Archive for October 24th, 2010


CTPW Cheer Championships

Yesterday was Rilyn’s Central Texas Pop Warner Cheer Championship!  This was a way bigger deal than I imagined!  Their team got to perform where the Austin rodeo is and took center stage as thousands of people watched!  There were about 12 cities represented there from around central Texas.  Since Rilyn is in the youngest division, she only ‘performs’ and is not competing for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place.  They do get judged though, and out of the 5 judges, most of them gave them 7’s or 8’s (out of 10’s) on their overall performance!  We watched about 38 performances yesterday and it was a lot of fun to watch!  I brought the wrong lens and the lighting in there was horrible, so excuse my bad pictures! I put Rilyn’s name above where she is standing.

The Manor Falcon Tiny Mite team marching in to perform!
Ready!  (Yes, there were CRAZIES there like this lady in front who wore a pom pom 

on her head.  Her husband painted his whole bald head yellow and purple!)

This was their ‘lift’ they did in the routine.  Rilyn had to hold the girl’s back to make sure 

she didn’t fall!

I dropped off Rilyn at 7:45 in the morning and I picked her up at 5:00 p.m.! When I saw her she was crying because the Manor Falcon Jr. PeeWee team got 4th place and therefore couldn’t go on to San Antonio. So sweet being empathetic. (Our Pee Wee team got first place, so they are going to San Antonio, and if they win that-Disney World!)  So that is why she isn’t looking thrilled in this picture. She is holding up a necklace charm that says “Love 2 Cheer” that each girl got at the end of the competition.

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October 2010