Last week was homecoming week for Bunny.
I find these events are so much more special in a small town because, well, because, size matters.
Really. In this case, smaller is better. I'm becoming the biggest advocate ever of smaller schools.
Anyway, Bunny was nominated to the Homecoming Court meaning either she or one of her three friends was going to be crowned Homecoming Queen. And all of the girls were/are good friends.
And because this is a small town the girls got to be interviewed by the newspaper and be the stars in the parade.
Since this is my blog and Bunny is my baby, I get to share her week with you.
It started with an article in our newspaper, The Mountain Mail.
Homecoming week always has themed dress up days. Seniors get to wear togas, so Bunny and one of the other queen-wanna-bees coordinated their costumes.
Natty and Bunny
Thank goodness for "YouTube" and toga tying instructions.
On Wednesday there was a school assembly on the football field where the "court" was presented to the student body.
(Photo courtesy of M. Moltz)
Wednesday after school there was a parade down the main drag. The queens-in-waiting led the pack, waving and throwing candy.
Adorable old Dodge convertible....
After the parade was a bonfire, which I did not attend, also documented in the newspaper.
(photo by Ryan Summerlin)
Thursday was, blessedly, an off day. No homecoming court duties required. Thank goodness. I think all of the girls were exhausted at this point.
The football game Friday night was the highlight of the week. Bunny specifically requested (demanded) that her dad fly 1000 miles from Texas to escort her onto the field. Being a good dad, he complied.
photo M. Moltz
What Bunny didn't know was that her sister, Belle, also flew in from Florida as a surprise. Belle hid out in town at a friend's house, only showing her face once the football game was underway and Bunny was safely tucked away in the school library.
I love this picture taken by one of the other moms. She managed to catch Bunny's face just as she realized her sister was in the stands.
In the end, Bunny was not Queen. Kaitlyn Moltz won that honor.
photo M. Moltz
Did it matter? Not one bit.