Monday, June 18, 2012
Pretty as a Picture
We are getting ready to wrap up our final few days of school, but I wanted to share a quick post of my daughter, Olivia, all ready for her first Semiformal Dance!
When we went to the salon to have her hair done, we decided on something simple, age appropriate, and also something that would stand up in the heat. I loved it, and what's even better, so did Olivia!
I have to show you the shoes I "made". We had a crazy time finding shoes for her. She's not exactly a shoe lover like me, and she really struggled to walk in any kind of heel. Again, age appropriate had to factor in here as well.
Who knew I would one day embellish shoes with pom pom flowers? (For my Pom Pom Flower Tutorial, see here.) It's been crazy....I've been painting furniture, making wreaths and now I'm a cobbler too! lol
Let me preface the following pictures to say:
There was a ridiculous amount of "girl drama" surrounding this event, and if Olivia looks a little upset in the pictures, she is. Believe me, she is not one for "girl drama" of any kind, so she had just about had it at this point.
Here's a closer shot:
Luckily she was able to put all the nonsense behind her and enjoy herself. She really had a blast and I thank God for that!
8th grade graduation is coming up this Thursday. It will be another big day for our girl!
If you've noticed, I used the words "age appropriate" several times in this post. You cannot even imagine what some of these 14 years old girls looked like! Yikes! Let me tell you, I consider myself to be a fairly hip & modern parent, I'm with the times, and I can't even fathom how some of the parents could send their daughters out the door looking as they did. Really, really bad.
And.....just because I would not want to leave out any other happiness from the weekend....my son Johnny and his team won their Little League Championship on Saturday! Hurray, A's! I wanted to post the team's picture, but without having asked all the parents, I think it's best I don't post it.
It'll be another busy week for us, but I will do my best to come around & visit all of you soon.
Thank you for visiting me!