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Sunday, September 26, 2010

The FIRST dance...{Sunday Snapshot}

It's been the buzz around here for a few weeks now.

The first dance.

She's only 12 folks...

How oh how did this happen to me so fast?

To be honest...she didn't even know about the dance...until the school emailed us to let us know about it.  And her dad came out of the bedroom and asked her

So, Reilly what are we wearing?  Should we co-ordinate outfits?

and she just about DIED.

She really thought he was going.

I think every moment of the day of the dance was used to discuss wardrobe.

and of course...

These besties got ready together...
because that is what besties do...

First things first...

you NEED music...to get ready for a dance...Right?!


of course...there was hair straightening...




and Kaylee...who decided...straightening....way just way to much this hair...


There was all the accessories...


The make up...





and jewelry...



and when your done...

and everything is perfect...







 Once your all fancied up and ready to go...

You go on the trampoline...

Of course....





















And then... maybe toss around the football...





Here's the thing...

These girls have been together...
since FIRST grade...

They drive each other crazy...
They annoy each other...
They always want to be together...
even when they've clearly had TOO much of each other...

Through it all...

They have each other.
To lean on when they're sad.
To talk to when they think no one else will understand.
To cry to when they are feeling like the whole world is against them.
To complain about their over-protective parents
To laugh with until they're stomach's hurt.
To be silly with.
And most importantly they have two people on the planet that they can be 
themselves with.  

and of course...

To try new things with...

Like their first dance.

Which by the way they LOVED. 
They danced like maniacs...

and the most important part....

When I asked her if she slow danced with any boys...

She said...
"They didn't even play any slow songs Mom...."

thank you lord.

Come on over...and share the fun of Stefanie's Sunday

Ni Hao Y'all
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5 comments:

Puffak1 said...

jen she is just such a beautiful young lady..:) she is lucky to have you and ryan you guys are the best..I am glad she has such good friends in her life as well as the best family ever!

Daisy Dreams said...

How wonderful to have such close girlfriends to grow up with.

Oh, how I remember my oldest daughter's first dance. Buying "formals" every time I turned around. All that complaining I did? I wish time had stood still and I was still buying those dresses!

wishinstarbaby said...

all i can say is its amazing... but the fact that she is so big makes me want to get sick

Kristy said...

Wow, I remember my first dance. I had two boys ask me and I said yes to both! My mom nearly died! I still have the photo with both boys! It was a Pajama Jam and a ton of fun. I think I was 12 too.

JustineL said...

Well I swear I commented on this days ago, but seriously- I hope Reilly realizes (or is at least reminded, A LOT) that she is quickly turning into a gorgeous almost-teenager. And she is even more beautiful inside- for real, I tell EVERYONE how she is the best, most mature 12 year old I've ever met.

And the moments she's having- right now- with her girlfriends..when fast dances are the only kind there are....those are going to be the things she remembers forever. Get to work inventing a machine that freezes time, will ya?

Also, I laughed out loud picturing the exchange between Ryan and Reilly,about matching outfits, because I could total imagine exactly how that went...