It only seems like last week that I
was coming home from the hospital
with my beautiful newborn baby girl,
And it only seems like yesterday
that I held her hand as she walked into
the reception class at infant school.
Well, last night I looked at my girl
and realised that she's
only gone and grown up!
She's 16 years old.
It was Hope's prom night last night.
It was the highlight of the Year 11's
year, and there has been much discussion
about dresses and shoes and hair.
Hope's dress was prettily glass beaded
throughout, with larger glass 'diamonds'
to add a lovely sparkle.
Her shoes and bag were also sparkly :)
Unfortunately, Hope had friction burns
on her knees and elbows because she had
been rather enthusiastic on a bouncy
castle type assault course the day before :/
Hope had her hair styled at the hairdressers
(there's no way I could have done that!).
Having searched high and low,
I only found those hair clips in a local
shop yesterday morning, phew!
Everything else had been
too big and 'flashy'.
'Official' photo taken at the prom venue,
with Hope and some of her friends.
She had such a brilliant time and
came home on a cloud, happy, happy,
Hope and her bff Vikki.
Hope will be going to college in September
to study Art and Design for two years,
oh lucky lucky girl that she is.
Exciting and scary times ahead.