Monday, March 3, 2008

Sparkly Pink Flowers

Notice anything new and different here?
Sparkly pink flowers are the earrings that Gabriella picked out today when she got her ears pierced! When she was born, part of me wanted to get her ears pierced, but Rick said a very firm NO. Until a couple weeks ago. Out of the blue Gabriella asked me one day if she could get her ears pierced (like mommy). I said something like "Hmmm, you'll have to ask Daddy." And I figured Daddy would say No. But when she asked him that night, his response was "I don't care." So today was the big day. We went to the mall after preschool. I had warned her that it might hurt a little bit, and she didn't have to do it if she didn't really want to. But she did. She was pretty nervous, squirming on her chair while we waited out turn. And then it was time. And it wasn't very fun. She cried and tried to push the gal's hands away. A few moms with small kids had stopped outside the window and were watching - man, I felt like a bad mom! But once it was all done, she was fine and happy, proudly carrying her little bag of Ear Care Solution and sucking on her yellow sucker as we left the mall.

7 comments:

Christy B. said...

hooray gabriella! she looks so cute with her new earings.

i think it's cool that you guys waited for her to want it before you pierced her ears.

oh, and about the baby clothes, yes, i think you know who they're from, :) and no, i don't need a reciept. turns out most of them fit after all. hooray again!

The Holloways said...

YEAH!! That is SO exciting! She looks so cute! I bet it was a fun little mommy/daughter date! :)

The Kelley's Kingdom said...

I like Rick's "I don't care!" I must say that surprises me a bit...but he is always full of surprises! Good for Gabriella, what a brave little girl. It took my mom 63 or 64 years before she got her ears pierced!!!!

Lisa said...

Rachel - it wasn't exactly a little mommy/daughter date - William and Tabitha were with us as well. In fact, on the way to the mall William asked if HE could get his ears pierced, too! :)

Christa - yep, Rick really surprised me, too!

johnsonmommy3 said...

I am so happy for her. That was vey brave. Braxton hopes she feels better now. Since we could never get our ears pierced I have swore that when my daughter wants them pierced she can. Well, she has already asked and daddy says when she is old enuf to understand that its going to hurt. So we have a while to wait!

Kristina said...

Nice earring G!! Hope all is going well with the cleaning!!

Brooke said...

Thanks Lisa, I think your kids are really adorable also.
Love Brooke