Sunday, March 3, 2013

Daddy-Daughter Dance!

Steve and I have always joked about the day when Bennett will be old enough to date, and how difficult that will be for us (when the time comes).  What we didn't expect was that Bennett would have her first date at the mere age of 5.5!  Thankfully, it was with her Daddy....and what a high standard he set for her!

One of Homewood's Girl Scout troops hosts a daddy-daughter dance each year, and since this is Bennett's first year being a scout, she had her inaugural dance date.  We decided to make this a special night for her, so Bennett and I went shopping for a new dress.  She selected several to try on, and ultimately chose a turquoise and white dress that looked beautiful on her (especially with her blue eyes).

After school on Friday, she came home and rested up for her big night.  Then she showered so I could do her hair and make-up.  We started the process by painting her nails a pretty shade of gray-blue, then I put some mascara and lip gloss on her, and did her hair.  When she was finally dressed, Steve presented her with a pretty white wrist corsage.  Of course, he had to have a matching boutonniere.

Bennett straightening his boutonniere
Daddy putting on her corsage
All dolled up for her first date
My pretty little girl!
Right before they headed to dinner
Steve said they had fun chatting it up at dinner!  He took her to a nice restaurant, that she had never been to before, and ordered her a Shirley Temple with extra cherries.  She gobbled down the cherries!  Then they were off to the dance!  They met up with many of her friends and fathers, and supposedly had a ball dancing.  But after an hour, Bennett was ready to move on...and her daddy had promised her ice cream.

Enjoying blue ice cream (to match her dress)!
Saturday morning when Bennett woke up, she kissed us good morning, and told Steve that she had such a great time with him at the dance.  Of course this made his day, but it warmed my heart too.  I couldn't be happier that our kids have such a wonderful father in their lives, and one that does all that he can to make special memories.  He set the bar high for Bennett's future boyfriends, and I couldn't be more thrilled!

1 comment:

Chelsea said...

Beautiful!! I can't believe how grown up she looks! What a special night. And especially love her blue treat to match her dress. ha!! No matter how grown up they look, they are still kids, right?