Thursday, February 16, 2012

The First Cut is the ...

... the song says deepest, for this Nana it's a bit traumatic. I love her big wild hair but I do understand that it's really difficult to manage and it had gotten so thick that it hurt Hope to have it brushed.

Hope had her first haircut this past Saturday.


Her Daddy sent me this photo. He says she was serious and a bit anxious but she never cried and when it was over she wanted to know where all the hair all over the salon floor went.

I saw her the next day and she didn't want to show me her hair.


We celebrated finding The Count, he had been hiding out with the Mickey gang.

Later that day ...


You really want to take a picture of my hair Nana?


Can you say please 22 10 times?*


Hurry up, hurry up, here it is


I'm not funny Nana, you're funny

* 22 10 is Hope's favorite number. She says them as 2 numbers but means them to be one. I am 22 10 years old (she's close), her foot is 22 10 inches long, she wants 22 10 cookies, and so on

Hope's hair is like a trip through her ancestry. She has the waves of her Mom's family, the Afro texture of her Dad and the soft curls I had as a child.

Her hair has dark and light brown with bits of black and blond.

She calls it her "mish-mosh" color.

And on we go

31 comments:

DJan said...

I wonder if she will remember her favorite number when she grows up, it's very original. If course YOU will remember and remind her. She's so pretty, and I can imagine what it was like to have her very first haircut! She's so adorable and your pictures are so much fun.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

HOPE is so very dear....LOVE her favorite number---and it certainly is original.....Love all the pictures of this little treasure....! HOPE is getting so very grown-up....And having your first haircut is quite a milestane....! I think it is great that you all have documented it.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

"MILESTONE"...Where that "A" vame from, I will never know....LOL!

nitebyrd said...

We all should feel the happiness she seems to be feeling in the last picture. She is so darn cute, I want to pinch her cheeks!

Jay Simser said...

My favorite picture is "Can you say please..." The expression on her face is just wonderful. I bet she has everyone wrapped around her little finger. What a wonderful post. It makes my day before it begins. I shall carry Hope in my heart all day long.

Ron said...

OMG...seeing these photos reminded me of when I was a stylist and my clients would bring their children in for their very first haircut! What an experience that was because I honestly felt honored!

Of course, pictures were taken and often the parents would give me one on there next appointment. I had a wall FULL of photos at my cutting station!

I wish we lived closer because I would have loved cutting Hope's hair for the first time!

"We celebrated finding The Count, he had been hiding out with the Mickey gang."

Dianne, that photo of Hope is sooooooo PRECIOUS!

(((((( Hope )))))

Thanks for sharing this with us today, dear lady! And please tell Hope I think her hair looks faaaaaaaaaabulous!

X

Happy Elf Mom said...

I like mish-mosh on her. She is a beautiful citizen of the world. :)

Trisha said...

What a cutie pie! The first haircut is always such a milestone!

Cherie said...

I recognize that "say please" face from the pictures that you've posted of her daddy. :) Very cute indeed! :)

Sylvia K said...

Her eyes are awesome, Dianne! And the facial expressions you've caught are priceless! Love the 22 10 thing and her "mish-mosh" hair color! Kids are so much fun and particularly when they have the personality that Hope has! Thanks for a fun start to my day and lots of memories of my four at that age!!

Sylvia

CrystalChick said...

She's gorgeous, with lots of wild, curly hair or a bit less of it!

22 10 ... adorable!

Mike said...

I want 22 10 cookies too.

Gina said...

Hope's hair color is really beautiful. I can't resist pigtails, so tell her I love the new look as much as the old look, of her gorgeous hair! :-)

Akelamalu said...

A first haircut is a milestone. Such a shame to have to cut it but it looks lovely and Hope is beautiful. x

I'm With Stupid said...

I'm going to get that same haircut.

Jay

LL Cool Joe said...

22 is a great number. Her hair looks cool. My older daughter cut off all her hair as a child. it took me a week to get over the shock.

Knight said...

She's so gorgeous!

Ivanhoe said...

Adoooooorable! Tell her the hair is cute :)

Fireblossom said...

22 10. I love it.

HermanTurnip said...

Love that look of uncertainty and doubt while sitting in the chair. Priceless! Heh...

Daryl Edelstein said...

Oh I would kill for her curls ... and that face .. kiss her for me

Reb said...

So cute! My wish for Hope is that she can always find someone with experience to cut her curls properly! (and not cost her 22 10)

Rambling Woods said...

How sweet..it made me think back to my niece who would describe her adoptive parents and the rest of us a 'pink' people and she as a 'brown' person..... made perfect sense to her 4 year old mind...

TexWisGirl said...

isn't she sweet!

Linda said...

I'd have to say that the first cut is the cutest in Hope's case. I love her mish mosh hair, it's unique just like she is!

Imaginography said...

Hope has amazing hair (before and after) and mish-mosh is a great way to describe it :) Love the fun pics!

Linda Reeder said...

Hope's expressions are wonderful, and so are your words about her.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Her daddy captured the perfect moment in that chair -- she looks exactly like the way he described her. I adore her mish-mosh colored hair - it is perfect and I can see she's adjusted to the shorter length.

Halcyon said...

An absolutely gorgeous smile! Glad the first haircute (its very cute, btw) went well. I know that can be traumatic for some. :)

Hilary said...

Oh how I love that sweet little face and her beautiful hair.

That fourth photo down.. ? I see her Nana clear as day. Look at your profile pic and look at Hope in that image. Like twins. :)

Please give her 22 10 hugs for me.

Lily Hydrangea said...

It's so nice to be back here & see how you & Hope are doing. I can tell she loves her grandma VERY much. please tell her one of your blogger friends thinks her hair is 22 10 beautiful!