Saturday, January 2, 2010

A New 'Do

Welcome 2010!  We have had a very busy week since Christmas, and we're looking forward to a calm day tomorrow before we all return back to work/daycare. 

One of the things on my to-do list for this past week was to take Ava in for her first haircut.  She was beginning to get a fuzzy, fly-away mullet, so we needed to put a stop to that ASAP.  Since I don't trust myself with sharp scissors and a squirmy child, I took her to Kids' Hair in Woodbury.  It was an excellent choice to take her there - they are professional stylists, who really like working with kids, and have the perfect setup to make it a pain-free experience (i.e. barber chairs with straps for little ones, crayons and paper, videos and toys...lots of them!) 

After we strapped Ava in, she was a little restless, and got extremely ticklish when they started to brush the hair around her shoulders.  About halfway through, she decided to turn on the waterworks, but luckily they work VERY fast, and she was done in no time, and was running around laughing and chatting.  And instead of a mullet, she now has a cute little bob.  MUCH better!

Before the haircut...



During the process...







Afterwards...and so much happier!





We gave Ava a Sit-n-Spin for Christmas and instead of sitting and spinning, she likes to use the column to sit on to spin.  More than once she has spun herself right off of the toy.  At least it's not so far up that she can hurt herself...





Scott was working on installing a new kitchen faucet today, and Ava so badly wanted to help him out.  Whatever she did must have worked - the faucet works great!



And the best part of the week...Ava has a new word!  We were driving somewhere, and all of a sudden she started repeating "Awesome!" over and over and over.  It's so darn cute to hear such a big word come out of her mouth.  Her all-time favorite word to say is "cookie" so tonight at dinner we were trying to get her to say "Awesome cookies!"  No such luck, but we'll keep working at it.  That girl definitely got her sweet-tooth from me. :)

1 comment:

Jean said...

Love the new do!!! It's so cute on her and she looks so grown up with it. Absolutely adorable! Happy New Year!