The weekend before Thanksgiving, we finally had the big day that we'd been waiting for for weeks... CHEER OFF!!! Now, let me tell you.. in the two weeks leading up to this big event, I was taking LK to cheer practice EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT! Yes.. every one of them! Several nights per week, I was also driving her out to Cordova (like way out to Macon/Houston Levee part of Cordova) for practice at a gymnastics place so that they could work on the mats! It was madness!! My family was practically eating crockpot meals and curbside-to-go for 2 weeks straight! Chris would literally walk in the door from work, I would hand him Gray, then LK and I would be gone till bedtime. I was SOOO ready for cheerleading to be over for the season! BUT.. she loved it! Never once did she comlain or not want to go. So, there we were every single practice.. enjoying the maddness! :) I am SO proud of her! She's been a little ballerina since she was 2, so cheerleading was a big change for her. She learned so much and just fell in love with her coaches. She can't wait to start taking gymnastics and cheer again next fall.
My favorite little COLT!
Her sweet coaches, Alex and Kate. They were wonderful! (and they offered to babysit all 3 of my kiddos.. definitely taking them up on that offer SOON!) :)
Alison, Catherine, and LK
Allie, Luca Bella, and LK
The event was orginally scheduled to be held at Houston High, but some water damage caused it to be moved to Houston Middle. So, all parents and other visitors were crammed into this tiny little gym. It was a bit chaotic! Not to mention, ridiculously hot and crowded. Gray was NOT happy! He doesn't like loud noises either, so the MC was a little too loud for him. Chris kept him out in the hallway until it was time for the Pee-Wees.
last minute warm ups!
Being announced and running out!
Starting the tumbling portion of their routine!!They looked great!
They hit all of their stunts! :)
Ready for the dance!
They won Best Dance! We are SO proud of them!!
Alison, LK, and Baylee
Her biggest fans! (Goo Goo and Memaw were there too, but had to leave before pictures)
We are so proud of our sweet girl! (Please dont look too closely at Momma! I was rushed, so I didn't have time to put makeup on or dry my hair! Isn't that the way it always goes??!) :)
After the cheer off, we all met up at Garibaldi's in Germantown for a party. All of the girls and their parents came. It was great to get all the girls together without the stress of practicing. They had so much fun chatting and running around playing. I know she's going to miss seeing the girls over the next few months and I know that I'm going to miss getting to chat/gossip with the moms!
Alex will be back next year, but Kate graduates in May. Ole Miss is one of her top choices, so maybe we'll see her in the Grove next football season! :)
Trophies and Cake!
Her great sponsers, Mrs. Christy and Mrs. Jennifer
Here's a video of their entire routine! Enjoy!!