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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The dress she picked after I said NO to her first choice!

On Sunday my church held it's annual Mother Daughter Tea.  Sarah and I went together for the third straight year.  It's become a nice little tradition for the two of us to share.

And this year, just like last year, it was all about the dress.

And just like last year, Sarah was immediately drawn to an age-inappropriate and going-to-a-mother-daughter-tea-appropriate dress.  Unlike last year, I immediately said "NO".

This dress is a nice mixture of Madonna and Hannah Montana all rolled into one.  Kohl's has so many adorable dresses, I knew she would find one she loved that wouldn't make her look like she was hitting the stage right after we left the tea.

She picked out 7 other dresses that she wanted to take to the dressing room.  She looked so cute trying on the dresses.  She twirled and spun and admired herself in the mirror.  She waved and blew kisses and posed.

And finally, in an instant, she made her choice.  It was not what I figured she would have picked.  It was not pink and it wasn't as flouncy and girly as the other dresses, but it made her happy, so we bought it.

Then we headed to Target to pick out shoes.  She wanted something with high heels.  So we found some sandals with a highish cork heel.  And after a little practice walking around she was good to go!

And here's my baby girl:  (The hair style is compliments of the braid-it-while-it's-wet-and-sleep-on-it method.  I've practiced a bit more since Saturday night and I'm a little better at it now.  She was  very happy with the look and that's what it's all about.)

Enjoying a spot of tea!
Cinderella was the entertainment for the afternoon!
We had a great time together and I'm hoping she will want to go again next year and the year after and the year after and the year after...


Annikke said...

That looks fun! And the dress was adorable!

Mari said...

She looks so cute in that dress! The missing tooth makes it even better. :)