Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Beauty to Behold

Ladies, do you remember the first time you wore a formal gown? The first time you thought you looked stunning? Like a princess? I relived it last night. Maybelline is in vocal at school and their dress this year is not the polo and khakis of middle school. Oh no. It's a black evening gown and heels.

I grumbled about shelling out money for a fancy dress for a 15 year old, but the look on her face last night was truly priceless. Let yourself go back in time, will you? I'll share pictures.




The top of the gown is black velvet, the bottom satin, and yes, that's a string of crystal at the empire waist. Catches the light on stage beautifully.


See? But Maybelline outshone them all. She was excited to be dressed to the nines and performing at her best. Hunny told her afterward that she was the best one in her row. She's a first soprano, whatever that means. I'd always thought she had a throatier, earthier singing voice, but okay. She practices non-stop. Just ask her biology teacher. She practices at the expense of all other homework.



But that's the face of a happy girl. One who knows she's beautiful. Life is good, people. Life is good.

Until I write again ...

Flea

21 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

That is beautiful! She really is beaming;)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

she is beautiful and the dress looks great too :)

asthmagirl said...

Yeah... I'd say she's become aware of how lovely she is!

Fabulous!

Trisha said...

How lovely! You should be proud of your "little" girl!

TSannie said...

I do believe mama is beaming as much as daughter.
Just lovely.

Kidzmama said...

What a moment to remember. She looks so grown up and beautiful. I'm betting her brothers even took notice.

Daryl said...

She looks elegant and lovely .. such beautiful skin ... she shines from within ..

:-Daryl

imbeingheldhostage said...

That is wonderful, she looks so elegant! That England woman she knows (that likes Kat. Melua) was a first soprano. She's more of a frog in a bucket now...

Gorgeous, Maybelline, keep stunning them!

Ellyn said...

She is beautiful.

I am not sure who is happier. You or her.

The Sports Mama said...

She is absolutely stunning. :)

jeni said...

How beautiful! I'm so proud of her. She's growing up. I remember when she was like 8 or 9 years old! Singing Christmas carols around the neighborhood. Love you, Maybelline!

noble pig said...

Oh that's so sweet! At that age, feeling so good about yourself is key...she's beautiful.

Candace said...

She is beautiful. The dress is the perfect elegant touch. She looks very comfortable dressed up on stage. I can't believe how grown up she is :*)

Karen said...

Look at her face! What beauty shines from her heart. You've got a lot to be proud of.

Tanya Brown said...

Isn't she lovely? Those gowns are a good choice, nice and elegant.

thedomesticfringe said...

Yes, she shines. She's beautiful.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Precious! Beautiful! So glad you paused to soak up the moment and store it in your heart for pondering the rest of your life. First sopranos ROCK! (Okay, I'm biased . . . but that doesn't mean it isn't true). ; )

April said...

Wowie! Evening gowns?!?! But she looks great and I'd LOVE for you to share a video clip of her singing!!!

Poltzie said...

This girl should live on the stage. She shines up there! BEAUTIFUL!
Good work Flea!

Karate Mom said...

Oh, she is so gorgeous, Flea!!

Karen said...

She is a beautiful girl!! She looks stunning.