Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dance Time!

My daughter is the comedian of the family.  She's always doing something to make us (and herself) laugh, and she's just plain fun to be around.

She planks (everywhere):


She's apt to making silly faces for the camera, even if it's at her school.


She is a young lady who wears many (very silly) hats... literally. ;)


She can rock the Gangnam Style:


Her and her friends take pictures of themselves in the bathroom (a lot).  Why the bathroom, I don't know, but it makes me laugh.


She laughs when her "boyfriend" presents her with her birthday present... a cake in the face.


But there is one thing right now that she's taking VERY seriously, and that's her upcoming 8th grade dance.

She's debating over the perfect dress, what kind of hairstyle to wear, what version of makeup she'll be wearing for the day, and if she needs new shoes.  She has come to the conclusion that all of this is no laughing matter.

Well, okay, maybe it is... but it's still also a very serious thing.



It's her very first grown-up style dance.  And it's going to be awesome!

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  1. What a fun Daughter you have.... although, I will never figure out why the kids want to make funny faces for pictures. My Granddaughters have finally grown out of that. It was driving me crazy.

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    1. My 20 and 25-yr. olds have not outgrown that, Terry. LOL!

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  2. Still do not see the point what so ever in planking, but to each their own lol she sure sounds like she knows how to have a great time.

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    1. It's good for dusting, of course. ;)

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  3. She has a great sense of humor..I have boys so will never experience the prom dress buying thing..(which I'm glad, lol) so good luck with that girl!..btw..I think planking is better than owling was...lol..I had to take a couple of pics of my crazy thing doing that in the weirdest places and me going..hurry hurry already!!!!...bad mom!!! Happy Prom! PS...mine decided not to go to his last prom this year...save the money mom!!! oh how generous of you sweetie...BUT...I would like to go to the Paramore concert..ok..where's my wallet? LOL...hugs

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    1. LOL, when one door closes, another one opens, hahahaha

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  4. Hahaha! she looks like brilliant fun :-)

    Have a fantabulosa weekend :-)

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  5. Great post! You'll have to keep us updated on how the big dance goes (and what she wore)! =0)
    ~Kim

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    1. Thanks, I think it's going to be fun for her. :)

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  6. My first dance was in eighth grade too. I remember it very well.

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    1. I always think that...that the memories she's making now will stick with her. :)

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  7. What a fun child to have around! Yep..first dance is always so awesome...and to be taken seriously!!

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    1. She is a little sweetheart, Danni. :)

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  8. How fun. This is the very best of time for her. I'm glad you're there to make it possible. Awesome.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

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    1. I was happy she cheerfully let me be a part of the dress selection. ;)

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  9. She's like the sun: bright and fun!
    <3
    MammaNene

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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    1. That's a pretty way to put it. She is like the sun to me. :)

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  10. Ahhh, what a free spirit. I love it. I hope she has a BLAST at her dance and I can't wait to hear all about it :)

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    1. I hope she has a fun time too. This is her first 'formal' dance, so it's a big deal. :)

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  11. She's so young! I'm glad she loves to have fun!

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  12. Aww I've always wanted to plank, I love her style :)

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  13. Her first dance, how exciting! As a clarinet player myself, I love the one of her with the clarinet :)

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    1. It's been her instrument of choice for a few years now. :) She has a violin too, but it's not something she plays in school.

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  14. Hi! I’m your newest follower from Thumping Thursdays. I'm following you via twitter @amomblogdesign. Please stop by and say hi when you have a chance. I'm also hosting a blog hop later this afternoon if you would like to join us :) Hope you're having an awesome week.

    April from:
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    1. I stopped by, and I'm following back (via Twitter and Pinterest). :)

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  15. I think your daughter and my daughter would get along so well! All those silly dances are so appealing to kids of their age. My niece is getting married in 2 weeks and we are expected to do that Gangnam Style dance there. And the Harlem Shake. I don't know how I am going to learn those, but I'll try! My 9 year old found a new dance on YouTube yesterday called the Cupid Shuffle. She made me stand in the kitchen doing it with her. And if you are wondering, I looked like a fool lol.

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  16. She definitely sounds like she has a great sense of humor!

    I hope she has a wonderful time at her first dance too! :-)

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  17. Sounds like such a fun carefree life without a worry in her mind! Oh, the good old days!

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  18. Great photos! Your daughter is a lot of fun. I love the planking pic. Can't wait to hear about the dance! Will you be posting pictures?? I would love to see her dress!

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    1. If she gives the okay I will. If she doesn't want me to (which sometimes happens ;) ), I'll refrain.

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  19. She looks like a blast ~ I hope Reagan loves letting me take these kind of pictures of her too!!

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    www.raising-reagan.com

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    1. The picture you had up on 'The Truth About Reagan' was precious. :) Little cute face!!!

