Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Beauty Queen"

So we had the magnolia blossom festival pageant last night.........both katie mae and emma grace were in it this year........as i mentioned before,, no frilly dresses,, just decorating and accessorizing this year's festival t-shirt...........i walked out with katie mae,, she's only one and a half.......and there were 15 girls in her age group..........but a couple of them her age walked out and did their thing!!! i was surprised they could do it at that age.......so that was strike one......then, i couldn't get her to turn around,, and when i turned her around myslef,, she screamed...lol.......strike two...........and finally at the last "X" we had to stop on.....which just happened to be right in front of the trophy table......she lunged for the pretty, shiny crowns.....lol.......strike three........
Emma Grace on the other hand, did great!....we went a little early, so she was able to walk the stage once....and figure out where they "X"'s were.......then we went backstage right before it was her turn,,,and showed her how to do a slow turn......and she practiced her question she had to answer..........and the girl went out there and rocked the house!......and she got second runner up......the two girls that placed better both had a running list of titles......so i thought that was awesome!....and she was thrilled!!!!.....i might even let her do it next year!.....after the show we all went to dairy queen and ate some dinner and had ice cream....yum!...and eg couldn't stop smiling...she was so excited...and slept with her trophy on her dresser right by her bed...and took it to school for share time today!.....u see,,, there's something special about this little girl......she's got the sweetest disposition and the most tender heart....she's entered little contests here and there,,and every summer she competes for a whole week in field day type events at our summer cabin...five years straight,,,and has never even won a ribbon.....nada, nothing......and she's never cried, been resentful, or turned into a sour sport....so when she said she wanted to do the pageant, i was a little scared for her,,, a girl can only "lose" so many times before it starts to make and impression on her self esteem...and even though she said she really didn't care if she got a trophy,, in my heart i knew she did.....and i was SO happy for her last night.....it was well deserved!!...and i've never seen her eyes shine or her smile beam as much as they did last night!..............here's a couple of pics from last night......and the girls shirts....





5 comments:

Janet said...

So, so cute...luv the pageant story!

Kecia said...

Wow... Haha...

You are so blessed to have a little girl with such BIG heart!!

Congrats to Emma Grace!

Sarah said...

Yay Emma Gracious!!! She does have the sweetest heart and I love her so much! I can't stop smiling for her! and YOU my sis did and excellent job on her outfit! She would have won fo r that alone! Love you

Mollie said...

So cute!! Love the story!! and the outfits!!

The Bryant's said...

Awe, what you said about emma grace brought a tear to my eye. congrats to her! and the shirts you did were fab!