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Sunday, July 6, 2008

last night i dreamt i was...

this was the theme of the year 12 semi-formal that miss 16 went to in the weekend. i love these events. not only does my fancy flash and my D400 get a huge workout, i love the buzz of watching and listening to the girls get ready.

this year it wasn't at my place, so i was able to drive the girls into town and return to a TIDY house, rather than the remnants of a 6-hour hair-styling, make-up marathon chick-fest!

tara doin' her make-up thang. she has a real flair for it, and the girls love placing themselves in her able hands!
so much make-up, so little time...
miss 16 kept the identity of her costume a closely guarded secret until the last minute...
sully and the flapper aka BFFL
who loves those fishnets and t-bars? I DO!!!

how cute is she?
they waited hours for the girls to get ready, but still managed a smile

of course the theme wasn't particularly relevant, it was just a good ole' fancy dress.
teenagers. how they love to pose
and pose some more

still with the posing...

it was an awful night weather-wise, but being the patron-saint of parking that i am, i found one right outside the door. miss 16 thought lego-brick guy was the best costume of the night.

he made it himself! some risked pneumonia just getting there...
like this guy...
and although it looks rather dark 'down there', he was wearing undies!!! that's a professional paint job too - pretty cool huh? he was freezing and glaring at his mum to finish taking pictures already. miss 16 ended up with pink arms after dancing with him! (they're mates).
the queen of funny faces - my child...

12 comments:

gigi said...

As always, such a fun place to be. Miss 16 was so cute.

captureandcreate said...

wow what a great party... i too love the dress up kind of party... as for the lego guy we saw ones like that at the 7's - Aren't they clever coming up with all these ideas..... great pics Mumma Bear (or should I say Mumma to a monster)
mandyb

paula clare said...

Aren't girls FUN!?!? I got to go shopping with my sister and nieces (for THEIR formal evening attire)It was a record event...with us clocking in at only 1 hour and 22 minutes to purchase BOTH girls a dress (size 0& size 1. Are those REALLY sizes? Does a 0 count? I've always wondered)

Having raised two boys, I never got to indulge in the "all night makeup high jump" or the "not with THAT dress you don't" hurdles!

Your fam is full of glam...

scrappysue said...

ah size zero - that's an 'only in america' thing! the smallest 'adult' size here is a 6 lol. if i was ever a 6 i don't remember!!!

Working mum said...

See, I came to see you despite 125 other posts to read!

Love teenagers posing; there's lots of that in our school's yearbook.

Ooo and thanks for the link to Free Rice; I'd heard about it, but didn't know what it was called. Have now stuck it in my favourites and will get pupils to play during final lessons of term.

Working mum said...

See, I came to see you despite 125 other posts to read!

Love teenagers posing; there's lots of that in our school's yearbook.

Ooo and thanks for the link to Free Rice; I'd heard about it, but didn't know what it was called. Have now stuck it in my favourites and will get pupils to play during final lessons of term.

Melinda said...

Fun stuff- love all the costumes. I know it is strange but I have never enjoyed dressing up in costume- even as a kid Halloween was not my favorite. But as an adult I love all the kids coming dressed up to trick or treat.

Trish said...

I agree with Gigi, you always have something way fun going on!

Lynette van Barrelo said...

Ha! How cute are they?!?!?! Lego guy was certainly original. I love fancy dress parties but the creativity that precedes them gives me a headache.

Daryl said...

I wish our formal had been such fun .. and she is so pretty .. love her choice of costume .. we adore Monsters Inc.

:-Daryl

Kristi Smith said...

I wish the kids (and adults) dressed up more around here like you guys do there. I love dressing in costume, so much fun!

Cute photos and costumes.

Don't laugh, but what is that boy supposed to be????

scrappysue said...

kristi - i think he's meant to be a candy cane!!!