Friday, July 25, 2008

And the winner is....

Good morning everyone!

Have you guys had a good week? Ours has been pretty busy...but fun nonetheless.

Well let's see, what did we do this week that was so fun?

On Monday, Jayla started a 4 day long cheerleading camp. She's been looking forward to this since school ended back in May! The camp was only 2 hours long each day and held at a nearby highschool, which happens to be right up the street from the school she attends. Needless to say, she was a little nervous but excited all the same.

To make a long story short, the camp was merely just to teach the girls (ages 4 up to 8th grade), a few cheers/chants, a little dance routine and how to jump. Well, being that Jayla is a soccer player...this was gonna be interesting, LOL. The girl has super strong legs and is very fast. So again, it was gonna be interesting to see what she'd do with THIS sport.

Jayla was in a group of about fifteen 5 & 6 year olds. And on Tuesday, the instructors, who are cheerleaders at the high school, chose 4 or 5 girls to "represent" the group as the best jumpers. Well, Jayla was chosen. How cool is that? So of course, she practiced as often as she could...which reminds me, we need to get the ceiling fixed in the dining room, LOL. They taught the girls about 3 or 4 jumps, all of which Jayla did pretty well. Being that she's only 6, she was a little uncoordinated, but had some pretty good height.

ANYWAY...on Wednesday night, they had a jump off. And the senior cheerleaders were the judges. Jayla, along with 4 other little 6 year olds were called to the floor while the other 200+ girls looked on. And here's what happened... (Jayla is contestant #2, in the red skirt)

(NOTE: Please excuse this "amateur" video :-), especially the last few seconds. I didn't even know my camera could take videos let alone that it was still on, hee hee)

Like I said, she's been doing pretty well practicing her jumps. But these were her best jumps by far.

After this, the winner of the 5 year olds had to jump against the winner of the 6 year olds. And here's what happened...

NEEDLESS to say, we were very excited for our little Jaylabear.

She was so cute doing the cheers and dances. Check her out, "shaking what her momma gave her"...HAHAHA

Being that last night was the big HOORAH for the camp, Jayla asked daddy to come and watch her. He was very impressed with his little girl. But not so much with how loud 200 screaming girls can be, LOL (but not too loud) :-). All of the girls were given nice T-shirts and a certificate for participating. Jayla made a few new friends and is looking forward to doing the camp again next year.

So, let's see...other than the cheerleading camp, Jayla also went to a birthday party down at our neighborhood pool, we went to the FREE movie yesterday...along with half of the state of Georgia, to see Horton Hears a Who. Ya know, sitting in the VERY front row at the movie theatre is NO FUN! That screen is HUGE! Thank God I don't have Vertigo! lol Oh, and I FINALLY got my hair done this week too. I now look human again, hee hee.

I hadn't planned on posting a flower today, considering the overload from last week. So maybe I'll do a "pop up" flower post later in the week.

Ya'll got any big plans for the weekend? Jayla doesn't know it yet, but she's gonna have a special day with daddy and her cousins tomorrow. They are going to Six Flags! I'm gonna send the camera with Mister M., so hopefully he won't forget to use it :-D. Not sure what I'm gonna do with MYSELF tomorrow...but I'll think of something.

I hope ya'll have a great weekend!!! Toodles!


Gretchen said...

So cute! Jayla's got some moves, girl! She's super adorable and had lots of fun, it looks like.

Maybe momma will scrap when Jayla goes to 6 Flags??? ;)

Lynilu said...

Oh, that baby is so cute! She *does* have a wiggle in that thing, doesn't she!! LOL! Good for her winning the competition! I love the way she held the trophy up, just like a little champ!!

And why do we not have pictures of the human-looking momma??

Diane said...

So cute!! I love the addition of videos!! The girl can jump! :)

Renee said...

Congrats Miss Jayla!

Babydoll said...

Awww...she was so cute!! Love the videos. She's pretty good! :)

Daphne said...

That was tooo cute, Thanks for sharing

Cheryl Wray said...

Woo hoo!!! I see pom poms in Jayla's future!!!! Fun, fun!!!!!!!

Six Flgas sounds fun. What a great surprise!!!

(We got home early this morning from Maryland. We had a great time,and Delaney's team WON the World Series. yay!!!)

Monogram Queen said...

Oh boy I can surely see Jayla at cheerleading camp! Hope she had a wonderful time with her cousins. Lucky little girl!