I previously mentioned that we were having [had] a 3rd birthday party for my little Gavin… and I also mentioned that I was a bad mommy and didn’t take any pictures of any of the party details, including the candy buffet. Well, I managed to get my hands on two images which my Mom took (snagged from her Facebook page). Let me just forewarn you that these photos are not the greatest… And by “not the greatest”, I really mean that my beautiful Mother has much intelligence & many talents, but picture-taking is NOT one of them… :D
The images don’t do the setup any justice. Plus, I didn’t get too stylized with the buffet because we had an overall budget. Hence the alarm system box showing and no cute “backdrop”. BTW, our budget for the party was $500, which we definitely exceeded. But Grandma Lette (my Mother-in-law) and the boys had a freakin’ blast in the bounce house. LOL, my MIL, bless her goofball heart!
If you notice, Gavin’s hair looks a LITTLE different in that photo of him on the candy buffet sign… Nope? Didn’t notice? Check this out…
I’ve mentioned in the past that Gav has sensory issues and really really REALLY doesn’t like to get his haircut. The buzzing of the clippers and having someone/thing touch his head is just too much for him. We had given up on trying to do home hair cuts, too traumatic. So, fed up with Son #2 looking like a hippie (or homeless person), Daddy took matters into his own hands. It’s quite the story, but I’ll give you the condensed version:
Inexperienced Daddy wielding hair clippers + wildly uncooperative kid = HUGE PATCHES OF BALDNESS = trip to Cost Cutters to get it “fixed” = my kid now looks like he’s ready for basic training
Yes, I cried. Bawled to be exact. (I’m a little overdramatic, what can I say.) In my defense, it was pretty hideous. We actually had to take him to a scheduled doctor appointment before we could take him to get it fixed. You should have seen the people staring at him in public! Talk about double-takes! And then he basically had to have his head shaved because there was nothing else the hair cutting gal could do. Poor kid! But yes, I got over it. It’s only hair afterall, it will grow back! But NO MORE home hair clipping for Daddy, that’s for sure!