Pageant Panic

By: Lisa Lopez Mom Squad Member

By: Lisa Lopez
Mom Squad Member

This Sunday is the Rio Grande Valley Cinderella 2014 pageant in San Juan. It will be Lola’s fourth pageant. I was never in pageants when I was younger. I am not sure what caused me to start enrolling her in them. Every mom thinks their daughter is beautiful or son is handsome. But to me, she has a unique look, with her light-colored hair and green eyes. Her dad and I have brown eyes. My husband’s mother, however, is Australian with blue eyes, so Lola must have gotten some of her genes.

This pageant has three contests: beauty, western theme, and fashion wear. For beauty wear, we have a dress that actually looks Cinderella-y because it is light blue. For western, I ordered an outfit from an eBay seller, and she just shipped it yesterday. Yeah, I am kinda freaking out that I don’t have it yet. (I bought a dress from another eBay seller for a previous pageant and it arrived several days late. I had to run to Marshall’s to buy a $7 replacement. Somehow, Lola won that pageant!) For fashion wear, it can be anything you see in a magazine or runway. I am trying to have fun putting this outfit together, but Lola is in between sizes right now, so it is proving to be a challenge. I am still finalizing the look, but it includes clear jelly sandals and moxie peach lace leggings. If it were an 80s theme, we would nail it! 🙂

I hope she does well at this pageant, and I don’t mean for her to win. That’s always nice. I mean I just want her to behave! The older she gets, the more stubborn she is. In her last pageant, she decided she wanted to crawl up the stairs to the stage instead of walking up them with me. When I picked her up (because proper ladies don’t crawl in long dresses), she was not happy. This pageant occurs during her regular nap time (whee!). I’ll let you know how she does in my next blog.

Before I go, I want to let you know of a couple of Easter-related events in Harlingen. As posted on our Explore Harlingen page, Bass Pro Shops has activities from April 12-20. They will have photos with the Easter Bunny, free crafts for the kids, and egg hunts. Also, I just found out that Valle Vista Mall is having a Kidgits Tea Party with the Easter Bunny that we are attending this Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. They ask for the kids to dress in their Sunday best.


Lisa Lopez

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