Big Changes!

April 24th, 2014 - filed under: The Farm » Family


Lookit those long flowing locks. Such beautiful tresses! But if you’ve been following this blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that hairstyles don’t last long around these parts . . .


All gone! Waits was so brave (even though he was totally scared) and our friend Gabe at The Color Room was so patient and sweet. And in the end, it was a fantastic afternoon all around.


Ponytail removed and intact. I WILL KEEP IT FOREVER (okay, maybe I cried a little).


He loves it! We all do.

After such an event, we all felt like celebrating, so Jeremy, Waits and I went out for an impromptu pizza party. Oh yeah, and the transformers. They had to come too, of course.



Happy weekend, friends!

♥ ♥ ♥

  • Lisa B.

    Oh man, I cannot believe how adorable Waits is! Both of your new haircuts are just fabulous. I’ve been putting off getting a haircut for about 6 months now, so thank you for serving as a reminder that I need to tame these tresses. Wishing you both (and Jeremy!) a weekend full of love, sunshine, and vegan pizza.

    - L

  • Tara Noland

    Oh my gosh! What a change! He’s still incredibly adorable, though. :-)

  • Emily

    He looks so adorable!!!

  • amey

    That little picture of him holding his ponytail is SO DAMNED SWEET. :)

  • Rebecca Carnes

    Oh my goodness!!! Waits long hair was pure amazingness ;) and his new haircut makes him look like such a handsome little man:) I can pull the top of Phoenyx’ hair into a pony-cannot wait for the sides to catch up!!! I’m holding out as long as I can before I have to cut it!!
    ….and mmmm that pizza looks delish!!

  • The Vegan Cookie Fairy

    Waits’s rosy cheeks are so cute! Well done you two for being so brave. I wish there was somewhere in Scotland we could just go for vegan pizza…

  • Kelli

    What a cutie! And the pizza looks awesome!

  • Kirsti

    Also filed under big changes: you should change your profile picture on the right to one of these glowy photos that you’ve posted of late. Such a transformation–in so many ways!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Haha, he gets so rosy sometimes! It’s too cute. And yeah, vegan pizza is pretty much the ONE vegan thing Santa Barbara has going for it.

  • Lesley26

    You and your son are magnificent looking…

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Long hair is soooo fun, I say let Phoenyx’s hair grow as long as you can! I always told Waits it would be his decision, and he was ready so we went for it. But I think long-haired little boys are the best! =D

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Aw, thanks Amey. He was pretty proud. ♥

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thanks Emily!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    I know, it’s a BIG difference. I think it brings out his features though. I’ve really warmed up to it more than I expected!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Thanks Lisa! A good haircut is a game changer – I hope you do it! Everyone deserves a little confidence-boosting makeover. ;-)

  • Kendra

    It’s amazing how good you can feel after a new hairstyle! You both look great and Waits looks so much more grown up! Happy you and Jeremy had a wonderful bday Portland trip! And that pizza!…one of the first things I’ll be hunting down when we move back Stateside next year!

  • Katie

    Oh my goodness, I hope my future kids are even half as cute as your son!!

  • Gena Hamshaw


    He’s the cutest, either way.

  • Imnot George

    I’m a little amazed that you didn’t donate the hair to those who use it for child cancer and autoimmune disease patients. There was the most amazing video of a four year old girl to wanted to do that and cut her long long hair.

  • Kathi Vegana

    He’s incredibly adorable no matter what haircut! And those rosy cheeks… <3

  • saniel

    Cutie! Mine will be 5 tomorrow and I have I love afro. Going with his dad after school to barber shop, fun times. They grow so big sooo fast.

  • saniel

    Where are the pictures of his new room and that special big boy bunk bed?

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Oh man, it will be posted as soon as it’s DONE. Oof. Between grad school for me and Jeremy’s crazy work schedule, the room is taking a LOT longer than we had anticipated. But it’s really coming along and should be done in the next few weeks. I’ll definitely post it as soon as it’s complete. It’s pretty freakin’ amazing. ;-)

  • Meredith

    He is seriously the cutest kid! He should the poster child for healthy, vegan babies everywhere!

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  • Vicki K

    Your little mini-me is adorable and is looking happy and healthy! His new cut is great :D

  • Kelly H.

    Aaaw… Such a change! Was this his decision?

  • lou

    awww :( hope you let it grow back!!! keep it long and gorgeous while you can – someday he might insist on chopping it all off all the time!

  • Sayward Rebhal

    Definitely! His body, his decision. We’ve always told him that.

  • Sayward Rebhal

    It was his decision to chop it this time, and it’ll continue to be his decision in the future. His body = his decision.

  • bohemianmatka

    I read this post when you first put it up…. love Waits, long hair and short! But I noticed several comments about letting his haircut be his choice.
    #1: Dang! Why is everyone so worried about whether it was his decision or not?! Seriously? Its hair. It will grow back. Men these days cut their hair every/every-other month. He’s got a lot of hair decisions ahead.
    I had a similar experience with my 3 yo daughter (well she was 1 yo when this was brought up) with ear piercing. It seems like everyone I know who has a daughter, had their ears pierced before a year old. Well, I debated it for a while; I didn’t feel right about just doing something so invasive unless it was medically necessary. Then I had a friend (who doesn’t have children) make a side comment that “It’s her body, why don’t you just wait and let her decide if she wants piercings…” Ever since then, I’ve been determined to let her make her own decisions about her body, even on the subject of diet (well, more or less, I let her have healthy choices lol).
    But at the same time, I don’t condemn folks who make these decisions for their children.