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09 June 2015 @ 06:33 pm
Griffon's Prom!!!!!  
First off, I would have used a Brian/Justin prom icon, but I apparently don't have one, so I used the one where they're dancing instead.

So remember this little guy here?  When he first learned about riding bikes, jumping over obstacles and wiping out?

Well, the bikes have gotten faster and he's all grown up now:

So here he was when he first discovered the thrill of bikes and he was a wee tad of 10:

And here he was Saturday night:

Griffon and his date, Emily.  I really don't know what they were waving their arms about here for, but I love this picture for some reason more than the posed one:

Griffon and his friends, a group of 16 people, decided to get together and go to the prom in two vehicles.  They went to dinner before hand but before all that, when still back home in the Snoqualmie Valley, they let us pathetic parents take advantage of a wonderful photo opportunity, hence all the pictures.

I've only selected a few though.  LOL!

Another with the hand waving.  ;P

This one is just so cute, with her fixing his...whatever, as her best friend next to her does the same to her guy.  :D

And of course, here they all are, SHINY HAPPY PEOPLE:

They decided to do a reverse group photo, instead of the girls being held by the guys.  Their knees were hurting by the end.

(And I apologize to anyone on facebook who might have seen these pictures already but your son only attends prom once).

As I said before, somewhere, it wasn't the minute he donned the tux that I got all emotional, about the fact that he would be graduating high school any day now, that his primary education was now at an end.

It was when I got the email from his school, about filling in the paperwork for a refund for any money left over on his lunch account (or did I want to transfer it to another sibling) that it sunk in.

And I cried.
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
sjmpetssjmpets on June 10th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)

Wonderful pictures. So grown. Bet he had a fantastic time.

Maria: BJ - 314 is loveslave_o_spike on June 10th, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)
He had a great time. I was about ready to go to bed when he strolled into the house, talking a mile a minute, beaming from one end to the other.

Jackiejackieville on June 10th, 2015 11:51 am (UTC)
So handsome!!!! They grow up so quickly!

Hugs and loves!
Mariaslave_o_spike on June 11th, 2015 12:17 am (UTC)
*tackles and hugs you*

They DO grow up so fast. I still have 3 to go and one of them isn't even in school yet! LOL!
Doriantdorian on June 10th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
I love this all prom thing that you have in the US. I wish we had this kind of big ritual here. If only for the occasion to dress o kill. ;)
As much as I understand how proud you are of your young man...damnit, 8 years old Griffon was the cutest boy !!!
Maria: BJ Guh Showerslave_o_spike on June 11th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
Hey Aida!

The fact that only the US has a prom is sad. It's a great time, and as you said, they get all dressed up in tuxes and long, beautiful dresses. Some of the girls make the salons crazy with their hair appointments (Griffon's date didn't - just three hours before she had been covered head to toe in mud for the annual 'mud run.')

But its a tradition, as is the Homecoming Dance they have every year that all the upper and lower classmen are allowed to go to. Although the boys don't have to dress up so formally, they usually wear a suit and tie and the girls mostly stick to formal shorter dresses.

As a designer yourself, you would love these affairs.

And thank you for pointing out my mistake! He was 10 here. ;P