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Anna's First Haircut


Anna on Saturday.


Anna on Sunday.

Dear Sweet Anna Girl,

On Sunday morning I took you to one of those local hair places for your very first haircut. We had just a bit of time before heading to the pool for our Sunday swim so I crossed my fingers that there wouldn't be much of a wait.

I asked you if you wanted to go get your haircut and the first thing you asked was, "Simon go?"

The second thing you said when I asked you again was "yeaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh" in that sweet drawn-out, excited way you say it.

You've watched Simon and Daddy get their haircuts a few times in the past since they often go together. It's definitely not on Simon's list of favorite things to do but you were genuinely ready to go. Simon and Daddy stayed home (we came back to the house and all went swimming together after your haircut adventure) and you and I headed out together.

We arrived to find the hair place empty except for two workers. We were able to sit right down. You sat on my lap and the stylist put a cape on me and then a cape on you. You sat calmly, let her do a few little snips around the back and in the front for some bangs, and that was it. A simple "bob" cut with bangs - perfect for a very active little girl.

She asked if you wanted a balloon and you said, "purple."

I love that now you don't have hair in your eyes all the time (and aren't pulling out the clips that we'd put in your hair to keep it out of your eyes). You might not be able to have a "pony" for a bit but you know what? It grows back.

We came home and you ran inside to show Simon and Daddy you new cut. "Nice haircut Anna!" was your brother's enthusiastic response.

Love you Anna!

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48 thoughts

  1. dawn says…
    02/07/2011

    awww she looks like a big girl now, almost 2. So happy she did great for you and loved her haircut. Sounds like a nice family day for the Edwards house.

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  2. Lisa says…
    02/07/2011

    What a precious, precious girl. Amazing isn't it how a few snips and your baby looks older, more grown up - ready to take on the world.

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  3. Sarah Giles says…
    02/07/2011

    Gorgeous photos. I especially love her expression in the second one! :)

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  4. kribss says…
    02/07/2011

    anna looks adorable with her new hair cut! and i love how supportive simon is with her!!

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  5. rhonda says…
    02/07/2011

    Anna I just love your new haircut so cute!

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  6. Dori says…
    02/07/2011

    What a momentous day for you, Ali. Watching that soft, silky baby hair being cut off for the first time is, well, bittersweet. Anna looks so adorable in her 'after' picture.

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  7. Jill says…
    02/07/2011

    Love her new 'do!

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  8. Lisa W. says…
    02/07/2011

    Oh sweet Anna...she looks adorable, and SO much like you Ali. I am a hairdresser and I LOVED when those little ones came in to get there first haircut. Oh so sweet...thanks for sharing:)

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  9. madeline St onge says…
    02/07/2011

    What a doll she is. Ali she just makes me smile , she is so precious

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  10. Angela says…
    02/07/2011

    What an adorable haircut for a sweet little girl. I remember reading your posts as you were preparing for her arrival, and I just can't believe she is almost two. Happy February to you and your family!

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  11. jamie says…
    02/07/2011

    full of sweetness.

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  12. Laney says…
    02/07/2011

    Hey, lookin' good! :-D

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  13. Jan C. says…
    02/07/2011

    I love the way Simon and Anna are bonded. Every time I read about the way those two relate to each other, it kinda makes me feel like life is beautiful!

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  14. carol barol says…
    02/07/2011

    Bless her sweet little heart :) Cutie pie!

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  15. Marylin says…
    02/07/2011

    Oh that is such a sweet story to go with the photos of your beautiful lil lady! :)

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  16. Amy Coon says…
    02/07/2011

    Ali- now her hair will grow like crazy just watch, I swear something about that first haircut is magical and their hair just takes off after that. She is adorable!

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  17. Tamara says…
    02/07/2011

    oh my...that haircut is too adorable. very sweet story.

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  18. Chris Dukes says…
    02/07/2011

    Very, very cute. First thing I thought was she looks like Eloise at the Plaza!

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  19. amy says…
    02/07/2011

    my goodness ali! she is just too cute for words. how sweet.

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  20. TracyBzz says…
    02/07/2011

    Aww, how cute. My niece was born within a few weeks of Anna and she is nowhere near ready for a haircut!

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  21. Sarah says…
    02/07/2011

    Priceless.

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  22. Tami says…
    02/07/2011

    EVERY little girl should have THAT haircut at some point in her life. Adorable!

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    1. Ali says…
      02/07/2011

      That's kinda what I think too :).

  23. Ellen S. says…
    02/07/2011

    Cute 'do!

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  24. Amy B says…
    02/07/2011

    Hehe! LOVE her face in the second photo! Such a sweet little haircut :)

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  25. Christine says…
    02/07/2011

    Cute as a bug in a rug! I love that gaping open mouth look. She is such a cutie pie, Ali. You are a blessed lady with your sweet children.

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