We’re in full swing competitive cheer season for Sof and Lexi. When I decided to switch Sof to cheer, my decision was largely based on convenience. I figured Adrienne would be driving herself, and Sof would be getting dragged along to all Lexi’s competitions anyway. Why not have her performing too? What I didn’t think about is the fact that they are levels apart, and don’t compete in the same division. Ugh. This makes for some very long days. For example…this past Saturday Sof had to be there 7am(an hour away from our home no less), performed at 8, and had awards at 10:30. Lexi, on the other hand, had to be there at 2:30, performed at 3:30, and had awards at 5. That’s a very long day for us all to endure, so we’ve had to do some divide and conquer. To make it bearable, we’ve been taking two cars, leaving early with one kid, coming late with the other, etc. Despite the time challenges, the girls are doing amazing! Both have really grown in their skills!
The girls have buddies on the other teams. They exchange little gifts and notes of encouragement. Sof loves her buddy Faith, and is constantly on her hip.
The second competition had good times, so we were all able to go!
We left with a second and third place this time! It’s funny looking at these pictures. There’s always so many picture opportunities with the little ones. The moms are always around making them get together and pose. Lexi just runs off and joins her team and they’re not interested in posing for annoying moms!
The girls came home with some new bows:)
The third competition was painfully early for Sof and I!
We had a ton of fun with these signs! I wish Lexi had been with us to get pics! She came later with Mark though.
Sof came home with another 2nd place, and of course Lexi got first and I missed it! Daddy was there to cheer her though!
Good thing we left though, because Sof literally fell asleep in the middle of eating a cheeseburger. She slept the whole hour home and another 2 hours parked in our garage! Lucky for us it was an unusually warm day!
The life of a cheerleader is exhausting!