So, before we went we talked about what a "big privilege" (which is a big deal at our house right now!) it was to go and get her hair cut and braided. And, we had a little chat about how our behavior should be while we were there. I have to admit, I was nervous. I had no idea how she would react, or if she would sit still. And, of course, she proved me wrong. She sat like a champ and did awesome!
The woman, Biftu, who owns the salon is Ethiopian and all of the clientele was as well while we were there. So, as soon as Makenna went in, she knew this was something special. Biftu was wonderful with Makenna and was surprised at how long her hair is when it's stretched out, and said her hair looked great! YEAH!!! We are doing the right things I guess. Her hair is getting long and comes to the middle of her shoulders when it is wet in the tub. It just shrinks like crazy with all those incredible curls!
Afterward we went for dinner at Fasika's Ethiopian restaurant (Makenna got to pick) and our favorite waitress was working. She is so sweet to our family, and her and Makenna are buddies. She brought both of the girls special little tiny cups of coffee along with mine, which were mostly milk and a little coffee. And, she carries Makenna around and lets her "help" while she is working. It's so sweet to watch.
So, all in all a really good Saturday for us. Oh, and the best part of all...even though Makenna LOVED her braids, she said that she wants mommy to do them next time because I do it better. Awwww, way to melt my heart baby!