Monday, October 24, 2011

It's Cheer Time

It's that time of year...The first of our cheer competitions.  We are in crunch mode. Practicing nearly every day of the week and counting out routines, all.the.time!

Cassi with her team including a little mini mascot and one of her coaches- Jaimee.


   Cali's Mini Team and one of her coaches- Terryn.

It's all been worth it though because this past weekend they did AWESOME!

Cali had a lot of timing issues in the last week but somehow it all began to make sense to her and she worked out the problems on her own. Her routine is built around Justin Beiber music so I had a blingy bow made for her that says I <3 JB and she wore (his favorite color) sparkly purple spankies.

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Cassi is a pro of course and rarely has those kind of issues.  Her concentrations revolve more around perfecting technical things. As for showmanship, she OWNS that. She came up with her own routine theme last year and stuck to the idea for quite some time. She did a shop-o-holic routine.  She walked out on the floor with Coach and Juicy bags, had a VERY blingy Paris Hilton pink bow and super sparkly pink spankies. I will be blinging their shoes before the next competition.

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Neither of my girls received trophies or ribbons. Oddly, this competition didn't give any recognition to the girls except for first place, so we really don't know where they placed. We are anxiously looking forward to getting their score sheets which we always go over together and look for ways to improve.

As for their teams, the both took FIRST Place.  We are a fairly small gym so this is no small accomplishment.  As parents we were in the stands going crazy. I will have to load the team videos in a separate post

We had a great time while we were in Anchorage. There were a lot of the girls staying at our same hotel.  They were also able to get together outside the competition which is a whole lot of fun.




On top of all this cheering, Cori also had ODP soccer tryouts this weekend. She was nervous and wouldn't let me take pictures. We don't know if she made the team yet, we will find out on Halloween. I am really proud of her for tryingout though. She is an awesome soccer player and I'm looking forward to the day, she realizes what a great player she is.

A few cheerleaders and a spirited sister!


                                                                             Cali waiting for the awards to begin.     




   Cassi and Cali with 2 of their coaches- Jaimee and Jen.


  Cali and her beloved YaYa.        
                                

                                                                                        My Cassi Raye Raye

Cassi and 3 cheer-sisters.


Cali and Cassi with one of the team trophies.       

Cassi with one of her coaches, Jessica.


                                                    Cori was so supportive her sisters! I that!



                                  We took this proud Momma photo at the end of a very long day at the hotel.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Daddy is HOME! And all is right with our world!