Saturday, July 16, 2011

Aubrey's Pageant

This weekend was our first Pageant.
I think it would be fun to do it again next year, but Good Looking thinks once is enough.
Like I said earlier, I made Baubi's dress.
I was hoping not to, because I am crazy trying to get this quilt done.

This is what we learned when we went shopping,
She doesn't fit anything.
She is to short for ladies size 0, and too small around for girls size 14.
I tell her all the time to get enough sleep and eat her proteins,
now we have the proof that I know of what I speak.

This is the first time we have ever done anything like this, we are lazy parents so we don't have our girls in dance and gymnastics, we tried soccer once, and that has been about it for extra curricular activities at our house. This was her first time on stage, and her first time talking to an audience of strangers. Considering all that I think she did fantastic.

Her are the shots of her dress, and her competition.

Good looking got to be her escort for the formal wear, he did a good job and twirled her around when they were walking off stage, it was very cute. The girl in the back ground was one of the finalist.

Here they are on stage.

If her grandpa were writing this post he would say this...
"If that is not perfection I don't know what is"
He has said that about her her whole life, he is a really good Grandpa.
Love you Dad.

I have created some pretty fabulous things in my life, but I think she ranks pretty high on that list.

Here are the stair step sisters. I told Good Looking that we could have them all in it next year, but I don't think he is going to go for it.

How could I not do the bridal mirror shot.

Here you can see the back of her dress. I did bridal loops up the back and hid the plain buttons behind and showed off some fancy ones on the top. I hate zippers but that is a tale for another day.

This is the low down on what she won, a state finalist trophy (everyone got one) and a medal for being a runner up in casual wear. I was the really great mom who remembered half way there that I forgot my camera for that competition so I don't have a picture of her in her casual wear outfit.

If you look close you can see that her eyes are very red :(
She was hoping to do so much better than she did.
So I would like to publicly say
I think you did a great job, I so proud of you for trying. Next year the world.


  1. Way to go Aubrey! You look beautiful, and Robyn the dress is FABULOUS!!!! I expect nothing but perfection from you girl....and with this dress, you did it again. LOVES IT! I vote for MORE PAGEANTS!

  2. It's so hard to not get what you hoped for. Still, what an amazing experience and hopefully something to reflect on, be proud of, and grow from! The dress is 'prom' material!

  3. What a very pretty girl & a lovely dress!! You did a great job!