Well, it was time.
One day, I straightened Aspen's hair with my flat iron, just to see how long it really is without the curls - and it looked horrible. It was long - but very uneven everywhere. The curls do a good job of hiding the uneven growth since we've never once cut it since she was born. So...with lots of encouragement from Jacob and a great recommendation from a friend (thanks, Danielle!) I made an appointment at Lil' Klippers in the Wallingford Center. I almost canceled it (twice) but in the end, made a fun morning out for me and my girl while Sawyer was at school.
They gave us this cute little certificate when she was done, that had a little ribbon tied around "her first locks" (that were cut) and then explained how she did during the haircut. Luckily, she did awesome! She was happy, played with the bin of toys, wiggled a little to see what was going on, but was otherwise as happy as could be. She sat in a wooden car and I was pleased with the natural light pouring into the salon because for the first haircut, they let you take pictures (for subsequent cuts, they ask you to sit aside and wait).
I thought it was funny that she got the "Disney" bin of toys. My kids haven't seen hardly any Disney movies (minus Pixar's "Cars" plenty of times) so she kept picking up the characters, who were all new to her, and calling them funny things. For example, she was very interested in "The Beast" and kept holding him up exclaiming "Lion, Lion!" One day we will have to check out some princess movies and get her caught up...I think she would've been just as happy with the bin full of cars or trains :)
They cut off a good two inches. It does look shorter, but it looks a lot more "cleaned up". I think we can go another year before another haircut. If she had straight hair, I would consider doing one of those cute little bobs, but it doesn't work so well with the curls. And the stylist said she thinks the curls are going to stay a good while longer...
Checking her cute self out after all was said and done. She also got to choose some stickers. Can't beat that!
Since we had plenty of time to kill before picking Sawyer up from school, I decided to treat us to hot chocolate and cupcakes since Trophy happens to be right next door...and my goodness - chocolate cupcakes with pink peppermint frosting? Mmmmmm!
We also just walked around the festive little shopping center. Aspen spotted this desk and discovered that she could write a letter to Santa. How perfect! Especially since she was too busy crying when we tried to visit him, to tell him what is on her wishlist. So I helped her write him a short note, and then sent it off to the North Pole, just in time.
What a fun morning I had with my little girly! Every woman that saw her told me that they were envious of her furry boots! I have to say that my daughter has a much much better wardrobe than I do!
I did have to agree with the passers by, though - she looked adorable and ready for a romp in a winter wonderland! Even more so, now that her hair will stay (somewhat) out of her eyes!
Ahhh, the first haircut. Yet another milestone to record and note that she is growing up. What a sweetheart!
And now I am off to see if I can shower and shake some of this nausea before heading out to dinner with Jacob at Canlis tonight for his holiday work dinner party - I really really hope it gets better so I can enjoy some fine dining at one of the nicest restaurants in the city! Wish me luck!