Jordis started her first activity this year.....cheerleading! She started taking cheer classes at the local gymnastics center, but we didn't feel like she was getting much out of it so we signed her up for football cheerleading with our local Optimist Football league. She was put on the Packers with 16 other girls and now she's learning how to cheer, as well as understanding when and why cheerleading is used. She was a trooper when it came to her three practices a week in August. Then she got to go to her first spirit night where we had pizza and cupcakes and painted banners for all of the games.
Her first game was a little shaky. Grandpa, Grammy, Maw Maw and Paw Paw all came to watch, and she refused to participate. People were looking at her, the pom poms were too scratchy and there a lot of pouts and faces like this.
Jason and I both had a few "chats" with her...
...and finally, after being bribed with $1, she cheered during the 4th quarter. After all the grandparents went home.
The second game went a little better. She got to be a banner holder that day so she had something to look forward to.
Nanny Mo and Mr. Brian came and she said she'd cheer as long as Mr. Brian didn't look at her.
Little did we know it would be 99 degrees that day and the girls would be spending almost half of the game sitting under a tree eating popsicles.
After a bye week we had a really good day this past Saturday. It was much cooler so we had to bring out the sweat suits. Grandpa and Ba Dee were able to come this week and Jordis not only cheered, but looked like she was having a good time, too.
We couldn't be more proud of our little girl and can't wait to see how she does the rest of the season.