Thursday, February 25, 2010
At this point I thought we were doomed for major meltdowns! But once we got in the car he was just fine, and kept saying "heckup" (haircut) and "kippers buzzzz" (clippers buzz). We went to my hair salon, and my stylist, Rhonda, let Dashiell explore the salon a little before sitting him in the chair. He loved the sink with the shower sprayer:
Check out how long his hair looks in that picture! Yes, it was definitely time to get rid of the mullet.
After getting him settled in the big chair and putting the fish cape on him, Rhonda let him play with one of her combs...
Then a fluffy brush...
Then a hair clip...
He even got to check out her clippers!
His new haircut turned out pretty cute!
AND he ate his first lollipop that day!
We only had one very slight instance of tears right when the haircut started, but other than that he was cool as a cucumber. Rhonda even asked us, "does he always handle new experiences so well?" I chalk it up to the book we picked up from the library a couple of weeks earlier that explained the whole haircut process. Honestly it wasn't the best book I've ever read but it did the trick! I think it comforted him to know what was going to happen, and what all the tools were used for, and that it wouldn't hurt. Of course it could also just be that Dashiell is a comparatively easy going kid. We're definitely lucky on that front! And doesn't he look so handsome now?
Friday, February 19, 2010
Another eating at the big table picture--he's trying to stab a pea with his fork. This happens quite often now, where he'll spend most of dinner stabbing individual vegetables or pieces of fruit in an attempt to eat them. Meals take much longer these days!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
We just discovered that Dashiell's high chair will lower enough to allow him to eat at the kitchen table. He's been having a grand time eating at the big table! Unfortunately it doesn't work at the dining room table, but we'll figure something else out there.
As you can see he's still not 100% comfortable with a fork yet, but he keeps on trying!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
So after being sick for most of January, the Weber Hanson household might actually all be well at the same time! I know I shouldn't say anything--I'm probably jinxing it--but it's just such a good feeling to not be either wiping Dashiell's nose or blowing my own (or listening to Rick and/or Dashiell cough all night long). Plus the whole part where Dashiell would cough until he puked was REALLY getting old. Even when it was obvious that he was not sick and just had a little coughing left to do, I feared taking him out in public--who wants their kid to throw up in the middle of Target? Not me, thank you very much. On a side note, it was confirmed that I am the culprit who passed along her low gag reflex to Dashiell--I had to get teeth impressions made last week and nearly threw up on the technicians. So I feel for my son, really. I just don't want to clean up after him anymore.
We're hoping to spend some time socializing with friends and family this weekend, since we've had to cancel plans the past 2 weekends. Keep your fingers crossed for us!