Sunday, September 6, 2009

Kenna's New 'Do

While I've been away, we've had 6 sets of overnight guests, gone away overnight 4 times ourselves, ended summer and started school, but I'll blog about what I did earlier today instead.

After getting dressed myself and helping my little girls into their Church clothes I proclaimed it to be hair time. Teensy obligingly sat in our "hair chair" and let me coiffe her to my satisfaction. Her
love of looking beautiful, stick-straight silky hair, and tough head all contribute to a pleasant hairstyling process.

Then, it was Kenna's turn. As her hair has grown longer and naturally nappier (with a hint of wave in the back) it seems her head has grown more tender, making for a less-than-pleasant hairstyling experience. It usually involves begging, pleading and chasing, tempered with threats and coercion. Not fun.

Well, our Sunday morning movie choice was The Chronicles of Narnia. When she wiggled out of the hair chair in a desperate (and might I add dramatic) attempt to flee the bristles of the brush I said, "Do you want hair like Lucy's?" She was immediately on board and excited about the prospect.

For a moment, she questioned her ability to take ballet class if her hair wasn't long enough to be pulled into a bun. I assured her that plenty of little girls take ballet without having their hair pulled back in the classic style.

With that concern resolved, we went right into the kitchen and changed her look.

And she looks ridiculously, utterly adorable. (If I may say so myself.)

I took her out in the yard to snap a few pictures of her with her sassy new style and I think you'll agree that she looks happy as a clam with her new easier-to-manage cut! I love that she posed herself and practiced dancing while I took the photos. It was like she had to make sure that I was right and that she could still dance with short hair.

Without further ado, my baby:








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18 comments:

Mary said...

I love it. Bella has been begging for short hair.

Christie said...

ADORABLE!!!! She looks so good. Hope you donated that pile of hair. :-) Great pictures too... good move going out side.

Sommer said...

wow she is super adorable, even cuter then lucy! I'm so impressed you could cute her hair by yourself and not mess it up!

Gabriela said...

Seriously adorable! She is beautiful! Like mother,like daughter.

Amber said...

Looks like you've just expanded your "business"!! Nicely done.

Greg and Nicole Jensen said...

What a doll! I have been debating about a short haircut for Sadie for some time. I am tired of the fight. You have just convinced me! Now I need to convince her.....

MaggieOnline said...

You're beautiful 'Kenna! Good job Mendy.

Spilter said...

LOVE IT! She is precious.

Meg said...

So cute! I think that is the #1 reason Jaide likes having her hair short. She doesn't like having it combed or even washed when it's long enough to get tangled. You did a really good job!

laura said...

hmmm. unruly hair paired with an unruly child...i have NO idea what that would be like. i've been begging adam to let me do that to maddy for years. she looks beautiful.

Jann said...

She looks so cute.

Tracy said...

She of course looks sooo cute! I love it. And I loved playing with it on Sunday. It'll make your mornings less stressful!

Heidi said...

Love the hair. Love the pics. And great job on the cut! Go, Mom!

That's two posts that mention hair cutting. Are you learning to cut hair, or do you just experiment?

whitney allison said...

Totally adorable. I remember getting my very similar do when I was her age. Only I was the one who had to do the convicing.

Laurrel said...

The hair is adorable and I think Christie and Jeri will agree you aren't so bad at photography too!

Beckie said...

I love it Mendy! I hate cutting my husband's hair. But with needing it cut every two weeks at least for the military leaves me no option but frugality and a battle with the clippers at least every two weeks. I don't mind cutting Maggie's bangs, but would never be as adventurous with an entire hair cut.

Cari said...

I thought you needed one more comment on here. I am sorry I missed the new do in person on Sunday. It is so cute. Can you do mine this Friday if I promise to pose for a comparable photo shoot?

Melodie said...

Wow! She is adorable! I am so impressed that you just did that professional job on the spur of the moment. If I were to attempt a haircut like that it would take me weeks to work up the courage, and then it would still end in tears! You are a woman of many talents, but that comes as no surprise. Te pup!

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