Friday, January 24, 2014

Pierced Ears!

Summer is my little diva :-).  Each morning she will pick out the bracelets, necklaces, hair pieces, and stick-on earrings that match her outfit.  However, the stick-on earrings usually fall off by lunch time, get caught in her hair, and she loses them.  When she first started talking about getting her ears pierced, I told her it would hurt for a tiny bit.  After that, she decided she just wanted to wear stick-on earrings.  However, a few days ago she randomly came up to me and told me she wanted to get her ears pierced and that "it was ok if it hurt for a little bit".  We waited a few days, and she still wanted to, despite the fact that it would hurt a little bit, because then her "earrings wouldn't keep falling off"!  After Daddy said it was ok (he leaves those decisions up to me anyway ;) ), we excitedly planned to go to the mall today and get her ears pierced!  The car ride was filled with her singing, "I'm getting my ears pierced, I'm getting my ears pierced!"

When she got in the store, she said to the clerk, "May I please get my ears pierced?" and proceeded to talk to the clerk quite constantly ;).  I let Summer pick out which earrings she liked and she chose colorful mini daisy flowers.  Unfortunately, when the clerk checked, they were out of those, so Summer picked her second choice, pearls "just like Mommy's".  They look absolutely beautiful on her!  Colton did great watching from the stroller with a sucker :).

Here is a little video of her waiting on the special chair to get her ears pierced, followed by a few pictures.

One very excited little girl waits to get her ears pierced

She did GREAT!  She didn't cry at all--she did say it hurt--but as soon as it was all done she had a big smile on her face!


Celebrating with a hotdog from the mall food court (her choice)
Whenever we do anything focused on Summer's outward appearance (curl her hair, put on a pretty dress, etc, I always ask her "Why are you beautiful, Summer?" To which she responds the learned answer, "Because God made me." :-)  The same went for today after we got her ears pierced.  I always want her to solidly know that she is beautiful not because of any outward adornment, but because God made her.  But it is still fun as girls to get giddy about fun beautiful things (and mother-daughter sure did that today!!!)  I don't think God minds :-)


Kristin Bjorklund said...

Oh my goodness what a big girl!!! I can't wait to see them in person!

Jill said...

Oh, SO exciting!! Summer is getting to be such a young lady already. What a special mother-daughter day! (Colty, too! :)) Can't wait to see the earrings in person.

The Baum Family said...

Love! Can't wait to do this with Cora. Love how you emphasize her inner beauty.:)

The O'Connor Family said...

SO fun!!!

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