Tuesday, March 22, 2011

sissy got a haircut. layne needs a haircut.

there are things a mother does only when her husband leaves the house. for me, i either snarf an extra cookie or 2(or actually, 5)down, or i give my daughter a much needed haircut. against his approval.  it's always up in pig tails and super stringy when it's down. i wanted her to have a bob. kind of like to match me so i could be more obsessed with her.

so perfect opportunity last night...daddy and layne went to a basketball game. and i will say, nato let him have all kinds of ungodly snacks ...gatorade and starbursts and popcorn...amazing. that only happens with daddy, buddy.
 not ok, daddy. i'm going to get you back with some scissors. not in a psycho way...just hair cutting way.

i mean, lila is 2 and 1/2 and has never had a haircut. that's gross.
so after her bath, i was like, let's do this lila. it's our only chance. daddy would never go for this. and of course, i only had my phone nearby since it was so spur of the moment. are you sick of my phone pictures yet?




see, it's still long enough to put in piggies, but short enough to be cute. i'm going to cut it shorter though. when daddy leaves the next time. i want it to be more of a layered bob.


you can see lila was being a touch dramatic in the mirror admiring her new look. 
typical girl behaviour though...you must first pretend to hate your haircut when you initially see it. it's what we all do. i didn't even have to teach her that secret rule of being a girl...she just caught on.

and that little sissy is talking more: she's trying to say lots of things. i mean, they don't sound perfect, but we are celebrating little steps in her progress. her first word after the surgery was "cheese". i was bummed that it wasn't mama. i was like, are you sure you don't want to say something else for your first real word? but she wanted the cheese. so whatever. i gave her the freaking cheese.

NOW all i need to do is cut layne's hair. and also wax his mustache. he really has one and it's gross.

i leave you with these text messages from my sister after i sent her the picture of scissors and hair saying, lila got a haircut! thinking, she will celebrate this momentous occasion with me. but no.


51 comments:

  1. bahaha! you crack me up as usual. she's a doll, great cut :) i'm just patiently waiting for ashlynn to outgrow her mullet stage. until then, pigtails....every. single. day.

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  2. it looks great! i tried cutting my older sons hair once and it was terrible! i ended up having to take him in to get it fixed! lol

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  3. so cute. haircuts are bomb!

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  4. I've been slowly and methodically trimming Finley's mullet--I mean hair--since Friday. Just a few snips every day. Don't tell anyone.

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  5. too funny! i suspect if i had a girl i'd have to hide the hair cutting from the hubs as well (what IS it with men & long hair?!).. i still fib about getting my own hair cut though.. i never tell him i'm chopping it off... i just get dirty looks when i come home! :)

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  6. The bob looks great!

    Knowing it would be dramatic, my brother sent me to take my 2.75 year old nephew to get his hair cut. It was nightmare-ish. Afterward, he kept saying "I want my hair back on!" Oh the drama of a 2 year old.

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  7. Girrrl, I've SO been there! My 5 year old used to have this mullet that was nasty. She has always wanted her hair to be "long like a princess" but Id finally had enough this summer. I did exactly what you did-cut it myself. Twice. Then we went to my hairdresser and she gave my girlie a graduated bob(where its shorter in the back). O.M.Gracious: its PERFECT! Cant tell you how many have asked where she gets her haircut(so funny..shes FIVE people! ) but it really does look that good. And it now looks like she has such a full head of thick hair. I know teh truth:)
    XO,
    Sarah

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  8. Love it! What did Nato think?

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  9. ADORBS. um bummed the text messages are not showing up!

    xo

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  10. She looks adorable! I wish I had the talent to cut my own kids hair. I did once and never again!!

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  11. I love your little girl hair! I can't wait for els to be that long!

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  12. This is hilarious...You crack me up.

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  13. She looks ultra darling... but she kinda always does :)

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  14. So cute!! Loved this post, you crack me up how you wait for daddy to leave the house to cut her hair, too funny!

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  15. So cute!! Loved this post, you crack me up how you wait for daddy to leave the house to cut her hair, too funny!

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  16. So cute! I just had Colby cut Emmas hair into a bob, I love it on them! I will try and post a pic soon. We need to get those girls together.

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  17. Awwwww.... Little Lila has her first big girl haircut. So cute! You should do a little asymmetrical side part thing. Not that I'm trying to grow her up or anything because she's your tiny little baby and all but... She is about to be a big sis so it may be time to relinquish the teeny tiny baby title. Or not. Whatever. She's still adorable :).
    Love, Jenn

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  18. HAHAHAH! this is ahh-freakin-mazing.

    i love all parts of this post. i always get soo excited when i see something new is posted on "from the nato's".

    her hair is presh. i too love cheese. the text convo. is priceless.

    once again--thanks for being "to legit, to legit, don't quit."

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  19. the whole time i read this i was thinking, "i can't believe she used real scissors for this gig." and thennnnnnnnn the truth came out.

