How did the last four years go by so fast, even during a worldwide pandemic? Our second baby, Andrew, is already wrapping up his high school career. I will have much more to say and many more photos once we get through this week, but for now...Prom!
Our graduation gift for our boys is a suit. They wear it to the prom and then have it for any big events after...as long as they can stay the same size...which can be a challenge going from an athletic high schooler to a more sedentary college student...but Andrew says that's not going to happen to him.
Phil sent me this on the day of the prom, and man is it true!
Andrew asked his girlfriend, Darian, to attend the prom with him. They have been friends all year and just started dating a few weeks ago. She plays high school volleyball with Maggie and works at The Ice Cream Cottage for us as well. She's also sweet and funny and drop dead gorgeous.
Darian lives in the next town over, where they happen to have a beautiful lighthouse that makes a nice backdrop for photos.
After the photoshoot, we went to the high school for the promenade, where students walk out on stage and everybody can
judge see the dresses and dates. Andrew and Darian came out on stage and did a handshake thingie majig and then he spun her around and they walked off. It was pretty darn cute.
Andrew and his soccer coach for all of high school. They will miss each other for sure.
Phil and I were able to sneak away from the shop with the littles while the other bigs held down the fort.
Their chaplain and one of our besties, Father Dave, posed for a photo:
And Gammy and Grandpa were there too!
Andrew's review of the prom, held at the Newport Beach Club:
The food wasn't great. I didn't dance that much. The bartender was on Big Brother, which was cool. We talked to him for like an hour. The After Prom (a huge all night event held back at their high school) was super fun and the food was really, really good. I won a TV and a sherpa blanket and an LED white board to bring to college. I'm exhausted, but it was fun.
P.S. All senior parents are asked to make a sign for each kid, which is hung up on the Senior Wall and Andrew was very appreciative of the collage I created. I definitely shed a few tears doing these kind of projects for the kiddos.