Anyways. About a month ago I went shopping with Olivia and my mom and I found her this gorgeous purple dress from JCPenney for only $30. Then I was able to find a little cardigan with pearls to match so she wouldn't freeze. I ordered her a corsage ($32?!?!?!?!?) because everyone told me these dances are kind of like little girl prom- you have to go all out. I also called every salon in town to see how much it would cost to get her hair done because I am curling iron stupid. I can't operate a curling iron to save my life and it would have resulted in an emergency room burn visit. Trust. Luckily, I found one place willing to charge me $16 versus the $35 everywhere else, so Friday after school Jackson and I sat in a salon watching Olivia get her hair done. And it was worth the $16 plus tip because this lady knew how to use a curling iron.
OK. So then they left to go to the dance. It was a "no moms allowed" event, but Matt tells me there were moms there taking pictures from the door. You know I wanted to be that mom, so it's probably best Matt didn't tell me until after they came home. Apparently, Olivia absolutely did NOT want to dance with Matt. He said he asked her a lot but she said she was too embarrassed. Which, honestly? Is kind of freaking adorable.
But to my absolute delight she danced with girls from her troop! Matt said she looked kind of worried when she didn't see anyone right away, but then she saw the other Olivia (there's two of them in the troop and the other Olivia's mom is AMAZING. She has helped me so much with Girl Scouts and basically rocks my socks.) and then the troop leader's daughter Grace.
So all in all? She had a great time. She said she felt like a princess and really loved going to the ball. Yes, she actually called it a royal ball. Um, melt your heart much? I paid for photographer pictures too but I have no idea when we get those back- I hope they turned out cute. I really hope that her continuing with Girl Scouts she'll kind of come out of her shell a little more. It's OK to be shy but she can be almost painfully shy, so I really hope this helps her open up and have a good time. Plus, I think her having Girl Scouts and now her dance class as her own thing will help too.