Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Footage of our darling baby boys!

I am catching up on some post that I never published today!!!
I'm in the mood for blogging! Let's hope this last!!
Thanks for following our story!

Our family blog is basically the boys scrap book!
Here are some videos from the last few months:

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Our boys and their hair!

Here is a ridiculously long post to answer the question, "What do you use in Easton's hair?"
All of the products can be purchased at Walmart or Target. I've heard of wonderful products available online but I have been happy with the over the counter, inexpensive products found locally. It's been a journey of trial and error to see what works best with the texture of his hair. I actually started writing this post months ago but I keep finding different products and techniques that I wanted to share. Hopefully, this will be a starting point and a good reference for you!
Easton's hair is tight curls. When you pull them out you can see how long it is!


Baby Shampoo- (very mild for Easton's hair)

Our favorite leave in condition! We use a generous amount of this conditioner each bath. I believe the key to Easton's hair is rich conditioner and no tangles.

A good comb is necessary! I try to comb through it twice a week, in the tub with lots of conditioner. I keep the scissors close by too because I typically just cut out the tiny knots on the ends. Easton can tolerate this for about 5 minutes so I work fast!

This was Easton's hair at 12 months old. This is combed out! I haven't combed out his hair in a long time. I'm pretty sure he would have atleast a 4 inch fro!

This is what it looks like when it's completely soaked. Tight ringlets that I love!


I just have to share some silly pictures of Preston's comb over and natural mohawk. Looks like Preston is going to have to have his 1st haircut this week. We are just going to trim his bangs, since they are in his eyes. I guess I just like long hair because I don't intend on actually cutting either of the boys' hair!






2 Videos to show you:


Some hair samples:
(Twist and Lock)
Our favorite product for styling his hair (special occasions-It's too much work to do daily) I use a generous amount and twist locks of hair around my figures. I do not use a comb to part it. I simply grab a tiny chunk and twist it between my figures.
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(Poof Ball) Here is Easton's hair once I sprayed it with water and rubbed Cantu Shea Butter leave in conditioner through it:

We love all of the Cantu products!


(Curly Q)
Easton's hair after a bath with Palmer's coconut oil, hair milk in it:


(A Hot Mess)
Inevitably what Easton's hair will look like after 10 hours of sleep in his crib!! Time for a bath and to start all over again!! =)


Mama's hair doesn't get half the attention that the boys' hair does! =) Thankfully my hairdresser friend Brittny insist on taking care of me!

A BLAST FROM THE PAST:
Incase you are wondering if your baby will have hair like Easton's, here are a few pictures to help you compare. His hair was never course, it was always soft, curly and fine.


(I love this picture!!!! I'm 5 months pregnant with Preston =)

Hopefully that gives you more information than you could ever need on Ethiopian hair care!
If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me at Ryanashlie@aol.com

Cell Phone Pictures Wednesday!

Yep, I just made that up!
I have a ton of adorable cell phone pictures that I want to share and I'm sure my Facebook friends have seen enough! So, I will post them to my blog on a weekly basis~ (well, we shall see how often that happens)
Here's a little bit of this and a little bit of that!
ENJOY!

















Monday, January 23, 2012

Preston's 1st Birthday

Our beautiful baby boy!

One picture from each month of Preston's 1st year!









We celebrated Preston's 1st Birthday on November 26th at the park with all of our friends and family. The weather was beautiful and Preston was adorable in his 1st birthday outfit. All of the kids loved the All Star Turns 1 Theme! The soccer ball pinata was a hit (no pun intended). Preston actually ate a good portion of his cake and was all smiles as he played on the slide. Preston's first year was filled with smiles, laughter, and lots of food! Preston loves to eat and play with his big brother Easton. Preston's first 6+ months were tough. He had colic and didn't go a day without hours of crying. I am so thankful that those days are behind us and now he can easily be entertained and has the funniest chuckle I've ever heard. Preston nursed for 13 months, which I absolutely loved and will forever miss my moments with Preston. He never slept in his beautiful crib. He preferred Mommy and Daddy's bed or the floor over his crib. Silly boy! Now, at 13 months he sleeps in his pack-n-play in his room. This is progress my friends. As soon as I quit nursing he slept through the night. Although he doesn't go to sleep without a fight! Preston was an early crawler and walker but we weren't surprised, he has Easton to learn from and to catch up with! Preston says a few words, Mama, Dada, ball and car. His favorite toys are anything he can ride, balls, and silly dancing and singing toys. He loves to play chalk outside and starting climbing up his slide at 12 months!! He isn't afraid of anything! He will go down the slide head first or simply try to walk down it! He's given me quiet a few heart attacks!! Preston always has a bruised leg or arm and a boo-boo on his head! He's ALL BOY!!! Preston, we love you so much and are so thankful for you!

Here are some of his milestones! (This blog is our family scrapbook, sorry for the boring post)
Birthday: November 29, 2010
8lbs, 11oz- 21 inches long
1st time at the park- January 15th
1st time at the beach- March 20th
1st time eating rice cereal- April 6th
Starting getting up on all 4's and pushing backwards-May 18th
Full out crawling- June 5, 2011
1st Steps- September 8th
Full out walking- October 8th
Preston has beautiful blue eyes:

Sleeping on Daddy:
Just one picture of Preston's newborn scream! (I did 2 whole pages in his baby album of screaming pictures!!)





hanging out with daddy:

crawling:

Nov 2011 in the GA mountains:

You are such an important part of our family Preston. We love you so much!