Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Skin...

Garrett decided that it'd be a little too freaky to wake up one morning with all his hair on his pillow. So today he bit the bullet and shaved it all off. Kinda sad....that boy has some of the greatest hair I've ever seen!


We probably had a little too much fun with the clippers. We gave him a reverse-mohawk to start (like on The Grinch) and then did one side and then the other.



When all was said and done, I think we were all pretty suprized how good Garrett's head was. No lumps bumps or wrinkles. He still looks good, even for a baldy. Now please let me apologize right now for the video. I took it sideways, and there's no way to fix that. Pictures I can turn, but for some reason the videos are stuck. So turn your head I guess :)


video video
To show his support, Parker told Garrett a long time ago that he would shave his head too while g-baby goes through chemo. So, true to his word.....after g-baby got his head shaved, Parker took the hot-seat and we shaved his head too. We even let Garrett have a go with the clippers.

videoAnd then the two boys together with their white heads. I'm sure they'll color up in a couple weeks or so.
Well what do you think?
I also just got off the phone with Robyn, Garrett's sister, and she said that tomorrow she is going to shave her son's hair (Lucas) as well. What a loving family! We're with you every step of the way Garrett!
Other news! Garrett went to school today! Yes, it was only one class (Government)...but he went! I heard him say he practically fell asleep towards the end, so I duno how much of that he's gonna be doing....but maybe once in a while. He said he gets pretty tired anyway, but sitting in class for about an hour.....well it's not like American Government is the most captivating subject on the planet.
Also, yesterday Garrett had his first chemotherapy treatment in Twin Falls. The cancer center there is quite a bit different than what he was used to in Utah. And it took about 5 hours from start to finish, instead of 2 to 3 like they originally thought. There was just so much to do for that first visit. But I think it'll be faster from here on out. We are so grateful he is able to get this treatment as an out-patient procedure so he can spend more time at home. So far, still no nausea.....just a few missing pounds and a lack of energy, ESPECIALLY at night. Thanks again for all the support! He's doing great!

11 comments:

Carrie said...

I love how much fun you guys had shaving heads. :) Loved the "grinch" look.

Anonymous said...

hahaha I love it! I am so sad that I missed it though. nice baseball tans boys lol. Love you guys!

-Kate

Con & Vicki Haycock said...

Bald is beautiful. Con loves it, no morning hair to deal with. Glad you are doing so good.

Tom and Emily said...

We love the new do... I love bald heads!

Jayne & Alex Nelson said...

We'll post pics when Alex shaves his head this weekend! Or I guess you'll see it when we come to the game on Tuesday!

Emily Silva said...

Had a great laugh! I like this new look, it's way easy to get used to!! Love always ***

Ted said...

My whole life I wanted Garrett hair. I think I cried hardered for the courage it must have taken to do it, than the actual hair cut. Now I want to shave my hair but Uncle Ted will not let me. I just might surprise the whole family and sport a new Jo look as bald is indeed BEAUTIFUL! Way to go Garrett, you are amazing and we love you!!!! Aunt Jo

Brody and Ashley said...

That's awesome!

Extraordinary Housewife said...

Here you are shaving yours off, and Emma is growing hers back. Thank goodness! You look great. Good luck with everything.

Lana

The Jensens said...
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The Jensens said...

I I love it!!! I tried to get Bodey to shave his head in your honor but that was a no go!!! He said that he would do it after school got out! 5 year olds what can I say! Garrett I am so proud to be related to such a outstanding person! Good Luck on the Nausea, I hope you never get it! Love ya tons! Jenn