So I wanted to make her night really special. I took her to our favorite second hand store to pick out a dress, knowing that they always have a plethora of party dresses for under ten dollars. So surrounded by choices of velvet, tulle, and lace, this is what she chose...She liked it because it looks like it is a "vest dress". I tried and tried to convince her to get something a little more daddy/daughter dance like, but she was determined that this was the one. As we were getting her ready she confided that she liked this dress because her teacher at school likes to wear vests, and she thought that Ms. Debra would think this was a good dress since it's like a vest. Knowing Ms. Debra, I think she would approve of Clara's choice. :) I actually think she looks quite nice! Not what I was thinking, but very Clara.
I also got Brian a corsage to give to her. She was in awe of it. She is quite fascinated with roses right now, so I had her a tiny wrist corsage made up. She was very proud. Of course Brian gets the credit for giving her the flowers, but that is really what moms are for isn't it? Working the behind the scenes magic to ensure dreams come true. When I snapped this picture she was still looking at Brian as she couldn't quite believe that she had her own roses!
Here is the happy couple on their way out the door. Clara wanted Brian to wear his "getting married" clothes, but seeing as we had no tux in the house she had to settle for khakis and a sweater. I am hoping they have lots of fun!
And in case you are wondering, Ruby was invited but politely declined, stating "I am a mommy's girl!"
God is good. All the time.