August 19, 2011

A conversation, and new hair before & after

Hey, mom, you know how you said I could get an app on my iPod if I pay you for it?

Ok sure.

He places four quarters on my dresser.

(As I enter my password to buy the app) Where'd you get those quarters?

They were in your car.


Last week he decided he wanted a hair cut.

Noah
"before"
photo by crookedeyebrow


I will say this just once, and hopefully not again, but... the 'tude has totally started with him and while I am sure most moms dread this change in their child I have to say I find it comforting and exciting. And it kind of makes me want to happy cry because well, there was a time when we didn't know just how long he'd make it and so... yeah*. How's that for perspective? Insert smiley face here.


 Noah's hair cut
"after"

He's pretty much one of the best people I know.

P.S. those photos were taken less than two weeks apart...wow.

*catch up on Noah's story by clicking on the tab at the top of my blog.

27 comments:

  1. Love the haircut! He looks so much older with it... :) Hugs, Mama! xoxo

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  2. wow! He doesn't even look like the same boy! My how they grow so fast!

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  3. holy cow! He jumped from a lil boy to a BIG BOY!! what grade??

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  4. What a doll. So glad I've met him. He really is as charming as you say.

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  5. that is NOT the same kid!!! do you miss the long hair? noel had to get a school sanctioned haircut and it makes him look so much different and older.

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  6. So handsome! It's amazing how much a simple hair cut changes his looks...totally looks like a different boy!

    And funny...I just posted before and after pictures of my 18 months old long shaggy hair getting cut : - )

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  7. Wow, that haircut makes him look so much older! What a handsome kid!

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  8. He looks so very different
    and older!

    and so, so handsome. His eyes and smile are popping!

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  9. Oh, and I feel super special to be on your blog roll! Super special!!! Thank you!!

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  10. Love the haircut!! He looks so different now that I can see his eyes better. He is so cute.

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  11. This makes me think of that moment in "Finding Neverland" when JM Barrie says to George: "Magnificent. The boy is gone. In the last 30 seconds... you became a grown-up." I always tear up there, but yes...happy, exciting tears.

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  12. He's always beena looker, but oh my is he handsome now! And so very grown-up. Happy you have him and he is doing so well. :)

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  13. Love his new haircut!
    We almost lost Maggie during labor (due to undiagnosed vasa previa and velamentous cord insertion) and often on those trying days I find myself even more thankful for all that she is.
    Miracles!!

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  14. Holy cow, I can't believe how much older he looks!! Love your perspective, too. :)

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  15. WOw what a difference with the hair cut. so sounds like my son bringing quarters out of my van

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  16. Woah. What a difference a haircut makes. He looks so grown up!!!

    And yes. Perspective sure is helpful sometimes. :)

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  17. Fantastic do! Makes him look more mature - still little boy but a growing little boy, you know?

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  18. so so funny and sweet! love the new do, and smart man with the quarters! :)

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  19. Wow did that haircut ever age him! Also love that he got the quarters from your car! Sounds like my bigs kind of thinking haha!

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  20. The haircut makes him look so much older and only you could put a positive spin on the preteen attitude.

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  21. as everyone said the haircut suddenly made him look older :) yes I too enjoy seeing the changes in my son and daughter as everything getting along normal :9

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  22. So handsome and he looks so much older!

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  23. He definitely looks like a 5th grader. How did he grow up so fast? Remember the part from the song, "Sunrise, Sunset" from "Fiddler on the Roof." I don't remember growing older, when did they?

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  24. He went from like 9 to 12 in an instant Steph! Oh my goodness...

    It looks great!

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  25. I did not authorize any of our children to grow up. He is so very handsome!

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