i still can't believe that my firstborn has now experienced this oh-so-important rite of passage. and looked far more fabulous than i ever have. we'd shopped early for her dress and found it on the first try, thanks to a tip from lilcee. she had all of her beauty appointments lined up and all of her accessories purchased way in advance, and even found herself taking charge of coordinating the party bus for their group of 36.
you want details? i got details!
corset back and gorgeous hair.
sparkly shoes and holographic nail polished toes.
lush eyelash extensions, with a few pink highlights to match her dress.
earrings courtesy of stella & dot.
put it all together, and you get this phenomenal promtastic package:
cousin seven showed up to see her off and get a few pictures.
the bean was oh, so proud of her beautiful sister.
she's got mad love for the teen's friend, meow.
the teen's prom date was meow's brother.
with 36 excited seniors, plus parents and other various family members armed with everything from phone cameras to full-on professional DSLRs, there was a whole lot of picture taking. the bean entertained herself as best she could.
back out front, someone had already grown weary of their high heels.
and i couldn't help but laugh at this.
at last, the bus arrived.
the bean and the hub had disappeared by then, but the car was still there. this was explained the moment the bus doors opened:
before they could board the bus, each person had to sign a waiver that basically held them to a "no alcohol or drugs" promise. and then there was a little snafu with the sound system as the cable to connect the iPod with the party playlist was on the fritz. but the problem ironed itself out, and the group was finally on its way. the bean looked on sadly as the bus pulled away and headed off to the high school, where the professional photos were being taken.
no worries, little girl. it'll be your turn soon enough.