Monday, April 14, 2008

that first date

do you remember the very first date that you ever went on?

do you remember who it was with? your first crush, a family friend, someone you'd never met, the nerdy guy that you didn't have the heart to say "no" to?

do you remember what you were wearing? that cute little sun dress, stone wash jeans and a t-shirt, that mini skirt you shouldn't have been wearing, a formal dress?

do you remember how you felt? excited, mature, a little unsure of yourself, dread?

a first date is a big deal! there are so many emotions, worries and butterflies. you wonder if you look okay. you wonder what you will talk about. you wonder if he will ask you out again. you wonder if you will still like him when he drops you off at the end of the date. you wonder if he will try to kiss you and if he does, will you let him? with all of these wonderings, it is difficult not to be a little nervous.

well, friday night a first date took place between girl and boy.

they were too young to be out on their own so it was a well chaperoned event and quite the family affair.

girl was filled with all of those emotions that accompany a first date, but mostly she was just nervous. as she waited for boy to arrive, she didn't know what to do with herself or her hands:


after what seemed like an eternity, boy finally arrived on his shiny new scooter. That boy sure knows how to impress the girls! how can a girl resist a cute boy on a scooter? seating was limited, so his only rule was that she hold on real tight!


a romantic dinner was arranged with the radio flyer dinner cruise company (girl has connections because her sister works there as a wagon puller). now, at this age dinner can be a messy affair! so, boy's mom provided trough bib's to minimize the embarrassing messes. they both ordered pepperoni pizza, which was cut up into bite size pieces and placed ever so delicately in their individual trough bib. they enjoyed their meal as they took several turns around the cul-de-sac taking in their surroundings. conversation, as i'm sure you could guess, was kept to a minimum!


girl's other sister just happened to be working that night, too (i said it was a family affair!). she was their waitress. girl and boy seemed to be more interested in what the other was drinking, so girl's sister had to keep returning the cup to it's rightful owner!

as far as first date's go, this was a pretty good one. they didn't worry about what they would talk about because, well..., they don't talk yet. there was no awkward moment at the door when boy dropped girl off because, well...., he didn't drop her off -- the mom's actually had to unstrap them from their dinner cruise safety harnesses after dinner was over. and i'm pretty confident that this will not be the last time that they will get together!

17 comments:

Bridget said...

That is so cute!What a great little couple they would make. Looks like Lala made a great waitress. Nothing like swapping sippy cups on a first date. That's not until the third or fourth date for sure.

Danielle said...

how cute. and what a great little story.

if they ever decide to double, Cole loves a good ride--and food, and i'm sure he could wrangle another cutie to come along. HAHAHA

Ilene said...

Smart move, bringing the scooter so she would have to hold on to him.

They learn so young nowadays.

Michal said...

you do such a great job of telling a story through pictures--and thinking of a story to tell with them! too cute. hopefully her dates will be this innocent for a long, long time.

Melissa-Mc said...

You are so cute and creative! You'll have to display this at their wedding reception someday :)

Darilyn said...

I'm waiting for the Ball/Mason wedding someday and for them to name their first child Kerr. Then we can all laugh when Leno reads it on the show. (I'm still laughing over this comment of Andy's apparently)

Allison said...

I love how your "photoshopped" the pictures to make them look vintage and dreamlike. What skill!

Bouncing Balls said...

Perfectly written for two little perfect babies. I can already see their centerpiece of their wedding being a canning jar vase of Hawaiian flowers. This was so adorable and a fun memory. I might have to copy and paste your story into my blog to have as a lasting memory. I love your story of it and the perfect pictures. Our kids play so well together and we need to do it again.

Flyin' Hawaiian said...

isn't that a little young?!? ;-D I didn't date until i was in kindergarten!

Malia said...

Love them!!! This turned out really well! I'm loving my actions! Thanks!

tutu lady said...
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tutu lady said...

Lala, the very attentive waitress.(and cute too) What's the cute boy's name? Nice 1st date hair-do.

Rachael said...

Very cute! I love your pictures and your new Copyright logo. My two favorite were the scooter and the hands in the pants. Are you using a cool overlay for the edges. I really like it. Are you into photoshop or are you still using Digital Image Pro? Cute story. I thought about my first date, and yes I kissed him. then I turned and went in the house. I did the same to Jeff when he finally kissed me. He thought he had blown it. Funny huh?

Elizabeth said...

So cute! They are an adorable couple. I guess that means Brandon can't choose between Lala and Kawena anymore! That's okay. I think Lala and Brandon are adorable together. :-)

Ashley said...

That was adorable! They look like a precious moments couple!

Hollyween said...

Oh my gosh. Such a cute post with the whole "first date" theme!

LOVED IT!

Mandy said...

Hey Mikaila already has dibs on Anderson! Too cute! I guess its okay;) Cute page by the way!