Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Our Cheerleader

Olivia went to her first cheerleading "class" last night! She had so much fun! It's through:

They are located in 15 other cities around the Chicago area, and this is the first time in ours. There are three 11 week sessions through the year, and then there is a competition at the end of each session. The competitions are just within their organization, so it's not extremely competitive like some can get.

Like I said, she had so much fun. She is to practice at home as well and looks forward to it. She said, "But I can't yell like we do at cheerleading when I'm in the house." Crack me up! I told her that I'm sure she could use a loud voice to practice in the basement. So I guess we have now added cheerleading to swimming and gymnastics. We took a break from swimming on this last session, but will start again next week. She's getting really good there and I told her she could stop lessons if she wanted, as long as she gets to the point of being able to swim without assistance.

As soon as we have a cheerleading picture, I'll post that, but here's a fun one for now:

And here's one of Braeden too, he loves to play dress up!:


Julie said...

They are just darlin'! I can't wait to get kiddos big enough to do gynastics and such!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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