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  20. 2 little dolls, i tell ya.
    your text msgs CRACK me up.

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  21. what a cutie... and how fun to hear her talking. i love bob haircuts on little girls. it is the cutest.

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  22. You are too funny! I do the same thing with my little Georgia...her daddy wants me to grow her hair out so I have to cute it in secret. I gave her a bob about a year ago and it is so,so cute! :)

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  23. Um thank you for fixing, SO freakin worth it. I mean the sisterly love flowing through those texts messages is so well captured it is epic.


    My gratitude over flowth.

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  24. So brave of you! Good job. I can't wait to chop the mullet into a bob for Ivie but i guess i have to wait til the side hair grows in, or it'll look like Dorothy Hamil. I've put a lot of thought into this.

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  25. dude i think my first word would be cheese. cheese never disapoints. and we have the same sitch happening with snacks and events and a crazy daddy. what's a momma to do? haircuts for all!! too funny. :)

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  26. I seriously need to do some cutting in this house. My 2 1/2 year old son has never had a hair cut, he didn't get hair until he was one and 1/2, but still a lady at disneyland yesterday called him a girl. And my husband....I'm not even going to start with how badly he needs one!

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  27. "I got your point" bwahahahaha!
    Okay, I totally trump you--I used to cut my BOYS' hair--girl haircuts have nuttin' on the boy ones. All that business around the ears and neck...we used to do it in the tub, too!

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  28. CUTE Haircut!! AND yeah for cheese, hah

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  29. ah i love lila's lil bob! too cute~ you wax and master the haircuts--nice chick!
    and i also have a hubs who loads the kids up on junk in all varieties:)
    ps: that is awesome that lila is taling more--i am sure mama is coming up soon!

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  30. Her haircut is super cute! Good call Mama Nato :)

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  31. She's a dollbaby!
    And I love the texts between you and your sister. Sounds so familiar! Typical girl talk!

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  32. very cute! i love her little piggies, too. and you and your sister crack me up.

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  33. we call story sissy, too! you did a great job on her hair and her nyc onesie is adorable.
    how many sisters do you have? i have 2 and we text alot! they are not bloggers...

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  34. We deal with the same thing at our house.
    She looks so cute with her new do!

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  35. Basketball game and "guy time"~ FUN! Haircut~ adorable. The text messages ~ Hi-Larious!

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  36. WHAT??? the chicken got her first haircut and it wasn't the bowl cut?? wtheck??? my girls will never forgive me for their bowl cuts if some of you young mommas don't do that to your babies!

    btw i think layne's mustache is delish.

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  37. My dad cried when my mom gave me my first haircut. I hope you got Nato's tears on camera.

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  38. yeah, make that text conversation public as it should be. I love maria's hair...she's meant to have a bob like her mother.

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  39. Lila looks so cute with her new haircut! I'm so glad to hear she's talking now. Just think how embarrassed she will be when when she brings over a boyfriend and you tease her about her first word being cheese. ;)

    Thanks for your comment on my blog.
    My internet usage has been really sporadic since we've been home. I need a blogspot app for my iphone...also a real keyboard because i hate typing on it. but other than that I'm pretty much obsessed with it

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  40. Cute, cute haircut!! How do you cut your little man's hair? We're in the middle of the same issue...its rather bleh for lack of a better descriptor.

    Love the basketball game, Luke just took one of our boys on a trip, I may have giving him a small "lecture" on a little healthy eating while gone. He may have rolled his eyes.

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  41. uh oh ... look what you've done .. you've inspired me to trim up my girl's hair now ... they are so cute no matter what ... but a good trim always freshens their look huh?! super cute ... she's just a doll!

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  42. The title of this post brought to mind: "Hmmm, what are The Natos naming their new little stranger?" are you committed to the letter "L"? As in, Leah, Liv, or Leilani or such? Or are you going to throw caution to the wind and step out with a whole new consonant like "M"? The suspense is terrible. I hope it will last.
    -Erin K.

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  43. So brave of you to cut her hair yourself. I'm so not that talented :). She's so cute!

    And about junk food and dads...I think it just goes hand in hand most times. Julian (my 11 month old) had his first McDs chicken nuggets and french fries when I was out of town. He said, "Julian ate sooooo much!"

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  44. Her hair cut is so cute...funny how you were being sneaky! silly girl.
    Love the convo form you and our sis too! so funny

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  45. How did I miss commenting on this? So sorry! My blog stalking is seriously slacking...I must be spending too much time child proofing my house.

    Cute hair Lila!!

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  46. love it. great haircut, great text messages. your kids are freakin adorable, mustache or not, stringy hair or not.

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  47. Thank you for this, friend. I needed to laugh out loud. :)

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  48. i am kinda anti "lol"
    but really i did laugh at your text messages.
    you and your sister are probably like a crazy comedy show together....

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  49. this is the point where you were supposed to be in Orlando when I met up with D, E, & A.

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