Sunday, November 30, 2008

First Haircut

Okay, so that "first haircut" sticker was one we never had to use in Owen's "Baby's First Year" calendar. He was still pretty bald at that first birthday, but that soft, blond, wispy baby hair finally started growing in. I was hoping to postpone the haircut a while longer, but I had three people at the park last week ask me how old my DAUGHTER was*. Time for the clippers!!

We expected Owen to be a pretty tough client - squirmy, squirmy. We used my parents old trick of putting the toys out on the tray, but we didn't need them. Owen did SOOOO well! He sat still and was pretty interested in the whole thing. Now, I realized all these years of Scott cutting his own hair (seriously!) paid off for two reasons: 1) Owen has seen and watched the clippers in action, so getting his own haircut was "cool," and 2) Scott's really good at cutting hair! Owen's cut looks awesome except for the couple places that I tried to help. Oops! Scott's in charge from now on.


Most recent BEFORE shot.


Cutting team in action.


The final product.
He looks like such a little boy now. No more baby!

*We're pretty sure the comments had more to do with Owen's purple sweatshirt (Husky gear!) than the hair hanging over the collar, but the comments were motivating none the less.

8 comments:

Colleen said...

We cut Zach's hair for the first time for the same reason...although he had long blond ringlets, so it was definitely not purple sweatshirts causing the comments! Owen looks so cute; Scott did a really great job! And Owen sounds like he was a cool customer. It is amazing how that first hair cut jettisons these boys out of babyhood and into little-boyhood.

Kimmy said...

Nice job! It looks like it went much better than Elsie's first haircut. Well, it was actually just a bang cut...Aaron went way too short.

Alissa Maxwell said...

Yes, I think boy haircuts are so much easier than girls. Electric clippers set to 1 inch and a few touch-ups around the ears. Pretty easy.

Phyllis said...

Will cuts his own hair, too! I don't know of too many other men who do that.

Carmen Goetschius said...

Don't worry-- he still looks like a baby boy to me! :-)

Katie said...

What a handsome little boy!! I am impressed that Scott has such a steady hand! :) Owen is just growing up so fast. He is adorable and I am sure he will be so much fun during the holidays.

Shannon said...

Can Scott cut Benjamin's hair?

Phyllis said...

By the way, I miss your custom layout. It was just about the most beautiful I have seen! What's this about Shabby Princess charging for their papers? I still see the free downloads there.