Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Dancing the Night Away

This post is also called:  The Best Daddies In The World

Because that is what it takes to attend a Father-Daughter Dance!  This night has been a long time coming in Isabel's opinion.  In fact, the last one she attended was in 2007, I believe.  Not because a particular Daddy didn't want to take her, but because said Daddy's work schedule called him to Indiana for a sales meeting each year ....on that date.  Thankfully the two functions did not collide this year! Because I'm not sure Paul could have handled one more year of guilt.  You know how those little girls can pile it on, and all they really have to do is look up at you with those sad puppy eyes, full to the brim with an un-shed tear.  Last year he had to take her to an expensive Italian restaurant to make up for it!  An Italian restaurant he hasn't even taken me too yet! 


Daddy with his two little princesses! 

Isabel ready for her special night.  Oh, isn't she beautiful?  Yes, I spent an hour curling her hair this afternoon.  What?  Her hair isn't curly?  No kidding!  That would be because SHE CHANGED HER MIND.  Oh, yes she did.  And I?  I spent an hour straightening it too!  And, poor child.  She lost another tooth.  In the front.  Fell right out in the middle of the night....'cause you know this kid doesn't pull her own teeth no. matter. how. loose.  So she has a very holey mouth for these pictures.  Still cute!

Claire declined to pose for her picture.  She "hates wearing a dress!".  And so, you know.  That was fun. 

This year he tag-teamed with two other dads.  'Cause you in numbers, right?  Three dads and 5 daughters in one Ford Excursion.  I would have loved being a fly on that rear view mirror!  Incidentally, my husband drooled all over our friend's truck......because that is his dream familymobile right now.  Sorry Stacy and Steve.  The man can't help himself, what can I say?

The Gang! 

Clearly, Daddy's photography skillz are lacking in this area.  But, at least I can tell that the kids were having a blast!  And, at least he took pictures at all.  I know a few dads with less than thrilled wives due to the lack of phototagiousness going on.  No, that is not even a word, people! 

I was a little worried about Claire.  She didn't really want to go. Besides the whole "I hate dresses!" thingy.....she asked questions that made it clear that she was stressing about this event.  Things like "what if I get lost from Daddy?"  We talked a lot about how things would go so she would feel more comfortable.  But, it was just one of those things she was going to have to experience before she'd fully understand that it was fun.  And clearly, she got the point!  I was so glad to see that happy smile! 

And, she hung out with friends other than her sister!  Friends like Stephanie here.

And her buddy Grace from Our Red Thread Journey!  I'm not sure where Moli is, but I have a handful of pictures of Claire and Grace dancing!

Dancing The Night Away!

And while this was going on, Stacy (mom to two of the daughters in the gang) and I took our boys out to eat and then hung out waiting on the return of our daughters and hubbies.  Then about 8:30 Stacy gets a text from her hubby. 

Steve:  How long do we have to stay???
Stacy:  Until the bitter end!
Steve:  But the food is all gone!

And now we know why they go!

1 comment:

The Source said...

Such a fun evening! I'm sl glad the girls got to enjoy their special time with their Daddy! There's nothing else quite like it.

Oh! And they both looked BEAUTIFUL.