Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Butterfly Ball

Last night was THE BIG NIGHT...

since there was only a little bit of time before between the end of the work day and the Grand March John and Mary Beth had to eat at home instead of going out. She didn't seem to mind her tuna sandwich one bit! I used some of the fresh flowers that John had brought me that morning to make a corsage and boutonniere(putting my skills as a flower designer to use again)- I even found the real boxes at Hobby Lobby! And lucky for me all the bridal stuff was half off so I got all my supplies for a great price! You know how happy that makes me. :) As you can see, Mary Beth chose the purple butterfly dress and she sure looked lovely!
She was in love with wearing a corsage. So cute.
I surprised her with a tiny tiara and spent an hour doing "princess hair" for her special night with Daddy. She was such a trooper standing there while I curled a million locks of 8 foot long hair and then shoved a billion bobby pins into her head. I told her it was all part of being fancy. She didn't mind too much and LOVED the end result.
All the Dads and girls got to participate in the Grand March while Moms and brothers watched, took a bunch of pictures, and clapped loudly.
John was so excited and happy to be sharing this special memory with his baby girl- they were so adorable. He even wore a lavender shirt and tie to match her dress!
The moms had to leave before the music began so I don't have any pictures on my fancy camera of the actual dancing but John took some movies and pictures with the phone so hopefully I can figure all that out and share some later. He said Mary Beth only stopped dancing long enough to either remove or put on her "tall-ups" or to grab a bite of her cheesecake. During which time she insisted her stay where he was on the dance floor until she returned so they wouldn't lose their prime spot in the middle. :) They were both BEAT tired when I picked them up- and had the time of their lives! This will definitely be an annual event for them.


  1. She looks so pretty. The flowers and her hair turned out so beautiful. What a special day for her!