Thursday, March 20, 2014

My First Haircut - Caleb

Here's a layout from 2008 - Caleb's first haircut. He was 18 months old. No one accused him of having a beautiful head of hair when he was born! Dave and I took him to Super Cuts - the same place we spent hours waiting on the weekends for Dave to get his hair cut when he was in the NYSP Academy. When Dave was about half way through his training, he decided that that it would be a time and money saver to have me learn to cut his hair. I started cutting it the weekend before his "official" picture was taken . . .  not great timing.

When I was pregnant for Zachary I was on bed rest for the first trimester and was unable to cut Dave's hair. So, he started cutting it himself, and continued to do so after I was allowed out of bed. He became pretty good at what he described his "high and tight" haircut.

Dave had assumed he would be doing the honors of Caleb's first haircut. I usually went along with Dave when he had ideas, but I flatly refused on this occasion. So back to Super Cuts we went! Dave was okay with that, but still maintained he could have done a good job. 

One day a few years ago, I was working and Dave sent me a picture of Caleb's new haircut - he had done himself - and I have to admit that Caleb didn't look half bad. He was happy to look just like Daddy - and in reality the high and tight hair cut made him look even more like Dave, if that was even possible!

Scrapbooking Tip:

I included a lock of Caleb's hair on the page. I slipped it in a vellum envelope and adhered it underneath the "after" picture. Super Cuts had given us a certificate commemorating Caleb's first hair cut, but I couldn't fit it onto the page, but I couldn't throw it out. I folded it and taped it to the inside of Caleb's baby book. 

I have a hard time throwing out anything "sentimental". But if I can't fit it in the scrapbook, I don't just want to stick it in a box. (I have too many boxes filled as it is!) What I've started doing is taking pictures of the certificate, card, etc., and then sizing the picture to fit the scrapbook page. Once I have a picture, I toss out the item. It really is a space saver.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great idea. I never would have thought to use a pic of a certificate or paper and maybe incorporate it in my page!!! Definitely will keep that idea in my back pocket!
    Btw I love your blog!! I'm new to scrapbook ing and it's great to read your concepts and stories that ho into making a scrapbook page!!!


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