Saturday, August 17, 2013

Saturday's Surprise

*sniff*  Today my little girl became a slightly bigger little girl.  She decided today was the day she would get her ears pierced.  She has been talking about it off and on for months, but I could tell she was serious this time. 
We made an appointment with a highly recommended piercer at a jewelry store in Hanover, PA.  Eric, father of 5 little girls himself, was amazing with her!  He told her what he would do, let her pick out her earrings, explained how to mark her calendar for when she could change earrings, measured more carefully than you could imagine, then changed his dot placement based on all of our opinions.  He counted to 3 very quickly and did the first one.  Sophie was in shock, and I think if we had waited more than 10 seconds, she wouldn't have done the 2nd one. 
She wanted me, my mom, and my dad to come for moral support, but she didn't want anyone to hold her hand.  She let me hold it between ear #1 and ear #2, though. 
Eric gave her cleaning instructions and demonstrated how she should turn the earrings each day.  We went out for ice cream afterwards to celebrate, and Sophie got a scoop for each earring!  I see she has a little ice cream mustache in this photo...still my little girl, just a bit *blingier*.


Retro Wren said...

Oh bless her lil pollys!
I have to say though, that despite the 'tash (or maybe because of...) I absolutely love this photo of your lil sweetie!

When Geri had hers done, she had the both done at once with two girls so it was over n done with!

Brave Sophie. You give her a big blingy hug from me. :)

Ribbons Undone said...

Congratulations, Sophie! About two years ago my husband took Catherine to the mall. They came home and there they were--two little blingy studs in Catherine's ears! I cried. I was so happy for her! Brave little girls!

Nans said...

When my little gal sets her mind on something, it's done! She was one brave soldier....but, as her mama said, if there had been even one second longer between ear 1 and ear 2...she may have bolted!! Eric did a super job and she looks fantastic with that pretty bling going on!!