Friday, February 13, 2009

The Big Event

We did it!

On the way to get her earrings done tonight I let Olivia know we were going somewhere special. I talked to her about how well she had done lately with bedwetting and how proud I was of her. She guessed everything under the sun as to where we were going and finally, kiddingly, guessed getting her ears pierced. I thought she was going to fly out of her seat when I said yes. She couldn't believe it and was screaming and jumping up and down.

When we got there I was so scared. Only one person was working. That meant one ear at a time. I thought there was no way we were getting both done, but talked to her and she was still positive she wanted it done.

So we did... and she did AWESOME! She barely moved. I got great video of the first ear getting done, but my dialup is not cooperating tonight and I've already been kicked off twice trying to upload it. I did get the pictures of her second ear getting done, up and ready to post. She chose little silver balls, white gold really, and I like them a lot.

I realized I didn't get a close up of her with them done... sorry! Maybe tomorrow! :)


Amanda said...

What a wonderful smile she has while looking in the mirror!

Amanda-Adopting Ean and Mila

Leslie said...

What a fun surprise!! She looks great! :)

Brandi said...

Yeah!! How precious! Way to Go, Olivia! You look so brave!

Love ya,

Congratulations to Olivia!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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