Friday, February 18, 2011

Daddy Daughter Dance

First a disclaimer. This year was definitely not as cool as it usually is. That this years dance be a testament that EVERYTHING is funner with a theme. I had been anticipating this years dance theme for months, thinking about all the cool things they could choose from. Hawaiian luau, disco, country hoe down etc...Instead the committee chose a lame cover all your bases kind of them. Something like the Magic of Dads. Yuck. If you can't dress up it is not good enough. So we really missed that aspect of the dance this year.

The girls wanted to start working on their hair and make-up the minute they walked in the door from school. I wish I knew more about cool hair dos! I did my best to be creative. They loved putting on make up! They get to do it twice a year, Daddy Daughter dance and Halloween, so it is a pretty special treat. Sara was really interested this year. I told her that when she turned four it would be her turn to go too. Since then she continually tries to add a year to her age. Pretty funny! So here are my beautiful and very excited daughters ready to dance the night away with their Dad and friends!
We did our traditional little mini session in the portrait studio. I love having good lighting at my beck and call now. I was taking a few pictures of the girls when the door bell rang and they were off to answer the door for their date! Dad arrived with beautiful gifts. And then they were off for the night.
I really need to work on using my on camera flash. I had a really hard time getting pictures this year. I think the batteries were dying. I had replacements out in the car, but I had parked so far away and it was raining so I basically gave up. So these are the best pictures
of Dave dancing with Emily, Katie and their sister from another mother ;-) Kaitlyn.
Here is what the girls had to say about heir special night with Dad...

Emily...
Daddy daughter dances are fun because usually Dad is so busy. He is taking Chase to Scouts, going to soccer, working late, finishing a project in the house or taking a break...so he usually doesn't have time to play with me. Sometimes it makes me feel really jealous, so it is good that every year I get to go to the Daddy daughter dance because I only have to share him with one other person. I love the getting ready part because I get to where makeup and wear a special dress. I think it is fun to see Daddy getting ready too because usually he is getting ready to go out with Mom. It makes me happy to know he is getting ready to go out with me. It is such a special day. I look forward to it the whole day, even through school. Last year Dad started teaching me some cool dance moves. We do a dance called the "twist". We all hold hands and then we twist ourselves around without letting go until we are all facing outwards. Then we try to fix ourselves. I am also learning part of the fox trot with Dad. Dad is so super nice. What is really nice about Dad is that he is always really fun. He takes us on tractor rides (riding mower), makes us forts, talks to us like he our drill Sergeant and makes us work for our dinner. I hope next year there is more of a theme so I can dress up!

Kate...
I like going to the Daddy Daughter dance. It is so fun. I love that Dad brings us flowers. It makes me feel so good and special. He always give us lots of hugs and kisses. I think it is really sweet that Dad picks up our friend Kaitlyn and brings her for us. We had so much fun at the dance this year. There was a magician. He did a magic trick and made a real albino bunny. He really did. You should have been there! When we left we got tied two balloon together and let them go up on the air. We said that they will always be together and love each other. Then they got stuck in a tree. It was lots of fun. I really love my Dad. He is so special. He builds stuff for us and he loves us. I think next years dance is going to be really nice. It will be cute to see Sara at the dance next year. I think she is going to love it and smile a lot!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to see a post, glad the girls had fun, what a special time for them, and they look soooooooooo beautiful.
Love
Grandma D

RCurtis said...

What a fun thing! I wish they did something like that here. The girls are beautiful! I love reading about your family and I love the new family picture!!!

judy said...

What about the quote from the daughter from another mother "I hope Sister Wilcox doesn't get jealous or mad that I have a date tonight with Mr Dave"

Nicole said...

Oh, glad they got in- looks like they had fun!

Photographer: Rebecca Pierce said...

Loved the posts written by your friend. Amazing ideas. Can I hire someone to implement them? I love these pics...when did Kate's hair get soooo long? I swear, it grew like a foot since the last time I saw her. The pics are lovely.

Anonymous said...

I remember those days (I think I once had little girls). Glad my WA granddaughters had fun with their Dad.
Grandpa