Ok, he’s not a baby anymore, he’s a toddler. In the Jewish tradition you are not supposed to cut your son’s hair until 3. At the 3 year old birthday mark on the Hebrew calendar (it’s a lunar and much older calendar than the Christian calendar) the boy has his haircut and there is a party to honor him coming into more spiritual awareness. Prior to cutting Ben’s hair we met with my dear friend Maritza Nolasco to get photos of him done. It was extra special having Maritza take these photos as she and I experienced pregnancy for the first time together down to a couple of days difference! She has been a great supporter on my path to and through motherhood. We started with some outdoor photos in her yard and then followed to the pool to get some photos of his gorgeous hair as he swam!
Even Adam got in on the photo fun and we have some incredible shots of the boys together. If you live in Las Vegas and are looking for a professional photographer, who’s great with kids and very patient I suggest looking up Maritza on Instagram or Facebook!
These photos will mean so much to me in years to come. It will remind me of this special time I am having with m boys, it marks a change in my firstborn from being a baby to a child. I love his long waves, wheat blond from time spent in the Israeli never-ending summer sun, but I will love his short hair too. He will look handsome and more grown up. No more tangles and knots as I comb through it and no more “she’s so pretty” in the grocery store. He will be a BIG BOY at last!