Monday, December 14, 2009

Is there anything she can't do???

On Saturday, we loaded up the kiddos and headed for Bailey's first cheerleading competition. The regionals were held in Jackson, TN. Honestly, I was a little worried for her. Whenever she would practice at home she didn't really put all she had into it. She kept telling me it was because she was nervous to do it in front of us. I told her there would be a lot more people at the competition. If she couldn't do it for us, how was she going to be able to do it there? She just kept saying "Trust me, I'll be fine."
Anyway, we arrived at the arena where her coach covered her in glitter from head to toe. (Nice, if you know me then you know that glitter is the bane of my existence!) The wore these neon feather things in there hair and funky knee socks with skulls and hearts. They also had neon orange shoelaces. The coach says they do that to stand out. It worked. :)
We left Bay with her coach and went to find our seats. We sat there FOREVER watching other teams perform and finally it was Bay's turn. When she got out on that floor my little girl transformed into this fierce performer! She was AWESOME! Her coach even came up to me afterwards and was shocked by how she did! She definitely had her game face on! Anyway long story short, her team won first place in their division!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO! I ended up losing my voice that night from screaming for her! I didn't think we would ever get her calmed down. Even after we got home and got her in bed she was laying flat in her bed doing the cheer with her arms. :) So cute!
We'll be heading to state competition in Nashville in January! Wish her luck!!

(Bay and Coach Jen)

My First Craft Show

A couple of weeks ago I entered my first craft show. After weeks of prep, I woke up ridiculously early and headed for Arlington. My first stop was to pick up Bre, who had generously offered to help. The show was held in the Arlington town square. The building used to be a barn, so there was no heat and the doors were wide open. Needless to say, it was FREEZING! They did have two propane heaters set up but you couldn't feel the heat unless you were standing right underneath them! It was kind of hilarious how bundled up we were. I wanted to bring a floor heater but they wouldn't let us due to fire hazard. So Bre suggested we bring heating pads. Whenever we got the chance we would sit on them. Well, at least our butts were warm!
There was actually a pretty good turnout considering how cold it was outside. I made a lot more money than I thought I would. It also gave me the courage to enter another show. My next one is this week at Collierville Elementary School. It's Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 4:30-8:30. Come by and say hi if you get a chance!
My generous step mom embroidered our aprons for us. Thanks Trish!!

Here's our set up. I think it turned out pretty good! Bry made the sign for me and Bre helped arrange (and rearrange) everything. I couldn't have done it without everyone's help!