Monday, January 26, 2009

Dates and Dances

Erin attended the Snowflake Dace this past Saturday. It was the first dance she's ever been to and the first time she's been on a date. When her "boyfriend", Joe, came in to get her it was all I could do to get them to stand close enough to each other to get a photo. They were both so nervous, and it was really cute! As soon as Erin came home I asked for all the details. She said she had more fun dancing than she thought she would and that she liked this dance so much she wants to go to the Valentine's Day dance next month. She then proceeded to eat an entire box of macaroni and cheese because she said she was so hungry from all that dancing! She's growing up so fast I can hardly stand it! She'll be 13 next month! I asked her how exactly that happened and she said "Well mom, one day turned into the next and the next and that just kept happening until we got here."

Here she is in the dress we bought for the dance. It's a Converse dress with a hood. She saw it and loved it! It's really her style. She did say that she would like a little bit more girly of a dress for the Valentines Day dance.


She even wore her converse with it.


I did her hair and makeup. Kristen was nice enough to give us some advice which was to keep the hair and makeup simple to go with the sporty style of the dress. I followed her advice as much as possible. That's no easy task with Erin. She wanted crazy eye makeup, but I talked her out of it.
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Erin and Joe together. She adores him and talks about him all the time. He's a really sweet kid.

9 comments:

Kristen said...

Oh my, she is so pretty.

It's great they had fun together! All first dances should be that lovely.

Now a Valentines dance? That is a good time to go a little crazy with the eye make-up. :)

Denise said...

Now that is CUTE ...... too cute for words! Tell her I think she is very beautiful and she will need to carry a big stick in a couple of years..........

aola said...

She looks beautiful, but, I'm with you.. how did she get to be that grown up??

Katt said...

Oh my, I cried when I looked at this.... she is so very beautiful. Im not ready for her to grow up yet, not ready to loose my cuddly special girl.
Tell her I think she look fabulous and I love her very very much.
Mom/Mamaw

McMom said...

Very beautiful!!! How fun!!

Elaine said...

So cute! Joe looks like a sweet young man.

Jen said...

wow...she looks so grown up with make-up!!!! how cute is joe??!!!!

Mary said...

Beautiful photo! First dates are always difficult. Shyness and nervousness prevail. She will feel more comfortable next time. But remember, first date, then first kiss etc. LOL

Blessings,
Mary

Cara said...

I absolutely love pics 1 and 3. She looks great.

How fun to go to a first dance!