Monday, June 1, 2009

Our One and Only

This is our eldest in her prom gown. Wow. Prom. Where does the time go? It seems just yesterday she was busy sticking an entire box of Sesame Street band-aids all over her bedroom instead of taking a nap.

Now, before y'all start in thinking "What is wrong with Skippy? Has she lost her mind having professional pics taken of her prom dress wearing daughter?" I didn't. Y'all know me better then that! Jeesh. No, this pic is from a pagent that the eldest was involved in.

Gasp! Yes! I said pagent. Again - I can hear y'all - "Poor, poor Skippy has lost her mind. A pagent? When did Skip get in with the 'Teenager & Tiara' set?" Because, as I said, y'all know me and know I am SO not that type of person. Really.

But....what happened was the eldest and her Dad were out shopping for her prom gown and they met last year's Miss Loudoun County. She is a lovely young lady and she asked our daughter if she would like to be a part of this year's pagent. When I researched the details [before agreeing] I discovered the pagent is mostly based on academics and volunteer work - which the eldest has in spades :) - and not so much on beauty/looks/body image. So I said yes.

She had a fabulous time, met a lot of nice young women and made us very, very proud.

7 comments:

Amy said...

She is beautiful! I love the dress.

Gail said...

You have every right to be proud!!!! Do you know how many parents are out there wishing they could say all the good and loving things you just said about your daughter?
Yell your proudness every chance you get!

Gail said...

I could not post on the yell post but you scared him! He is used to seeing you bundled and the reality of your plight really hit home. He does not want to loose you is why he yelled. Give him a hug and then bop him on the head!

Rudee said...

She is lovely. Listen to Gail.

Yvo said...

She looks gorgeous. Please tell her I said that. :)

coffeypot said...

She's quiet beautiful and the pose looks professional.

Linda and Denny said...

Gah! I am SO far behind in my blog reading! How lovely your eldest is and yes, at first when I read the word pageant I thought "wtf?" But if she wanted to do it and learned from it then it's all good, right?