Sunday, January 6, 2013


"a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Julian - tired eyes after hours of swimming
Ella- baby bangs growing out...finally

I'm pretty sure at some point I posted about when Ella cut her own hair...but if I didn't, here is the story.    We had made some silly putty, OK lots and lots of silly putty.  At some point the kids were playing with it and Ella got some stuck in her hair.  Not just anywhere, it got stuck front and center.  I never saw it stuck in her hair but I'm assuming it was smooshed on her head, based on how short she cut her hair.  I just remember seeing some hair on the bathroom floor and being completely puzzled.  It was early in the morning and I don't think I was quite awake.  It was a really long chunk of hair.  When I saw Ella it seriously took me a minute to realize where the chunk of hair came from.  It was that short.  It looked like she had shaved a little patch of hair right in the front.  So for the past 6-8 months we have been strategically pinning back what we now refer to as her 'baby bangs'.  She has a crazy cowlick front and center so having bangs was not an option.  Whew, so happy they are growing fast.  That first month you could just about imagine what her hair looked like.  It wasn't pretty.  There wasn't much we could do with it.  Luckily she didn't seem to care much. 
I guess cutting your own hair is just a monumental event that happens in most kids lives.  Yes, it has been about 6-8 months so I can now laugh.  I still remember sitting under our dining room table, as a kid, with my brother Gabe and cousin Yvonne as we took turns cutting each others hair. HA!
Sorry mom.

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