Thursday, January 15, 2009

New Hair Cut

See this girls messy hair.
It is very long and super messy. The length is crazy because various hairs grow at different rates. The back curly part grows super slow and the front grows fast. We have been talking about getting her hair cut for a while now but had not been able to figure out how exactly to do this. The girl does not hold still for very long. When I pull her hair up I usually have to chase her around the apartment combing and pulling all as I chase on my knees. As you can imagine, going to a hair dresser for a cut seemed to be impossible. So I looked up online how to do a blunt cut and decided that I could handle it and if it was horrible I would bring her to my hairdresser for a fix. After a good bath we put on a movie and I sat behind her on our coffee table. This tactic has worked in the past when I have braided her hair or other more elaborate hair do's. After sectioning it off and carefully cutting we ended up with a pretty cute wedge. It is a little shorter than I had planed but It looks cute. Sorry for so many photos but they are really for grandma.

This is Anya's favorite drawer to play in. I have to keep it empty all the time because she loves it so much. Obviously these photos are pre hair cut.

A good pocket if your pants don't have them.

Sunday, January 4, 2009


We are now back in cold, cold Ottawa after our Christmas excursions. We were able to find last minute flights to Utah for Christmas which some fantastic Grandparents paid for (Thanks again!) so we spent our Christmas with my parents and brothers etc.. We had a really fun time and Anya had an especially great Christmas. She ran around the house playing with everything she could find, going up and down stairs, climbing on things, and generally having a great time. It was really nice to have someone else chase her all the time. So here are some photos of the fun.

So that was the super fun of Christmas- but I wanted to show you a project I started and finished yesterday. I have been wanting to make this for a while now but haven't done it since Anya received the crayons from Santa so I had to wait until after Christmas. It is based on a pattern from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts with I don't actually own, but have looked at enough that I was able to figure it out. We took it to church today with great results. Anya loves to take the crayons out and put them straight back in.