So tonight we got it chopped off. And we all (most importantly Ivie) love it! Here are some pictures of the process. You'll note that Ivie had a "lolli" the entire time, and got to watch an episode of Dora, so she was happy and behaved perfectly. We celebrated afterward with Moe's (kids eat free on Tuesdays!) and Cold Stone (where Ivie had her standard blue cotton candy ice cream with sprinkles mix-in).
(VERY CUTE!) END RESULT