A couple of weekends ago we went out to the Cross Iron Mills mall to get Alyssa's ears pierced. She had wavered on and off, unsure of how much it would hurt etc. Then last month we saw a little girl around the same age getting her ears done. I took Aly to speak with her about how much it hurt and if she liked her earrings. She told Alyssa that yes it hurt but only for a little bit, that sold Alyssa.
After Alyssa got her ears pierced we had french fries from New York fries and a Jugo Juice. Its a special treat because they're practically the only things they can have when we go out to the mall. Following that we took a walk around and stopped in at Chapters to read some stories. We found out on Saturday mornings they have crafts and face painting. Alyssa got fairy swirls and Emerson got a batman mask, there were many tears shed when we had to wash it off at bedtime.