A majority of the work to prepare for the show was done over the weekend. We went shopping not only for Alex but for the boys as well for back to school deals. Sunday we had another meeting with her Buymanship leader on how to model and we started doing the mountain of paperwork we had to submit to the judges. We went to Claires after the meeting and bought a bunch of cheap accessories and used some stuff she already owned like the purses. These 2 pictures are the outfits she chose and the pictures we submitted. Outfit #1
We arrived early (we were told to) at 9:15. She was supposed to be judged on her first outfit at 10 am. It was more like 10:30!!! If I would have known we'd be there for 3 hours, I would NOT have taken Mia and Damien in the double stroller. My grandmother was able to help until 10:50 keeping them entertained until she took Dominic to swimming lessons for me. Alex obviously missed hers!! She modeled her 2nd outfit at 11 when lessons started. (sigh) By this time Damien and Mia were getting a bit cranky and I can't take them into the judging area because as a courtesy they needed it quiet. Thankfully I got a bunch of video and pictures BEFORE grandma left. They called back all the girls to look at them all again and then picked what they thought was the top 2. Alex told me she froze up on one question which was "Where did you buy your outfit?" So I knew she might not get chosen as a top 2. It was the 2nd outfit, it came from Walmart on their clearance rack and I paid $8 total ($3 shirt, $5 capris). The sandals were more than the outfit and they were $10 from Kmart. We finally left at 12:15 and went to McDonalds for a well deserved meal since Mia and Damien whined a bunch but there was really no tears. Anyways here are some pictures of today.
Alex and her 2 friends waiting to be judged.
Picture of some of the competition
Alex waiting at the doorway to model her 2nd outfit. She's holding her paperwork she hands to the judge when she first gets up there.
Answering the judges questions. Hard picture to even get because of all the red backound they had set up.
Modeling Outfit #2 for the judge