When her hair was cotton candy

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

I was kind of surprised yesterday, as this sweet girl with her cotton candy hair blew away the dandelion seeds, and out of any wish she chose, “Bless that the bird in our garage will be ok and fly away to his home.”
Yes, at this moment there is a bird in our garage. I think Collin called it a morning dove to be exact when he was researching what it was and what to feed it. He found in the grass in our backyard then set it up on the fence post with some bird seed and headed off to work. The entire day the girls kept their eye on it and reported-it didn’t move one bit. Then the sky started pouring rain and I forgot about it. Collin came home after it rained for hours and rescued it, put it in a box in the garage with a warm light and a paper towel ground. Up high so the kids can’t touch it. It’s much more chipper today and is eating and walking around. But one eye is blind and it seems like one wing isn’t working very well. This is typical Dr. Collin Doolittle. Once he recused a stray dog in an industrial park when we were in a cool building for an event. Brought the pup home, nursed it to health and found a loving home for it. The bird will probably die but Collin didn’t like the idea of the bird ending its life in the cold, pouring rain. Sweet, right?!  And I’m so helpful, just only there to remind him to wash his hands anytime he’s near it.
So, yesterday when Quincey and I were taking pictures in her pink hair. (Because how often do you have pink hair in your life-we better document this!) And out of any wish in the world, she wished that the bird will be ok! Taking a fast breath between each word and blowing each flying seed off its stem. I love how Collin shows these girls how to love and care for others, even creatures of this earth. Telling them the bird might have to go to heaven… Which also teaches them how bad it sucks when someone you love flies away to God.

Yep, so my sweet Q in her cotton candy locks, praying for a hurt bird and living any little girl’s dream to have mermaid hair for the day.
These are the things that fill my day and I kind of love it. Lots and lots.
pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

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pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

pink hair chalk

To dye her hair pink I used hair chalk from here: 
Sexy Hair Chalk.

It works best with light colored hair. I got her hair wet at the room and more dry to the bottom because it was a bit easier to put on when it was dry. At least with her hairs consistency
Step 1: Dampen the hair because it will last longer if you apply when it’s wet
Step 2: Work the chalk from the roots to the ends with a small portion of hair. Twisting the hair as you go to get all sides.
Step 3: Blow dry or air dry
Step 4: Use a curling iron or style as you wish
Step 5: Hair spray to seal the color
Step 6: Wash with water and soap to remove easily
xo Lizzy

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17 thoughts on “When her hair was cotton candy

  1. Julie Keller

    I’m trying not to be “that” person – but they’re called mourning doves. (Spelled differently). Since they sound like they are in mourning. So sweet of Collin to take care of the bird, and Quincey for wishing for it’s health.

    I always love your photos, you capture your family beautifully!

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    1. Elizabeth Kartchner Post author

      Oh thanks for letting me know. When I heard him say it I assumed it was morning. Not mourning.

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  2. Ana Luísa

    <3 I have 3 little boys, and if a day we get a girl, I think I´m going check your blog to knows what to do to make a little princes really happy! <3 You definitely make it! (Sorry for the English)

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  3. Laura S.

    This is such a sweet gesture. We were the same way as kids. I had purple hair for a while and we always used to rescue baby animals and nurse them back to health. I remember when we had a box of baby jack rabbits that we raised in the laundry room under a heat lamp and a baby goose named Echo. Fun times. I am going to be in Salt Lake/ Provo area this weekend, are there any of your favorite scrapbooking or just pretty things stores that you could recommend for us? Thanks!

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  4. stephmb

    You take the most simple of everything and make it so magical! You are always inspiring me to add more color to my drab, brown-loving life! And you remind me to teach my kids to keep an open heart and care.

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  5. Dawn McF

    Thanks so much for the smile today! I so wish I could have pink, or blue hair! Maybe this next week when I have off work. The pictures, the adorableness, and the bird, all have made my day. Thank you.

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  6. Jessica L

    Where I live in California, you always know school’s out for the summer, because the little boys have their summer Mohawks. I would love to see the girls rock their summer pink. I hope this is a new trend because it’s adorable.

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