Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Kracken goes to Prom or Chris's worst nightmare or "Our" Prom

What a busy 2 weeks it's been! Kiki didn't think she was going to be asked to the prom. The situation was so dire that I threatened to write "Please stop staying up all night crying about not being asked to prom." on her Facebook wall. Not because she WAS crying, just because I thought it would be fun...and it could have prompted an invite, but she wouldn't let me.

Some highlights...
  • We got an amazing deal on a beautiful dress
  • Our sweet neighbor Kathy went to great lengths to alter it
  • On Thursday night, after she had finished the dress, the iron melted a hole in part of it.
  • Jenny, Leanna, Kenzie, and I scream cried all the way to the mall that night to look for a new dress.
  • After trying on several dresses we all agreed that the first one was totally fixable and still the most beautiful.
  • Kathy went to even greater lengths to find an applique that matched the beading and attached it to the dress, covering the hole and adding even more pretty to it.
  • Kenzie looked stunning in it

I googled boutonnieres and realized I could make one myself. Jenny has experience with this, so she assured me that it's a piece of cake and walked me through it. Here it is...
Kenzie was a weeee bit of a wreck on Saturday. She does know herself well enough to know that she would most likely become demonic, so she spent the night out at Jenny's house Friday to get her mind off of things. That was nice. Thank you.

Here's Kenzie letting me do her nails and toes. She's sound asleep.

Hair almost done... The process of picking the hairstyle went something like this...

I trust your judgement, Mom, just do what you think.

Except not that.

Oh, not that either.

After my doing my first choice of a low side pony, then my second choice of a curly up-do, she decided on a half up-do that looked lovely with her thick curls.

In the background you can see the laptop. On one screen we had a picture of the inspiration hair picture and on the other screen we had the menu from the restaraunt they were going to. We didn't want Freak-Show to embarrass the family and order something messy or *shudder* a salad. That kid gets dressing everywhere. I'm mostly kidding, just wanting to see what she thinks of me saying that on the blog. It's totally true. Her and salad are so gross together.

All dressed and ready with at least 5 minutes to go...
Stress face!
Show us how you really feel, Kiki.

See that phone in her hands? She never put it down. Not once. The whole day. Throughout all of hair and makeup, her friends and her texted back and forth
OMGosh, are you, like, SO nervous?
What are you doing RIGHT NOW?
What about NOW?
Eeeeek, I'm SO excited!!!!!! :):):):):):)
I know!!!
At this point I tried to get a picture with her. Then her phone buzzed and she ran off to answer it and I never did get a picture of us together. So sad.
I had never met her date before. He's a friend from school and all I had seen was a little profile pic of a boy with Mutton chops. I was scared, but it turned out that he was adorable. And nice. Look at that dimple. So cute. Before they left, Chris took him inside to question him while his mom, Mackenzie, and I waited out on the front porch. Chris had big plans to make the inquisition super scary and embarrassing, but I think he chickened out.
Instead of humiliating Mackenzie that way, it was Morgan that did that for us.
We were on the porch with him and his mom when Morgan says,
"So, am I going to be an Aunt now?!"
Killed me.
But it REALLY killed Kenzie.

That got all of the little kids banished to the house, where they watched the rest of the festivities through the window.

They had a great time and didn't get home too terribly late. The formal pictures will arrive next week and I'll post those, too. I'm so grateful that all of our prayers were answered. I pleaded for help finding a dress that we could afford and that couldn't have been more true. Kathy saved us so much money and stress. Eric responded immediately to an emergency need for money to help us cover the expenses. Everything worked out so well and we are so blessed.
And Kenzie is super hot, isn't she?


Melanie said...

Love it!! She looks beautiful!

jlcumber said...

Awesome Awesome Awesome!!! Love it and thank you for the post!!!!!!!!

Jan said...

You can see her beauty inside and out.


SOOOOO pretty! Kiki, if you were bothered by your mom calling it 'our prom', just wait until it becomes 'her' wedding!
The photo of the banned littles reminds me of J, L & R with their faces pressed against the big living room window after BOTH of my dates.

Sam said...

SO CUTE! She's just gorgeous!!

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