Sunday, February 10, 2013

Our Pageant Princess

So we haven't done a pageant since last July because we were busy and then her December pageant was cancelled and well, life just happens.  So, we jumped back in a few weekends ago and Emery loved it just as much as ever.  She absolutely loves dressing up and playing with all the other little girls and I'm so thankful that the pageant world isn't like what you see on Toddlers.and.Tiaras.  Don't get me wrong, I've seen some crazy things, but that show is so not realistic.  Although you could tell we'd been off the stage for 6 months, I still think Emery did pretty good.  She came home with 7 crowns and 2 satin sashes.  I can't even remember what all she got, but I know she got Christmas Star (this was the pageant that was supposed to be in December so it was still Christmas themed), Overall Natural Photogenic, most beautiful, best eyes,  top model, natural beauty and a ton of other stuff.  I think she rocked it.  Now, that being said, I think our pageant days are drawing to a close.  While she loves them, they get expensive and can be a little frustrating.  Plus, I think we are going to move to a different dance studio this summer and put her on a competition dance team.  I'm SUPER excited about the possibility!  Here are some pics from the pageant (sorry, they are out of order but I figure I'm doing good just to get them on here)!

2012 Christmas Star

Ready for Beauty

Singing for talent: Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Getting Ready

Disclaimer: I did not give her this, it was with her goody bag, she hardly ate any but it cracked me up since pageants and pixie sticks are hand in hand thanks to TandT

Working it

Holiday Wear

Natural Beauty
****I am grateful for
1) my princess, I'd do everything all over again to get her
2) dressing up
3) meeting new friends
4) sparkly crowns
5) fun weekends