Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Captured by the curls!

I have to say..... Grace LOVES her hair! She talks about it, always requests to wear it "big"-- "no braids, mommy"-- and whenever anyone makes a comment about it, she always says, "thank you. my mommy made it!!" (melts my heart) A few weeks ago I put in about a dozen box braids. I just really needed to slather it with oil and moisturizer and keep it healthy.
The braids lasted 2 weeks!!! YEAH! Over the weekend, I took them out. The morning I took them out, Grace said, "I just can't stop talking about my big hair! I need to go up to my room and look in the mirror." And she proceeded to admire her hair and dance in her mirror for the majority of the morning!!!
Yesterday. Grace knew she was going to get her hair cut. She had been telling everyone over the weekend that Tete, an Ethiopian lady, was going to cut her hair. She was thrilled! Her hair appointment lasted 1.5 hours. She washed and conditioned it. Combed it out. Blew dry it straight--wowza!!! And then trimmed all the dry ends!! Grace was loving every second of it!!
The rest of the day, Grace admired her hair! She wanted to show everyone. She was constantly touching it. I think it's super cute, but honestly, I love the curls. They are Grace. Her hair is as big as her personality!

But... I say all of this because I LOVE the fact that Grace LOVES her hair. It's different. She gets A LOT of attention for it. She could (and someday may)-- get tired of the attention. But now, I will enjoy the time we get together when I do her hair. I will capture the smiles and silly faces she makes in the mirror while flipping her hair around. I will continue to do my homework and learn more and more about her hair and how to keep it natural and healthy. I am blessed by all that is my daughter!!! She is my ray of sunshine.


The B Family said...

I LOVE Grace's BIG hair! It's the first thing that caught my eye the first time I stumbled upon your blog. She's a beautiful child and cute as a button in any 'do. And it's awesome that she loves her hair so much and takes so much pride in it!

Did Tete use a flat iron after blow drying? Just curious.

Mark and Sarah said...

What a beautiful post...I love Grace's hair too, but I mostly love how much she loves it. I'd love to hear your haircare routine and what products you use if you'd ever like to post about that :-) Also, what educational sources you use--I like Happy Girl Hair, but that's about all I'm referencing at this point.

Kimberly said...

I also remember stumbling upon your blog and loving her hair! She has beautiful hair, a beautiful smile - and is all around just a beautiful girl! What a fun treat to have her enjoy her hair and not struggle with the time you spend on her hair. Enjoy each moment!

Deena / TEAM MARQUIS said...

Thanks for the wonderful post! It encourages me more than you know...we just brought home our three year old daughter and I can't wait for her to have "big" hair like Grace...our little girl happens to be named Grace too! I would love to hear any hair care tips you have...I just ran out to buy coconut oil today :)
Your little girl is a doll. Thanks for sharing the adorable pictures!

Murphy Momma said...

Could she be more precious??? My daughter loves her hair but prefers to restrain her curls, I love it BIG! Keep that love alive momma.

P.S. Praying to hear about #3 soon.

Theresa said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love her hair!!! She should love it too as it is absolutely beautiful and what a doll she is!

jody said...

I just love to see Grace and her hair b/c our Zoe has such similar hair-just about one "stage" behind Grace's so I always check in to see what is ahead for us, haha. I wanted to tell you that if you have any interest in having me donate a piece or 2 from my Mama Sheep shop on Etsy ( to you guys to use for a fundraiser raffle/giveaway/auction, whatever, please let me know and I'd be happy to!!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE Grace's hair. She has the hair that all girls dream of. It looks perfect in every style - curly, straight, braided. She's adorable!

I keep thinking I'm going to click on your blog to find out that you all have received NEWS! It has to happen soon. Although, I think I've been saying that for a while. But, seriously. It HAS to happen soon!! HAS TO!

Niemitz said...

Love her hair!!!!! Just wanted to let you know that I received my necklace, and I absolutely love it:)

Hope you get "THE CALL" soon!!!!


The Busters said...

She is such a cutie and I love it that she is so proud of her hair. I keep checking your blog hoping for your big news! HOPING it is soon!!

Erin said...

Can you tell me where you take Grace for her hair- I think I recognize the lady in one of the photos but not sure. I have got to find somewhere to to take my little fella (who does NOT want a hair cut!)


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