Sunday, September 16, 2012

Growing up indeed. But thankfully not too much.

Around 3 years old Hope started asking me to get her ears pierced.

And in my personal opinion 3 was too young. 

Then at 4, I pushed her off again for another year.

 This summer she pushed it even more, and I just kept saying no.

And then on Friday night, I just decided it was time to say yes.

I wish I could have captured that moment on video, because it was PRICELESS.

She screamed and then broke into tears!! I asked her why she was crying and she said she was just SO HAPPY, that she couldn't help it.

Oh my goodness.

So, it was settled. On Saturday morning, we would head to the mall and FINALLY get her ears pierced. 

By 6:30 a.m. she was bouncing me awake, ready to get the party started! 

And seeing as how the mall doesn't open until 10:00, we had some time to kill. So, we loaded up and headed to the farmers market.

Paul and I were thrilled to look at fresh vegetables....

While the kids, just drug behind us.

I just can't help it.

I'm old and pumpkins excite me.

And the kids tolerated us and our non-sense as long as they could.

But there was only one thing on the mind of this one.

And up until we walked into the store to get it done, I kept waiting for her to chicken out.

But she never wavered.

She picked out what she wanted...

And sat herself down. She was determined!

I saw glimpses of uncertainty...

And then when the girl gloved it up....

I could see the fear, but she sucked it up.

And I was a genius and decided we should video it. Um, let me just say, THIS IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS VIDEO E-VER. When Paul and I watched it, we looked at each other, and realized how stupid we sound! Between the two of us, we say, 'good/great job' 10 times in 54 seconds. WE ARE INSANE. But Hope is GREAT!

A sucker for her brave effort!

And here she is! My big girl!

Growing up indeed.

But thankfully not too much.


Jami said...

Can she be any cuter? I can't get the video on my phone, I'll have to get on the computer later. Adorable, way to be brave Hope!

Brittany said...

Good Job! Great Job! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Yay Hopie for being so brave!;)

Susie said...

Great job for being brave Hope!!

KERRY said...

Awwww how sweet is she!! I think ear piercing is the most horrific pain ever lol and I have had three kids and two c-sections so I can say that haha
She is a brave and pretty girl!!

Jaime Mac said...

Oh my word, she's the cutest little girl & I LOVE THE NEW EARRINGS! Way to go Hope! Great job... good job!

April said...

Awww! My youngest, age 7, has been asking to get hers pierced. I asked my oldest, age 14, and she said a big N-O! And the video was awesome.

Jessica said...

She looks so happy! Cute :)

Cindy said...

What a big day! I remember getting mine done at her age. She is so cute! Yay Hope!

Tracey said...

OMG. Your video. Hilarious. "Are you okay?" "Are you okay?" "Great job!" SO Adorable!!!

HOPE, I'm so proud of you. You did good, little girl!! :)

Alicia Mcafee said...

I LOVE how excited she was!!! What a BIG girl! ! :) :)

melanie said...

matt and i just laughed at you and paul on the video. so funny. i bet we parents sound like that all the time.
hope did fantastic and they only make her shine all the more.

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