Eddie is no exception. He went to his first Homecoming last weekend. Shopping for a purple shirt and tie brought back happy memories of when Russ and Olga went to Homecoming and Prom. Purple is the school color, and is always a part of some activity we are doing, whether sports, or formals. There is something fun about getting dressed up fancy, and going somewhere with a group of friends. Our first four kids enjoyed one formal where all the homeschool group dressed up and went to a special formal dinner together; that is a very sweet memory. Another happy memory we have is when Russ and Olga invited a group of kids to our house before the homecoming, and we set a beautiful table, and cooked a fancy meal. Steve and Eddie and I dressed up and cooked and served. Steve and Eddie wore suit and tie, and were the waiters. All the kids had a great time, and so did we.
So now, Eddie has had his first lesson in tying a tie as Steve showed him how to do it. Do you think he will remember? Hopefully, but don't hold your breath. I still can't do it after all these years, and I have tried to remember it so I could show the boys when they need help... oh well. I guess that will remain Steve's job. As an additional note, Eddie has worn the clip on ties before for special things, but said this year "no clip on"; and so we did the regular tie tying class.
I enjoyed the laughter and smiles while I was taking these pictures.
Eddie and his friends went to Texas Road House for dinner. He got himself a huge steak. I think that was a highlight for him hehe.
Have a great day everyone!