Here are our Christmas countdown chains - I didn't get very good shots because I forgot to take photos until after they were hung up. For smaller children (like under age five), it's a good idea to hang them where they cannot reach them. Each day, you can lift them up to help them reach their ring to tear off - if they are easy to reach, they might tear them all down in one day - not that it's happened to us before... :)
Last night, we had a dress rehearsal for the Christmas show, so I decided to do Bee's hair in an updo style. This one was so simple, and came out really cute!! I didn't do a step by step, and I kinda made it up as I went along, but it was really easy. First, I pulled up part of her hair in front in an elastic (see photos). Then I had her lay on her tummy with her head hanging over the end of my bed. I french braided her hair from the bottom up, and added the end of the braid to the top pony that I had made earlier.
Once the pony was dry, I added curlers, and left them in for about an hour. I think it is important to add a light spritz of hairspray to each strand before you roll it - this helps the curls stay in "difficult to curl" hair.
I took the curlers out one at a time and bobby pinned them around her head - added a bow, and tada! Adorable updo!!
This one might just be the winner - or we might do a different style each night. We'll see what she's up for! The exciting part of doing this was that a few other moms asked if I'd do their girlie's hair for the show. I'm going to be in hair-doing heaven!! :)
Both my kiddos before the show last night - little Mister was sooo not into having his photo taken...despite the smile here - don't let him fool you!! :)