Katarina has been growing her hair long to donate it again. Amanda sectioned and tied it off before cutting it, so we can send the hair to be made into a wig.
Then it was time for the shampoo. Always the best part of a haircut.
Did I mention that she was going short? Really short.
Katarina is studying the hair cutting process in the mirror.
Details. Details. Lots of details.
I would not have dreamed of picking this haircut for myself, but Katarina did not hesitate.
We weren't finished yet. Remember I said BIG? This is big...
Sitting under the dryer; reading a magazine.
(I only took approximately 20 pictures of this moment.)
After it was dried and rinsed, Katarina got to see the color for the first time. This is a moment of pure shock and joy.
Still shocked, but loving it.
Now we are finished. Daring. Funky. Purple. Rock and Roll.
Amanda cut my hair, too, but I'm not nearly as daring as Katarina. Or as cool. I should mention that we loved Amanda; she is extremely awesome (and her sister is a blogger).
Birthday dinner at Five Guys followed.
Lots of laughter, and staring at this child...who is not as much of a child as she was yesterday.
This is what a decade looks like. Pretty awesome.
Happy birthday, Katarina. You are sweet, caring, funny, smart, and amazing. Your hair doesn't make you special (your heart does), but I love that you can pick a daring change and got for it. That is huge. I love you forever, with much muchiness.