Sunday, June 3, 2012

All Grown Up . . .

Ok, kids grow up and boy did I realize that on Friday night. My oldest daughter attended her 8th grade dance. She wore a beautiful dress bought for her by her great aunt and uncle a couple of summer agos. The funny thing is the dress is a little too big for her now. I had to make a few minor alterations (it was a weak attempt - but no safety pins!) in the back.

Sorry for the darkness of this photo. I was also getting my nails done so couldn't get up.
My oldest loved having her toes and fingers done at the same time!
She did her own hair and make-up and we had her nails done the day before. The biggest issue for me was the shoes. Nowadays, there are either HIGH HEELS or flats. Well, she didn't want to wear flats so we ended up with the heels. I still think they were a bit high for a 14-year-old, and told her they aren't comfortable to walk in, let alone dance) but truth be told, she's a great kid and they are only shoes. It's not like she wanted a tattoo or something permanent (plus, her feet were hurting her at the end of the night - so mom still knows best!).

Rich was on a flower high. He had the florist who delivered my anniversary flowers, also bring her a corsage. What a great man!!

16 rose for 16 hard, earned years!!

Oldest and youngest!

This is my daughter with her best friend since 1st grade. They have been together 9 years. I am sad, as they are, that they will be going to different high schools. We all hope they keep in touch.

They dance was held at the school but they had professionals decorate it so they said it looked beautiful! So after lots of photos, into the dance they went, and that is the last I heard about until the next morning. She went to a friend's house for an "after-party" and then spent the night. Apparently they went to bed around 4:30 in the morning - oh vay! Guess we all will be paying for that later. She had a great time, danced her booty off  in spite of the hurting heels and went to bed with great memories.

I, on the other hand, spent the day staining wood, but that's for another post!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Where do the years go? Everyone looks so grown up but my favorite is the look on Rich's face-what a proud dad! Can't wait to hear all about it first hand. See you soon.