Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pageant Pictures

My mom's friend let us use her house to get Ellie ready. She also was the official bow tie-er for Ellie's dress since my bow was horrible!

Waiting patiently before the pageant.

Ellie and her MeeMee -- this is such a good picture!

Ellie meets Snowbird -- the local "bird" who notifies kids when schools are closed. She was VERY excited to see him and even waved at him, until he got too close.

Ellie loves to feed anyone who will open their mouth. Here, she is feeding me her cookie.

Ellie's debut on stage.

Ellie waves at Aunt Jennifer and Mee Mee

After coming off the stage -- she looks like she was saying, "What was the big deal? That was easy!"

Such a happy, happy girl!

Now this is my girl -- playing in the rocks in her pageant finery!! I love it!!

Checking out her "participation" trophy.

And then came the meltdown

More meltdown -- too many people around her, too long a process, too near bedtime.

Ellie and the winning little girl.

Many, many, many thanks to MeeMee for the dress and taking the pictures!!


Marleen said...

What do those judges know anyway!
I think she is the most beautiful baby!!

Khakismum said...

She was robbed! Between her and the 'winner', she should have won. She's a winner in my books!

Jackie said...

BEAUTIFUL! What is it about rocks and toddlers? Noli could hang out all day in a rock garden ;) That meltdown picture...I recognize that a mile away. Such great pix of such a cute subject.

Hilary Marquis said...

Judges need glasses! She looked absolutely ADORABLE with her hair all curled and all dressed up. Reminds me of Anara :)

Kelli said...

She looks so gorgeous! She should've won...

Lori said...

Oh my goodness, I could eat her with a spoon! SO CUTE! The winner was cute, but....Ellie definitely was dressed better and her little spunky, rock-playing attitude is SO priceless! The pictures were great.

Ummm...the throwing up on Josh?, I'd really have to have hosed him down with Clorox. Poor kid!

Gen 's Family Story said...

How could she not place? She's a knockout! She's gorgeous in that color and her hair is just amazing! I thought she was much cuter than the winner:)

Becky said...

Oh my gosh, she is just THe cutest little thing! <3

The Stahnke's said...

She was truly the winner, with that cute little face. I love it!!!

Lindsey Carney said...

It just doesn't get any more beautiful than that! Love her hair and dress!