Sunday, March 25, 2012

Daddy Daughter Dance 2012

I am easily excited when it comes to stuff for my kids.  The daddy daughter dance holds a special place in my heart.  It's a special memory between dad and daughter.

I love that my little girl gets to go to this glamorous event with her dad.  And it is GLAMOROUS! This event sells out.  It is something I look forward to every year.  The dads all wear their Sunday best, the girls can wear something as simple as a pretty spring dress, to an elegant gown.  The age range is typically 3-18 yrs old.  This year they did a winter wonderland theme.  And pictures do not give it justice.  The entry way had white branches with snowflakes hanging down with white lights.  They had made a castle, had huge polar bears, and had penguin balloons all throughout the auditorium.  It truly was a wonderland.

I'm not going to lie and say this night went off without a hitch.  Oh...those damn shoes.  

Yes, its true, I go crazy with the accessories.

I want it to be perfect.  I want this night to run smoothly, and magically, the way fairy tales should be.

I believe in all the magical stuff...knowing that shoes will be taken off within 15 seconds of entry, that the coat, cover-up & purse will be handed to me while we are waiting in line for the professional photo, then after the photo, the headband will be handed to me and if I'm lucky Maddie will come home with only one stain on the dress, two earrings and a pearl bracelet.

Knowing all this...I stand there with, jacket, cover-up, purse, shoes, and headband...and its all worth it to watch her grab her dads hand and say "come on dad lets go!" 


Netty said...

beautiful pics and wonderful memories they will have forever. Way to make it so special for her ;o)

Finders Keepers said... really was a special night for all of us.