All of the cheerleaders are usually involved, but when it's a kids' store, ie. Staci's, well then... she must choose her little models!
And guess who she chose!
I was a backstage mama, but only for a little while!
Gabbi Girl was ALL about the chicken strips provided to the models!
Staci and Courtney (rear) were in charge of all the little munchkins.
I decided shortly thereafter that all this backstage drama was better left to the "pros" and I went to the audience.
This is HEather, a friend, and fellow model mama.
IN the audience, I found Todd the Bod and JinJIn.
The crowd was really growing! That's Paula's mom, Dee, in the foreground.
For Ellie... the blush and lipgloss may have been the best part of the night!
These are a few of our friends and also the parents of the kids in Staci's portion of the style show!
And these are my old fart friends, who are celebrating 20 YEARS of marriage today!!
This was a pretty big shindig. I think they sold about 500 tickets.
Should've been a really good fundraiser for the cheerleaders!
And BAM! BAM! The big girls threw their well-rehearsed poses!
But here, my friends, was the shocker of the night!
Miss Gabbi Girl, one shoe off and one shoe on, strutted down that stage, twirling and dancing at the end to the high energy music!
And whoda thunk it? I mean, she's my precious baby. My shy one. Clings to mama. What is she doing prancing up there like that?!
ANd then she spotted ol' mama in the audience. I just knew we'd lost her!
ANd WOW... would you look at that ponytail flip!?
Piper, Ellie, and Emma Lou....
WOrkin' that stage. "But wait, Piper, there are people who haven't seen me yet!"
At the end of the stage, all the little girlies clustered as the rest of the crew made their way onto the stage.
Ellie was sho nuff in her element. Between two tweens and on a runway! My oh my!
Maddi, ummm... not so sure!
The whole gang was so cute. I thought Staci's store was very well represented and that the kids who wore her clothes were awesome!
And below, we have Miss Angel Grace, far right. Her hair went perfectly with her dress. I think her mom HAD to buy it!! Her mom being Cindy, my pal.
This was a fun mix of almost teens to toddlers.
Gabbi did great coming down the runway, and I will tell you, Miss Gracie,( carrying Gabbi), just knew instinctively when to pick her up to get her on her way!
And like that... they were gone.
The final pose at the back of the stage took place with each different store represented. It was here that Ellie finally saw me at the foot of the stage taking pictures. Can you tell she sees me?!
There were people of all shapes, sizes, and ages. This is Mrs. Counts. She was the secretary at WMHS when I was there. She is still there!
And Paula's oldest son, John. The crowd really loved it when the football players or coaches were on the runway and decided to do some pimpin' pose!
ANd then, after the show... Miss Maddi, and her gigantic bow, were all smiles!
Gabbi Girl made me so proud. And because I loved that outfit so much, we decided to wear it the next day to daycare.