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  20. My fave picture is the hat one. I love that she has such a great sense of humor about things and doesn't get caught up in trying to look perfect for the camera. And I'm glad she has such a cool mom ;)

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  21. This is a great post that brings back memories of when my girls were young. I hope she has a wonderful time with her first dance of many.

    I don't know why, but Steve's link is not working. I've visited his blog for years and never had a problem linking. It figures when I post a shout out, it wouldn't work. If you had trouble getting there, I'll repost the link when it's working.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/04/atoz-v-for-very-special-blogs.html

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    1. It was working fine when I visited yesterday and it's up now. There was something weird going on yesterday though, at some of the regular blogs I visit too. I hope all is better today.

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  22. She's great! What an exciting time for you and your daughter. Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ~Michiko
    www.theressomethingaboutmichiko.com

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  23. How fun she sounds like a wonderful daughter! I remember my first dance in 8th grade. What a memorable time! Hope she has a blast!

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    1. I can't remember mine! Maybe we didn't have one?? I dunno. I do remember my two oldest boys each having dances in 8th grade. They didn't worry about their hair and stuff though. ;)

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  24. What a wonderful daughter!! I hope she has a great dance.

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  25. Oh, I really hope she has a great time at the dance!

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    1. Thanks, Karen. She likes social events, so I think it'll be fun. :)

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  26. Never understood the plank deal

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    1. It's just something the kids do for fun. She probably gets such things from her mama, my friends and I were always game for the latest trend or craze when I was her age too. :)

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  27. Do they actually dance at dances these days, or do they just text each other?

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    1. Quite possibly a little of both, especially if a good friend is not in attendance. ;)

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  28. How cute and sweet is this! I LOVE her personality, Rosey!!!! She's so full of life and I hope she finds the PERFECT dress!

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    1. :) Thanks, Liz. I love her personality too, she has the ability to make even things like grocery shopping fun.

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  29. Such a fun time! The dress is SO important! Hope you have an awesome weekend!
    Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  30. This post is just too cute! I love all the photos and your daughter is so sweet. I hope you have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks, Cyndi. I hope your day is a dandy too. :)

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  31. LOL! Cute pics. That first picture Christopher does that. He calls in passing out - when something is good like a dessert. I'll walk in the room and ask, "What are you passed out for?" He'll say, "That dessert was so good!"

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    1. Funny that you know what he's doing as soon as you walk in, lolol

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  32. She may have a great humor but she should tell the bf, cake is served on a plate. ha
    What an age to perfect memories that she and her girlfriend will talk about all through life.
    Here's to her big dance.

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    1. Kids are silly. Fun, but silly.

      Thanks for the well wishes re: her dance. :)

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  33. your blog is great! :)
    would you like to follow each other? Let me know!
    www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I've visited and am following your blog. Thanks for the comment.

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  34. I love seeing glimpses of your daughter's personality in these photos! I too remember the 8th grade formal dress - mine was a floral off the shoulder # with tons of product in my hair! So sweet to see her mama's excitement too. Do tell is how it went? xx

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    1. That's neat that you have such a clear memory of your 8th grade dance. I'm so hoping she has a wonderful time too. :)

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  35. So glad she doesn't take herself to seriously! Sometimes you just need to be silly!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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    1. And she does take that time. Boy, does she, lol. :)

      Thanks for stopping over.

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  36. I agree you have to be silly, especially when you're young. How exciting about the dance! I remember those awkward, but priceless days:)

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    1. Thanks, Courtney. Some of us never outgrow being silly (looking around and whistling, lol). ;) The dance is exciting. :)

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  37. Hi Rosey,
    What an endearing post. Silly is great. Those 8th grade dances are very serious. It is practice for the high school "grown-up" dances. Oh I'm so excited for you guys. Have fun!

    Karina

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    1. Thanks, Karina. She'll be in high school next year, I can hardly believe it, really!

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  38. Oh my. 8th grade....she's so sweet! I'm sure she'll look beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Amy. 8th grade doesn't seem so long ago and now I've got a daughter in that grade. ;)

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  39. She looks like a funny kid, love the photos. I hope you will share her dance photos. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my AtoZ.
    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com

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  40. How cute! It sure is fun being young enough to really enjoy your kids! Have fun!

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  41. lol - what is it with kids and bathroom photos????
    hope she has a great time at her dance :)

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    1. You got me, Noelle. That's the LAST place I want to be photographed. She had one of her in front of the mirror and her BFF standing up looking over the stall in the reflection behind her. That one was so ridiculous I had to laugh. :)

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  42. your daughter is a rock star!!! Love this post. Hugs and thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  43. Oh your daughter is in between my two boys in age, it's fun...boys are not into the bathroom shots I have a couple of years to wait for that with Elizabeth LOL

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    1. I think they like that they can see how it's going to turn out from looking in the mirror? Who knows. They're silly. ;)

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