Like his sisters before him, James is follicularly blessed. In the last month, I noticed his hair getting especially shaggy. The long bangs in the front started getting in his eyes, so one afternoon while he was sleeping I grabbed my scissors and trimmed. Except…I cut them bluntly, straight-across, and he ended up looking like Jim Carrey’s character from Dumb and Dumber. Mike took one look at them and told me I had to get his hair fixed. I was like, “I DID WHAT I HAD TO DO!” But he was right, they looked bad.
I made James an appointment with Jen, the same woman who cuts Annie’s hair. I’d have made an appointment with Mike’s barber except Mike just gets a buzz…I’m not entirely convinced the guy knows how to use actual scissors.
When the kids and I arrived (we met my mom there), I took a “before” picture of James:
Then Jen had James sit on my lap facing in, and she put the haircut cover around him. Annie yelled, “Take our picture!”
Jen got to work cutting while I got to work keeping James as still as possible.
James didn’t freak out at all, but he was a bit wiggly. He was mostly confused by the cover that prevented easy access to his hands. Once he got a hand free he settled down.
James is already pretty delicious but with a haircut? Forget about it.
I’m pretty sure he knows it, too.
…probably because I keep saying stuff like, “OMG JAMES I AM OBSESSED WITH YOUR HAIRCUT.” I can’t help it. That’s some off-the-charts cuteness, if I do say so myself. Can’t wait to do it again every 8-12 weeks.
So sweet. My boys first hair was a disaster, they chopped far too much off and his curls. I almost cried.
That picture with his finger by his nose, he is just the image of sweet Maddie. I don’t usually see resemblances!
I love his expression in the third picture. James is such a cutie, it doesn’t matter what you do to his hair, but that is a cute cut.
Sooooo cute! Even with the haircut; he has a very thick head of hair. He looks pretty happy with the way it turned out!
We have to get my boys’ haircuts every 6 weeks. I don’t think we could make it 12! We go to a kids salon, and it gets expensive, but I don’t trust myself with the buzzers at home!
James looks so handsome!
He looks so blonde in the last photo! What a gorgeous, spunky little dude you have there. (Loving Annie’s hairstyle too!)
Love love the new haircut!
Debbie A-H says:
He is just such a cutie. Those eyes!
Very, very cute! Love it!
Wow – his cuteness just broke my brain! Love the haircut!
I do believe that haircut has increased James’ cute factor by a significant percentage.
Coraline is 3 1/2 and we *still* haven’t taken her for a haircut, but that’s because her hair is so curly we’ve (OK, mostly I’ve) hesitated about getting it cut. Coraline also loves having long hair and is only on board for a trim. Now to find somewhere that’s good with curly kids’ hair.
AHHH! He is too adorable!!
He is adorable. So happy I dWas able to meet and hold him at the march for Maddie
He is crazy cute, both before and after. I cut my 4.5 yo son’s hair (apparently we’re going for some kind of Rapunzel/Crystal Gayle thing with my daughter). Periodically he gets accused of having a “bowl cut.” I’m no professional, but I do shorten it on the back and sides and leave sideburns. He has stunning blond streaks–ladies of our acquaintance are always saying they’d pay $$$$ for highlights like that–and I can’t bear to have his hair buzzed all over. I’m sure the day is coming though.
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Oh my gosh!!! The cuteness factor is off the charts! I love the new haircut! I’d have to agree with Mike though, hide the scissors Mike! hehe
Just when I thought he couldn’t get any cuter….
Love it! The one pic where he is munching on the cover looks so much like Maddie!!
I also tried trimming my son’s hair twice when he was younger and both times turns out terrible. The first time I accidently snipped his ear and the second time it was so bad, I had to blame it on him by saying he cut his own hair.
Your kids are so scrumptious. I have a son that is slightly older than James, and his hair isn’t growing on top but it’s growing in the back, mullet style. I hate to cut it because he doesn’t have much on the top or sides, but I might have to bite the bullet. I love the cut you did on James!
Gah, how can you even take the cuteness?!? And that third picture with the little half-smile! Oh, he’s going to be a heartbreaker.
Little boys always look older when they get their hair cut. I still think that, and my youngest is 11! James is absolutely adorable…
He’s adorable any way you look at him!
Omg…so adorable! The last picture especially made me smile.
That is one adorable, big hunk of blue eyed heart-throb right there. He’s gonna have ladies from 6 months to 106 years turning their heads! The haircut only clinches the deal!
Jana Frerichs says:
Super delicious is right! He is so darn cute!!!!