Remember last spring when Riley went on her first date with Daddy? My goodness, that night was so emotional for me! They were so stinking precious together.
Well, Riley for sure remembered that day and talked about her next princess ball often. I was so thrilled when Amy forwarded the email to me with the new date for 2015. Riley and Jarrod both were eager to head out again!
This time, we didn't have to go shopping for her special dress. She already had her perfect dress in her dress up cabinet, thanks to a good friend's hand-me-downs. We had a great time getting ready that afternoon, curling her hair and painting her nails. I even let her wear a little lipstick which tickled her!
I mean, are you kidding me??? This sassy little thing is gorgeous and full of pizazz. We are in for a lot of trouble with her teen years if this keeps up!
She was so happy to see her Daddy walk in after work with a special corsage for her. He's everything in her eyes and she just couldn't wait to dance with her Prince Charming.
We all piled in the van and Gavin and I dropped Riley and her date off at the princess ball where they ate dinner, played basketball, colored, did their nails, and of course, danced the night away! She is obsessed with the idea of a disco ball currently, so she was excited to hit the dance floor and bust a move.
Meanwhile, Gavin and I headed across the parking lot for our special date night!
I had plans to take him to a local Lego place, but despite calling for information about their event that Friday night, we showed up to a very confused employee who knew nothing about such activities. Since we had planned to have the pizza they were ordering for dinner (that she also knew nothing about!) we headed down the way to eat at Subway so she could make some calls and figure out what exactly was going on.
When we got back, she had pulled materials for the event and we spent the next hour making a blow kart, paper helicopter, and designing a roller coaster for a marble. He was so incredibly quiet while we were there, but as soon as we got in the car, he rambled about how cool it was so I'm guessing he liked it. It was really neat to watch his gears turn in his head as he tried to figure out what to do to make his creations work better.
It was time to head over and pick up the rest of the family from their date, but as we pulled up, Jarrod texted me that they had finally found Addison so Riley was dancing with her. Gavin and I decided to pop in and check out their dance, and I snapped this quick pic of the girls.
It didn't last long, though...just after I took this, Riley came up and said, 'Mommy, I'm tired.' The princess was worn out and ready for some beauty sleep! We headed home and my date, the princess and her Prince Charming all crashed pretty quickly. Busy date night!