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This Girl Is On Fire!

Well, not literally of course LOL

This past Tuesday, McKayla's school had cheer leading practice for 2nd and 3rd graders. 20 kids showed up.

I wasn't sure that with the girls being so young if they'd ALL automatically get in or if it was truly TRY-outs. They told us that the county only allowed 8 girls to be on the squad. The coaches had a daughter each that automatically made it, which put the number to only 6 could join. So that answered THAT question.

They did stretches and moves and worked on a few cheers and trying out movements.

McKayla rocked it! She was front and center. Loud and proud. I was so proud of her effort and told her so.

They practiced for about 45 minutes and said they'd post the names of the girls who made it on the school door in an hour.

One of McKayla's friend's moms offered to call me as she'd be staying at the school and we had dinner cooking. So we went home and waited with antici..........

pation :-D

McKayla's friend called about an hour later, asking to speak to McKayla and when she told her the news, McKayla didn't believe her at first. LOL

SHE'D MADE IT! SHE'S A CHEERLEADER (but you knew that already haha)

We ended up running back to the school so I could take a pic of McKayla with her name and she kept saying she couldn't believe she'd made it. <3

BUT there's a bit of confusion. Remember when I said that there were 20 kids trying out but only 6 would make it? Well, when we looked at the list, there were 14 names total on the list. They HAD made the comment that they were going to see what they could work out about having MORE girls on the squad b/c so many had done such a good job, so I'm assuming they'll just take turns cheering. 

That also means that out of 20 kids, 6 DIDN'T make it. :-( I feel awful for those girls.

First practice and parent meeting is Monday, so  we'll get more information on uniforms, practice schedule and game schedule.

(Update: The girls will be cheering for the girls AND boys Basketball teams, so the thought is to have 7 cheer one day for both games and then the other 7 cheer the next day for both games. That way, all 14 will get to cheer and gives us parents a break instead of having to go to 4 games. LOL)


(And not as detailed as the above haha)

McKayla had choir practice last night (Wednesday) and they had auditions for the Christmas Play. McKayla auditioned and got Part 7!!! Now, granted, I have NO clue what Part 7 is or does but we'll find out eventually. LOL

(Update: There WAS an audition and she DID audition for Part 7 but there were also OTHER kids who had auditioned for that part too. We won't know until next Wednesday if she got it BUT I DO know that she'll have SOME part in the play as ALL the kids will have a part, it may be just a speaking part.) Either way, I'm thrilled she tried something that ordinarily she'd have been too shy to do.

(I don't see much time for myself in the near future between cheer leading practice, basketball games she'll be cheering at and choir/play practice. LOL)



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