Sunday, April 27, 2008

Father - Daughter Dance

There are firsts for everything. The first crush, first kiss, first date, first love, first child. Well, for a man with a house full of girls, last night was another first for me. The first Father-Daughter Dance.

Hailey’s ballet studio, Steps, sponsored a 50’s style Sock-Hop and I took her as my date.

We really had a great time. They had karaoke, hula hoop contests, twist contests, door prizes, caricatures, pizza, root beer floats. It was a great time.

As you can see in the pics below, Hailey was decked out in her dress and I had my high-water jeans and black converse (the most uncomfortable shoes in the world.)

The princess comes down for her date.

Just a little more lipstick for the big night.

"I sure hope my date looks as good as me."

The date arrives and the first pics are taken. Notice to the lower right we have an observer.

What an adorable couple.

Definitely going to be light on our feet.

The princess is helped into her chariot.

Hailey in the Hula-Hoop contest.

Hailey sings Hanna Montana's, "I Got Nerve."

Daddy stud-muffin after the Dad Hula-Hoop contest.

We really had a great time and it is an event I will never forget. Very special.
These pics, however, really slammed me last night. Even though I’ve lost 33 lbs I still look huge. Considering how much better I feel and how far I've come it's difficult to keep in mind I still have 70 lbs to go. Before the dance last night I did 2 miles, running about a quarter of it. So I’m keeping up the focus and drive. Hopefully I'll post pics in October from Curahee which show a drastic difference.

Vic had a pretty good day yesterday. But this morning things were pretty much back to normal. She’s trying to do without meds today and deal with it. Let’s hope she can.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would have given anything to have been there to see the two of you in person and to hear Hailey telling about the dance when she returned home. Dearest Brother, you won't be the only one to remember this night forever. Hailey will always remember the night her Daddy took her to her first dance. You are truly a lucky man.