Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Eddie Goes to Homecoming

Every Year there is some teenager in our house getting dressed up to go to something special.
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 don't you think?   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... "the bunny goes around the tree and into the hole..." or something like that.  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 tie tying class.

Here is Eddie's shirt and tie.  I actually got a beautiful picture of Eddie,  dressed up and smiling, he gave me no trouble at all... and guess what, the memory card was not in my camera, and I didn't realize it until now.  There will be no getting him back into the clothes anytime soon... so this it.
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!


  1. I needed to see these pictures so much Mom! Dad looks so handsome and Eddie so big now! I can't believe he is smiling for these hehehe lol! What a major bummer about the memory card!

    Loving all these updates Mom! My life is being filled with delight!!! I love you!!!


  2. "Sigh" a happy one and a couple of "sniff sniffs" Miss all your faces so much. Loved these pictures a lot and now want more!!!

    LOVE you :)

  3. Sounds like a lovely night. We are ok with tie tying in our house because the boys wear them as school uniform and I used to wear them as school uniform too and had the technique down to a fine art!

    I love the purple coloured shirt and tie too!

  4. Pam, What a treasure those pictures will be one day.
    It is so nice to see him going out with his classmates. I miss you and really need a day with you :)
    Blessings, Roxy

  5. I love these pictures!!!
    Your rancher towering over a chosen son...
    They are just wonderful and touching!