This past weekend, Lennox had a very special date – Daddy! It was the weekend of their second annual Daddy / Daughter Dance. This years theme was under the sea treasure and she was so excited. She woke up early and was ready for a full day of fun. She got her hair done, had a brand new dress and a handsome date!
Lennox had plans before the evening even started. A few of her old friends from Montessori school and their dads all met for dinner. Dinner and a date!
After dinner, they headed to the dance to party the night away with her friends, daddy and a few glow sticks! I’m not even sure what is happening in this picture – but that is a lot of happy girls, having a lot of fun!!
It’s always so fun to see how excited she is and I hope she remembers her fun evenings with Daddy forever!
This is a look back at 2015, her first daddy/daughter dance. She has grown a lot in just a year – she is getting so tall and was just as excited as this year!
This Christmas season, we have been able to do a lot of fun things with Lennox but unfortunately Kyle has been sick a lot this month so he has missed out on some of the events. So when they had the chance to go see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical this weekend together – it was the perfect opportunity for a Daddy / Daughter morning!
They got all dressed up and then headed to downtown Dallas to the Majestic Theatre. The show is just as you remember it as a kid.This is a stage adaptation (and inaugural production for Wishing Star) to the 1964 Christmas Classic, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. All the characters you remember – Rudolph, Hermey the elf, Yukon Cornelius and Clarice – all take the stage in an accurate take on the childhood favorite. The costumes are top-notch and remind you of everything you loved as a child – or everything you love now about the movie (if you are a kid!)
Photo Credit: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Kyle said that all the music and wording was spot on from the Christmas classic – so all Rudolph fans will not be disappointed. When asked what he would give it out of 5 stars – he responded with 5! It’s a hit for all ages, especially the little ones. A little Clarice even came home with Lennox – I have a feeling she will hold it close all through the rest of the Christmas season (and probably year round!)
Once the show was over, I heard all about it from Lennox – how Rudolph was asked to guide the sleigh, about the “monster” that showed up, all about it – she had SO MUCH fun! It was so cute. I’m so glad they were able to spend the morning together and have a great time. After the show, she even got to say hi to Santa and Yukon Cornelius!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer – The Musical will be showing in Dallas at the historic Majestic Theatre through December 29th – with multiple shows daily – so if you are looking for one more Christmas activity to do – this is the one you should choose! For more information about this show and showtimes, make sure to check out ATTPAC website!
Disclaimer: We received complimentary tickets to this event in return for this post. All opinions are our own!
Daddy/Daughter relationships are very special. They are very different from Mother/Daughter relationships.
Lennox loves her daddy to pieces, and gets to have lots of fun with him! Yesterday after school it was raining. We got out of the car and she saw all the puddles, she asked to jump in the puddles – how could I say no? It’s the best part of the rain when you are a kid, so I let her jump away — while she was jumping I got Kyle to come outside. Soon, they were jumping in the puddles together – she had so much fun and it was so cute!
I also wanted to share this cute/sweet post that I found last night on Facebook. I didn’t create the list, but I just love it and wanted to share. I originally found this on Through a Country Momma’s Eyes Facebook page.
50 Rules for Dad’s of Daughters
1. Love her mom.
2. Always be there
3. Save the day. She’ll grow up looking for a hero. It might as well be you.
4. Savor every moment you have together.
5. Pray for her.
6. Buy her a glove and teach her to throw a baseball.
7. She will fight with her mother. Choose sides wisely.
8. Go ahead. Buy her those pearls.
9. Of course you look silly playing peek-a-boo. You should play anyway.
10. Enjoy the wonder of bath time.
11. There will come a day when she asks for a puppy. Don’t over think it. At least one time in her life, just say, “Yes.”
12. It’s never too early to start teaching her about money.
13. Make pancakes in the shape of her age for breakfast on her birthday.
14. Buy her a pair of Chucks as soon as she starts walking. She won’t always want to wear matching shoes with her old man.
15. Dance with her.
16. Take her fishing.
17. Learn to say no.
18. Tell her she’s beautiful.
19. Teach her to change a flat.
20. Take her camping.
21. Let her hold the wheel.
22. She’s as smart as any boy. Make sure she knows that.
23. When she learns to give kisses, she will want to plant them all over your face. Encourage this practice.
24. Knowing how to eat sunflower seeds correctly will not help her get into a good college. Teach her anyway.
25. Letting her ride on your shoulders is pure magic.
26. It is in her nature to make music. It’s up to you to introduce her to the joy of socks on a wooden floor.
27. If there’s a splash park near your home, take her there often.
28. She will eagerly await your return home from work in the evenings. Don’t be late.
29. If her mom enrolls her in swim lessons, make sure you get in the pool too.
30. Never miss her birthday.
31. Teach her to roller skate.
32. Let her roll around in the grass.
33. Take her swimsuit shopping. Don’t be afraid to veto some of her choices, but resist the urge to buy her full-body beach pajamas.
34. Somewhere between the time she turns three and her sixth birthday, the odds are good that she will ask you to marry her. Let her down gently.
35. She’ll probably want to crawl in bed with you after a nightmare. This is a good thing.
36. Few things in life are more comforting to a crying little girl than her father’s hand. Never forget this.
37. Introduce her to the swings at your local park. She’ll squeal for you to push her higher and faster. Her definition of “higher and faster” is probably not the same as yours. Keep that in mind.
38. When she’s a bit older, your definition of higher and faster will be a lot closer to hers. When that day comes, go ahead… give it all you’ve got.
39. Holding her upside down by the legs while she giggles and screams uncontrollably is great for your biceps.
40. She might ask you to buy her a pony on her birthday. Unless you live on a farm, do not buy her a pony on her birthday. It’s OK to rent one though.
41. Take it easy on the presents for her birthday and Christmas. Instead, give her the gift of experiences you can share together.
42. Let her know she can always come home.
43. Remember, just like a butterfly, she too will spread her wings and fly some day.
44. Write her a handwritten letter every year on her birthday.
45. Learn to trust her.
46. When in doubt, trust your heart.
47. When your teenage daughter is upset, learning when to engage and when to back off will add years to YOUR life.
48. Ice cream covers over a multitude of sins. Know her favorite flavor.
49. The dating day is coming soon. There’s nothing you can do to be ready for it. The sooner you accept this fact, the easier it will be.
50. Today she’s walking down the driveway to get on the school bus. Tomorrow she’s going off to college. Don’t blink.
I just thought this was so sweet. What rules would you add to this list?