Saturday, August 22, 2009

Goodbye Baby John...Hello Big Boy

The other evening before the start of school, we had an evening of getting everything together - back packs, lunches, etc. One of the things that had to be done was haircuts for all. It had been most of the summer since my boys had had a haircut, so they were overdue. So, I got the clippers out and started down the list of boys.

John was the first get one as he had grown a head of stringy hair that hung down into his eyes. It is true that it was cute and made him more of an irresistible baby, but those golden strings of hair needed to be tamed.

So much to my wives dismay, our little baby now looks more like a little boy. We find it interesting that he looks almost exactly like one of our other children when they were his age, and very much like his Dad at that age.

We feel like this has changed him but mostly it has changed our perception of who he is. We no longer see the little helpless baby that he once was. We see a boy with a big boy haircut and two teeth that does not like to be held anymore and loves to takes risks and explore his world - he is now standing and walking with hand held assist and even wants to let go to try it himself resulting in a few bumps and bruises.

He loves table food as we are trying to introduce as many as possible in order to increase his taste for foods and to increase his taste for different textures. We feel like we are in the middle of a transition with John as he is being challenged daily to be more independent and to develop more self motivation.

Here is our John sporting his new haircut and showing off his new independence. Hope you enjoy them.




9 comments:

Ruby's Mom said...

He's getting so big!!

Angela said...

He has grown so much!! I love the new haircut. :)

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

I love the buzz cut! We have buzzed Joaquins about 3 times so far and he's only 18 months!!! :)!

Cathy said...

Such a handsome big boy!!

luvmypeanut said...

Oh the haircut really did "grow him up" But he is adorable as ever!!!

Beverly said...

he looks so cute with his new hair cut. I love a fresh big boy hair cut! Oh, he is getting big!

Monica Crumley said...

Awww, he looks like a big boy now, especially with his matchbox car in-hand. Cute photos! Glad he's doing well.

Janet said...

Hello,
We are the Hill family from AZ. I also have a son named John A Hill. But my youngest son has DS. He is 14 and has had myriads of health issues to overcome. But he has..and he is a great guy. Your son is a handsome big boy with his new haircut.

Jeanette said...

Haircuts always make them look so much older. What a cutie he is. well, he always has been, now he is just a bigger handsome boy! I am glad that you posted some pictures and put out and update.