Whilst Abi and her friends were calling it 'The Prom' the school actually referred to it as a 'Leavers Ball' - I think 'Prom' sounds better somehow.
Anyway, Thursday night was The Prom and Abi spent such a lot of time making sure she had everything just right for the night. Luckily for me she is not a frivolous girl who likes to spend money for the sake of it, and she is so undemanding of anything. She is sweet like that. Some of the girls wore dresses costing £100's, had transport which cost the same again, let alone the rest of what is needed to finish the outfit and evening.
Abi was happy to go with the flow and I found it was me who said that perhaps she should have a new jewellery - she was happy to wear one she already had. Just a little thing but an indication of what she is like.
We bought the dress from French Connection, and added the straps and the bow with the help of our next door neighbour. It was totally plain and the good thing about it is that it can be restyled for another special occasion should it arise. The shoes are gorgeous and very conveniently fit me too, haha. So we will get plenty of wear from those.
Abi and her three friends drove to The Prom in a Mercedes car - gorgeously classic but quite tame compared to some of the transport we saw. There was a horse and carriage, numerous stretch limos, sports cars and some fantastically loud cars like ones from Wacky Races! It was quite a spectacle watching people arrive, have their door opened for them and then walking up the red carpet to where they would have their photo taken.
It really was made to be a very special event for them all and from all accounts it was a good evening. Abi enjoyed herself and arrived back home gone midnight and dying to take her shoes off, haha. The first real experience of wearing heels, as she mostly wears flatties. Bless. She is growing up fast.
It was a real occasion for her to remember for the rest of her life. I wish I had something comparable to remember my leaving school. I can't even remember if we had a disco or anything - thats how memorable mine was!
Abi is going with my Mum and Dad to Newquay, Cornwall for a few days tomorrow.
I am going to miss her sooooo much. Its been really nice since she has left school as we spend quite a lot of time together, she is great company and we do have a laugh.
Still, I've got my boys, love 'em, and she will be back before I know it.... :-)