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Prom #3

Jesse and Christian went to Eastview High School’s prom this weekend, making that the third prom of the season for those crazy kids. Photos in this set are by Katie, who filled in for her Dad who was on the road like Jack Kerouac. Exactly like Jack Kerouac.

2013 Mil Ball

Tonight is Prom #2 for the weekend, this time St. Thomas Academy’s Mil Ball. Below are some photos of Jesse and Christian and their friends.

 

Prom Night

Jesse and her boyfriend, Christian, were off to prom this evening at the Wabasha Street Caves (cool place for a prom. Wonder if they’ll see Batman?)

Below are some photos of Jesse, Christian and their friends at Lebanon Hills Regional Park by our house.

Enjoy.

Watch Jesse Play Box Lacrosse

Jesse and I had the opportunity to play in the Minnesota Swarm media game last weekend. Jesse played well and held her own, just like the athlete that she is. I, on the other hand, merely tried to survive without having a stroke or heart attack. The clip below, which aired on the local TV news, shows Jesse guarding one of the local sports anchors as he gets a breakaway and scores a goal.

The Swarm coaching staff and its star players gave us a 90-minute clinic in face-offs, loose ball scooping and shooting. Jesse and I had a blast. Later that evening, we got to come back to the arena and watch the Swarm clinch a playoff spot, led by star forward and Redbird Media client Callum Crawford.

Jesse’s Sweet 16 Extravaganza

They turn the world on with their smiles...

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We took the light rail to downtown Minneapolis with 10 teen girls and shopped and took photos, ending up at the Melting Pot for chocolate fondue (three types of chocolate FTW). Now they are all in the living room, eating junk and playing Just Dance 2 with Katie.

Jesse’s Sweet 16 Birthday

Katie, Jesse and Allie celebrate at The Roasted Pear

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2011 Jesse Birthday, a set on Flickr.

We continue to celebrate Jesse’s Sweet 16 birthday. Opened presents on Tuesday, followed by dinner at Taco Bell (Jesse’s favorite). Then we had a family dinner on Friday at the Roasted Pear in Burnsville. Jesse wanted to wait for Katie to get home from college for her big celebration and also invited our “third daughter,” Allie to dinner. Saturday, we’re taking 10 teens by train to downtown Minneapolis for shopping and chocolate fondue at the Melting Pot, followed by a sleepover.

My girls

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Jesse and Katie at Bemidji Lake

Why, yes, this is my natural color...

Do you want to know a secret?

This picture was taken right before Maddie exclaimed, “Jesse, that is sooo inappropriate!”

EVHS Homecoming Dance Pictures

Ian reacts as Jesse attempts to pin on his boutonnière

Tonight was Eastview High’s homecoming dance (don’t ask about last night’s homecoming football game — sore subject). All of the kids and their parents met at Farquahar Park in Apple Valley for photos before the kids dashed off for the pre-dance dinner at Applebee’s. After waiting what seemed like hours for Allie’s date to arrive for photos (for the second year in a row), we got everyone assembled and shot some nice photos at the park. A slideshow of the best ones ist at the bottom of this post. The images were posted to Flickr at full size, so feel free to download the original size for printing.

We just got a call from Jesse and she, Allie and Maddie and their dates have left the dance and are gathering at one of the boy’s homes to hang out for a couple of hours, then it’s off to Maddie’s (for the girls) for a sleepover.

Jesse looked stunning in her new dress — I can’t believe how grownup she looks and acts. Makes a father feel both proud and incredibly old. And so it goes…