Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another First

Loudon's first haircut

30 comments:

Susie said...

What a cute, cute pic! Doesn't look too painful.

Marie said...

Oh, what a sweetheart! Another rite of passage.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That expression looks just a little fearful;) A wonderful photo. I love pictures like that in my scrapbooks. Firsts are always fun.
Marnie

Rose said...

Oh my goodness! Did either you or your daughter shed a tear watching those curly locks fall to the floor? The first of many milestones to come:)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Susie,

It didn't hurt a bit. I think it was harder on the grown-ups than little Loudon. His view of the experience was that he got to wear a cape, he got a cookie, AND a chocolate lollipop too!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marie, he is a sweetie--it's hard to believe he will be 2 this month! A big celebration at the park is planned.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie,
He was so brave! He didn't shed a tear--wish the same could be said for his momma and grammy.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose, I think his daddy was as sad as Momma or Grammy. His hair still has lots of curls--just no more dreadlocks. ;-)

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

He is adorable and I would gather up all those curls that dropped to the floor and save them in an envelope or plastic baggie. Those locks are precious! I enjoyed seeing so many hummingbirds at your feeder in your previous post. Word gets around quickly when there's a good thing goin' on;-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Jan, so glad you dropped by. We did save the curls in a ziplock bag...but he still has plenty on his head. Contrary to what everyone has warned us, the curls have not disappeared since getting his hair trimmed.

Sadly, the hummers have left for the season. I think they were storing up energy for their trip last week.

ShySongbird said...

He is a sweetheart and bigger than when I last saw him...they grow so quickly! What a brave boy he was :)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Shy Songbird,

Loudon is growing so fast--he will be 2 on the 12th. He was so brave--he didn't shed a tear.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Nola,
So good to hear from you! I was just thinking it had been a while, and I was hoping you weren't sick. The Zinnias have really bounced back with our cooler weather--me too! ;-)

fairegarden said...

Hi Jenny, how adorable, with cookie in hand as solace! What a head of curls too, did you save them? And your number of hummers was simply amazing. Ours will never allow even one other to feed at the same time without having a major chase scene.
Frances

spookydragonfly said...

Oh, didn't it pain you to see all of those curly locks falling to the floor? My son had his first haircut at one year, my husband was insistent on a haircut...I fought it long enough. It just ripped my heart out....looking back, though, he was starting to look like a baby girl with those long, thick locks! Loudon looks as if he's not to sure about the haircut...I'll bet he looks like a little man now. He's adorable!

Cheryl said...

How delightful....those gorgeous curls....I do hope that you kept one......

Did the haircut go okay??

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Frances,
We did save some locks of Loudon's hair.
I have never seen hummers swarm like that...my mother has told me that they can, but it was a first for me! The only thing I can figure, is we had several hummer nests in our Lady Banks rose (which is big as a two-story VW). Maybe if they grew up together, they are more accepting? With all their chatter, they still won't explain it to me!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Spookydragonfly,
It is so good to hear from you! I do hope you have gotten your connection problems solved, and we can hear more from you.

It was heart-wrenching to see those curls fall to the floor! But, he still has plenty to spare! LOL! I don't think anyone has mistaken him for a girl--he is very muscular--almost stocky, and looks all boy.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Cheryl, it is so good to hear from you! I trust you had a good time at Disney World, but it is good to have you back!

Little Loudon's hair looks adorable--he still has plenty of curls, but they are darker now and much easier to wash and comb out. We did save his little blond baby ends in a ziplock bag.

Lancashire rose said...

darling. My grandson went for a hair cut and it didn't look as though they cut any off!

Wendy said...

Oh how cute!! That first haircut is special, isn't it?? I love his curls - I hope they didn't all go???
Hugs my friend. Hope things are well at your end.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Lancashire Rose. Loudon's hair looks quite a bit shorter, but he still has plenty of curls.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Wendy, it's so good to hear from you...I hope Hubby is doing well. Loudon still has a head full of curls. It was getting so long, his curls were turning into dreadlocks!

Hugs!
Jenny

A wildlife gardener said...

What a memorable day...I remember a similar one with my elder son...I felt like crying when they cut his little curls off...

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hello WG, so glad you stopped by. We all cried a little when those big curls came off...it seems most of life's "firsts" are bittersweet.

beckie said...

What a precious photo. I wish you had shown one of you all tough as you watched. :) I would have cried, but then 'big' boys need a haircut don't they.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beckie, there wasn't any photos of us being tough because we were all fighting the tears. His momma said she didn't care if people thought he was a girl, she didn't want to cut those curls...but it became a matter of upkeep. He was getting dreadlocks that couldn't be combed out. We are all so happy with his haircut--she did such a good job. He still has curls to spare, but no tangles. Yay!

Sue said...

What a sweetie! Show us an "after" photo.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Sue, I am trying to post again, but have been so busy chasing after "The Loud One" that I haven't had a chance to download any pics!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

But, wait. Where are the flailing and wailing shots?! LOL