Saturday, February 28, 2009

Over and done...

So, the pageants are finally over (and done) and I am SOOOO glad! Ashton's pageant was last night, and she was beautiful! She tried to turn that to her advantage and lobby for the right to wear make up now, but I wasn't buying it. :) I was very proud of her-she looked great, and she carried herself beautifully. It was a CRAZY long pageant, and we didn't get home till after 11!!! After 2 horrible experiences I told the girls we will NEVER do this again. I just thought I hated pageants before! I think pageants are superficial and usually biased to a particular 'type' of girl and I never wanted them to be in them to begin with. I hope they are as over it as I am. With all the dress dilemmas-both girls had MAJOR dress alteration issues-the seamstress RUINED Ashton's dress, and it really looked bad!(check out the full length pic-notice the crooked bodice and HORRIBLE hem!)-and catty contestants and MEAN moms, I feel thoroughly justified in my disgust. Anyway, now that I've had the chance to vent I feel better. Thanks for listening...or reading along...or whatever. :)
TTFN
Jen

6 comments:

Konnie said...

You guys are going to be in trouble in about 2 or 3 more years. Ash was beautiful. Sorry to hear about her dress.

Karen said...

hey, i TOTALLY agree about the pageants...although they are very entaining (when you don't have a child in it)! Some things moms do just for their child to WIN is totally outrageous!! at the little kids pageant there were kids that had fake teeth because they were missing teeth! ha ha (that IS true)
Aston and Sydney both were absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
you are currently not one of my followers, you will have to delete me on your layout then re-add me...that's what i had to do to yours.

Kelli said...

Ashton looks so pretty in those pictures!! Her hair is gorgeous with all those curls!! I'm sorry you had a bad experience....I think the moms always make it worse than it would be if the girls were there to have FUN instead of WIN!

Tracy said...

I don't have girls so I have to go through all that but she did look beautiful and all grown up.

Tracy said...

sorry! I meant I won't have to go through all that.

He And Me + 3 said...

wow..they look gorgeous. I am sure you are glad it is over...but all the pictures and the experience is one you will always remember.