I have to say I was a little nervous and started to tear up a little after that first cut. Not because she was would have short hair but because she is clearly growing up faster than I'd prefer.
We took one last picture before we left the house.
Right before the first cut, we asked if she was ready and she definitely was!
We didn't want to get them done in the mall with a little plastic gun by a quickly trained teenager. In Kansas, piercers in piercing and tattoo shops cannot pierce children under 15 even with parents permission. We were excited to find out that in Oklahoma, all you need is the child's birth certificate and the parent's ID. We had planned a trip to the Oklahoma Aquarium anyway. Perfect!
I spent the next few days explaining to Katie exactly how they would pierce her ears....one at a time, with a needle. To my surprise, it didn't phase her. Just like the haircut, I'm pretty sure I was twice as nervous as she was.
Man, I feel like may baby is gone but such a fun, outgoing, gorgeous little girl has taken her place. My heart is bursting.