Monday, April 27, 2009

Mr. Bulldog Pageant

What a night! What a show!

Here's Eric and I waiting for the Mr. Bulldog pageant to start. They had special reserved seating for the parents, but the rest of the family had to sit up in the bleachers and I didn't get a picture of them. Mackenzie & Brittany, Cameron and Hayden were all there as well as Grayson's grandpa Jim and my sister Kathi and her four kids. Kathi and the kids stayed the night with us after.

The gym was packed and the boys did not disappoint!

They did a fabulous opening number with lots of dancing. The theme was "Glow for Kids" and it was all done with lots of neon, glow in the dark paint and glow sticks. It was really cute and funny!

Each contestant came out with a child for their "little buddy" skit. Grayson's was so hilarious. He was pulling Cade on a mattress. It was so adorable and so funny!

Later they played "The Dating Game" which was so hysterical!

Here's Grayson answering the question about his idea of a perfect date. He said it would be to McDonalds. All the boys were pretty funny!

Here's his talent portion. Grayson and his friend, AJ, actually sang the song "Guy Love" from scrubs. The crowd loved it. That's the first time I have heard Grayson sing, he wasn't half bad!
After that the boys changed into tuxedos and they escorted their mother's onto the stage where they gave us roses and read a tribute to us as well as their fathers and siblings. While they were reading it they were showing slides from when they were babies. It was very touching and moving. Grayson's tribute to me was very special and very sweet, but I didn't cry!
Next they all sat on the stools and they each had two questions, a serious one and a funny one. Grayson answered his questions quite well.

They announced that the boys had raised $9,860.00 for the Children's Miracle Network! I was so proud of how hard they all worked, but I was really proud because Grayson worked extra hard and he earned the most money at over $1,600.00!!! He really got into the fundraising part and I am so proud of him!

Then they announced the King, who was Grayson's friend since kindergarten, Ryan. They are all winners though, but working so hard for a great cause and by having this wonderful experience together!

One proud mama!

One proud girlfriend!

All the contestants.

The contestant's with the senior organizers. The girls did such a fantastic job on everything!!!!

Grayson and Ryan.

Grayson looking sharp in his tux!

I am so proud of how hard all these boys worked to raise money for children. It is so touching to know that they put in all those hours practicing and doing special events for this cause. I am really proud of my son and how hard he worked going door to door to raise money for the babies and for doing so well in the pageant. It is truly a beautiful thing!

"Sons are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him." Psalm 127:3

Love, Sharon
This just in.........Grayson found out today that he missed being Mr. Bulldog King by 1 point! That actually makes me feel really good, even though it is a bit frustrating, because he worked so hard! It really is all in good fun though!!!!


Walking on Sunshine... said...

What a wonderful idea to raise money!! You certainly should be proud of your son. He did an awesome thing. Loved the pictures, loved his answer more!!! My sister use to say she wanted her wedding reception to be held at McDonald's. We never let her forget that!!! Enjoy your day!

Heather said...

what a fun night! great photos too!

Rosemary said...

thats so cute and fun for the kids! They do the same thing at megans school. Its called Mr Top Cat. I've never seen it but megan said its hillarious ;)

Monica said...

Sounds like it was a lot of fun Sharon!

Mary Anne said...

That is really neat, Sharon. Sounds like the pageant was so much fun to watch and it looks like everyone was having a great time.

Thanks for stopping by Marigold Manor and commenting about my iced tea post;-) In regard to your question...My tea bags actually don't have metal staples in them. They have tiny paper "stickers" of some sort that hold the bag to the string. I had actually never thought about this before until a "real life" friend asked me the same question. That's when I noticed that I had paper and not metal on my tea bags;-)

Have a great day!


grey like snuffie said...

I am so impressed with the amount of effort they all put into it. Well done!

LillySue said...

What a great event! He looks very dapper in his must be sooo proud of all he accomplished! You two sure look a lot alike!

shamrock fields said...

What a wonderful idea to raise money for such a great cause! How proud you must be of your son, Grayson! I really like their ideas for the program! Bless you-

mardell said...

Hi Sharon!
Oh my ~ no wonder you're so proud. What a wondeful event & tradition that your school puts on every year. Great big kudos to Grayson for raising so much money on his own. I've never heard of schools doing this sort of thing. I think it's just so neat. I had tears looking through your photos. You look marvelous & so did he. I bet it was a fun evening for all. :o) What great values these students have! Just when things(in a whole) look sad & grim...then we see this & remember what a great country we live in!


PS: Having some computer issues, so if you don't see me for periods of time...that's why! :o(

PamperingBeki said...

That is too funny!

What a great group of kids.

Brenda Eason said...

Sharon he is growing up way to fast.
You and hubby sure make pretty boys.

Mary said...


Both you and Grayson deserve to be very proud. What a wonderful cause and those guys did terrific raising all that money. Congratulations to all of them.

Hope all is well with you and yours. It's been a while since I've had time to visit.


Kathi said...

Sharon, It was fun reliving the Bulldog event. You look so pretty. Grayson did so well and the whole evening was fun and entertaining. We had a wonderful time with you. Miss you. Kathi

jennifer said...

How AWESOME that he raised so much money! I know you are proud of him for that alone but WOW Sharon, he looked so handsome.

Great post!

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