Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Cheerleader

Wow!  I can't believe how long it's been since I found the time to get on here and write!  Has it been almost two months?  It seems like the time flew by, but when I start thinking about everything that was going on during that time, I remember that it didn't FEEL like it flew by!

The most time-consuming thing that has been happening lately has been Mia's cheerleading.  She begged to do cheerleading, and so we signed her up.  I thought it would be a great way for her to meet some of the girls from her new school. What a crazy decision that was! Little did I know that out of the 50 cheerleaders on her team, only one other girl would be from Mia's school. 

On top of that, this cheer team is way more serious than we anticipated.  Jeremy and I have said, "What have we gotten ourselves into?" several times in the past few months, and with the dance competition part coming up soon, things are just getting more hectic.  It's quite a time commitment... especially for something that was a random "just fun" hobby to try out.

Mia loves the idea of being a cheerleader.  At home, she does the cheers and shows us the dances.  On the field, she does the arm motions, but rarely actually cheers.  She gets too embarrassed.  Her halftime dances are adorable- and her favorite.  I have a feeling she'll end up leaning more toward dance than cheer.  Because of all the practice time, she already said she doesn't want to do it again next year.  She wants more time to play with her friends.  Jeremy and I were relieved to hear it!  :o)  I think it could be easy to get caught up in "acting older" as a part of this cheerleading world.  I like seeing Mia playing with Barbies and acting like a six year old!

Being a cheerleader to Mia is more about getting to wear the uniform, knowing some cheers, and doing halftime.  So...here are some pics of my sweet cheerleader "looking the part":




I really am happy to know she'll be branching out to something new, but I have to admit that I'll miss seeing her in her uniform.  She's just so darn cute!!!!

4 comments:

Sammi (aka Jeremy's Girl ;] ) said...

She grew up too fast...

A Goldsworthy Note said...

Yes, it has been that long since you last posted. I was actually getting tired of seeing the date September 6, 2011. hahaha.
I'm kind of sad Mia isn't into the cheerleading thing, I hope I get to Houston in time to see her cheer. I bet she'll want to get back into it if she starts tumbling. I can see her loving that sort of thing :0) I do agree that she is "just so darn cute!"

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

You're right about her in the uniform. Precious. Solana could be part of a cheer squad at Kids are Tops. But they practice for about 4 hours a week and then travel out of town for competitions. I think the fees for the year are upwards of a thousand dollars! I just don't understand spending that much money and time on something like that for a 6 year-old. But that's just me. I'm sure it's just my cheap and lazy nature. :-) There are obviously TONS of people who do...

Anonymous said...

like to push a few inches of hardness deep up in her and leave a bit of manly liquid there,oh the feeling sensational,huh?