Sunday, July 12, 2009

Hairy Subject

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If you can’t tell by looking, this girl has got some thick, curly hair!  I love it! I took the above pictures the other day when she had fixed it all by herself.  Without any help from mom. I promise! Her dad and I were impressed!  Just another indicator that she is growing up so fast :(

When she was younger I used to braid her hair a lot.  I couldn’t braid worth a  flip at first, but with a little help from “NeNe” (her sitter since she was six weeks old) and lots of practice, I was able to learn.  It has been months and months since I’ve braided her hair, but with it soooo hot and humid, I talked her in to letting me braid it several times in the last few weeks.  It is still one of my favorite ways for her to wear it.  It just looks so fresh and cool! 

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Here she is before bed with a scarf to help keep it fresh:

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I remember always “fighting” with my hair until I learned how to fix it. (Smirk here, if you’d like.  For anyone that knows me it is in a ponytail 6 out of 7 days a week).  But I can remember my mom telling me to stop whining, that there were lots of people who would love to have hair that lost theirs due to illness.  She was right. 

There are days that Jaiden complains about the length of time it takes me to comb her hair, or that it is too tangled, too hot, too curly, etc. but I tell her exactly what my mom told me.  “Be thankful!”  I have told her on more than one occassion that there are some little girls and boys that have lost their hair.  I tell her “You have lots of beautiful hair that you can wear lots of different ways, even if it takes a little extra time to fix!”  This is how we fixed it for church this morning. We took the braids out and sprayed a leave-in conditioner on, added the headband, and there you go!  And little brother is lucky is he even gets so much as a comb to his.  :)

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19 comments:

Jacquie said...

So cute!! I forgot to get you my "Curly Girl" book. It took about 40 years, but I finally learned to live with and like having curly hair. I'd still rather have YOUR hair. Ha!

Here's the website I told you I frequent for curly hair advice. www.naturallycurly.com

Heather said...

They are so pretty and handsome!!! I think you are beautiful, esp. your hair, girl!!!

KK said...

They are both so cute and I love their hair no matter how you fix it:)
Blessings today and always,
Kaye
Matthew 21:22

Leigh Ann said...

I am sooo impressed with you braiding skills! I remember it taking me FOREVER to learn to French braid. I can't wait to braid EG's hair! J is just the most beautiful girl with the most beautiful hair! Some people pay a lot of money for that style she wore to church, and there you did it with conditioner! So impressed. J & J look like they should be in the Chez Ami catalog!!!

on the eastern journey said...

I love her hair, but that's probably because I have hair that is as straight as a board.

His Doorkeeper said...

Jaiden and her hair are beautiful!! I always think of you with a ponytail too! You have always had a thick mane of hair.....be thankful!! It thins out when you get older!

Jenny said...

Those little outfits are TOO cute and her hair is absolutely adorable!

the Fosters said...

Love the precious outfits! J's hair looks adorable! See ya tonight!

25Mom said...

Girl, they are sooo cute! I miss seeing them. Can't wait til VBS next week.

The Garners said...

So cute!!! Miss y'all!

The Garners said...

P.S. WHAT is in the soil there...the giant onions, those giant elephant ears? My poor hydrangea has grown 0.3 inches in two years and has brown spotted leaves. Can I borrow some of your dirt?

Mrs.Preppy said...

They are such cute kiddos! I love reading your updates.

Nic said...

Ok, don't think I'm a nut but I have been to your blog a few times and it hit me today that I graduated with your husband! Such a small world! You guys have some very adorable kiddos!

Nic said...

Ok, don't think I'm a nut but I have been to your blog a few times and it hit me today that I graduated with your husband! Such a small world! You guys have some adorable Kiddos!

Bugs and Sunshine said...

love it! and it looked adorable when you undid the braids! all we use around here is a spray bottle and hair "glue".!!

Stephanie said...

Her hair is absolutely gorgeous. I'm jealous, my girls hardly have any at all!

Love their church outfits, too cute.

Kristen said...

your children are beautiful! I absolutely love her hair!

Mrs. Williams said...

Your doing a great job on your daughters hair, from the lokks of it! My daughters don't have as much hair but it's very thick as well and even I have a time getting it all together all the time-as i'm not a hair' person eitheir.

Mrs. Williams said...

Your kiddos are precious !