Friday, July 30, 2010
Let me just start off by saying that I love the circle we live in. We couldn't have asked for better neighbors. Every night you can find kids playing and adults chatting outside. There is usually something fun going on outside our house. I know I can call any of my neighbors at anytime and they would do anything for me. To top it all off Cami's two best friends in the world live right across the street. These three adore each other. If Ryann and Elle are doing something, you better believe Cam is right there doing it with them!
Cam's hair is starting to really come out now and it is pretty scary and shocking for her to see. Another tip they gave us at the hospital was to give her a really short cut so when it falls out there is less in the chunk, making it seem smaller. She didn't want to cut her hair, but I have been pushing it on her because she gets upset seeing so much coming out.... its traumatizing to say the least! While washing her hair one night, I had a couple big (scary looking) chunks come out and I decided it was hair cutting time. Now I just had to get her on board.
I was so impressed when Ryann's Mom (jessica) called me and told me that Ry-Ry wanted to cut off her long, beautiful hair to support Cami. We decided to have a little haircutting party! Elle Lee (Cam's other little friend) wasn't sure she wanted to make that sacrifice, but she was going to come to the "party" for a trim. We called up Cassy (another friend from our circle, who cuts hair) and she came right away.
Ryann went first to help Cami be brave...
Look at that thick braid she will be donating to locks of love! 12 inches!
Elle Lee's turn! She decided at the last minute to cut her's like the girls!
She got 10 inches to donate to locks of love. What a cutie!
These girls helped Cam not feel so alone in all of this. I know how hard it was for these girls to let go of their long, "princess" hair. We SO appreciate their sacrifice. We adore these girls and no one else in the world could have made Cami feel better about all of this than these two, because if Ryan and Elle Lee are doing it, then Cami wants to too!!!
Cami, Ryann, and Elle Lee
These are the best friends and neighbors a girl could ask for!
Thanks you guys for the haircutting party!
Jess (Ryanns Mom), Me, Cassy (our amazing hair dresser) and Amy (Elle Lee's Mom)