A couple weeks ago Max attended his first ever high school dance.
Are they cute or what??
It just so happened that Max had a volleyball tournament all day on the big day so we all stepped up a little to help that kid get ready.
Dave took him out of school for lunch one day to find a suit because he was in desperate need anyway and they couldn’t find any other time.
We helped he and his friend figure out how to order corsages and his trusty friend picked them up for him.
We tried to find the right tie to go with the suit while he was playing his heart out on the court.
In the end his friend had to even pick up his date because the tournament went so darn long! (He did give the mom a cute note of apology with some flowers for that though, so in the end I think it wasn’t the worst faux pas in the whole world.)
Somehow in the weeks before the dance I became in charge of taking the pictures. I guess they don’t do pictures at the dances like they did when I was in high school…or maybe some time or other mothers started getting sick of those ones you have to order and realized they could do a better job themselves.
For whatever reason, I was in charge.
Apparently Max told his friends I would be “really sad” if they didn’t let me take them.
But I guess he was right, because I did love having a way to be involved.
So I had the kids come a little later than I would have otherwise and got started with the couples pics. to begin with. We just kept our fingers crossed that Max could get there before dark.
This is how the place we were taking pictures looked like when we got there:
If you’re saying something along the lines of “Yowzas!!'” in your head you got what I was thinking. There were a lot of people there with the same idea. We found our own little spot and got going.
Finally when the darkness was just creeping to more and more dim, Max appeared rushing down the hill. Oh I love that kid.
I made them do a serious one first.
But this one’s better :)The boys:
Keep in mind that it was pretty darn dark by this point. I think my camera was at a 6400 ISO. But you get the idea, right?
Elle was there to shoot some of her own pictures and wanted one with Max before they took off. Love them.
There were two boys even later from volleyball so I took a couple pics of them at the dinner:
One of Max’s friend’s parents hosted the dinner in their back yard and made it all up like this.
Isn’t that beautifully magical?
Unfortunately, Max wouldn’t take the bait to take my camera with him and make everyone pose to remember everything they did all night (I kid), but all accounts say they had an awesome time all together.
All in all, what a great way to start out the dance phase of teenager-hood. This is going to be a fun ride!