Friday, August 30, 2013

Last night was the night, where the girls performed at the National Miss Amazing Pageant.
To sum it up quickly, it was amazing!
 First we got there and had to primp, with body glitter, sparkles, lip gloss, hairspray, all the fun stuff.

 A pict with Miss Stephanie.
 Glitter tool skirts and leg warmers, with our just dance beyond limits t-shirts.
 Tiara's in all 6 girls hair really sparkled.
 Quinn had all kinds of allergy issues during the day and we were hoping she would pull through, and as the night progressed, she continued to forget how she was feeling and by the end of the night, she was all smiles and giggles.

 Grandma got to come with us.
 Wow, it was fun to watch how much love was going around as we got ready.
 We all got good luck cards, and I got all choked up and could not even get it read to Quinn.
 We got to start meeting some of the girls in the pageant, it was such a beautiful night.
 Oh, here she was trying to push through even though her allergies were still making her frustrated.
 Walking and rolling to the stage.
 Getting ready to practice, oh the butterflies were coming on!
 A quick pep talk!
 Oh getting ready.
 Quinn was getting excited and started singing!
 And our practice got started.
 The girls and parents were a little worried the girls would drive off the stage.
 Quinn was all smiles once those stage lights hit her.
 Dancing beyond limits!  Beautiful!
 The audience getting ready to go into get the night started.
 Final talks with parents and grandparents, oh the love was there!  Proud and strong.

 A group picture!  Love these girls!

 5 minutes to stage, Quinn was giggling and ready to go.
 We, the families got to sneak into the back to watch.
 The stage curtains opened!
 Jordan Somers, who got this whole thing, Miss Amazing, started came out to welcome everyone, she could not have been much older then 20, wow, what a great girl to have a passion for this cause and really follow it through.  They showed a great video about the Miss Amazing Pageant.
 And it was our turn.
 Here we are in the back, filled with pride, crying our eyes out.  It was such an amazing feeling, in a room full of people who understand disabilities, and more then that, understand all the abilities all of us have!
 A standing ovation, girls smiling, parents crying even more, wow, the picture does not even truly do justice to the feeling in that room.
 Miss Suzanne, Quinn's other dance teacher.
Wow an amazing night, leads to a tired little 6 year old, and a mother who is so grateful for such a beautiful night, with amazing dance teachers, beautiful dancers, wonderful parents, and a room full of amazing people!  Accepting and loving each person for what they have to offer!  Oh, I get teary just thinking of it.

Finally as the girls were dancing to A Whole New World, a few of us parents mentioned how the words to the song were so fitting for our girls and the night.

I'm so thankful for such a beautiful night!  It was AMAZING!  Thank You!

Part of A Whole New World

A whole new world
A new fantastic point of view
No one to tell us no or where to go
Or say we're only dreaming
A whole new world
A dazzling place I never knew
But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you
Now I'm in a whole new world with you
Unbelievable sights
Indescribable feeling
Soaring, tumbling, freewheeling
Through an endless diamond sky
A whole new world
Don't you dare close your eyes
A hundred thousand things to see
(Hold your breath, it gets better)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What an amazing night!  The girls worked so hard at their dance rehearsal.  It's always nice to have an audience as well, thanks to everyone who made it out, and thanks to those of you who were planning on it, but could not make it!  There will be a few more so you have lots of time to make it to one.
Good luck to the girls for their big show this Thursday.  I can't wait for my kids to meet a few of the girls who are competing in the pageant.