Sunday, April 15, 2007

Barbie Girl

When my daughter was little, she adored Barbie, she loved dresses, and her favorite color was pink. She grew out of the girly stuff quite a few years ago. Now, she wears jeans, drives a screaming yellow five speed manual pickup truck and a Ninja crotch rocket. That's why I was surprised that she chose a rather fluffy pink dress for prom.

Here she is our first Halloween in Duluth. There were some horrible dotted swiss green curtains in the basement that I took down and turned into this little fairy skirt.



Of course, by the time the kids dressed for the trick or treating, we were smack dab in the middle of the great Halloween Blizzard of '91, so the costume looked a little more like this.



That was my little princess then, and here she is now.



All grown up and pretty in pink, with a boy who apparently doesn't have cooties. Sigh. At least it's not white with a veil.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Lois said...

Jess-- you look absolutely beautiful!!! Hope you had a wonderful time.

12:35 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

lois - can you believe that's the same little girl that moved into the house next door all those years ago!?

3:24 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

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4:33 PM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

once a princess always a princess....and more beautiful than ever!!!

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Di said...

Linda, Jessica looks absolutely gorgeous!!! Just be thankful the teenage years are almost over. The empty house is hard at first, but just wait until you reach the "Mom rally does know what she is talking about" stage. It is so much more enjoyable! mandy and i are really good friends now.

8:13 PM  
Blogger Harmonica Man said...

VERY pretty! And no coincidence of course she looks just like her mom.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

No cooties :p

3:40 PM  
Blogger Mom Thumb said...

dorothy - You are so right!

di - I think the reason I had such a hard time when she was away was because she never gave me the teenage crap. In fact, when she was gone, she called me every day and we talked for hours. Thank God for good phone plans!

h-man - You are too kind. I'll go so far as to say she looks like her mom used to!

jess - He may have cooties. You have to fold one of those paper things to figure it out.

4:55 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

She's beautiful.

Someday that will be me writing about my daughter going to the prom...thank goodness I have about 12 years to prepare for it.

6:19 PM  

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