Thursday, February 12, 2009

on piercings and tattoos

When Daddy goes off to play...we get a bit wild at our house. You know...popcorn for dinner, no bed making, and a sink full of dishes.

J has been asking for weeks to get her ears pierced. And since she has conquered the thumb habit I thought this was a good time to oblige her big girl request. So off we went to Claire's today. I'd love to say it was completely uneventful but this is Ms. Drama I'm talking about here. She did (eventually) get them pierced...after our SECOND trip to the store. It was really quite a funny site....her squealing that she wanted them pierced...followed promptly by the "I just can't do it" cries. Eventually her desperate need for sparkly ears won out and she hopped into the chair and let them do their thing.
Here she is before her Valentine's Day party at preschool this morning (pre-piercing)

A bit of a bunny trail here...but I wanted to share the tees I made the girls for their V-day festivities! I will try to get a photo of A in her's tomorrow. But I can't make any guarantees. You know that child and the camera :)

In the chair getting those itty bitty ear lobes cleaned off.

Back at home and happy as a clam. I couldn't take any pictures during the actual event because my arms were otherwise occupied being clawed to death by the aforementioned screaming child.

And no. A did not get hers done as well. And no. She didn't ask. In fact...over the past few weeks she has reminded me several times that she doesn't plan on getting hers pierced until she is 15. And today when she saw J's sparkly ear lobes her only reply was, "I'm getting clip -ons".

Had to throw in a snapshot of the little man too. I totally fell in love with this tattoo inspired tee for him. Isn't he the cutest? I have this weird obsession with rock/guitar inspired clothing for him. Which is kind of ironic since I am a classical violinist. Although I would be a whole lot cooler if I played the guitar, or ran away with a band, or pierced my tongue or something.

But alas...I will walk the wild side here at home and stare at those dishes in the sink for one more night.


Lala said...

Hi Jenn!!! OMGOODNESS!!! She did it!!! Lk has been THINKING about it... but just THINKING... I told her to let me know when she's ready... I'm not pushing

She looks so ADORABLE!!!

OH Dear... there are 6 more days... lots can be done in that time!

I'm here if you want to chat!!!

Love, Lala

by: Brian and Lacey McKay said...


I've been following your blog for a while now, and I am always amazed by the amount of light in your photos and also the sharpness of them. You take tons of indoor photos of your kids and they always have plenty of light. How do you do that? Does your house have enormous windows in it or do you use a flash? If you use a flash, what kind and do you bounce or have some kind of diffuser over it? Your work is gorgeous! (photography and sewing!) Also, how much would you charge to make me one of those twin size quilts, like the one you made for you daughter's room?? I LOVE it!

Susan said...

Awwww.. the princess looks beautiful with her brand new sparkly ears!!!
And the little man looks pretty darn cute too. How do you get anything done with a house full of precious little faces?

Bethany said...

She is so darn cute! LOVE her Valentine's day ensemble! You make the cutest things! And her tights are DARLING!!!

Cute pictures as always!!!

nic said... much to love about this post! jule's tee is divine...and yep, i love sam's ensemble as well. i can't believe j was brave enough to have those ears pierced--good for her!

i've been thinkin' about ya this week, praying for you to stay happy, healthy, and sane in single-mom mode. i hope all is going well!!

Meli (Jam) said...

Awww.... look at that big girl and her blingin' ears! WOW! What a brave big girl.

My little girly keeps telling me "next year" she'll want them peirced. LOL She has been saying this for about 2 and a half years so far. :)

I'm with you on the Rock N Roll on little boys! I had to major hold back on the new Gymbo line for baby boy. So stinking cute when you know they are the sweetest little thing and they are dressed like a little bad boy rocker!