Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fashion Show in Review

The show went great. We had a lot of fun, and we raised a lot of money for an amazing cause.

The event was hosted by our NICU Family Advisory Board (FAB), a group of volunteer parents (including me) who have had children in the NICU, and who are committed to making it a better place for all families in the future. The fashion show is the FAB's major fund raising event of the year, and the money that we raise is used to fund several important programs, including our monthly Pizza Nights, Educate and Create, Parent-to-Parent training and support, holiday gifts for NICU families, and our popular Annual NICU Reunion. These programs and gifts support and touch the lives of families during what is often a very emotional and stressful time, and often have a lasting positive impact on NICU families.

The girls were good and cooperative for the most part. I can't say it went off without a hitch...Eden was pretty zoned out because of all the commotion, and Holland was bursting into tears every 5 minutes when things didn't go according to her agenda, but we got through it and they looked fabulous!

The liquid leggings were surprisingly comfortable, and I BOUGHT them...because I go to so many events where liquid leggings would be the PERFECT touch. Not. But I feel like a rock star in them , I love them, and I WILL find somewhere to wear them!

If nothing else, I can pair them with my mask and go as Catwoman next Halloween;)

Billie Before:

After Hair and Make-up:

After Wardrobe, with my good friend Allison:

Rock and Roll Family:

Fashionable Girls:

Family on Stage:

More Liquid Leggings:


Rebecca Baxter said...

What a beautiful family!

So few people can pull off leggings like that, but you certainly can!

McTriplet Mommy said...

And - once more with the liquid leggings. :)

Looks like so much fun, what an awesome idea for an event!!!


Anonymous said...

It was great fun! You all looked Great!! Love ya

Katy said...

Woohoo, mama! Not every day you get to dress up, huh?

Kristina said...

You should definitely find a place to where the leggins - you look great! Looks like everyone had a lot of fun! I just love it when we find events that are fun for all of us.

I have a question on the photo of Eden and Holland - I see Eden's coil, but not her processor. The only thing I can think of is that you might have braided it in her hair? I'd love a new idea on how to keep ours on Emma without always using toupee tape, so if you have found something that works (headbands don't stay on Emma) please share :-)

Billie said...

We wrap a small ponytail holder around Eden's processor, then put a barrette on it and clip it in her hair. It only works when she is wearing a ponytail. In the FS pics, she has curls in her ponytail, which are pulled forward and pinned so you can't see the processor at all:) It works great! I took a pic of the set-up and will email it to you.

Adrienne said...

The leggings are AWESOME! You look so good!! Your twinsies are totally cute, too!

liz.mccarthy said...

You fashionista! You look fabulous, love the haircut!!

Allison said...

Yah baby! Can't wait to go out with you in those liquid leggings. What will I where???? Who cares, nice boys like anything.