Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Prom Night!

I can't believe that my baby is old enough for Prom! We made these photos of him and his girlfriend before they left to go to dinner! The Prom was held in an old barn that has been converted into a community center of sorts. After the Prom he and 14 of his friends headed back to our house for an after Prom party.

Even though it was "chilly" they decided to go swimming in the pool, mostly just the boys.
After about a half hour in the cold pool, everyone gathered around the fire pit on the patio.

Sorry for the blurry pic. Isn't it amazing that fire still draws people to it. Anway, they sat by the fire and talked and roasted hot dogs and had s'mores until 4:30 a.m. when I was finally able to convince the girls to go in the house and go to sleep. We had decided that whoever came to the after prom party had to spend the night. We didn't want these teens out driving around at 3:00 in the morning! The girls all camped out on the living room floor and the plan was the guys would sleep in the pool house. Instead they guys decided to go sleep in their cars, at 5:00 a.m. Fortunately they are all smart enough to know not to start the car. They slept with their windows open as well. (I found out later that DH had made sure everyone had their window down.)

At about 8:30 a.m I saw some of the guys wandering around outside, so I went outside and started breakfast. The guys of course had to knock on the windows until the girls woke up too! Dh and I cooked 2 lbs of bacon, 2 lbs of sausage, 2 lbs of ham, 24 biscuits, 2 dozen doughnuts, and some fresh fruit. There was nothing left! Those kids must have had hollow legs!

Poor DH with a bad case of bedhead! At around 10:30 a.m. they all started leaving for home and DH and I headed indoors for a nice 3 hour snooze after being up almost all night! But it was worth it. We knew where the kids were and that they were drug and alcohol free, and they weren't driving our twisting, turning country roads when they were so tired.
We are having rainy cool days and nights here this week. Good sleeping weather!


Tracy said...

It's good to see kids these days have good, clean fun. :)

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Isn't it special that the kids can create beautiful memories without all of the junk in today's world.

A Southern Sanctuary said...

Thanks for coming by my blog for a visit. It's always good to meet new friends.

God bless,
A Southern Sanctuary

Arlene Grimm said...

A handsome couple! And how fun that all the friends came to your house for the after activities. You and DH must be cool parents!:)

Libby said...

Sounds like a fun and safe evening for your son and all his friends . . . . memories for them to have for a lifetime *s*

Love Bears All Things said...

What a wonderful Mom you are. I like that her dress was on the conservative side. I've seen some very suggestive dresses in recent years. I noticed when out shopping that this year's were more modest. I'm glad they've gone back to that. He is a handsome young man.
Mama Bear

nancy said...

What a wonderful thing for you to provide this safe opportunity for them. I'm sure these kids had more fun than the ones who made a different kind of choice.
God bless you and DH, Linda.
You are doing it right!