Thursday, November 18, 2010

Part 1: Hallie

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
This is the season Hallie is in right now:

A time for braided hair.
This is the first time Hallie has ever let me braid her hair like this. It is the first time I have ever done a braid like this, on anyone's head. Maybe she somehow knew that, and that was the reason for her reluctance?  Anyhow, I don't know what kind of braid it is. At first I thought it was not a French braid, then I thought it was, and now I'm just not sure either way.  Help.

A time for a very first hair cut.
I cut off four inches of my baby's hair.  Four inches.  It took her almost three years to grow that hair. It won't take that long to grow back, will it?  This hair cut was the day after the big braid. I am hoping I don't have to wait three years for it to be long enough for me to braid again.

A time for learning with friends.
At the University the school of Animal Science opened up the arena for a day and let the kids come look and pet some animals: lamb, pigs, horse, cow and calf, steers, some mice.  Hallie loves getting together with these buddies and learning new things each week.

A time for not sitting close to a boy.
While he is a remarkably handsome young fellow, I was happy that she was not concerned about sitting any closer to him.  I was even happier that she didn't have a flower to try and offer him.  Phew.

Tune in later to see the what seasons Hanna is in right now.


  1. I would definitely say that looks like a french braid to me! Great job! She is adorable!

  2. That is a gorgeous FRENCH braid. How have you managed to never braid anyone's hair before? Ever? You did a great job with her haircut! Haha. On Tuesday I told someone that you had never cut Hallie's hair. And now you have.

    Definitely lots of time to wait (hopefully!) before the boy season begins. Although I do remember the story about the flower giving. Cute!

  3. Wow you are totally brave to cut her hair! Nice job, fancy lady. Nick cut the boys hair, and I thought he was brave for that too. I stood by and took pictures. Maybe someday I'll be fancy enough to give haircuts.

  4. The braid is awesome. Her hair is so cute! Have you tried pigtail french braids? My grandma did that to mine when I was little.

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