Saturday kicked off the Christmas season in the little town where my daughter and her family live with the Christmas On The Coosa pageant. There are several categories and Taylor wanted to participate in the Petite Miss Christmas On The Coosa. All along, we never talked about “winner or losers” but that it would be fun to do and MiMi (me) would have her a fabulous dress made! Some of her friends from ballet were also participating so Taylor was really excited and looking forward to having a good time.
After an initial meeting and one practice session, today was the big day. Of course, the mamas (and grandmammas) were more nervous than the little girls.
We tried a couple of bows in her hair to see which one we liked best. Taylor’s hair is so thick (like her mom’s and mine) that her curls fell out before we left and we had to re-roll (is that a word) her hair again.
I found a wonderful lady that makes beautiful clothes for little girls. Taylor’s dress is a simple “pillowcase dress” that ties on the shoulders. I had her initials monogrammed in white, just lovely.
Lots of the little girls congregated in the bathroom to dress and primp. Taylor and her friend posed for this sweet picture. I also surprised Taylor with a little pearl bracelet with a silver cross. She had seen one she liked a few weeks ago and I decided to gift her with one for her special event.
Each girl was asked a few questions about their likes, interests, and hobbies. Here Taylor is telling the interviewer her favorite singer is Taylor Swift. And yes, she is barefoot….it’s a Southern thing for little girls to wear their heirloom dresses and go barefoot! She got her toenails painted a ballet slipper pink.
How could you not fall for that face?
Beautiful mom and daughter
Taylor and one of her cousins
Taylor and her sweet friend Mary Ashley. You might recognize Mary Ashley as being the daughter of Melissa at A Little Loveliness.
While neither Taylor nor Mary Ashley won a crown or title, no one can deny these girls are winners in anyone’s book.
I was so proud of how Taylor handled herself. She went to have a good time and that’s exactly what happened. It didn’t bother her in the least she did not get crowned. Now that’s a winner to me!