Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shhh... Can You Keep a Secret?

Or should I say surprise?!

Olivia has been alarm free at night! She is so awesome! No more bedwetting!

Olivia has been wanting to get her ears pierced forever, but I've always told her when she turns 10. Lately I've been thinking that I would surprise her for her 8th birthday in August and let her get it done. When we were at the mall on Saturday, my friend J got one of her girls' ears pierced. I thought for sure Olivia would be repelled by the pain. Nope, J's little one didn't even FLINCH! I couldn't believe it! So of course she just wants it all the more. But she's good about not begging as she knows my stand.

Well... I think as a reward for her bedwetting being DONE, and as a part Valentine's Day gift, I'm going to take her Friday after school. Just us girls. I'm so excited! She will flip! I do still think she's going to scream and cry, but then will be thrilled to see what they look like! :) I can't wait!!! Pics to be posted!


Bethany said...

Congrats Olivia. Have a great 'girls day out' and don't forget to post a picture of Olivia with her new earrings.

Julie said...

Sweet- she is old enough to take care of them- so it will be a great reward! and surprise!

Rebecca said...

That is so cool! Anna wants to have her ears done but we can't util the adoption is done! I will send you a email soon--I have not had 1 night off!

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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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