Helen Grace had been looking forward to cheer camp all summer. Hanging out with the CBHS cheerleaders all week was soooo cool!
Super pumped for the first day. Despite living 9 minutes from school now, I only got her to camp on time one day all week. Ugh. Getting out the door with the baby in tow has proven challenging. Luckily, HG is as cool as cucumber and could care less if we were on time.
Bubba came to visit that afternoon.
Tuesday morning started with a bit of excitement. I was awakened by Blue chasing around what I thought was a pony tail holder. I got up to make him stop and realized that he was chasing a LIZARD!!!!! Unfortunately, my lizard chaser (HG) was asleep, so I had to pull myself together and catch it under a cup. I set the cup outside the back door, and when HG woke up, he was still caught inside the cup. Unfortunately/fortunately, she remembered that Grandma had given her a critter-catching cage, so she scooted him in there and was enthralled. We finally let him out by dinnertime that night.
Throughout the chase, he lost a little bit of his tail. HG and I learned that his tail would still wiggle when it was chopped off. EWWWW!!!!
One of the big girls had fun braiding all the little girls’ hair.
Maddie came home with us one day after cheer camp. This level of excitement lasted all day.
Early morning shenanigans
We met the Fiks for lunch after camp on Thursday. As always with the Fik girls, Cressey was a big hit. Lilah invited HG to spend the night and ride to camp together on Friday morning, and she made it all night! Katie said she was a little sad at bedtime and missed mama, but she didn’t want to go home. After Katie rubbed her back for a minute or two, she was snoring! I was proud of her for pushing through.
They did a performance on Friday and showed us a cheer and dance. HG really did well with both and enjoyed it a lot. She had been practicing at the Fiks, and Katie said she was making this biggest ‘cheerleader’ face when doing the shimmey. She chickened out and didn’t do it up so big in front of the crowd of parents!
Grandma, GD, and Spiffer came to cheer on our cheerleader!
Cressey’s first (but not last!) time in the Davis Gym.
We celebrated a great performance over lunch at the Booksellers at Laurelwood.