Bailey has been so excited to turn 16 and be able to go to dances! Sweethearts was her first dance! She had imagined it, and dreamed it up in her mind for so long, that I was afraid she'd be disappointed when it actually happened. I'm happy to say that wasn't the case at all. She had SO much fun, and it was everything she hoped it would be, plus some! :)
The girl's cross country team asked the boy's cross country team, so they could all go as a big group. They didn't have quite enough girls, so they enlisted two cute Emilys, and they were all set. They did it at the cross country banquet. Gabby dressed like a gorilla and had a basket full of bananas. Each banana had the name of one of the girls on it. Coach Johnson called the boys up, and said, "These girls would go bananas if you guys would go to Sweethearts with them." Gabby came out and gave each boy a banana, so they would know which girl it was. So cute! Bailey asked Mason! :)
|Gabby was the cutest gorilla!|
The way Mason answered her was so fun! He ditched a bag full of balloons on our doorstep. They were filled with shaving cream. She popped them all at the sink, and then played in the big mess to find her answer. She thought it was great!
|Could her smile be any bigger?!?|
|He said YES!|
The Day Date
For the day date they played Minute to Win It games and had treats at Lexi's house.
Bailey got ready, then went and got Mason. They looked so cute! Jenni did pictures for their group. It snowed earlier in the day, so everything looked beautiful, but it was FREEZING! The poor kids! They had a fun dinner at Holly's house, then headed to the dance. They had tons of fun at the dance. Afterwards, they came here for dessert and a movie.
|Good thing I have a very talented friend in the make up department. Jenni came over and helped her get beautiful.|
|We blinked our eyes and she grew up!|
|After many noble attempts to put on his boutineer, Mark finally had to do it for her!|
|Hahahaha! Good thing she doesn't get embarrassed very easily! This might be my favorite picture of the night!|
|He got her a beautiful corsage that she could make light up! So cool!|
|These two are seriously the cutest!|
The Pictures Jenni took turned out so cute!
|Ha! They needed one with their traffic cone!|
|This one is my favorite!|
|The beautiful girls! Hannah, Emily, Liz, Holly, Bailey, Emily, Ezri, and Lexi.|
|The fearless runner girls!|
|The handsome guys! Jonah, Jakob, Coen, Mason, Landen, Alex, Brian, JD.|
|These guys are seriously the best!|
|Emily & Jonah, Emily & Jakob, Hannah & Coen, Holly & Landen, Bailey & Mason, Liz & Alex, Ezri & Brian, Lexi & JD|
|At the dance!|
|Cute kids at the dance!|
|One last picture of all of them at my house before they changed clothes and had dessert! I love these kids!|
|For dessert they had Oreo, and chocolate caramel brownie dessert jars, and a chocolate fountain.|
|Haha! The nice clothes come off, and she goes right back to being a dork for the camera!|
She had such a great day! I'm grateful for Mason, for making her feel special the whole time. I'm grateful for her friends who made everything so fun. These are AWESOME kids! If you know Bailey, you know that she's not much of a night owl. She would go to bed at 8:30 every night if it was socially acceptable. :) She was so happy, that she said she couldn't have slept if she tried. She stayed up till 2:00 in the morning telling me about everything. It was the cutest thing! I'm glad her first dance exceeded her expectations!