Monday, December 16, 2013

Elfin Hair

The girls in this house have recently discovered "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings"  today the younge asked for an Elfin look.  I was happy to oblige.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Back to School---Non-hair post

Next Monday my five-year old enters Kindergarten.  She has a bit longer of a day since she is in a language immersion program.  The longer day also means lunches at school.  For most kids, this isn't a problem and is super exciting!  For us it's a little bit different.

Our sweet Sophie has a peanut/treenut and a venom bite allergy.  Eating in the lunchroom and playing on the playground are enough to send her into anaphylaxis.  Even though the lunchroom and playground staff, teachers and administration are all trained on how to handle her allergies if such an incident occurs, it's still enough to make my heart beat in my throat until I pick her up from school.

And then there is the friend issue.  I am really hoping that she finds a friend whose parents will send to school with a non-nut lunch.  I hope they won't be nervous about inviting her to playdates and birthday parties.  A mom's worst nightmare is a lonely or targeted child at school.  

In an effort to make our family more aware (a well-meaning grandparent tried to give her Cracker Jacks not realizing the top ingredient was peanuts) my husband made this little video.  

If there are any other allergy moms and kids out there in hairland sending their babies off to the first day of school, best wishes and good luck to you!  If you have any suggestions or advice for me due to your experiences, I'd love to hear it!


Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Swirl Braid by the 12-Year Old

Someone once asked me to post what hairstyles my 12-year old comes up with.  She was at a Young Women's Autumn retreat and from the brief explanation I received before she ran off again was that they spent a fair amount of time doing hair.  She did this one on one of her besties.

She started in the middle and went from there.  Not to shabby.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Triple Buns

I did this one a little over two years ago on my oldest.  We were sitting in church and the woman behind me just couldn't stop commenting on it.  What a flattering moment!  We have been waiting until Tess's sweet A-line bob grew out long enough for high ponytails.  Turns out today is that day.  




Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Triple Braid to a Side Ponytail

This is a super easy tweenage style for the days they want a regular ponytail, but you want something just a little more eye catching.  Super easy, excuse the flash, I don't normally like to shoot with a flash, but when I am doing hair at 6:30 in the morning and I had to beg her to let me do her hair, a flash is what I get.