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8:00 Central time: Before dance class last night, we took the girls to get their hair cut. Elisabeth got about 8 inches cut off, maybe more (I'm not good with lengths). She had been growing her bangs out for a long time, and now she has this really cute bob and all her hair is the same length. It's still just as blond as can be, and the cut makes it look so thick and swingy. She's really proud of it and was smiling all night. What we haven't mentioned here is that Elisabeth got her ears pierced when Randall's sister was here visiting a few weeks ago (what a wonderful visit that was--we want her to come back as often as possible, now that we're fellow Texans). Anyhow, Elisabeth is proud of her earrings, and she asked us last night which we liked better--her hair or her ears. We all agreed (her included) that her hair is the most impressive, but you can tell that she's very proud of both.

Sophie got her hair cut too--her first cut since it grew back in, and it was a little emotional for us, because that hair means so much. It's nearly as long as it was when she was diagnosed. As soon as she started chemo, it got thin, but it didn't all fall out. When it really started to get thin that first April (2005), I cut it into a little bob, just so it didn't look so stringy (see this picture). Then during the intensive part of her chemo in August and September of 2005 it all fell out (see this picture). Her hair has been beautiful as it grew back in. It was so cute when it was short, and then as it got longer, it was a little wavy at the ends and does this cute little flip. Well now, it's past her shoulders, but it had gotten uneven and just looked kind of messy all the time. We explained the situation to the hairdresser, and he cut as little as possible just to even it out. He did a great job--it's not as dramatic as Elisabeth's, but it looks neat and nice.

We'll try to get pictures of both girls posted soon.