we’re trying something new. crochet twists over zelda’s natural hair, which is braided underneath. our active girl’s hair needs a break and this a good way to give it one, plus we won’t have to sit for hair for (hopefully) a couple of months. i was very impressed with zelda yesterday through the whole process of washing, detailing and then the braiding and application of hair. she sat for close to 4 hours total through the various stages. she doesn’t like it, but she handled it very well.
these were taken last weekend when we washed and combed and found some unfortunate surprises lurking in z’s hair. good news though, between my hair cut and the one she got at the salon yesterday, she is good to go. also i didn’t do too bad of a job with the cut. just need sharper scissors the hair doctor (aka stylist) said. i’m not sure if its good or bad that my confidence to cut zelda’s hair has now been boosted. good thing we only do a cut once a year or so.
today school is cancelled due to snow. oh well that’s how life goes. zelda’s on a pretend vacation to iowa, packing as i type. bittersweet, missing family, but very happy at the new snow. maybe we’ll bust out the sled today. things have been a little bit like that of late, things not always going to plan, but turning out well or at least ok regardless, which is a little stressful for a planner like me. here are some good examples: this blog. neglected more than we want. that said, what’s on here makes us happy. i love to read back through the posts. its like looking at a scrapbook. i was just looking through and i’m disappointed we didn’t take a yearly portrait of zelda like we typically do each year, but the picture of her on her birthday is pretty sweet and so is the video, which is zelda’s favorite (her words). zelda’s hair. oh my! we washed it this weekend and in going through it to detangle we found matted sections. it was gross. we decided to straighten it to make sure every last strand was detangled, clean and moisturized. what we found was a lot of dead ends and little knots that had to be cut. a 2 inch home hair cut? why not. it looks cute and is a lot healthier. plus these resulting little braided buns are so cute.
food. zelda has always been a good eater. these days she wants her food different. the upside is that if we just make it look different that usually does the trick. last night she slurped up the long pieces of kale from her soup and then asked for seconds. yay!
our house. the place is a little messier and little less organized than i’d like. but the upside is that we opened anchorage community house, a project we are proud of, but that hasn’t been without some growing pains in the short time it’s been in existence and required some diversion of energies (and furniture) from our house to the one across the way. plus, when you can be playing games or making music, why would you want to clean?
so all of that is to say, sorry for the radio silence this past while. luckily instagram posts our pics to facebook so we are around, just not always here. life ticks on by and we try to make the most of each day however it comes and for us that’s perfectly imperfect.
i am one lucky mama. not only was i able to go and enjoy some adult time with great people, see a concert, enjoy some sunshine and do some grocery store tourism for four days in dallas, but i came home to a washed and styled little lady. daddy tackled zelda’s hair for the first time from start to finish and i must say i am quite impressed. daddy parted, sectioned and detangled zelda’s hair and then put in some box twists and got them all up into a nice little pouf in the back. i’m thinking we might just have to let him take a more regular role in doing hair since zelda had no complaints when i asked her how it went.
i was very happy with this last style we put in. it held up well, could be changed up by braiding or twisting the twists and we didn’t loose a bead the whole time, even with swimming, biking, the beach and lots of play. we will definitely revisit this hair style.
it’s be a while, but this past friday we freed zelda’s hair and she was happy to shake it about.