elizabeth’s prom

I got to play paparazzi for an afternoon/evening and follow my ‘niece’ Elizabeth around to a bunch of pre-prom parties. I was also introduced to a whole new world of prom rules that include posting your dress on FB to ensure that no one buys the same one as you, buses instead of limos, and graduation the day after prom so that the school can use graduation to ensure no one gets out of control at prom. But I was happy to see that at least the corsages and boutineers are still around. And that the mom’s had to pin the boutineers on the boys jackets. Some things don’t change. But yes, I am really, really, REALLY old. How did that happen?!

But Elizabeth is gorgeous. I mean, really really gorgeous.

Her date was a sweetheart and I liked him cause he let me take lots of pictures without complaining. At least not to my face.I have this exact pose in a picture of Bitsy when she was around a year old. I looked all over my house but I can’t find it. I’m sure it’ll turn up as soon as this blog post is up!The first party. How are they all so pretty and skinny?! Is it bad I wish I was 17 again?A little shoe shot. Didn’t want to miss the backs of the dresses.Jake Ryan, anyone? (on the right)Talking to her godfather John on my phone while eating salami. Even though the bus got lost coming from Maryland (yeah, I don’t get it either) and the parents had to drive the kids to Valley Stream to meet the bus almost 2 hrs late, and then the same bus broke down 10 miles from the prom and they had to send town cars to pick up the kids….they all had a great time from what I heard. Good luck next year in college, everyone!! Bitsy, what am I going to do without you?!?

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