....this is the last of the prom posts, I promise. Well, at least until next week, when The Teenager attends her second prom of the season.
But, not really.
Anyway, when last I posted, we had just left the kids on the porch, enjoying the photo booth and all of the accessories that it entailed.
Once that was out of the way, we set about immortalizing the evening in song. Ha! Totally kidding; I can only imagine the look of horror on The Teenager's face, were I to burst into song whilst all her friends were in attendance.
Actually, give me just a second to savor the thought....
Rather than sing about the youthful beauty on display at my house last night, I photographed it for posterity. You know, like I do.
When I couldn't possibly take yet another picture, we gathered the kids in the dining room for dinner. Hugh and I shuttled back and forth between the kitchen and dining room, serving food, refilling water glasses and trying to be both attentive and discreet. It was a challenge, but we managed.
The kids were finished with dinner and dessert in record time and out the door to drive to Hooterville for the Grand March, which was being held in the community event center. Hugh and I followed not long after and, I recommenced with the picture-taking. Like I do.
After the Grand March, we visited with the kids for just a bit before taking our leave of them. Before we did that, I had the chance to take a few last photographs, including a couple of The Teenager and a friend of hers who happens to be the son of a friend of mine.
I think they may have a future in daytime television.
Finally, as Hugh and I left the venue, I looked back at our daughter. This is the last that I saw of her until she arrived home at three o'clock this morning....
I think she had a good time, as did Hugh and I. I've been blessed to have the opportunities to watch The Teenager experience her high school memories and I can't say enough how grateful I am for that.
I'm also grateful for the parents of The Teenager's date, who sent me home with an awesome gift bag when I dropped The Teenager off at their house, yesterday. It was meant as a thank-you to us for making the kids' dinner for prom and I think it was a very sweet gesture.
Also? Not kidding when I said it was awesome...
I'm going to have to get to know these people even better, me thinks.