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Living Arrows 2015: 42/52


Living Arrows: a little moment of the week to pause, savour and treasure

With Elma looking increasingly like the Dulux puppy, this week was, once again, haircut week.  It’s amazing how fast that little girl’s fringe can grow, especially given that we initially cut her hair because it was growing so very very slowly.  But Elma, adorable though she looks with a fresh new haircut, is not the reason for this post.  No, this week we hit another of Pip’s milestones, a milestone that has arrived much much earlier than it did for his sisters.

Space for the Butterflies - Living Arrows

It’s true, my baby has had his first haircut.

Space for the Butterflies - Living Arrows

We could have left him with his cute little ruff of curls and the wispy bits over his ears that made him look like a tiny old man, but his hair kept getting caught in the buttons on the neck of his jumpers, H is having enough fun getting Kitty’s ponytail done for school so the solution I used for the girls (bunches) is probably out, and memories of Kitty’s first haircut, sat perched on my knee in the waiting area of the salon because she flat out refused to step any further, made it seem like a very good idea that he have his first haircut before he’s old enough to think too much about it.  My sister sent her son with my brother-in-law every time the latter got a haircut just to get him used to the concept and I think she may have been on to something.  It worked with the adorable nephew and so far so good with out little man.

Space for the Butterflies - Living Arrows

I didn’t get to take him, but he sat on H’s knee and was apparently quite chilled through the whole thing.  Well right up until the hairdryer.

Space for the Butterflies - Living Arrows

And now my beautiful baby is a beautiful little boy.  It’s somehow managed to make him look both all grown up and really teeny tiny at the same time and I’m not quite sure how.  I do miss his curl at the nape of his neck just a little bit, it was so perfectly blond and very very soft, one tiny bit of much newer baby hair, but on the other hand, he’s starting to grow the most awesome quiff.

Space for the Butterflies - Living Arrows


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  • You Baby Me Mummy 19/10/2015 at 8:25 pm

    These are such adorable pictures huni x

  • Sarah (@tobygoesbananas) 19/10/2015 at 9:59 pm

    Oh bless him, so cute! I’ve always cut Toby’s hair but he’s starting to look like a ragamuffin now because he won’t let me near him with a pair of scissors. I’m wondering if a barber might have more luck or if he’ll just have a complete meltdown! I love Pip’s leggings by the way – are they Fred & Noah?

  • Jenna 20/10/2015 at 10:01 am

    I keep debating whether to give my daughter’s hair a trim – it’s not long by any means but some bits are longer than others and they look a bit scraggly. I just think I’ll miss them when they’re gone?!

    These photos are gorgeous. 🙂


  • Sian 22/10/2015 at 9:54 pm

    Don’t they look smart with their new hairdo’s! Good job my eldest doesn’t have a fringe as she is a haircut refuser!

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