Saturday, April 25, 2009

Junior Prom - 2009 - The Tuffster is a P.I.M.P!

Uh huh, yeah, that's right, that's my boy!

Junior Prom was Friday night and he has been looking forward to it for awhile now.
Got his tux Thursday, checked it Friday morning to make sure everything fit right. I must say, well done Tip Top Tux. I'd love to provide a link, but they aren't on line, dang. However, they are a great little Mom and Pop shop out of their home. Any tux, any style, complete with shoes for 39.99. Fantastic deal! If you are in the market, you know how to get the deets from me.

The plans for his group kept changing and changing and they didn't have final set plans until early afternoon on Friday. For the record, that! But whatever, it's not my prom now is it?

He got all spiffied up and let me snap a photo
Then off he went to pick up his date K and back again for me to get ANOTHER photo.Aren't they cute?

Then they were off to meet their group for dinner. They had reservations at 5pm at Macaroni Grill. THE place to be for prom! At 5:30, I got a call from them saying that they were lost and could I direct them? HUH! Wha? How do you get lost going about 5 miles from our house? Okay, I ask them where they are at, and they are now in South Salt Lake - WAY FAR AWAY! After about 10 minutes of me trying to orient and direct them, we hung up. Me on the way to get Splenda, them to hope that the others in their group were already there and still had the table.

Now tradition at our school is that the Junior's promenade. This year, as is in year's past, it was held at the State Capitol, which is a gorgeous building!
Inside the rotunda where the dance is held, are two big grand staircases. The one on the west side of the building is where the juniors line up, have their names announced and come walking down the stairs. Parents typically come for this part and snap photos and I was not going to miss this chance! Making sure Splenda was settled in and taken care of, I picked of Tuffy's BFF's mom Lori, stopped for the Shark, and off we went.

The capitol building is in downtown Salt Lake so we had a little drive. We didn't know exactly when they were going to DO the promenade and since none of the kids would text us back to tell us, we were just taking the chance that we'd catch it and not miss a thing!

Parked, hiked in the rain and listened to Shark tell me how I really could have parked closer. Why the heck did I park so far away? See all those empty parking spots? If your going to go in the front door, you park in the front and blah blah blah. Actually, it was funny. And all three of us were NOT dressed up, Sissy was on my hip with her ugliest blankie. We were a pretty hawt group going in there.

As soon as we get into the rotunda, we can see they have already lined the kids up and they are just about to begin! We get to the front of the crowd, and position ourselves to the side. Yes, there's B, Tuffy's BFF, and right behind him is Tuffy. Sweet! There were smart enough to get to the front! Next thing you know, it's their turns repsectively, and I'm snapping away. DID ONE OF THOSE OF HIM ON THE STEPS TURN OUT????!!!!!! Caaarraaap. Hoping Shark got one.The Shark comes through, and no that is NOT Tuffy's date, it's B's.

Called the kids over with their dates and we chat for a minute and snap a few more pictures.Tuffy and his date K

Tuffy and his bestie B

And of course, I needed a picture of me with my date as well!
Yes, we are the Prom Royalty! (and once again, The Shark is an amazing graphic genius!)

After grabbing a brownie for the Sissy, waiting while B's mom got some photos of him and his date, we finally let the humiliation of my child end and we headed home.
Interesting that in year's past, you almost couldn't even get in position to get a picture of your kid on the stairs because of all the parents packing the place. This year, I think I could count on one hand the number of parents I noticed. Why is this? It's a cool thing that they only get to do once ever in their whole lives! Why not come support it? I don't know. I don't get it.

I did find it interesting that attached to their Prom tickets was this:A flyer on NOT driving drunk!
No worries with this boy of mine and his group. A passel of good kids. After the dance, they were too late to go to the comedy club that they had planned on, so instead they hung around at the grocery store getting soda's. How much trouble can that be?

Tonight is the follow up. Movie, dinner and the comedy club. Good Times!


Shauna said...

L♥ve the pictures! Prom is the BEST!

Loralee and the gang... said...

Great times, great memories! You're an awesome mom!

tammy said...

Does that bring back some memories! Me and the Luvpilot strolling down the staircase, me hoping I didn't slip and end up sliding down the stairs on my tush. I had forgotten about that. Good times.

veronica said...

So.Much.Fun! I love the tradition of the parents coming to watch. And I love that Tuffy lets you come! What a great kid!

nikkicrumpet said...

Now those are some great looking kids! And aren't you just so proud that you don't have to worry about your kid getting drunk and being stupid. That is a seriously great accomplishment on the part of involved parents. You deserve a crown!

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Trevor, Brianna, Alivia, and Tayvree Hansen said...

looks like a blast!!!

LaurieJ said...

My prom picture is in that exact spot :-)

Ahhh...the memories

SO said...

He and his date look amazing! I wish we had our Proms at a place like the capital that would rock.

Natalie said...

Brings back some fun Prom memories! What a great looking couple. Thanks for the picture of the stalking moms. I am totally going to be one of them some day.

Vanessa said...

I love the picture by Jesus.

They look so cute!

tiburon said...

Thanks for taking me to the Prom. Thanks for making out with me after.


Pedaling said...

he and his date looks so good and wonderfully color coordinated, too!
sounds like a fun night- i wish alta did a prom like that. i would love to be right there in the front snapping away! give your boy a big hug!

Martha H. said...

They are so cute! I love that he is actually touching her in one of the pics. ha ha ha Shy, shy Tuffy. You gotta love him. :)

Cadance said...

I ♥ seeing all these pictures....they really show how much fun everyone was having! I looked at the pictures this weekend and they made me guys are lucky to all have each other! What a great family and friends you have!

Omgirl said...

I am LOVING that his tux matches his date's dress so perfetly! What i'm not loving? the strapless. I hate strapless dresses. But at least she looks good in it.

Becca said...

Tuffy is rocking that tux! And as a parent I wouldn't care so much about missing the chance to snap a promenade photo as I would about passing up the chance to humiliate my teenage offspring!

Becca said...

Oh and you make a very pretty prom queen!

Annie said...

My mom wore a strapless dress to prom and still got married in the temple and produced two missionaries. No worries.