Tuesday, February 24, 2009

a tribute to the afro

After 11 months of much enjoyment of Cohen's hair, the time has come to say goodbye. We are sad at our house tonight, but I must admit a little excited at the thought of much less time spent with the afro pic and detanglers of many kinds. Tomorrow will be our first trip to the barber which I will post pics of for sure. Just for added sentiment, I wanted to share with you all some memories of our little man's hair growing experience.

wikepedia definition of afro: An afro, sometimes called a "natural" or shortened to "fro", is a hairstyle in which the hair extends out from the head like a halo, cloud or ball. This may or may not include wearing such afros long, to several times the diameter of the head. An afro requires very curly hair.

I'll never forget that first day in the hospital as we admired him through the nursery glass and the nurse pulled his cap off....WHOA! Look at that hair!!!!

newborn- one week old

at 2 months old

at 3 months old

at 5 months old

at 9 months old

tonight at 11 months old

the lopsided afro-which is frequent at our house
and...the very good reason to rid our son of his afro..... his cousin loves to grab and PULL!
We will miss you, little afro although some how I feel we have not seen the end of you yet!


The Gillums said...

You are funny! I can't wait to see the new do... post pics soon : )

Karen said...

awww....so sad! I clearly remember the day my nephew's fro had to say goodbye...it was even bigger than Cohen's and it was beautiful but time-consuming! I can't wait to see what he looks like after today...I bet he will look so big and Mandy, I have a feeling you are going to cry:) Post up a pic when you can!

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