A few months back, my oldest daughter and I made a quick shopping excursion to Macy's to find a Homecoming dress. The very first one she picked, is the one we bought after trying on 20-30 just to make sure. I guess we both should have trusted her first instinct and saved a bunch of time. :)
With a pile of dresses draped over my arm, I flagged down a stressed and tired looking employee and asked how many dresses we were allowed to take into the dressing room. She looked at me and looked at the pile of dresses, and said "I'll make you a deal. If you hang up every dress you try on and put it back on the rack. You can take in as many as you want." "Deal!" I said as we swept into a dressing room with the entire pile. We emerged about 20 minutes later, after narrowing 20-30 dresses down to 3 favorites and finally selecting the favorite.
The evening of the dance - she asked me to help her with her hair and make-up. I'm a bit biased, of course, but I think she looked beautiful! :) Below - a few hours before the dance, playing soccer.
Here's the entertaining part .... For me to get a few good shots like the ones above. I have to patiently wait through goofy shots like this (below).
"Mo-ooooom! You didn't take that picture did you???!!!"
"No Emme, of course I didn't take that picture"
"Yes - you did, I heard it click".
"No - you must have imgained that."
"Mo-oooom! Are you going to put those on your blog?!?!?"
"No - Emme. Would I do that???"
Ticket to her first high school homecoming dance.
Watching this group of little girls become beautiful, confident young women.