We competed (technically Show Team doesn't compete, they perform and get a trophy) in 4 competitions this past year. Most early in the morning (1 VERY early) which has meant being UP early (5 am in an Oklahoma hotel room!) doing ringlet curls, teasing hair, applying countless layers of red lipstick and trying to keep up with bows, warm ups, good luck charms etc. Packing for competitions takes some work, and making sure mommy has her blinged out mom shirt, necklace and shiny blue paw print has been fun! But its been absolutely worth it. The bonding time while getting her ready has been wonderful and fun. And with the exception of the very first comp where she ended up on the wrong side of the mat (and she kept trying to tell her coach it was wrong, but wasn't sure how to fix it) she has been right on with her routine and smile, never showing a bit of shyness or fear. She even got to be the flyer for the center stunt for one competition! I'm so proud of how good she has done at her competitions! I was worried she would be that one child who is too afraid or shy to even move, but she has rocked out her routine every single time perfectly!
|December 2013 NCA Christmas Classic|
This has been a very busy year for us, with her first year of competitive cheer along with throwing some gymnastics, cheer and now soccer in there. And while some days she is less enthusiastic or cooperative at practice overall she has enjoyed making her new friends, she loves her coaches and absolutely loves the excitement of the competitions. Being able to put on that sparkly special uniform and the makeup and curling her hair makes her feel like one of the 'big girls' that she looks up to.
|April 2014 Final Comp|
Its sad to see our first year end and know that many of her teammates will possibly be moving up/off the team but we know what to expect even more now for next year and can't wait for the new season to begin!
|Heading to our first competition of the season!|
|Heading to our last competition of the season|