Friday, July 17, 2009

the Emilys

Camden has a mild major obsession with hair. Since she began compulsively sucking her thumb, around 3 months old, a fistful of my hair in the other hand has come with it.
Cute at first.
Extremely annoying now that she's 2
{and nowhere near kicking the habit}.
As she gets older, the twists, pulls, and
damage to my scalp only gets worse!
When it got so bad that she wouldn't sleep without my (or Chloe's) hair in hand, we tried desperately to transfer the bond elsewhere:
Cabbage Patch dolls, Barbies, even real hair pieces!
NOTHING WORKED. Until...

Santa brought Emily to Chloe this past Christmas.
Chloe had big dreams for Emily.

But apparently, so did Camden.
Something else FINALLY worked! Camden loved Emily's hair!

Chloe was soooo patient as her pesky baby sister
wreaked havoc on her beloved doll.
Emily quickly became this:

Dreads and all.
No amount of hairdressing would make a difference
to this rat's nest!

Well, the Easter Bunny must've been impressed with
Chlo-bo's unselfishness, because guess what was left in her Easter basket?

Yep, a brand new Emily! Beautiful, fresh, shiny hair.

Leaving Stinky to have her way with Emily #1.

And Chloe to actually enjoy Emily #2.

Plus, my scalp's feeling a lot better these days.

{How do you like Emily #2's new scrappy quilt? Made from the scraps of the big daddy quilt, which still has yet to be finished. I wanted to practice binding.}

6 comments:

Tegan and Tage said...

CUTE mini-quilt Heather! I can't wait to see the big-shebang. :)

Oh Camden... I'm so glad she finally did take to something else. Mason likes to grab a handful and it is already super painful! I can't imagine what that would feel like when he's 2. Yikes.

Lindsey said...

Cute story. It reminds me of when I was little and my younger brother would insist upon playing barbies with me. He would never brush their hair and it would make me so mad!

I love the quilt! It is beautiful and cheerful.

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Cute story, cute girls, and cute quilt!!

Aurora said...

What a sweet girl you are raising in Chloe! Maybe you can give me some tips! :) I love the mini-quilt too...gonna have to steal that idea!! (Although I need to get back to work on the original first!)

Danielle said...

Adorable mini-quilt! Quilting is something I haven't tried yet. Maybe you can teach me somtime? And I'm so glad that Camden found an alternative to your hair! That picture of her with the ugly Emily is hilarious.

Heather :: Angel Face Designs :: said...

Awh, what a sweet sister! And I love the mini quilt!