We have had such a fun day! This morning we had a late breakfast at Cracker Barrel, stopped by Wal-mart for a few necessities, then it was back to our hotel for McKenzie to get ready for the beauty (Sunday dress) part of the pageant.
We arrived at the Vicksburg City Auditorium around 1:00 and then it was time for the pre-teen division part of competition. McKenzie is competing with 40 other girls ages 9-11. Here are a few pictures from the Beauty competition.
|Watching the Olympic gymnastics inspired Matt to jump on the hotel beds. He says he doesn't want to take "gymnatchez", though!|
We killed some time in the afternoon before heading out around 6:00 for casual wear. This is my favorite part because all of the girls are dressed in fun clothing and you can tell everyone is more relaxed because they have been on stage earlier in the day. Here are a few pictures from Casual Wear.
David took this picture of the kids after we left the auditorium.
Matt gets the award for BEST little brother! I know this is not his favorite thing but he has been such a trooper. We were starving by this time so we headed to El Sombrero for some delicious Mexican food. We ate here last year, so we knew we wanted to go back again! Tomorrow we go back to the auditorium for awards at noon. We really hate to see this weekend come to an end! Great job today, McKenzie! We are very proud of you!!