Here’s the finished product before she picked up her date.
(They asked me to do the pictures so I got to get a real pic. of her 🙂
As you can tell, Max is not as forthcoming with pictures for me. First of all it was girls’ choice so he didn’t have as much control but second, and most importantly, he’s a boy and he’s Max.
But I did manage to get a pic. of he and his date when she picked him up. They were Peter Parker and a very cute Mary Jane Watson:
They had so much fun…fondue at someone’s house first, then the dance, then Skateland.
And I have not a single picture of that whole night of that boy’s life gosh darn it! 😉
But I do have a plethora of Elle’s…it helps when you’re in charge of getting them…
We had Superman and Lois Lane:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
I’m not sure the names of these guys, but they were from a show called “Recess.”
Mario and Princess Peach:
And the boys:
Yeah, the large-group-jumping didn’t work so well…
All the while the sky was so gorgeous I couldn’t resist snapping a pic. of it as well.
I’m pretty sure they were pretty well documented 🙂
Then they were off.
Both kids had such a great night.
And with that it is off to the races for Prom. Kids have already started asking so Max got busy and asked as well:
Grace helped…we cut out all those letter and then he circled letters from his name scrambled up in the newspaper.
And right after he left Elle got a little package on our front doorstep:
Man it’s so fun to have these kids so close together. Little did I realize when Elle made her surprise entrance into the world fourteen short months after Max that all that trouble they caused as varying stages of baby-hood at the same time would sure pan out to so much fun.
And last thing for today, speaking of teenagers, Max got accepted to college over the weekend.
It was the funniest night because he came in by himself on Friday night noticeably extremely worried and nervous. Dave and I were standing in the kitchen and both asked what in the world was going on. (We didn’t know they were notifying those who got accepted that night.) He saw our serious faces and took it as a sign that maybe we already knew and we were sad, but he didn’t say anything when we asked what was wrong and just sighed as he went over to the computer. A few seconds later he stood up with a big yelp and let us know HE GOT INTO BYU!
I cannot tell you the excitement of that evening. We were all over-the-moon about that. I’ll have to write more details about the college application process at some point, but he was holding on to that possibility like nobody’s business so he was pretty excited. Luckily I had some sparkling apple juice on hand so we broke it out and had a little celebration.
Max is trying to determine a whole slew of things right now, mission timing, volleyball, school timing, etc., but this was a huge piece of the puzzle to check off the list so we’re all pretty happy. I’m so happy so many of my friends’ kids made it in too…friends I was at BYU with. So weird that we have children who I swear were just babies who are now graduating from high school.
Teenager #3, Grace, still has a few years to get to all this fun stuff, but she sure is learning a lot watching these older siblings of hers. So excited to see what’s in store for her.
Yep, it’s been a pretty big few days for teenagers in this family of ours.