Friday, May 09, 2008

Locks of Love and Elephant Nuts

Many of Joelle's cousins have been donating thier hair to the Locks of Love organization. Joelle decided that she would also like to grow out her hair and donate it to Locks of Love. It has taken her a long time, but finally we had the requisite 10 inches of hair. Here is her before picture:


Today we headed to Great Clips, who offers a free haircut when you donate, for the big hair cut!


Here she is getting the ponytail snipped:


Here's a back view of the finished cut:



And the final result, is




Isn't she beautiful?
Now, I know that you are wondering, "What are Elephant Nuts" so here is the story:
I am going away tomorrow to spend the weekend in Oceanside with my parents. While I am taking the baby with me, the other 4 children are staying behind with Jared. After the big haircut, we went next door to Smiths to fill the fridge and pantry for the weekend, so Jared would not have to go to the store with all four kids. With a big basketball game on Sunday, Jared had to buy game snacks, and one of the snacks he picked up was a bag of shell on peanuts. While unloading the groceries, Liam noticed the bag of peanuts and said, "Yes!! We got Elephant Nuts!!!" Jared and I both totally cracked up! Kids can say the funniest things.



16 comments:

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking said...

Aw, she looks so grown up, adorable! And how cool of her and her cousins to do that, WOW! Love the elephant nuts too. hee hee!

Alecia said...

How CUTE!!! Love the new do!! And SO GREAT of her for doing this!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Christine!! She looks so cute in her new haircut!! What a very "giving" thing for her to do too!! Love the story about the Elephant nuts!! Too cute!!

Brenda

ArtsyChaos said...

Aww she looks adorable ! Good for her ! Your post makes me a little homesick... I'm guessing you went to the Great Clips by the Smiths that I used to go to all the time. :)

~MissWendy

Angele said...

What a sweet and beautiful daughter you have. You must be so proud of her. Love the elephant nuts story. Enjoy your weekend.

Denise Simms said...

She looks adorable. My neices did this when they were growing uo too.! Isn't it Great that they feel so Charitable!

wendipooh13 said...

oh Christine!!! that is sooo cool and her to do!! what a big girl thing to do for a great cause. and her new hair cut it tooo cute!!!! love it...

Funny about the elephant nuts :)LOL

Peggy said...

she looks so cute with her new cut! love the peanut story.

Kristy said...

That is wonderful!!! She is so cute and I love her new do!

Vicki said...

She is so cute! What a great haircut too!

Stampin' Meg said...

Yay Joelle- what a great thing she did. She looks adorable with the new doo!

Allie said...

I love the haircut, its so cute!

The Fry's said...

Awe Chris, her haircut is adorable!!!! What a sweet and unselfish thing for her to do! I love the elephant nuts comment! Kids can be so cute!

~Stappsters~ said...

Welcome Joelle to the locks-of-love group. Julia's hair is almost grown out again. I need some elephant nuts right NOW!!!

Lynell said...

Joelle, I am so proud of you. What a wonderful kind thing to do. And I love the new look. You are absolutly beautiful!

Andrea Amu said...

Her cut is adorable! Good for her for donating!

I am cracking up over the "elephant nuts"! Too darn funny!