Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Our Cheerleader

October 26, 2014: Before the gym Show Off at NRG
Last Christmas, Miss J was gifted with a Minnie Mouse Cheerleader Costume complete with pom-poms. She was so adorable all year bouncing around the house pretending to be a cheerleader that I asked her if she would like to join a team. I don't know why I asked because the answer was a resounding, "YES!"

After Googling I found a cheer gym not far from our home that a show team for girls 3-5 years old. So, after paying a pretty penny for uniforms, etc. Miss J is a member of the Lil Diamonds show team.  The Lil Diamonds compete only 4 times a year and is a perfect introduction to cheerleading - they learn a routine, stunt sequence and tumbling passes.  The first few practices were a bit rough for Miss J - the coaches don't fool around - but now she's really into it and LOVES performing.

November 9, 2014: At the Houston Cheer Showcase
She's had two performances two far and it is great to see her forming a bond with her teammates in addition to having a team mentality. At her latest performance Grandpa, Grandma, Pop, Gigi, Uncle Tyler and Aunt Bonnie came and she was OVER THE MOON. (even though she didn't show it as she was speechless to see them there)

November 9, 2014: With everyone after her performance at the Houston Cheer Showcase
She has her first "competition" in a few weeks and then 3 more after that - she tells me she wants to join the next level team next season. We'll see. . . .

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