Monday, August 04, 2008
Party. It's a Good Thing.
Here are the promised pics from the last 9th & 10th grade girls' Bible study that met at my house on Monday evenings. At our last meeting, we grilled dogs and ate fruit (a staple each Monday night, esp. fresh pineapple) and then finished with a Sundae bar! Please check out the cute cups in the photo below because all of that color is really "wild" for me. It was a zany party because -- Woo--colored cups! Click on that sundae pic, and you will notice (please) Reese's Pieces, M & M's, crushed Andes, crushed Oreos, cherries, nuts ... Did I ever tell you I'm bilingual? I speak dessert.
Point of interest: Every single person in this group came wearing at least one item of green except for the blonde standing behind the sofa who is holding a green shirt because she wanted to fit in. There was no "green day" memo. All of these people wore green of their own volition and without consultation. I did not, but that's Ok because I'm the photographer! My kid is next to the one in green stripes. She and the blonde have been friends since preschool or before, if you count church nursery.
Funny story: when they were preschoolers, Blondie was playing at our house, but it was time to go home. I noticed she had money in her hands and asked where she found it, and she said that my daughter gave it to her as a gift. It was a $20 dollar bill! I cracked up. At that age, girls are always giving each other gifts, coloring pictures for each other, etc., so Kristin just decided she'd bless Blondie with $20, with no clue about the value or that doling out cash is tacky--unless you're the mom of a teenager who's just heading out the door, in which case it's the height of coolness.
We still laugh about it with them, joking that Kristin had to pay Blondie to be her friend. What's really weirding me out is that this girl is driving now. How is it possible that she is pulling into our driveway by herself? She's only about 6 months older than my girl. How are they growing up so fast? When will this growing up and away stuff end??