Saturday, April 21, 2007

America's Next Top Model(s)

Several weeks ago, we were asked to be in The Common Thread Fashion Show, benefiting the Scott Carter Foundation. If you know me, you know my middle name is definitely not Grace. Let's just say that I'm a bit clumsy, and that traipsing down a catwalk is not my thing. Especially in heels! But I tried to enjoy the entire experience, from picking out my outfit at a hip boutique (I'm not sure if I was hip enough to go there!) to finding coordinating dresses for the girls. Ellie doesn't like lace or frills, and was looking for something she called "funky." What we ended up finding fit her personality pretty well, as did the pretty dress that Kami wore. (both from Kathleen's Kids.) Kiki (Kim) and her kids were in the beach category, and they were on first. The dressy category, which we were in, was the last, and when our turn came, I just asked God that he would not let me fall off the end of the platform. It was very possible with the dark room and blinding spotlights, that I might not see where the catwalk ended.... I could picture myself taking a big step into nothingness, pulling the girls with me into a big heap on the floor. But, of course, the night was perfect. Our 15 second walk went smoothly, and when we went back out for the "finale," hundreds of gold and white balloons dropped on us from overhead. I don't think I've ever been the receipient of a balloon drop, so it was kind of fun, even for me. When the fashion show was over, our babysitter Leialoha picked up the kiddos from the show and took them home. I got to stay and enjoy a fabulous meal and adult conversation, and when I returned home, Lei had cleaned my kitchen, bathed my boy, and had the kids ready for bed. What a great night!

5 Wonderful Responses:

Anonymous said...

Don't all of my girls (daughters & granddaughters) look beautiful! It was a very special night, and thanks to our Lei girl for a job well done. Nana

Claudia said...

Awww I miss babysitting the kids!! I guess it's time to grow up and take on my own little babies!! You guess looked awesome for the fashion show!! My girls are growing into beautiful little ladies!! I thought it was funny that you said Ellie doesn't like all the frills and fluff.. She's my future Vet!! On a side note.. Thanks for putting together our mini babyshower.. I know you guys love me and will Love Ronin too!! I can't wait for him to meet you guys! Claudia

Anonymous said...

Too cute...you could have had Luke in a tux...he would have made the night very lively! At least you kept your skirt on! Your girls are soooo big! We need to get together soon!! Terry

Anne said...

Terry,
I was trying to keep that skirt incident under wraps, but oh well. :) Thanks for checking in on the blog! I'll email you and lets get a date on the calendar! We want Damon to come too and play with Luke.

Heather Keith said...

What fun! You all look beautiful!!I am proud of ya, Anne!!!