Since #2 is a senior and #3 is only 12, this is my last prom (as a mom) for quite a while.
I am so sad about that. I really love all the hoopla and preparations and excitement and shopping and planning and........ I love it all.
Why do they have to grow up so fast?
Well, because I am not going to get to do this again for alooooong time, I am posting
way too many pictures. I may just post all 65 of them!
This is how it all started.....
this is the sign THE date made and hung in the restaurant where #2 works as a hostess
#2 found her dress accidentally while we were actually shopping for a dress for another occasion back in February. It is the only dress she tried on and she knew it was THE one. I was concerned because it was in a little store that does not allow returns and I thought it was way to early to be deciding on a prom dress, especially without shopping around. So after making her sign in blood that she would not change her mind and that she would pretend to love the dress after it hung in the closet for three months, we burned another hole in daddy's Visa and took
THE dress home.
She held true to our contract and still loved the dress as much as ever.
These are pictures in our yard before THE date arrived...
#2 is the nervous type and it never fails that she breaks out in red blotches all over her neck and chest when she gets nervous. All she has to know is that the boy is headed down the driveway and pop goes the red spots. She tried so hard to not get nervous about THE date. She kept taking deep breaths before he got here trying to talk herself out of getting too nervous.
...they were admiring how well they matched.....
#1 and her bf were feeling a little left out
...on to the second location to meet up with the group....
This is one of #2's best friends. She had knee surgery a few weeks ago
and didn't go to the prom.
I'm glad she came to the pictures!
The Girl Huddle
This has become a tradition that they do before every dance.
I guess they are making some kind of game plan.
No limo here.
This bus comes with disco balls and strobe lights and a cheesy, overly muscular driver.