're still dressed in shorts and we have to blast the A/C...but again I digress...)
We know that Nadia received a few haircuts while in the orphanage as well as some all-out head shavings as is standard in lots of orphanages. But today was her first haircut at a salon where the haircuts are for style instead of for keeping things simple for the workers.
We decided that sitting on someone's lap might work better with this squirmy girl so Allen volunteered.
(Can you tell how much she adores her big brother?)
Nadia loves having her hair brushed and played with so she was in for a real treat and began the experience enjoying every minute.
Then the whole "cape around the neck" thing started to become a distraction. Even though we're not biologically related, I too have a hard time with the salon capes around my neck. I always have my hairdresser snap it on the loosest snap possible....otherwise it's neck claustrophobia for me!!
We're fortunate to have my good friend and fellow homeschooling Mom, Tonia, as our hairdresser! Nadia kept reaching out to Tonia for her to hold her so her haircut took quite a bit longer than usual with all of the "hug breaks" in-between trimming.
"Not too much off the back please...I'm growing it out."
I almost hated to get her hair trimmed but I knew that it desperately needed to be evened out and that going shorter temporarily was the only way to do that.
"How do I look?"
Nadia's favorite part of the visit was to be spun around on the extra chair. Can't wait to take her to the State Fair next month and get her on some REAL rides!!!
Michael decided to go shorter too. He's a cutie whether it's long or short but I really like this look on him.
Josi was ready for a trim as well. She looks beautiful even with those blue lollipop lips. :)
Does this look look familiar to those of you with teens? I believe his exact words were, "If you put this picture on the blog I'm never speaking to you again." Guess it will be pretty quiet around here from now on!
Even though we're not in long-sleeves and jeans and sipping hot tea out on the screen porch yet, I'm doing my best to celebrate the little and big moments of our lives.
However, if this heat doesn't break soon (did you know that we're setting all sorts of records for the most days in the 90's in like 100yrs. or something?), then I'm looking into flights to Caribou, Maine or somewhere else where I don't have to re-apply my deodorant 10 times a day and keep my hair in a pony tail to keep it from sticking to the back of my neck! But, hey, that's not what this post is about so I'll sign off now and go stick my head in the freezer to cool off!