Friday, May 8, 2009

A few stolen moments is all that I'll share...

Ok, maybe a bit dramatic but the song is in my head...

Today was a big day. It was the "Daddy-Daughter" dance at my daughter's school. The only thing that could possibly distract me as I set out this morning was Mother Nature's beauty.













When I returned home, my youngest sister helped me prepare my daughter for her big night. After lots of photos, we arrived at the school. As soon as we entered, her little friend ran over, grabbed her hand and they took off.













They danced to every genre you could think of, including Irish step dance.













Tired of dancing, they ran around the dance floor giddy with excitement. And since my daughter is a very outgoing, energetic child, naturally, we made sure she wore shorts under her pretty little dress. You never know what to expect with her and I just love it. Yes, this is exactly what it looks like...she climbed the retracted bleachers, purse in hand.












She did save the last dance for her daddy though.













On the way home, she couldn't help pointing out the reflection of Anansi's globe of light in the marsh. Could there possibly be a more fitting exclamation point on the festivities tonight? Hmmm....












Why yes! There was a little visitor waiting for me on my doorstep. Somehow, Mr. Potato head made it across the Canadian border into the US without a passport. He is really exhausted from his long, arduous journey. He had a few close calls but somehow he managed to arrive safe and sound. Thanks Souers Du Jour!!! ;-)

17 comments:

vchelle said...

awwww! I'm so excited to hear about the father, daughter dance! I love the shot of her climbing on the bleachers!! Too cute!

iasa said...

That sounds likes so much fun. That dress is adorable, I wish it came in my size.

Christina said...

She is sweet.
She will stand on Daddy's feet today, but years from now, she will make sure he doesn't step on her beautiful wedding dress. ; )

Wonderful memories you captured.
xo

margie said...

i'm so glad he is safe and sound. the dance shots are great.

sunnymama said...

That first picture is beautiful, you captured a great scene there! I love all the pictures of your daughter having fun, especially climbing the bleachers with her purse and dancing on her daddy's feet. Looks like she had a wonderful time :)
Oh and in answer to your comment on my blog, we still co-sleep :)

3 Bay B Chicks said...

My favorite part of this post? The fact that your little girl wore shorts underneath her dress. Too funny! I love that your daughter marches to the beat of her own drummer. It will carry her far in life.

-Francesca

Wanda said...

How sweet that she saved the last dance for Daddy. Glad Mr. Potato Head is safe in his new home. What a relief.

lisaschaos said...

How precious! I bet you and daddy helped make special memories for her!

vchelle said...

P.s. I have to say that the photo of her dancing on Daddy's feet is just down right sweet!

Tracy said...

Hello, Se'Lah! What a lovely event..and I just adore that last photo! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me. It is great to meet you and find your blog with so much variety and food for thought! Happy Day :o)

Gayle said...

That is so sweet! I love the shot of your daughter climbing the bleachers in her pretty dress, carrying her purse! And the one of her and her daddy dancing is precious!

Toni said...

It sounds like your daughter is full of spirit, which is just as it should be. Love the dress! Love the shorts under the dress! And loved her dancing on her daddy's feet - so sweet.

elk said...

oh the memories this will hold for you for years to come...daddies and daughters so important! what a fun evening...happy love thursdayeverday!

Katie in MA said...

So glad everyone had a fun time! Is there anything more beautiful than watching the man you love fall in love with his daughter over and over?

Kath said...

Hurray! I'm glad Mr. PHd made it to a good home. Those pictures are great ... and the dancing on daddy's feet? Be still my heart.

HLT

Christine said...

How absolutely sweet!! Dancing on dad's feet=classic...

Happy Love Thursday!

Cam@Journey Wildly said...

I adore the tippy-toe capture!

It seems like it was such a magical night!

Happy Love Thursday!!