Last Friday, Laci came to me and said that she and Leslie were presenting a Barbie fashion show for the family. We often have “shows”. The kids will write scripts and plan scenery and costumes and even make tickets for us! When they first told me about the show, I thought it was a fashion show using their Barbie dolls, but it wasn’t that exactly. It was really Laci modeling her various princess dresses (which were found at thrift stores, courtesy of Grandma). The first dress she modeled was a Barbie dress, hence my idea that it was a “Barbie” fashion show! Leslie made cards for Lauren and Mitchell to read which described each dress. Like the dummy that I am, I didn’t take pictures of those adorable cards! Leslie wrote things like “Here comes Barbie! Lookin’ fantastic! Yeah!” (with slightly different spelling!). It was precious. They made a runway, and a platform and Leslie made a sign and tickets for us. Terry was away that night, but I got lots of pictures for him, and other loved ones who were unable to be a part of the fun.

Like every night at the Basham household, it was a hoot!

The first dress – Barbie!

She loved twirling…she did it a lot.

Next, is Cinderella, ladies and gentlemen! Doesn’t she look stunning her blue faux satin and tulle?

The girl who loves to pose.
Some people might claim that Laci is acting this way because she’s like her mother…when her mother was a child. Some people think that her mother used to dress up and flit around every time the Miss America pageant came on TV. But I ask you, are you gonna believe some people?

Every time she tried on a dress, she had a little dance with Matt. It was just adorable!

Here’s Rapunzel! (The white rope is the hair!)

And, now, friends and neighbors, Tinker Bell! 

Last, but not least, she dressed up as a peasant. Looking at this picture just now she said, “It doesn’t look very peasant-y does it?” I was glad she didn’t go tear up some good clothes to be a “peasant”!

This is the girl who wrote the sign, made the tickets and wrote the script cards. Basically, she’s the girl behind the curtain. Such a sweetie!

One of Leslie’s signs.

After the show, we had a wrestling session. Loud romping and rolling around on the floor. I’m sorry you missed it!  

Don’t mess with Matt!

Declaring that he will “FIGHT!”

There’s never a dull moment around here. And I’m loving every minute of it. Thanks for reading!


6 thoughts on “The Fashion Show

  1. Ava Kinsey says:

    What a FUN fashion show!!


  2. Tori says:

    That looks like so much fun, I miss the days when my kids would make up,plays and we'd have paper signs stuck all over the house, I'm afraid if the wrestles today something or someone would get broke. Thanks for sharing, it made me smile.


  3. I know! I can see already that the time is flying. I'm enjoying it. 🙂


  4. Anonymous says:

    It is so wonderful that you can capture all these moments for yourself as well as for the children. They will love showing these to their own children someday. I loved seeing them today!
    Love you,


  5. Thank you! I'm glad you liked them.


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