Well, our town was having a pageant, Little Miss Stafford and the Town Crier (for the boys) and when one of the contestants canceled, Nyla became the alternate and the excitement began.
The pageant coordinator, Diane was just perfect. The pageant was nothing like the TV show! Whew! Ms. Diane wanted it to be a fun experience for all and she did just that! Leading up to the pageant, the children had a bowling, pizza party with the "Miss Stafford" contestants, made chocolate dipped apples, learned line dancing and took a tour of Lucille's Chocolate factory (unfortunately Nyla was sick for that tour).
|Cutie Pies on the float, I love this picture!|
|Nyla, Caylee and he didn't know it yet but "the Town Crier"|
The coordinator Diane stressed from the beginning every child was a winner, for the pageant each girl was to wear a dress that made them feel special and pretty; it didn't matter what style the dress was.
Funny, even though I'm not the pageant mom type, I found myself starting to become like one (well just a little but I can see how crazy I could get).
|My Sweet Girl! I'm so proud!|
Nyla knew from the beginning that she wanted to wear one of her dresses that she already had, she didn't want tights or fancy, little white ruffly socks, she didn't want to get her hair cut either. I bought a bunch of fancy headbands and bows and she picked out exactly what she wanted. I tried to sway her to wear her hair a different way but I had to real myself in...I had to realize this was her gig not mine and I didn't want to get her all freaked out before she went on stage. I did however, lug a purse filled with bows, headbands, hairspray, wipes, tape, ruffly socks, shimmer glitter, perfume and who knows what else just in case, which of course none was used, shimmer glitter, I have no idea what I was thinking! I was nervous and didn't know what to expect, this was
It was a beautiful day, every girl got her crown and trophy. The winner was sweet, adorable Emmalie Thom, she was super pleasant and we are just pleased as punch that she won.
|Emmalie, Lil Miss Stafford|
Have an amazing, dream accomplishing day! xxxxoooo Michelle