Every year there's a Father-Daughter dance here in town and it's just as fun as prom, I think, for at least the moms and daughters. Kennady could not WAIT until the big night. I pulled out this gorgeous little red dress from her closet and her eyes got as big as saucers, amazed at the look and feel of a real princess dress.
I got butterflies, too! This was the dress my cousin Kassie wore in our wedding 7 years ago! Kennady asked to wear it daily, but nope... it was only for the big date night with Daddy.
He took her to the dance for a couple hours where she fell in love with Hannah Montana songs and she and Daddy (who never dances with the Mom) did all sorts of group dances. I wish moms were allowed to watch from behind one of those one-sided window thingies. I would have loved to capture the whole thing on camera.
They went out to IHOP afterward where she, Princess of the Night, finally was able let down her hair... taking off her crown and chowing down on some silver-dollar pancakes. She recalls every detail of that night, including that the side of fruit cost Daddy "a thousand dollars!" (well, $5.00, but it's all relative).
She had so much fun, that she and Daddy might have to "date" more often. Sometimes as Kennady's spending some quiet time in her room or trying to fall asleep for nap, I'll hear her singing a version of the song "I Exalt Thee"...
"I exaaaaaaalt me! I exaaaaaalt me!
At the Faaaaaaaaaaaather Daaaaaaaaaughter Daaaaaaance.
I eeeeeeeeeeeeeeexalt meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Oh Lord."
She actually missed the dance in 2007 because she was sick. But here's Kennabear and Daddy on Date Night TWO whole years ago in 2006...
Hard to believe my baby girl's not a baby anymore!