Ava has been asking to get her ears pierced for a while now. I originally thought 13 would be a good age for it (which is, coincidentally, the age I had it done.) I had recently come down to age 10. And then when we were trying to decide what to get for her this year I figured 9 isn't too much different from 10...why not completely catch her off guard and surprise her with a note saying she can get her ears pierced? Along with the note we wrapped up some pretty earrings and a lovely jewelry box.
I knew she was going to be surprised, and I also knew she would be thrilled. I am so glad I captured that progression of emotions as she opened her gift!
What a special memory for us both. I am so thankful for this precious little girl and all the joy she brings to us.