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Every little princess dreams of going to the ball and my little princess, Ellie is no exception. Funky Minds (local kids group) hosted a Valentine’s Ball at the senior citizen center last weekend. Ellie was so excited all day and it was tough waiting until dark (because that’s when balls start). She picked out a fancy holiday dress and debated about wearing her princess crown. For Anna the attraction was the promised chocolate foutain. I even convinced Prince Daddy to meet his girls at the ball.
Everyone’s Grandpa Bill was there (he doesn’t live at the center, but is a fixture at Funky Minds activities) and Ellie gave him a big hug. Of course, he always has a treat in his pocket. A local swing dancing group provided the entertainment–oh they made it look so easy (but I know better) along with a singer. Jeff even got into the act. He was such a good sport demonstrating how to do the chicken dance from his chair like the old folks.
Ellie was determined to find a little boy to dance with (her Daddy would just not do). Her first option turned out to be a little young for her and after one dance she quickly found her “prince”. He was wearing bobbing hearts on his head and his name was Caleb. She was in awe for at least 6 dances. And when I say “dances” I mean they held hands, feet firmly planted, alternately looking at each other and the other dancers and swinging their arms in time with the music. After that they were all kids again running and jumping around, literally having a ball at the ball. Anna and I had fun trying out our moves.
Somewhere in there I got to dance with my prince too. I even met him the next day for a dinner without the kids.
And here’s another Valentine Card I gave to Anna: